Skip to comments.Veteran commits suicide in front of Dayton VA center
Posted on 04/16/2010 12:23:41 PM PDT by Cheap_Hessian
DAYTON A 27-year-old Army veteran shot and killed himself at the front steps of the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center just hours after he had been in the centers emergency room.
Jesse C. Huff, address unknown, was wearing full military fatigues and was armed with a military-style rifle, which he used to shoot himself in the head about 5:45 a.m. Friday, April 16, police said.
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God rest his soul, just awful.
Very sad. Hope he went to be with the Lord.
So tragic .. RIP. May you be in God’s
loving arms, Soldier Jesse Huff, free
of all pain.
But it gave them a change to use their extremely expensive tax paid toys when they could have used a bomb dog to determine if explosives were present.
VA Government Healthcare, The VA Sucks.
Based on his age, I can only assume he was denied treatment because he wasn’t retired military.
I would like to know the denial rate of the VA for service related injuries that are considered preexisting conditions by private insurance but the VA Refuses to treat.
On my personal score they denied 7 out of 7.
I was told by my local Vets of Foreign Wars Group that they can go to the local Democrat Congressman to get my claims undenied, never did it. The whole process makes me sick.
Any health care system that relies on the intervention of a politician to get treatment due is repugnant to me.
My private healthcare still accepted me, they just make me pay for the cost of treating these injuries. I am fully covered for everything else. Thankfully with time these injuries are slowly healing themselves.
This is an unfortunate incident, Simmons said.
FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, this event does not surprise me.
We have seen a similar event in the front of our VA Hospital in Manhattan. A man seen earlier at the Emergency unit was released and within a short time tried to kill himself by falling head first over the railing on the sidewalk, heading down to the driveway.
Others said they saw him earlier, leaving emergency, complaining that they failed to treat him.
Whether or not the personal allegations are true or legitimate or not; the frustration level with the medical system at the VA CAN make one feel like an easily disposed of number, not a person.
WARNING, WARNING, WARNING, you can expect more of these events when the Federal Government is in full control of your health care and it's bureaucratic institutions have the fate of your medical care in their hands, and you have no other recourse.
Always hate hearing or reading about a suicide. My prayers go out to his family and I pray he is with the Lord.
In my experience, they are generally antiquated, poorly run and less than expertly staffed. Granted, there are exceptions.
But, upon being mustered out of the service, why don't we give every veteran a paid-up healthcare policy -- which would allow them to be treated anywhere?
Simple solution. Probably provides better quality care for our valuable veterans. And I'd bet it would be a LOT cheaper in the long run.
Tragic. Pray for his family. Soldiers in war see things the rest of us would find too horrible to imagine. A true soldier would never want war unless it was absolutely necessary.
In today’s world, it often is.
Prayers for him.
God saw he was getting tired
and a cure was not to be
So He put his arms around him
And whispered,”Come with Me”
With tearful eyes we watched
And saw him fade away
Although we loved him dearly
We could not make him stay
A golden heart stopped beating
Hard working hands to rest
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best
27 years old
OK What was this guy’s MOD/AFSC/Rate?
This is the first time I have heard of someone shooting themselves in the head TWICE.
VA spokesperson Donna Simmons said, We have a confirmed suicide of a 27-year-old veteran and the investigation is ongoing at this time.
VA Center officials confirmed that Huff was an Army veteran who was in the emergency room around 1 a.m. Friday. The shooting was reported just before 6 a.m.
Investigators at the VA Center will be looking into what transpired between the time Huff was in the emergency and took his own life.
I visited a plant today and found the whole place in the dumps. A 30 year worker was found hanged yesterday, a tax day suicide
They were really feeling bad
I totally agree.
I thought I would drop dead of disease just walking in that filthy place in Seattle.
They had me come there 3-4 times where I waited for hours to be told at the end that they were denying me.
I would have been happy if they had just given me something to give my insurance company so that they could bill back the government for the related care.
Freaking Government, even when I was in the Navy skipped out on an emergency room visit that was caused by the injury when I was away from base.
It went on my credit report and I ended up paying for it because the government wouldn’t paid even after I requested them to pay at least 6 times.
Government sucks. And now you know how the US Navy turned a Democrat into a Republican.
Was he being treated with SSRIs?
Huff entered the Army April 15, 2003 as an infantryman and was promoted to the rank of specialist in 2005 before being discharged on June 15, 2007, said Army spokesman Wayne Hall. - Source: Google News (AP)
Simmons said she could not share any of Huff's medical information or say how long he had been a patient at the center. - Source: Google News (AP)
Do you guys know what the veteran suicide rate is?
I’m not gonna say it, you won’t believe it. And it’s going up.
Google it. And pray for us.
OK I’ll cut the guy a break...This is sad beyond words. My heart aches for him.
Might not be hard to do with a semi-auto rifle. The second shot could have been reflexive.
But, upon being mustered out of the service, why don't we give every veteran a paid-up healthcare policy -- which would allow them to be treated anywhere?...
Hillarys Gate Cult ~ ...Your solution makes perfect sense so you will never see it enacted...
From your lips to 0bama's overly large ears.
Eliminate all VA care and place all the veterans on 0bama care.
What's not to like?
What's not to like?
Well, that's not quite what I had in mind...
Citizen, the government will tell you what you had in mind, should it ever decide to let you have anything in mind.
He picked the perfect time to leave this world. He will never witness all that he fought for and everything he cared about get destroyed forever.
What is the point of staying just to watch a real life horror show?
Nothing sad about it. The dead are to be envied. They won’t witness what comes next in this forsaken cesspool.
Tears in my ol’eyes,,,
From what I’ve read if we last 5 years out of combat there
is a chance for us to have some kind of life after
I had a dear friend that was in that company bayonet charge
by B-1/26 to go get the bodys of Marines that were killed
2 weeks before outside the wire at Khe Sanh in 68’,,,
Every time I saw him with that “1,000 yard stare” and
tears running down his face I would just grab him and
give him a head~butt ,,,
Yell in his face “Suck It Up Marine!!!”,,,Made him grin,,,
He shot himself back in 75’...
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