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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jan 9, 2020, 10:43 PM

17. Unfortunatley

I know of a case where a Vietnam vet lost a leg from the knee down and the VA screwed around with him about what kind of prosthetic they would provide. The cheap one the VA wanted to give him would have severely limited his use of the leg. His other leg was whole but compromised. With the better leg he could get a job as a tour bus driver and have a better life. He had to fight for over 4 years and get his Senator involved in order to get the VA to relent. This fellow was a tragic case of the US Army f'ng him around from the moment of enlistment. I could go into more but it ticks me off too bad. All I will say is that not everybody who serves in the military should be thanked for their service. Especially not the ones who went through the hospitals and convinced young men who had only been in country for a day or so that if they would take a psych discharge they would be sent home and it wouldn't make any difference in their record or how their benefits were handled. You see that stuff really went on and it did because the "leaders" wanted to keep the dollars and numbers in line. So they send out a flunkie officer to lie to the wounded. I guess I did tell you about it after all. There was a lot of crap that went down that didn't happen on patrol but rather back with the Army.

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