Dallas Waite
Dallas Waite

I volunteer for the VFW on the weekends that I'm not working. And I speak to vets that are hurt and should file a disability claim and most of them say give the money to someone worse off than me. I tell them. That every veteran who fought to save this country needs to file because that is the only way that Obama will look our way and see that their is a serious problem. Something must be done about the lack of care given to those who have put their lives on the line to protect those who...

I volunteer for the VFW on the weekends that I'm not working. And I speak to vets that are hurt and should file a disability claim and most of them say give the money to someone worse off than me. I tell them. That every veteran who fought to save this country needs to file because that is the only way that Obama will look our way and see that their is a serious problem. Something must be done about the lack of care given to those who have put their lives on the line to protect those who chose to stay behind and be spectators. And it makes me sick to here politicians and the news give there personal opinion on subjects that they have absolutly no idea

Robyn Maddux
Robyn Maddux
  • Dallas Waite

Well My Husband Broke his Back In the Army in 1968 and can,t get any Help they can,t find his Records Hes needs Help getting his rite records! Can you help??

Richard Mcfeters
Richard Mcfeters
  • Dallas Waite

that is a pile of bull shit...u need to call the national records center....there is no way they lost those records. and if they did and he can prove he did it, they should be paying him alot of back payments....fight them...u call your state representative, and if that doesn't work call john kerrys office in Mass. and tell them your story. just look up senator john kerry and it will show u his contact info.

Veronica Corcoran
Veronica Corcoran
  • Dallas Waite

I agree with Richard , if you dont fight enough, you might be left behind.. :/ Just like my friend / client who is a II WW veteran and he never got paid from that. He is 88 years old now and they think he will die and don't pay. But the guy is coming to my Rejuvenation Program and he is doing really well and I want help hm get money he deserves.

Darryl OBrien
Darryl OBrien
  • Dallas Waite

Obama has turned away from us because he wants a depended state not to help those who fought for our country

Abdul Wahid
Abdul Wahid

EVEN THOUGH I DON'T SUPPORT THE WAR, there are some U.S soldiers who regret being involved in the injustice, and are actually victims of this illegal war in Iraq and Afghanistan. I don't know whether white house petitions would help solve the issue, but I'm just hoping for the best as usual. Please share this with as many people as possible. Your friends, relatives, everyone that you know. You don't have to be an American to get involved.

"At least 23,000 veterans (ex-soldiers) and service...

EVEN THOUGH I DON'T SUPPORT THE WAR, there are some U.S soldiers who regret being involved in the injustice, and are actually victims of this illegal war in Iraq and Afghanistan. I don't know whether white house petitions would help solve the issue, but I'm just hoping for the best as usual. Please share this with as many people as possible. Your friends, relatives, everyone that you know. You don't have to be an American to get involved.

"At least 23,000 veterans (ex-soldiers) and service members have died by suicide, according to data reported in 2008 by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Center for a New American Security titled, “Upholding the Promise: A Strategy for Veterans and Military,” says the president must confront two serious problems on veterans issues: rampant suicides and more than a million unprocessed veterans benefits claims, mostly filed by combat-wounded men and women who volunteered to fight for America during the two military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan." https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/improvements-va-healthcare-system-effort-lower-rate-veteran-suicides/rwT90HWC.

Ellis Vest
Ellis Vest
  • Abdul Wahid

Lets not forget Cold War Veterans and Peace time veterans that have injuries or disease that is service connected. The claims process back-log is a shame. It is really shameful and does not look very good on the Department of Veterans Affairs when a veteran can get Social Security Benefits faster than VA Compensation.

Dennis Baumgardner
Dennis Baumgardner
  • Abdul Wahid

Very good point. Thanks.

David Williams
David Williams
  • Abdul Wahid

Salam Alaykum, Abdul, you are correct in that many eyes were opened too the deception which was the war in Iraq. There was some good to be gleaned from a bad situation, many of us through our contact with the people in Muslim countries discovered most are good moral people who simply are not like the main stream media portrays them. Many upon returning and realizing the truth behind the war and witnessing the horror, especially during the invasion when the heaviest use of air power and...

Salam Alaykum, Abdul, you are correct in that many eyes were opened too the deception which was the war in Iraq. There was some good to be gleaned from a bad situation, many of us through our contact with the people in Muslim countries discovered most are good moral people who simply are not like the main stream media portrays them. Many upon returning and realizing the truth behind the war and witnessing the horror, especially during the invasion when the heaviest use of air power and missiles occurred, simply were tormented by the fact they were used to perpetrate a lie and felt suicide was the only way to escape the guilt.

Fang Wilson
Fang Wilson
  • Abdul Wahid

LIES AND PROPERGANDA THE TOOLS OF GOVERNMENT. THE DRUG WAR IS AN EXAMPLE OF WERE LIES AND PROPERGANDA FORCE POOR SICK ADDICTS TO PAY MANY TIMES THE PRICE OF GOLD FOR DRUGS THEY CANT LIVE WITHOUT . IT IS A WAR ON ITS OWN PEOPLE BUT NO ONE CARES SINCE THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LABELED AND INVALIDATED.

Diane Davis Santoriello

We owe our veterans the very best- not are wounds are visible. My son was killed in action in Iraq, but I know that he was disillusioned by the war. He may have needed help dealing with this when he came home, I would hope that as much effort to help him at the time would have been available to him as the efforts were to save his live in Iraq.

Amelia Brickner Kiley
Amelia Brickner Kiley
  • Diane Davis Santoriello

Neil was a hero and and i thank him and all who have served.

Linda Waldon
Linda Waldon

Hope this does some good for the troops!

Linda Waldon
Linda Waldon
  • Linda Waldon

Please read further if you care about our troops then be nice and sign it!

Candi Barks
Candi Barks

I am a veteran myself & also work for the va in Poplar Bluff mo... we don't have wait lists. You CANT blame just the VA. If a veteran is in crisis they WILL be seen.

Desiree Gulliford
Desiree Gulliford
  • Candi Barks

Not everywhere. I personally have been waiting to get in to CBT treatment for PTSD for two years. My husband, also a veteran, repeatedly requested one-on-one therapy and was ignored. There have been numerous occasions in which I needed to see a physician and was told that it would takes weeks even months in some cases where it was a matter of urgency (broken tail bone, torn tendon, bad medication reaction, etc.). My friend Ryan died three months in to a six month waiting list to get in to...

Not everywhere. I personally have been waiting to get in to CBT treatment for PTSD for two years. My husband, also a veteran, repeatedly requested one-on-one therapy and was ignored. There have been numerous occasions in which I needed to see a physician and was told that it would takes weeks even months in some cases where it was a matter of urgency (broken tail bone, torn tendon, bad medication reaction, etc.). My friend Ryan died three months in to a six month waiting list to get in to mental health. Popular Bluff, MO, has a much smaller population than VA's in metropolitan areas who are completely swamped with patients and drastically under-funded. No one here is blaming the VA. We are simply asking for the federal government to stop the budget cuts to mental health and to instead increase funding for VA healthcare so that additional mental health and medical providers can be hired. There are simply not enough medical and mental health professionals to accommodate the high number of patients in many areas.

Cindy Gallagher
Cindy Gallagher

Glad to do this for all of our Men and Women who served in the Military... It is terrible how they make the Vets wait to see the doctors for appointments for anything.... My Daughter is a Disabled Vet from the U.S. Navy and you would think they would help her much faster, That is just a joke....... Please help however you can, and SOON!

Patty Jensen
Patty Jensen
  • Cindy Gallagher

I hear that, my son is disabled from the army.

Frances Biagioni Grillo

I am a mom of a veteran, I can attest to the long wait times over 3 months for primary care and wait times up to 6 months if you need a specialist if they even approve it. It is time to let those know that are in charge of our VA system that they are NEGLECTING our VETERANS and something needs to be done about it!

Sheri Hilliard-Pearce
Sheri Hilliard-Pearce
  • Frances Biagioni Grillo

Agreed Fran!

Mickey Staley
Mickey Staley

If you have to approve each comment, you will never get enough signatures.

Desiree Gulliford
Desiree Gulliford
  • Mickey Staley

No one has to approve the comments. They show up automatically.

Sara Manahan
Sara Manahan

Let me tell you something I just posted a comment something like this refreshed and it was gone. So here's another one! If the government doesn't want to take care of our solders when they are done doing their dirty deeds then everyone in the military needs to take a whole day off lets see how quick they jump their coward buts and make it possible right now to be done. everyone in the military needs to take that day off. better yet take a whole week off I promise you the government would...

Let me tell you something I just posted a comment something like this refreshed and it was gone. So here's another one! If the government doesn't want to take care of our solders when they are done doing their dirty deeds then everyone in the military needs to take a whole day off lets see how quick they jump their coward buts and make it possible right now to be done. everyone in the military needs to take that day off. better yet take a whole week off I promise you the government would run around and act even more stupid than they already do. SOILDERS FIGHT BACK BY NOT FIGHTING BACK take a stand! SHOW THEM THAT IF YOU'RE GOING TO FIGHT THEIR DIRTY LITTLE LYING WARS THEN THEY NEED TO TAKE CARE OF YOU WHEN YOU GET BACK! I bet you if the ones that arn't fighting had to fight for one day all this would stop and they would really see what it's like. No they sit behind seats and think their the big dog. FIGHT BACK SOLDERS I WILL STAND WITH YOU! We are more than the government. If their not doing something right like this then we need to just show them how much their not doing it right. What are they going to do court martial for everyone that stands up. Good luck with that as you can already tell they don't have the proper personal. Stop letting them blow your horn AND BLOW THEIRS!

Sara Manahan
Sara Manahan
  • Sara Manahan

well that was weird. find mine!!! hope everyone enjoys and gets the point!

Christine Sullivan
Christine Sullivan

I am married to a man who seved his country and is in now a T-10 paraplegic. The burning pain is unbearable and his inability to feel like a total man is beyond pain. Suicide is a constant threat to his mental health. PTSD is on going and part of our lives. Please take this issue seriously.

Desiree Gulliford
Desiree Gulliford
  • Christine Sullivan

Bless you and your husband! Both of you deserve the best medical and mental health care and more. I will pray for you both.

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