Lauri M Turner
Lauri M Turner

Absolutly the response time and accuracy with the VA is an issue. But the issue is deeper than the VA. It starts with the military and trickles down to the VA. There are huge holes in the way our soldiers are handled during active duty. Once a solider is used up and broken it appears that they are damaged goods and instead of getting them the help they need they discharge them. THEN to deal with the VA system. Something needs to chage at the DOD (Dept. of Defense) level. And chain of command...

Absolutly the response time and accuracy with the VA is an issue. But the issue is deeper than the VA. It starts with the military and trickles down to the VA. There are huge holes in the way our soldiers are handled during active duty. Once a solider is used up and broken it appears that they are damaged goods and instead of getting them the help they need they discharge them. THEN to deal with the VA system. Something needs to chage at the DOD (Dept. of Defense) level. And chain of command need to be held responsible for a soldier not getting the appropiate help they need before they wash their hands of them. Maybe my son would still be alive if he had someone in his corner while still active. As in life there are personality differences. And you have to deal with the chain of command you get. Who do you turn to if the person that can get you help has a "hard on" for you or has little mans syndrome? We all know it happens! And those of you with leadership positions and attitudes (and you know who you are). Shame on you! And thank god for the good leaders out there.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Lauri M Turner

WOW! You said it better than I Lauri! Atta' Girl!~

Lauri M Turner
Lauri M Turner
  • Lauri M Turner

Check out Stripes.com. One Army, Two Failures. This is part of my sons (Jacob Andrews) story. What I have learned since the story was published is even more disgraceful. I was and still am a very patriotic person, but after see a flag draped over my sons coffin I have not been able to look at the flag in the same way I did before.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Lauri M Turner

Neither have I for many decades. My wife is a Ptriot, but she was inculturated in another country, therefore, she has no understanding why I am so meticulous (Believe me, I am not very meticulous about too many things. I try to avoid stress) about the display of the flag, like when and how, and what it touches, etc. But, I don't just see a flag, I see many deaths, and many tears, and I see a proud people guided by a common law given to us by the Lord Himself! Unless you feel that, you...

Neither have I for many decades. My wife is a Ptriot, but she was inculturated in another country, therefore, she has no understanding why I am so meticulous (Believe me, I am not very meticulous about too many things. I try to avoid stress) about the display of the flag, like when and how, and what it touches, etc. But, I don't just see a flag, I see many deaths, and many tears, and I see a proud people guided by a common law given to us by the Lord Himself! Unless you feel that, you just can't completely understand it, I believe. Am I correct?

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Lauri M Turner

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR MAGNANMOUS, GENEROUS AND FRUITFUL RESPONSES. WE ARE REACHING THREE HUINDRED ON JUST THIS PAGE, ALONE! WAY TO GO AMERICA! WE ARE GOING TO SAVE THIS COUNTRY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BECAUSE OF ALL OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS THE LAST YET MOST POWERFUL IS THE VOTE, AND YOU ARE DOING THAT HERE! i AM TRYING TO ANSWER ALL OF YOU, BUT I AM VERY SLOW BECAUSE ALL THIS COMPUTER STUFF IS A NEWLY ACQUIRED ACHIEVEMENT THAT I REALLY HAVEN'T ACHIEVED YET!!! I'll get there tough,...

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR MAGNANMOUS, GENEROUS AND FRUITFUL RESPONSES. WE ARE REACHING THREE HUINDRED ON JUST THIS PAGE, ALONE! WAY TO GO AMERICA! WE ARE GOING TO SAVE THIS COUNTRY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BECAUSE OF ALL OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS THE LAST YET MOST POWERFUL IS THE VOTE, AND YOU ARE DOING THAT HERE! i AM TRYING TO ANSWER ALL OF YOU, BUT I AM VERY SLOW BECAUSE ALL THIS COMPUTER STUFF IS A NEWLY ACQUIRED ACHIEVEMENT THAT I REALLY HAVEN'T ACHIEVED YET!!! I'll get there tough, god willing and the creek do't rise. Gary D Goetz Sr [email protected] (My emailing skills are far superior to my Facebook acumen!)

Leo Morrissey
Leo Morrissey

Everything America stands for freedom and democracy was won by, paid for and guaranteed not by politicians or anyone else but the US military. Ameriica owes everything to the military. Freedom and democray has a price and the military pays that price. I am a Vietnan veteran and I will never forgiv e or forget drug addicted, anti-American, cowardly, hippies could dictate American foreign policy and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for the communists. These same American traitors...

Everything America stands for freedom and democracy was won by, paid for and guaranteed not by politicians or anyone else but the US military. Ameriica owes everything to the military. Freedom and democray has a price and the military pays that price. I am a Vietnan veteran and I will never forgiv e or forget drug addicted, anti-American, cowardly, hippies could dictate American foreign policy and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for the communists. These same American traitors continue to denigrate the military and deny veterans treatment for wounds whether physical or mental in the service of their country.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Leo Morrissey

I wasn't even allowed to eat in Pizza Hut with my then young family! In addition, to the things you mentiones. The worst part was that we were under orders to not defend ourselves or even teach them a few manners. One guy didn't want to kill me but felt frisky enough to throw a Bowie Knife into my foot!!! Now, I have service connected injuries, by the VA's own admission, totaling 150%! This would be about $4500/month, if they were honest. Yet, I actually receive 60% of some arbitrary...

I wasn't even allowed to eat in Pizza Hut with my then young family! In addition, to the things you mentiones. The worst part was that we were under orders to not defend ourselves or even teach them a few manners. One guy didn't want to kill me but felt frisky enough to throw a Bowie Knife into my foot!!! Now, I have service connected injuries, by the VA's own admission, totaling 150%! This would be about $4500/month, if they were honest. Yet, I actually receive 60% of some arbitrary number that totals $1009/mo. I can't listen to Obama and others of similar bilge who pretend to sympathize when I KNOW that my fellow vets are the object of their despise since, like you said Hippie days!

Susan Byrd
Susan Byrd

Take care of our Veterans. They fight for our Freedom and Freedom isn't free!

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Susan Byrd

Like your name reminds me of the noble Eagle, thank you, on behalf of all who are reading your message.

Robert Green
Robert Green

Do your job or hit the unemployment line with the rest of the veterans
you are NOT helping!!!

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Robert Green

Do even you know what you are saying? Please change "School of Hardknocks" to the "School of Hard Heads!"

Michael Eckert
Michael Eckert

Help our Veterans!

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Michael Eckert

My oldest son, who is testing for Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force, is also named Michael, but he doesn't have your perks! That is, if there are any where you ARE. Thank you young Patriot!

L.b. Bernie Howell
L.b. Bernie Howell

I have been trying to get comp for PTSD for Viet Nam. Even though 4 VA doctors say I am affected the comp people say no. I may die or give out before I get the comp but I won't give up.

L.b. Bernie Howell
L.b. Bernie Howell
  • L.b. Bernie Howell

we all do Lonnie, Thanks

Reagan Buehler
Reagan Buehler
  • L.b. Bernie Howell

DON'T GIVE UP!

Myra Hill Heinrich
Myra Hill Heinrich

Just everyone sign it! Come on its not going to hurt...it can help!

John Hill
John Hill
  • Myra Hill Heinrich

You have toooo much time on your hands. And your blowing up my phone with something different every day. Either take me off of all those post you do or I'm going to delete you. I swear Facebook is your life. Jesus !

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Myra Hill Heinrich

Yes! Myra! Read my comment just before yours!

Norma Neiva
Norma Neiva

Ola amigos!(como disse Jesus Cristo: tende bom animo, pois eu venci o mundo)todos nos temos nossas batalhas a vencer! A paz.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Norma Neiva

Querida Norma, Yo no tengo muchas palabres en Espanol, pero yo entiendo muchas sentimentos en su palabres. Muchas gracias Y responda con frequencia por favor. Gary D Goetz Sr

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Norma Neiva

Tambien, Senora Norma, paz y tu usted!

Colleen Nehmzow
Colleen Nehmzow

Stop abandoning our vets when their used up! There fine when needed but forgotten affterword. What kind of a country are we living in these days? WE are more concerned with welfare and SSI than our Hero's? It's just a sign of the times. The Bible says in the end days they will think good is evil and evil is good! There you go! Take care of those who took care of us!

Barbara Bennett Madsen
Barbara Bennett Madsen
  • Colleen Nehmzow

Done!

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Colleen Nehmzow

Dear Collen, thank you for revealing revelation-The Book to us. You are precise as is the Bible!!!

Ed Kerns
Ed Kerns

I am a Marine Vietnam Veteran and served at Khe Sanh, Hill 861 at the time of the 77 day Siege '67-68'.
When I came home after discharge in '69, I went to Nebraska-Southwest VA Hospital and with NO care only the runaround because nobody seemed to care. Not many cared about us anyway. In 1997 I was encouraged to get treatment for PTSD, which I didn't know about PTSD at the time, and other health issues that resulted from time in Nam. I was desperate so I tried one more time. I was very...

I am a Marine Vietnam Veteran and served at Khe Sanh, Hill 861 at the time of the 77 day Siege '67-68'.
When I came home after discharge in '69, I went to Nebraska-Southwest VA Hospital and with NO care only the runaround because nobody seemed to care. Not many cared about us anyway. In 1997 I was encouraged to get treatment for PTSD, which I didn't know about PTSD at the time, and other health issues that resulted from time in Nam. I was desperate so I tried one more time. I was very surprised the way I was treated. It was all together different than from the first time. I have great treatment and support for my conditions, both physical & mental. I know there is a need for financial support for the VA system so they may serve our Veterans with swift and competent care. If I could have had the care back then, maybe I wouldn't have went through HELL AGAIN back home for all those years. Please do what we can so the new Vets of the present & future do not have to go through what us older Vets had to to receive help in all ways possible. It is better late than NEVER. Semper Fi and God Bless ALL Veterans, their families and the people who serve and support our Veterans. We deserve the best because we GAVE our best.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Ed Kerns

Semper Fi, Brother, and thank God you made it back to world! Did you read what "Idiot Child" (Robert Green) wrote out of pure ignorance about 6 above your comments? You have alot more to tell but your point that we need to take care of these kids coming back-NOW, is certainly well taken and from my experience very true. "Keep on keepin' on!"

George Anderson
George Anderson
  • Ed Kerns

Wwe had it bad in 'Nam but it seems from what I see and hear the "kids" are having it just as bad in "the Stans" We need to give them our support and help rhem throught the Awful Maze of getting help etc., from VA and Congress. Let's not turn our backs onthese warriors.

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