Instead if getting in a debate you should be talking about supporting our troops in any way you can...
I support our troops but then again it is a hard thing to do when you served in Nam and the thanks we got when coming home and all we see now is the injured getting new cars and houses for their injuries and how many times do we have to see a family being surprised when someone comes home. My father met me at the airport and picked me up when I came home now half the town shows up. I am not jealous it just seems that ALL service personnel should be treated the shame. Check out the pay the...
I support our troops but then again it is a hard thing to do when you served in Nam and the thanks we got when coming home and all we see now is the injured getting new cars and houses for their injuries and how many times do we have to see a family being surprised when someone comes home. My father met me at the airport and picked me up when I came home now half the town shows up. I am not jealous it just seems that ALL service personnel should be treated the shame. Check out the pay the service personnel get compared to what we got as well as the other wars. I get sick of the complaints like my vehicle does not have enough armor plate or my computer is broke and I can't get my e mails or watch my kids on you tube. We put extra sandbags in our trucks and we sometimes heard from home once a month. You can check with my family and you will find I wake up screaming quite a bit but I pray and cry it out. I am totally disabled, but trust me in this if the idiot in the White Hose gets reelected we had better be ready for a civil war in this country. You can see how much he has done for the military. Check out where he said they volunteered so they have to take what they get
Pilots, Tank crews and infantry once complained that the armor in their planes just let the bullets go through; their tanks couldn't take a hit; infantry moving long distances in a day, while an earlier generation flew in canvas and wood; tanks couldn't make 10MPH on flat ground and often broke down; infantry struggled one mudhole forward and one back for weeks and months in rain and snow. R & R was rare casualties with milder wounds were sent back to the front and legs lopped off as if the...
Pilots, Tank crews and infantry once complained that the armor in their planes just let the bullets go through; their tanks couldn't take a hit; infantry moving long distances in a day, while an earlier generation flew in canvas and wood; tanks couldn't make 10MPH on flat ground and often broke down; infantry struggled one mudhole forward and one back for weeks and months in rain and snow. R & R was rare casualties with milder wounds were sent back to the front and legs lopped off as if the men were meat in a butcher shop.
WWI was the War to End All Wars and set the stage for more conflict with WWII, the rise of Hitler and the rage of Islam, by the vehicles such as the League of National and that ever impotent UN that Obama is trying to shuffle us into like a deck of cards. Sure this scheme might work if all parties were interested in peace and stability, but they are NOT!
It was hurtful that the Hanoi Janes had more influence than the people on the ground in Vietnam. I waited over 20 years to hear those words "Welcome Home" from other than family and I stayed in that place. In the eyes of the world, the American was the good guys, but the bad guys relentlessly play games with other nations have stirred a hornet's nest and have put our nation and our troops under it. We can't put our troops in the same situation as we were in the wake of Vietnam. The Vietnam Veteran is bigger than that if we are to be true to our nation and the troops we passed the torch to and now find themselves in harms way. I'm sick of complaints about the better treatment of our troops than we were. They faced the enemies that surrounded themselves and now face the enemies within that is causing some to kill themselves. They are sustaining injuries that we did not! Are you going to continue to cry for your past pain while they face internal burdens from their wounds. You are right! We face a grave danger in the people who run this war from the top and our AMMUNITION MUST BE VOTES TO TOSS THEM OUT. We can't get that job done if we are worried about our generation when our grandchildren are the next in line to protect this great nation!
Larry W. Mayes Get the UN out of the US. and get tne US out of the UN. For the greatest and powerful nation ever, it's stupid that we only get one vote, on a par with many third world countries.
Larry W. Mayes We have the Apache helo's now, there are anti tank missles now.
my dad was a viet nam vet he committed suicide I miss him terribly they need our help desperatly I work at walter reed in dc there are so many depressed soldiers please help.
My cops in is in Walter reed with his leg blown off
I missed Vietnam by 2 years
Instead of getting in a debate we should be looking at the cause- and the fix- and replacing the current administration as quickly as possible is a GREAT place to start. The Policy of this traitorous administration are enough to dishearten any patriot.
I am thankful for what we and the world have gone thru that we had this administaratin and not McCain. As bad as they have done rominny will do worse in my opinion. I don't think it is prudent to exchange a bad apple for a rotten one just because the one you have is bad.
If you acctualy look at the past legislation in our federal gov for the past two years the Dems have done or tried to do far more the the repubs. If I am wrong site the legislation please.
I am all for and salute our military and veterans to the max. I dislike the wrongful use of them politicaly as is now happening. Quit using them and support them !!
We need to bring them all home, and then make it easier for them to fit back in to society by helping them with medical treatment, job searches, and education. The VA is a joke. Soldiers wait months for help. And the GI bill is also very hard and complicated to use. Disability claims can take years. They didn't hesitate to do their duty, and the VA should not hesitate to provide help. Romney wants to increase military spending, but only for the manufacturers, not to help the soldiers!
No. Mitt wants the fix the VA, support families, and provide training for the returning vets. He respects our veterans.
Mitt wants to help soldiers. He wants to make American military the strongest in the world to help protect our soldiers. He wants to fix the VA, support military families, and respect and support our military with proper equipment. He has the back of our military.
Mitt changes his stance wherever the wind blows. Look at Ryan's record on his votes for things that would help soldiers (not the military industrialists). He has voted against everything that would help them.
Gerald, YOU need to look up that story about military paying for their own medical. http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/veteranshealth.asp This link will explain it to you.
I don't agree with your last sentence--where it says encourages more soldiers to seek care--1. Why is it Mental Illness if a Soldier has a problem?
Why is it just a problem if he might kill himself??
All things start with a problem
Soldiers go through hell! If someone has reached the point of suicide it has become a mental illness called depression. Heard of it? Anyone who is at that point after giving so much of themselves for us. Should not have to ever feel so alone and shouldn't have to worry about going for help or care
PTSD, TBI and all the horrors that come from war can and should be treated with out the use of these nasty drugs as antidepressants, benzos, and anti- what ever drugs they hand out like candy, this will help reduce this epidemic. read the side effects of this stuff, nasty. Thank you to all veterans for their sacrifice past, present and the future. God Bless you and our Great Country!
cannot believe more is not being done for the men and women who are asked to risk their lives so we r a free people. Yea free for people with money to screw u after they get what they want. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
once again, our soldiers are not taken care of, what would we do without this group of individuals who put their lives on the line for us. they deserve the help from the very people who sign them up for war. they do the job that none of us want to do.
If you were/are willing to die for your country, and you live through the hell you are put through, at that point the government should foot your bills for life. Shoot, they do it for senators, congressman and the like, why not the ones who really do risk it all. Is it too much to ask that if you are willing to give your life that you get one in return?
It is not too much to ask.
Love to veterans of all wars; our wars and our allies' wars.
It's so sad but so true, John.