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!)

Christina Cordova
Christina Cordova

Why is there so much Red Tape, these women and men are putting their lives on the line so we can be free, I do not understand how a country can be so Patriotic for show but not back it up. Sad

Vanessa Guinn
Vanessa Guinn
  • Christina Cordova

Signed and shared. Thanks for the post.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Christina Cordova

Dear Christina: your question is very relevant and the answer can be stated very simply; the government with the Progressive/LiberalSocialists, are misappropriating and misapplying the the money they forceably obfuscate from us. Programs that fail likeSolyndra Bank Bailoutsand let us not forget all that Health Care they are robbing us so they can destroyour present health care system. 4 Billion dollars oF increase in the debt~DAILY! Of the 16 Trillion dollars of debt over the budget, the...

Dear Christina: your question is very relevant and the answer can be stated very simply; the government with the Progressive/LiberalSocialists, are misappropriating and misapplying the the money they forceably obfuscate from us. Programs that fail likeSolyndra Bank Bailoutsand let us not forget all that Health Care they are robbing us so they can destroyour present health care system. 4 Billion dollars oF increase in the debt~DAILY! Of the 16 Trillion dollars of debt over the budget, the vet problem could be rectified for about 1/100th of that debt!

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Christina Cordova

Vanessa Guinn , Thank youVanessa, for being sharing and caring American, and person! Sincerely, Gary Goetz Sr

Karen Rudinger Gamboa
Karen Rudinger Gamboa

<3 These brave men & women put their life on the line for the sake of our FREEDOM, we need to take prompt action when they become injured...whether it be physical or mental...God bless you all <3.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Karen Rudinger Gamboa

Bless you , and I hope you are not simply putting out words. your vote actually counts, and may I add that many who voted for our current leadership should have stayed at home!!!

Karen Rudinger Gamboa
Karen Rudinger Gamboa
  • Karen Rudinger Gamboa

My WORDS speak VOLUMES.....I say what i mean...& mean what I say!!! My dad was an ob-gyn in the Navy & truly stood behind the Armed services!!! RIP dad...I love you <3 <3 <3

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Karen Rudinger Gamboa

My youngest son is in the Navy, which I must humbly confess has a greater history than the USAF. That being said, I am so relieved to know that thwere is some"Popeye" left in America! And, the Lord's Blessings to your beloved father!

Penny Curl Graybill
Penny Curl Graybill

What can the vets expect? with their President at one point saying the vet's enlisted of their own free will so they should pay for their own health needs/injuries? The whole system needs over hauled! Starting with the double talk coming out of the White House! Our people, who serve in the military deserve, at the very least, the same benefits of those who serve in Congress! Lifelong pensions, superior health care etc.Besides the gratitude of a nation who they have protected!

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Penny Curl Graybill

You enhanced my preious statement most effectively "Penny", and I appreciate as I hope others will.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Penny Curl Graybill

Thanks to wonderful people as yourself, I must say I am happier to back now than I was when I came back the first time!

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Penny Curl Graybill

Thank you Mona, your good races mean more than most people would ever know!

Bope Medarddu Rocher
Bope Medarddu Rocher

thankyou

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Bope Medarddu Rocher

May our Lord be with you,always, Bope!

Bope Medarddu Rocher
Bope Medarddu Rocher
  • Bope Medarddu Rocher

thankyou very much Grary Goets God bless you.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Bope Medarddu Rocher

Nothing is superior to the Lord's Blessing and I am thankful you are the vehicle, Sir!

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr

Stop weiseling out of your responsibility to reimburse Viet Nam (esp.) Vets who were injured. Case in point: Finding clever but illegal ways to not pay our back pay when our disabilities are finally approved!

Elvena Dobbs
Elvena Dobbs
  • Gary Goetz Sr

Amen of all the wars Vietnam was the worst treatment of our soldiers. Americans should hang their heads in shame that they stood by and let it happen

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Gary Goetz Sr

Elvena, you are truly wonderful in your acknowledgement, but a certain hgumility forces me to confess that Koean war Veterans ste the stage for the governmental abuse that was forced on my generation of patriots! God bless you, Lady!

Benny Platt
Benny Platt
  • Gary Goetz Sr

I have found the va has a bad record system, . I originally filed for diabetes in 1/07 based on diagnosis from outside dr. records were lost. after much back and forth and other problems DM11 refiled in 4-11 with paperwork from va houston, the ro needs diagnosis of DM11. Where does all their records go, and why can't they look at the hospital records.

Larry Holman
Larry Holman

Why isn't the job being done? Where is the accountability? Where is the oversight? Where does the buck stop? Why are an estimated 18 veterans per day committing suicide? Why are there three vacancies in the CAVC? Why are 900,000 claims in the backlog? Why are 200,000 claims backlogged at the VA Board of Appeals? Why was $111 million paid in bonuses in 2010 to VA personnel? Why are VA staff disgruntled about their pay? When will we see comprehensive and decisive action taken on all this?

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Larry Holman

Those must be rhetorical questions. Vets are a voting block and most of us when we've served our time don't hav much of an appetite for politics! Those with power then exploit us. At least, that's my take.

Clayton Otterstetter
Clayton Otterstetter

Denied a claim after three years of consideration.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Clayton Otterstetter

Never give up!

Larry Jolley
Larry Jolley

Point flat Blank I am not getting the Care needed from the VA, it is swept under the rug and I am drowning in hell. Were do we go if they don't give a dam.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Larry Jolley

Keep your faith, Larry-not in the VA, exactly! Sometimes, they'l surprise you when you least expect it. They are generally so overloaded that I happen to know that they have diectives to weed out certain individuals, for ridiculous reason, like missing "too many" app'ts. Regardles if they didn't a notice, or call you!.. But, There are some great doctors who have common sense and are Patriots as well! So, like a good soldier, never, nver, NEVER give up. Also, maybe find another VA. You...

Keep your faith, Larry-not in the VA, exactly! Sometimes, they'l surprise you when you least expect it. They are generally so overloaded that I happen to know that they have diectives to weed out certain individuals, for ridiculous reason, like missing "too many" app'ts. Regardles if they didn't a notice, or call you!.. But, There are some great doctors who have common sense and are Patriots as well! So, like a good soldier, never, nver, NEVER give up. Also, maybe find another VA. You know they are creating satellite VA's now, for evrythjing from Psych clinics to Eyewear and emergency trauma! You're appreciated, Bother!

Olene Hagan
Olene Hagan

I have been waiting 6 months now to see mental health care provider There is also a concern of mine is the Veterans Hospital is the worse excuse for a hospital, I have been in several. I was there yesterday & there were employees there as well as no medical care being addressed.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Olene Hagan

And, have you noticed they smell bad, too?

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