Skip to comments.America's Wounded Warriors
Posted on 08/14/2009 3:03:24 AM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "As a result of our Global War on Terror, nearly 35,000 United States service personnel have been seriously wounded in combat.
Shockingly, out of the 755,000 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Department of Veterans Affairs says more than 181,000 are collecting disability benefits of some type -- many requiring grueling physical therapy and continuing care in an attempt to get about with their daily lives. And not surprisingly, many young men and women are returning with emotional scars that may take years to uncover and resolve.
Only half of the wounded are able to return to duty. The rest of these courageous veterans who have suffered so much not only deal with the physical loss, but also the loss of their livelihood and community. This difficult transition requires not only the support of family and friends, but also practical training and tools.
These men and women have put their lives on the line and have sacrificed so much to keep us safe."
SNIPPET: "I ask each of you to visit www.woundedwarriorproject.com to learn more about their efforts. As your situation allows, I ask that you take the extra step of volunteering your time or donating to their effort. Those who have fought for us, who continue to fight for us, must never be forgotten."
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Thank you for the bump Dalebert.
You don’t get it Otto.
The jihad is global and that includes here.
Our men and women in the military are fighting a war that includes keeping us safe here.
What's "shocking" about it? This kind of warfare is hard on the mind and body. It's only natural that disabilities would arise, and that they would be compensated by a grateful nation. IMHO, that number ought to be higher.
Shame on America for this attitude or for allowing it to be left to the soldiers to struggle with for the rest of their lives. DEPROGRAMMING therapy is needed.
Sorry, I am not recalling the name of the book, at the moment.
Geologist said in part, “DEPROGRAMMING therapy is needed.”
What a load of fresh steaming cow manure.
‘Post traumatic stress’ is Very much a serious emotional problem that requires deprogramming or what ever you call it. Do not make light of the returning veterans mental, emotional state. Not all but many.
“Do not make light of the returning veterans mental, emotional state.”
I never would, I never do.
Have a good day.
What I say and what is heard or understood (as well as write) ... is often not what was intended.
God bless America. God bless us and help us in our day, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.