NASHVILLE, Tenn. – AWOL soldier Jeff Hanks said he walked away from the Army in the middle of a deployment because his problems with anxiety and stress have been ignored. Now on Veterans Day, he's coming back to face the consequences.
The 30-year-old Army infantryman said he has post-traumatic stress disorder that he has experienced since his 2008 tour in Iraq. He tried to seek treatment at Fort Campbell last month during his mid-tour leave from Afghanistan. When his commanders failed to help and told him he would have to immediately go back, he instead went home to North Carolina, he said.
Given the suicide rates and the amount of coverage this has been given in reference to how the military handles this, should he receive the same punishment as other AWOL soldiers?
Answer by jat82 at 1:32 PM on Nov. 11, 2010
He should be given a full medical eval first, receive treatment if deemed appropriate from the examining medical professional, and then he should be disciplined according to procedure.
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