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my dh fought for his country and in return this is what he gets...

Anonymous
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My dh served active duty for 6.5 years...served over in Iraq and Afghanistan....he was released after suffering with pstd severely because of seeing his best friend killed in action by a bullet that hit him went through his side (broke a couple of ribs)and into his friends chest...he blamed himself...
Anyways so he serves his country risks his life watched his friend die and now we struggle just to make ends meet....that doesn't seem right I think the government should now help provide for dh and our family...he can't get a job doing what he did in the army so now had to take a very low paying job that doesn't even cover bills..(in the process of loosing our home)
It doesn't seem fair...why should these men risk everything only to struggle in the end..the government needs to step up and help provide for these men and their families!!!

Yes I work, but between bills and medical bills for our disabled child and having to travel 2 hours just so dh can get counseling we are loosing it all

We got very little help when he first came home....and since then nothing...the pension they gave him was under 500 a month so he had no choice but to work and that meant him looking the pension...he was a Bradley mechanic, ranger and a sniper while in the military...
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 9, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 9, 2013 at 2:22 PM
Sorry. My brother has the same problem. He tried to re enlist and they wouldn't let him. He was injured in iraq.
littlesippycup
by Ruby Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 2:24 PM

That's a shame and I'm very sorry =( I really hope and pray for peace and solutions for you and your family.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jul. 9, 2013 at 2:24 PM
It is really sad that these men risk it all just to end up with nothing in the end


Quoting Anonymous:

Sorry. My brother has the same problem. He tried to re enlist and they wouldn't let him. He was injured in iraq.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 9, 2013 at 2:25 PM
Ditto.


Quoting littlesippycup:

That's a shame and I'm very sorry =( I really hope and pray for peace and solutions for you and your family.


lnrmom
by Ruby Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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Apply for VA benefits.

jobo
by Bronze Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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You're right it doesn't make sense...I know people who have mental health issues and everything gets paid for..housing,food,mental health,transportation to store,doc appointments..our soldiers deserve help after serving our country ,there's no good reason they shouldn't.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 9, 2013 at 2:25 PM
Yeah it is. He finally found a job as a CO a few months ago. He is only 25 and has to wear a hearing aid because he lost most of his hearing in one ear and is losing it in his other.


Quoting Anonymous:

It is really sad that these men risk it all just to end up with nothing in the end




Quoting Anonymous:

Sorry. My brother has the same problem. He tried to re enlist and they wouldn't let him. He was injured in iraq.


tarakay0417
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM
Has he gone to the VA? If not he needs to go asap. He needs to get a complete work up, both mind and body. He might be able to get some sort of pension. My dh served 14 yrs and is 90% disabled (ptsd, hearing loss, carpal tunnel, etc.) With 10% unemployability and he gets a pension with insurance for the family. His pension is just under $3000 a month. Giod luck.
lifeglow
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM
I agree. Im sorry.
CelestialSong
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM

It isn't fair. But the government has been screwing over veterans for as long as there has been a government. Ask any Vietnam vet how they've been treated.

I hope things start looking up for your family.

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