Nelson Nolasco
Nelson Nolasco

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.

Heriberto Maldonado
Heriberto Maldonado
  • Nelson Nolasco

Where did you go? Haven't seen you in years, let alone on deployment.

Nick Colletti
Nick Colletti
  • Nelson Nolasco

Thank you for your service brother!

Heriberto Maldonado
Heriberto Maldonado
  • Nelson Nolasco

Munoz Junior is the man!

Heriberto Maldonado
Heriberto Maldonado
  • Nelson Nolasco

Ernie Ran is too!

Judy Pelfrey Smith
Judy Pelfrey Smith
  • Nelson Nolasco

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.

John W. Tobin
John W. Tobin

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!

William Schirrmacher
William Schirrmacher

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 !

Connie Kelley
Connie Kelley

They take care of us, they protect us, they fight for us and they die for us. When they come home, is it too much to ask for us to take care of them?

Gloria Gilley
Gloria Gilley

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.

Bill Franklin
Bill Franklin

if there is a REAL problem yes , but I personally know people that are reaping benefits that certainly don't deserve them.

Brenda Christina
Brenda Christina
  • Bill Franklin

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!!!!!!!

John Perricone
John Perricone

When more veterans take their lives than those killed in war, the military is morally and ethically obligated to answer the question of "Why are we failing our own?"

Barbara Beebe
Barbara Beebe

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 !

Steven Broiles
Steven Broiles

I hope ALL veterans get the benefits, health care and protections they have earned. But let's be candid: We're all going to have to fight like hell to get, and then keep them. With the way things are, everything is going to be an uphill battle

Karen Wendel
Karen Wendel

if your in fla watch out now they want your drivers license if you take meds to try to be "normal" whatever that is, i suffer for over 30 yrs and this is how they pay us back for sacrifice, loyalty, integrity, and honor, i know we grunts know about those qualities as well as our other brothers in arms yet our fellow countrymen in various organisations, and other public service related jobs, still have no clue as to the dibilitating nature and scope of this damned illness we all never asked...

if your in fla watch out now they want your drivers license if you take meds to try to be "normal" whatever that is, i suffer for over 30 yrs and this is how they pay us back for sacrifice, loyalty, integrity, and honor, i know we grunts know about those qualities as well as our other brothers in arms yet our fellow countrymen in various organisations, and other public service related jobs, still have no clue as to the dibilitating nature and scope of this damned illness we all never asked for, and only reap the stigma of having to deal everyday with a malady most Americans will never have, or deal with unless someone in your family has it!How sad we all belong in the land of misfit toys, after we are done serving !im on my wifes facebook page so its gonna say her name .

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