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The Warehousing Of The U.S. Army's Wounded Warriors

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posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 02:11 PM
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Back in February 2007, then Senator Obama said,


"Caring for our returning heroes is one of the things we can still get right about this war, and that's why the deterioration of the conditions at Walter Reed is both appalling and unacceptable. The brave men and women wounded at war should receive the best we have to offer and the highest quality of care, and that's why this legislation would cut red tape, improve service, and require frequent inspections of all active duty military hospitals."

Source.

This is the product of the Obama/McCaskill legislation.

In Army’s Trauma Care Units, Feeling Warehoused


A year ago, Specialist Michael Crawford wanted nothing more than to get into Fort Carson’s Warrior Transition Battalion, a special unit created to provide closely managed care for soldiers with physical wounds and severe psychological trauma.

A strapping Army sniper who once brimmed with confidence, he had returned emotionally broken from Iraq, where he suffered two concussions from roadside bombs and watched several platoon mates burn to death. The transition unit at Fort Carson, outside Colorado Springs, seemed the surest way to keep suicidal thoughts at bay, his mother thought.

It did not work. He was prescribed a laundry list of medications for anxiety, nightmares, depression and headaches that made him feel listless and disoriented. His once-a-week session with a nurse case manager seemed grossly inadequate to him. And noncommissioned officers — soldiers supervising the unit — harangued or disciplined him when he arrived late to formation or violated rules.

Last August, Specialist Crawford attempted suicide with a bottle of whiskey and an overdose of painkillers. By the end of last year, he was begging to get out of the unit.

“It is just a dark place,” said the soldier, who is waiting to be medically discharged from the Army. “Being in the W.T.U. is worse than being in Iraq.”


If this is Obama's definition of "the highest quality of care", what do you think ObamaCare is going to bring?

Scary, isn't it?




posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 02:27 PM
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I feel really bad for all of the vets now a days. They aren't getting the health-care or benefits they deserve for keeping this country safe, and defending our liberties in lands that do not have any form of a constitution or bill of rights like we do. God bless everyone who serves in our military, and shame on anyone who denies them the highest quality of care possible.



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 02:53 PM
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One way individuals can help is by going here:

www.volunteer.va.gov...

Volunteers and/or donations or both are always welcome, and
you can see a list of all the facilities by state and the name of
the facility you wish to assist. You can even see a list of
things they need by facility like (more visitors for one, which may have helped the soldier in this post) or things as simple as
a $30 donation to sponsor a monthly ice cream social for veterans
at the hospital. Here's a sample list from one Texas facility:

www.volunteer.va.gov...

Is it the answer to all problems concerning our veterans? No, but you know what they say about one small step.....



[edit on 25-4-2010 by manta78]



posted on Apr, 25 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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Very good, manta78.

I support the VA and DAV here in Denver, being a veteran myself. But without truthful and forthwith support from Washington, then it's all for naught. I am sick and tired of politicians using causes like this for campaigning, then dumping them once they get what they want.



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