The casualties of war are “countless” …. meaning there are too many. Even one … is too much!!
All of My Friends are Dying
A veteran commits suicide every 65 minutes in the USA, with over 30% of veterans having considered suicide.
By Vince Emanuele
November 07, 2014 “ICH” – “Telesur“-Today, for the second time in less than a month, a veteran in my circle of activist-friends has committed suicide. His name was Ethan. Last month, my friend Jacob, another anti-war veteran, took his life in rural Arkansas. Earlier this year, I lost two members of the platoon I served in; they died of cancer; neither of them smoked or drank. In fact, both Stephen and Sinbad were some of the most straitlaced veterans in our platoon. In the previous three years, two other anti-war veterans died prematurely—Anthony from a drug overdose and Joshua of cancer. As the years roll along, I’m beginning to better understand Plato’s statement on war…
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I am a veteran and I also suffer from PTSD and other issues. My biggest beef is not getting any response from VA here in Atlanta on anything just the run around and no return calls from any of the staff! I never had this problem until I movbed here! So sad!
I feel you .. annkelley!! I worked for the VA for 28 years as a physician. I know how the system works and I know how broken it is.
I started my career in Puerto Rico, where I come from, and moved to Florida. I saw the system first hand. I had to fight for my patients. It wasn’t pretty … uphill all the way.
My suggestion to you: never give up on demanding for your medical care. It is NOT a handout. You earned it. I told my patients .. you were in a war? You were in the armed forced? Your personal war has started now.
Ann, never give up. If there’s anything questions you have that I could help you with, now you know were to find me. hugs …
Veterans have always been very special for me!! Peace …. ❤