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Military burials bring final dignity to homeless veterans
Stars and Stripes ^
| September 18, 2012
| Megan McCloskey
Posted on 09/18/2012 11:08:09 PM PDT by Rabin
64-year-old Dunagan, collapsed on a street of this Midwestern city last month and soon died, he was homeless and sorta alone one of the 130,000.
Instead of being buried in a paupers grave an ending that would have reinforced his "anonymous" years the Vietnam veteran was recognized as Army Sgt. Patrick Dunagan and honored with a military funeral.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: goldstarmothers; homelessveterans; veterans; vietnam
There was a point in time that R would have crammed it all , rather than leave him in a wreck. This afternoon, I drove past him and a small dog, at an entry to Wallies.
GGoM, I got to do better than that, Rab thinks.
posted on 09/18/2012 11:08:12 PM PDT
I have contempt for the abled bodies that game the system, and squander the resources that are meant to help the lost, especially those individuals that have also served the Country.
posted on 09/18/2012 11:18:12 PM PDT
by Gene Eric
(Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
Considering the hypocrisy of the Leftists who like to go around "thanking them for their service" when these Communists were the same slime that prompted the DoD to smuggle us back into the country in the early '70s, I'd like to know who is going to vote for cutbacks in Vet Affairs funding...
posted on 09/18/2012 11:39:57 PM PDT
(Democrats are the people on the Left Side of the Bell Curve)
the VA has been taken over by the left. At every chance VA officials are making our young men and women into wards of the state instead of doing what is needed to rehabilitate and release. I am not saying that the VA is not needed but it has become a self serving beurocracy on its own. Eg. my sister who served honorably in the Navy Band, was diagnosed with PTSD. She had depression, the closest she came to a warzone was San Diego’s Battle of the Bands!
I am not saying cut the VA’s funding but hold them accountable.
posted on 09/19/2012 7:40:42 AM PDT
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