Veterans Day 2014

Anguish Remembrance Remember
Veterans Day 2014
Ares Armor
Ares Armor

Oceanside, CA – -( Today is the marking of the birth of the Marine Corps, Veterans Day is right around the corner.

Even in the midst of the swirling celebratory traditions, the world now seems empty.

I opened the door to my office and stepped over the pile of mail that had accumulated from the past week. Minutes have seemed like hours, hours have seemed like an eternity. I walked in circles searching for something, anything. I have never been more acutely aware of the human condition. I have never more desired what my conscious mind knows to be impossible. Even now, as I sit behind my desk typing these words, it is difficult to fathom that this is real.

You would be hard pressed to find a better man than Jastin. I can still smell the blood and oil that covered Jastin from head to foot, as he risked his own life to rescue another Marine.

He was truly a terror upon his enemies. His strength seemed unparalleled. His capacity for violence during combat was matched only by his capacity for kindness during peace.

To complete strangers, Jastin would show a level of benevolence and understanding that was awe inspiring. It was a regular occurrence for him to bring home a homeless person to eat with us; he would introduce them as if they were old friends.

“This is my buddy Travis; I am helping him get a bus ticket to Texas.”

For Jastin, the war never truly ended. The burden became too heavy. Last week he took his own life.

His war is finally over. He has found the peace he so desperately wanted.

Jastin was my roommate and one of my closest friends, I am thankful for the time that I got to spend with him. He was one of the founding members of Ares Armor. He is loved by many.

Please keep his family in your prayers during these trying times.

Dimitrios Karras, CEO Ares Armor

Ares Armor Mission Statement:
There are many companies with a long drawn out mission statement about who they are and what charity they donate to. Our Mission Statement is simple, It is the same one we had when we served in the Marine Corps. To support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. Visit:

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Steve E Roberts

Sorry for your loss Dimitrios. Continue the mission. The epidemic of suicide has touched so many of us. My heart aches for you as many of of us shared a similiar situation. Keep Jastin’s memory alive, and remember a life in the service of others is the most fulfilling. Thank you for sharing Jastin with those of us that did not know him. Bless those that loved him.