MSG ADAM SMITH shared "I was one of those Soldiers who lived for 7 months at Fort Benning after returning from Iraq in WTB(medical hold) and had to fight the entire time to be treated like my Active Duty Brethren.
We have a broken system."
KATHERINE HYER shared-"I was a guard member and I Know guard members that are being denied treatment."
SGM PAMMY SAN MIGUEL shared-"When the Reserve and National Guard Soldiers are being ordered to step into the Active Duty component, and fulfill the same requirements which includes putting their lives on the line, then all medical treatment should be the same.
I was Active Duty and am now a Reservist, and I had to fight to get my medical treatment.
Something is definitely wrong in our Military Healthcare System, when a SGM with 23 years of service has to fight to get treatment."
LOGAN DOERFLER shared-"I am in the ORNG and know several soldiers under similar circumstances.
This is broken. And must be fixed."
MARYJANE BASKA shared "
Have been involved in 12 operations, deployed overseas for 8 of them.
On a positive note, I was taken care of very well after an injury when deployed in 2003.
Unfortunately, I later tore my rotator cuff, was misdiagnosed, and taken off orders.
NEVER did get taken care of the way an active duty person would have.
Despite what they told my congressman (Saxton), they never followed through on what they said they would do."
MARY PHOENIX shared-"
This has come to be a passion of mine as I have a son who is a wounded warrior and the treatment he has gotten is aweful.
I will keep spreading the word I want all Americans to know what is going on."
JAMES FURTH shared-
"The Guard/Reserve Forces are hard put upon by today's defense requirements.
The existing regulations are out of date, to say the least.
Without OUR support and YOUR involvement we could lose this necessary arm of our National Defense."
SCOTT MILLER shared-
"I have said on many petitions that the VA and the entire disability and medical system protects the government, not the serviceman or veteran.
It is very difficult to fight the system.
The regulations are complex and even when they are in your favor, sometimes the service or the VA just ignores them."
KAREN HENDRIX shared-"I am very sad right now, my co-worker, just returned from the war committed suicide, 24 years old, his funeral is tommorrow"
JACQUELYN CARLOMUSTO shared-" My Father was a lifelong Military man. He joined the Marines right out of high school.
He served 2 tours in Nam, came home to my Mom & me, then joined the Army.
So many places he was sent I cant remember, but after that was done he became an MP in the National Guard.
For over 30yrs my dad served this country and when he needed his country, his govornment where were they?
My dad passed a year ago, after 30yrs of service, the military sent me a check for...
My dad passed a year ago, after 30yrs of service, the military sent me a check for his service. $32.34. That's what my dads life was worth to them.
I cant even imagine what they're doing to the Vets of today! Anything I can do to help, I will!"