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!

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.

Chrissy Ward Tullis
Chrissy Ward Tullis

These soldiers were woman and man enough to step up and help their country the country needs step up and take care of the military families without them this country would be a total loss.Why does the goverment want to give us the run around? STOP SCREWING YOUR SOLDIERS!

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • Chrissy Ward Tullis

Many thanks, Ms Tullis and her gorgeous daughter. i hope there are many furture generations with your spirit my Lady! This country will survive.

Chrissy Ward Tullis
Chrissy Ward Tullis
  • Chrissy Ward Tullis

Thank You and lets hope wish I could do more!

William Clark
William Clark

I was not injured during the Korean occupation after the truce was signed, I heard many gripes from vets in reference to the VA Hospital system, as a VET I avoid them and use the city? state hospital Fr Bill.

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • William Clark

And, what if you couldn't hold a job from daily nightmares and lack of rest. And, you lost your family and everything you owned because you didn't know there was something actually wrong with yourself, because you always think it is others who are off. et cetera!

Gary Goetz Sr
Gary Goetz Sr
  • William Clark

No one can hurt as deeply as those whom you love. The enemy we expected to hurt us, I think we weren't mentally prepared to be abused for what we thought was a just cause, ie defending everyone's freedom. To this day, I still converse with Vets who say that they are confused that there was very little appreciation. If our families didn't announce our homecoming, surely no one in the communities cared. Please give these kids these days a hug or a pat on the back. It has a ton of future...

No one can hurt as deeply as those whom you love. The enemy we expected to hurt us, I think we weren't mentally prepared to be abused for what we thought was a just cause, ie defending everyone's freedom. To this day, I still converse with Vets who say that they are confused that there was very little appreciation. If our families didn't announce our homecoming, surely no one in the communities cared. Please give these kids these days a hug or a pat on the back. It has a ton of future healing that I may never witness, but I pray my children who are serving currently, won't be as messed up as my generation from the Vietnamese era of Veterans.

Lori Williams
Lori Williams

Our Veterans deserve much better treatment and care from us than they get. They should be honored and held dear to our hearts and taken care of. They are much more deserving of benefits than our Government heads are in my eyes. As a nurse I have been with many the casualties of war extend beyond the end of war itself. Fix it! They are more deserving than those that send them to war!

Lori Williams
Lori Williams
  • Lori Williams

thank you!!

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