Since I've been out of the Army, my life has been very difficult as a single mother (honorably discharge & MOS going on a freeze). As I read of other veterans complaining (if termed that way) about veterans not getting full benefits, I never received full benefits due to the nature of my discharge (pregnancy for the honorable standing). I am surviving. I'm currently a grant writer, working in finance, and writing a journal about economic restoration and urban development.
Even though I am sympathetic to many veterans, some I feel are going a little overboard on wanting too much. I believe that, even with PTSD, life is about dealing with pain, and that we must rise above adversity. After all, I did (even with PTSD to some respect). What doesn't kill us, just makes us stronger, and that we must behave like soldiers on the outside like we did on the inside. (IM'd a vet delicately)
Your take? (no bashing please)
Answer by scout_mom at 2:11 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
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Answer by LoriKeet at 5:17 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
It may be a couple of days early...but Blue Saphire I salute you. You are representative of the best of the best....a true American HERO. Thank you for your service.
Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:29 PM on Nov. 8, 2010
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