Patricia Keefemiyaji
Patricia Keefemiyaji

VA, Women soldiers in Vietnam also were in the line of fire no matter where they were, as long as they were in-country, and therefore are also subject to PTSD, not as you said, I could not have PTSD because I am a woman. What about having mortars dropped on your compound 24/7 and not allowing you to sleep for an entire year and seeing buildings blown up by those very mortars can that not cause you to be traumatized? Do something about that type of thinking.

Patricia Keefemiyaji
Patricia Keefemiyaji
  • Patricia Keefemiyaji

Julie, apparently they did, LOL, Kui Or they were using rubber bullets when they fired at a woman or they used "flash bang devices" in place of real mortars when they dropped them on us 24/7/365. That's got to be the answer, Kui.

Darwin Underwood
Darwin Underwood

when a person, male or female join the u.s. military branch they are giving up their freedom to protect freedom. now why can't that same government that controls the military branches take care of the veterans when they are in need of help, medical or otherwise?

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Darwin Underwood

Like " Well! Thanks for hittin' the nerve, Brother! I hadn't gone off for about 2 hrs, now. A little overdue, my family would say!!!! The Credence Clearwater Revival" said in their Viet Nam hit, "I Ain't No Fortunate Son!" Or, as when the draft was still in effect, especially, the only Senator, or other highly priviviledged sons didnts go to Nam and see combat, unless they wanted to. Besides, we are better off dead to them! The sooner we die off the sooner they can "afford" more wars...

Like " Well! Thanks for hittin' the nerve, Brother! I hadn't gone off for about 2 hrs, now. A little overdue, my family would say!!!! The Credence Clearwater Revival" said in their Viet Nam hit, "I Ain't No Fortunate Son!" Or, as when the draft was still in effect, especially, the only Senator, or other highly priviviledged sons didnts go to Nam and see combat, unless they wanted to. Besides, we are better off dead to them! The sooner we die off the sooner they can "afford" more wars to make their unforgiveable spending spiral higher, and pay FEWER pensions and other retributions to the worthy warriors! What say you?

Lumjuan Ritdej
Lumjuan Ritdej

PLEASE TAKE CARE OF THEM THIS COUNTRY IS FREE , BECAUSE OF THEM.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Lumjuan Ritdej

I really want to agere with you, Mr Ritdej. But, what about the Homeland security, BATF (like Waco, Ruby Ridge, etc), and coming soon Drones over your house to see what you might doin' to pollutin'!!!

John Miller
John Miller

agree sending money to countries that hate us and not taking care of us vets is disgusting. Nam vet meself, has been an interesting journey so far.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • John Miller

Glad you're back in the "World", Brother, and thanks for helping us all out!

Beverly Henry
Beverly Henry

I think this is well worth signing and posting and because of the military we are free and they are fighting for us everyday.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Beverly Henry

Thank you, Ms Beverly. Congressman Lamr Sith once told me that those in the Congress SEE ONE WRITTEN SIGNATURE AS ABOUT A THOUSAND VOTES! We have about 4000 here so, you and the others ARE Patriots! Anything worth having is worth working for, isn't it? Rhetorical, I know!

Ana Fraijo
Ana Fraijo

We should treat our courages warriors with more respert. A helping human hand, taking patience to listen so the doctors and therapist can get a full anpicture of what the journey was that brought this survior to your care. And most of all remember this solder has a namme a soul he or she is a person.a Someomes son, daughter, parent, spouse, not a spieciem but a soul made the hands of God. Feel honored to heal them.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Ana Fraijo

Good advice for all of us to follow Ms Fraijo. Most of the world religions teach this, but not as many hit the mark. You ertainly impress me to be of rich character, my lady. God's Blessings to you, Ma'am~Gary Goetz Sr

Dave SanSeverino
Dave SanSeverino

I'm a disabled Navy Veteran. I have several friends still in the Military now, and my family history has it's roots in the Revoluntionary War, to the ones still going on today. I feel like I signed my name on the dotted line for the Government to screw us Vets anyway that they can...go figure...

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Dave SanSeverino

I'm glad you're still waking up with the rest of us, Bother! No arguments here, even though I really hate to admit that there is no thin line dividing cynicism from reality when it comes to the uncanny creativity to screw the Vets! I hope when they die, Jesus will let George Washington judge them! Go Squid! (affectionately, my youngest son is Navy. I'm USAF)

Lisa Marie Marangi
Lisa Marie Marangi

GOD....Bless Veterns

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Lisa Marie Marangi

And Godspeed to you, Lisa!

George Anderson
George Anderson

I had to walk between two lines of MP's when I got back from 'Nam. Not to protect met me from the demonstrators but to protect the Demonstrators for us. We had just returne from beibg shot at and missed and now we were being Sh** at by our own people. now they come up to me w/hang dog looks and FINALLY say" thank you" We made a mistake.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • George Anderson

Glad you made it back to the world anyway, Brother! You reminded me of a dear friend who was running little group Ranger missions to Hanoi. Survival was him and one other Ranger. 22 dead! They made it back to San Francisco, and his friend went to the "Head" and after a bout 20 min. he went in to see what was wrong and his friend was upside down in toilet! It was "Peace-niks". Ironical, HUH!? I received a WWII dagger in my foot as a gift, and I couldn't report it because of the...

Glad you made it back to the world anyway, Brother! You reminded me of a dear friend who was running little group Ranger missions to Hanoi. Survival was him and one other Ranger. 22 dead! They made it back to San Francisco, and his friend went to the "Head" and after a bout 20 min. he went in to see what was wrong and his friend was upside down in toilet! It was "Peace-niks". Ironical, HUH!? I received a WWII dagger in my foot as a gift, and I couldn't report it because of the sensitive natue of my AFSC. Don't want to bore you with more. Thank God, but especially Americans NOW, for seeing the err of their ways! Semper FI!

Donna Stewart
Donna Stewart

It is atrocious that the government denies back pay and takes so long to make a decision.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Donna Stewart

They sure don't deny themselves anything, like payraises, Air Force one for their buddies, renting out the Lincoln Bedroom in the White House (Clinton, in case you forgot) PLease write your Congresspersons Linda, Donna and Harvey!

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