posted on Sep, 15 2007 @ 12:42 AM
Just started watching this, I want to thank you for bringing this out into the open. Hubby is a vet and anytime he wrote down his military service
and presented his paperwork he did not get the job. He made E6 in four years and got an honorable discharge and was offered money to re-enlist, but
didn't because I as his wife said, "It's the military or me and the kids, take your pick!".
But we both noticed that whenever applying for a job, once he offered that paperwork he did not get the job. We could not figure it out, why no one
would hire him. He had good qualifications and education in his field, the low paying jobs he had showed he was a good employee, but still he had
trouble getting jobs that had government contracts and were the higher paying ones in our area, people in our area who had not even served in the
military got those jobs over hubby, which is illegal, but hubby was too tired and too busy making a living in these low paying jobs to fight for
something he should not have had too.
We never once thought about a secret military code that could affect our lives this way. Due to hubby having to work in low paying jobs besides the
income loss over the years, there is the lack of benefits and often non existant retirement plans offered, really bad insurance packages and the
medical bills accumulated due to this.
I've looked for hubby's DD214, but can't find it right now, but we do have a copy on file at the courthouse, he had it filed there so we can always
get to it if we lose it. Are there any websites that has the codes and meanings listed? I think hubby would be interested in what is on his DD214 and
the meaning, I know I am. At this point in time do veterans affected by this have any recourse? TIA
BTW have you been on Democracy Now? I watch the show most every day, you really should contact them, I'm sure they would want to do a story about
this. They do a lot of stories on Vietnam Vets and often government corruption. If you have already been on the show, and I missed it, please list
the date if you can remember it as I would like to watch it, Thanks.
[edit on 15-9-2007 by goose]