Advocates see trouble for misdiagnosed soldiers

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  1. Modbert

    Modbert Daydream Believer Supporting Member

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    Advocates see trouble for misdiagnosed soldiers - Yahoo! News

    Article is much longer, this is only parts of it. Thoughts USMB?
  2. uscitizen

    uscitizen Senior Member

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    I worked for several years (volunteer) with small groups of disabled/troubled vets from Iraq/Afganistan. A friend whos son was in a group talked me into it. He is one of the few that knew how long it took me to rebuild a life after Nam.
    I performed well as a soldier however the mental trauma of combat took it's toll on me.
    Some of us are not cut out for combat, but in the draft days one had no way to be an honorable American and not allow ones self to be drafted.

    Perhaps Cheney has a different view on that though. And not a few other infulential persons.
    Me I was just a lower working class boy going to tech school because I could not afford college.

    Lots of walking wounded with no visable wounds. Lost one in my support group to suicide. Had to talk another one down in an armed confrontation. He was armed , I put mine down. That one worked out well. He is apparently doing well now.
    bad shit man. Really bad shit.

    The group thearpy also helped me to better resolve my remaining war issues.
    But I still HATE the military. Not the prople in it though...
    It amazes me to for people to think that they are worth Jesus coming back to save them and they still continue make war on each other with no end in sight.

    Our boys deserve support in many ways for the "wounds" suffered in the armed services of the USA.
    I am and was against the Iraq war before it began.
    However I have always been all for our troops that behaved honorably and served their nation.

    Thanks for putting up with my ramblings.
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    Last edited: Aug 15, 2010

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