If I Had a Caregiver

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    by noreply@blogger.com (Scott Lee) gives us this truly sad post that makes me wonder how many more are out there like this, Read the whole piece @ PTSD: A Soldier's Perspective: If I Had a Caregiver

     
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    My sympathy.
    I finally got over my PTSD, took many years.
    I have cats and a housekeeper, Home health nurses a couple of times a week.
    If not for SS disability generated Medicare Health coverage....

    Apparently form that post the US is not taking proper care of it's vets that served their country.
     
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    Thanks for your service.

    I have to admit that I spent most of my time in 'Nam sitting behind a desk. But, the few times I went into the field left me with an occasional nightmare that took many years to go away. Never forget the first time after getting back when I heard the Retreat cannon at the parade ground go off.
     
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    It was hell for someone like me who seriously considered going to Canada.
    But I did my duty.
    Had 1 year of electronics school before being drafted and wound up in Infantry, mostly recon, etc.
    Tech school did not qualify as a deferment...

    It was about 10 years before I would even pick up a gun. maybe 20 years for the nightmares to go away.
    I wanted nothing at all to do with the military after I got loose from them.

    But thanks for your thanks.
     
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