I served my country for 24 years the VA in newark takes very good care of me the army saved my life when they had to do open heart surgery on me now I'm home the people of newark treat me like a hero to me I'm just an ordinary guy who served his country but I'm grateful.
Where did you go? Haven't seen you in years, let alone on deployment.
Thank you for your service brother!
Munoz Junior is the man!
Ernie Ran is too!
My son has PTSD along with a banged up shoulder and knee. It has taken about 3-4 years and some pretty bad treatment but he is finally getting the help he needs. Sometimes (unless time runs out on them) you just have to keep telling them something is terribly wrong. Mountain Home at Johnson City, TN has no doubt saved and changed my son's life. He got lucky. It is good to have him back.
I spent 15 months in Nam. My one year tour plus 94 days. I just can not imagine what it would be like to be sent to war for a time, come home, then be sent back. And to have to do that two, three, four times. For the past 20 years this generation has been subjected to this torture. Is it any wonder that so many of our fine young people are having all these troubles? For two decades this government has been doing this. It has to stop!
A major part of the problem is the people that evaluate the vet to determine if he has a PTSD disability. Many have no military experience at all and can not seem to understand that in a combat area no one cared what type of military training you had. You are a combat soldier FIRST. You will be assigned to where you are needed, infantry, cavalry, armor, mine clearing, night patrol or any number of positions. For them if your military occupational specialty (MOS) is not directly related to...
A major part of the problem is the people that evaluate the vet to determine if he has a PTSD disability. Many have no military experience at all and can not seem to understand that in a combat area no one cared what type of military training you had. You are a combat soldier FIRST. You will be assigned to where you are needed, infantry, cavalry, armor, mine clearing, night patrol or any number of positions. For them if your military occupational specialty (MOS) is not directly related to combat there is no way that you can get PTSD. They can and will over ride the evaluations of two psychiatrists, two psychologists, a certified social worker and a whole PTSD intervention team. Basically calling them all incompetent fools and deny a vet his care and compensation. It happens all to often, then they wonder why so many of us have turned to drugs and alcohol to relieve the pain, guilt and nightmares. Why so many relationships have fallen apart and suicide is so high for veterans. HELP !
It is a sad statement to the mindset of our Nation that this is even an issue. Timely assistance for this condition would avoid years of suffering and prevent the problem from becoming worse. The people who serve our Nation are not disposable. At times it appears that some officials veiw them to be. What about the private contractors who are becoming more commonly exploited ?
I went to a community service facility in my town and they denied my service dog access. The remarkwas, we are sorry for your ptsd, but we have children here. Are YOU serious? If he was aggressive-he wouldn't Be aservice animal for me, nevertheless they wouldn't let him, what narrow minded people, after we have given our all to serve the country and we are STILL not recognized for it.
if there is a REAL problem yes , but I personally know people that are reaping benefits that certainly don't deserve them.
there is definitely a real problem-it hit home with my family last week through the suicide of my niece's boyfriend from this terrible disease. He served in Iraq & Afghanistan & that is where the problems began-so definitely from those tours of duty. These vets serve our country to protect our freedom & definitely should not be subjected to harrassment or discrimination!!!!!!!
As a vet I don't think I have it but my dad did. I just pray I never run into a fool underestimating a fellow vet for that.
Nobody should ever mock or discriminate a veteran for his illness. None of us have walked their walk, endured their pain, or seen through their eyes. They should be thanked and honored for their sacrifices.
The vets did a job that most of us can not and could not do I stand up and say thank you all for all that you have done for me and my son and my hole family thank you god bless you
They serve our country 24/7 government has NO IDEA of what these soldiers, sailors, marines etc go through, they just sit at a comftydesk and vacations and good pay while our troops are in jungles, deserts / fighting all kinds of war under terrible conditions YES they should get help !