an american hero

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Johnny Fila, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader" Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Macungie, PA
  2. ynie92992


    Jul 27, 2007
    North Carolina
    That's horrible, it hurts me to think that someone would ever feel so bad.
  3. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    I was assigned to 3rd ID during that deployment, though I did not know PFC Dwyer personally, we certainly knew his picture. It was my first unit assignment, fresh out of the Officer's Basic Course. I was in desperate need of knee surgery, one of 5 that I had while in the military, so I was not sent on that deployment. I suppose that I am lucky, as there are many more soldiers in his condition and the VA has yet to figure out how to care for them. This is truly a sad story and I think that it speaks volumes of the need for more psychiatric care for returning veterans.
  4. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    That sucks. That poor man, man war is terrible even after its over.


    I'm too shocked to be making complete sentences...
  5. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
  6. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    More common than you'd think. People should have to read these stories, and see the pics and videos of what really goes on before voting their buffoon of choice into office.
  7. peterbright


    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Very sad situation.
  8. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004

    Back on track now, it's extremely sad that a veteran who signs up for duty with the promise that they will be compensated for their service in the future with benefits always end up 'falling through the cracks'. I can't count how many times I had to turn away retirees because there was only enough money in the budget for active duty.
    I could go on about the perception of war these days, but I don't think there is enough bandwidth to accomodate my writings.
  9. jomahu


    Dec 15, 2004
    Bos, MA
    that's effed up, yo. poor dude. :(
  10. jazzy grille

    jazzy grille - Arrogant Bastard

    Aug 15, 2006
    Sarasota, Florida
    Leave it to someone to inject politics into this.
  11. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX


  12. sarcastro83


    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    tragic, man.
  13. mjolnir

    mjolnir Thor's Hammer 2.1.3beta

    Jun 15, 2006
    Houston, TX