Skip to comments.PRAYERS NEEDED: FReeper Socomofficer [US Army Captain Mike] seriously wounded in Iraq
Posted on 05/02/2005 8:30:03 PM PDT by RonDogEdited on 05/02/2005 8:49:13 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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The two boys really need to talk to another combat veteran who saw his combat years ago and has come to terms with the memories -- among other things by accepting that he will never be the same, but that it's hardly the end of the world.
My brother is in Afghanistan and got his first taste of combat on March 26 when the vehicle directly behind his was blown to bits by an IED, killing 4 of his men. (This past weekend he was in action again, involved in that battle where 64 Taliban were killed.)
He talked to chaplains and other grunts and officers, etc., after the first incident but he didn't start making any progress until he found a chaplain who had been in combat too. He has memories that will haunt him and pop up in the form of nightmares from time to time until the day he dies, BUT...he will still lead a productive and happy life, as the vast majority of combat vets do.
Find these boys a combat vet to talk to. Nobody -- say again, NOBODY -- who hasn't seen what they've seen can help them. They need to talk to somebody who's been through it and made it to the other side to live a productive and even happy life to give them hope and confidence that they can do it too.
Soldier, meet Ron. Ron, meet Soldier.
Something tells me you two have much to talk over.
If I can confirm that "Captain Mike" is not who he says he is, I will aggressively set the record straight -- here on FR.Until I have better proof than I have now, however, I intend to act as if he really IS injured -- SOCOM officer, or not.
I have been fooled before, but I still trust people until I am PROVEN to be wrong in that trust.
Please tell me you're kidding?? Socomofficer isn't for real???
Hmmm. Curious BUMP.
Prayers for Soco!
PTSD - he needs to see a professioinal immediately.
The have wonderful advanced (and very simple) treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder that does not require drugs. It was developed in response to the PTSD suffered by Vietnam Veterans.
That is what I had suspected.
Someone posted it for Mike, tried to edit it, could't, and sent it in email form to explain it wasn't Mike.
Not knowing the culture of Free Republic, it seems quite logical to proceed this way in an emergency.
"The 2 boys "of ours" that have come home are both having troubles, nightmares...One was just 18 when he left to go to Iraq, (youngest daughter's best guy pal) turned 19 while there, and he is having trouble coming to grips that he had to kill.."
Under the Violence Against Women Act, billions have been spent to help women who have "allegedly" been victims of violence, and some have, but often that includes things like, "he kicked our house plant," or "I was just afraid of him," or "he wouldn't let me drive drunk" so women can use a false allegation to get an advantage in divorce of child custody proceedings, and frequently do.
There is nothing available under this program to help men who are victims of violence in America at much greater rates than women are, yet VAWA is coming up for billions more in reauthorization money. VAWA is another gender feminist (Femi-crat) pork program.
Where is the Violence Against Men Act (VAMA) for our returning war vets? At last count about 97% of war dead and wounded were men. Historically, its 99.999%. Spending billions more on a fraudulent Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that does nothing for men, and is heavily lacking in any kind of scrutiny or accountability, while our returning war hereos have far more serious problems from the violence they were exposed to (and their needs go wanting) is a National disgrace.
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