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No number was given to donate so this young Soldier can be brought home. 0 & military refuses to pay the entire cost of his transportation, it will take $5000 to get him home!

This aired on Memphis news 24 just a few minutes ago.

Best I can say is contact Tim Summers and get more information.

1 posted on 11/24/2012 4:55:11 PM PST by GailA
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To: GailA; Nachum; katiedidit1; LUV W

Video
http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/video?clipId=7991400&topVideoCatNo=230026&autoStart=true

News article
http://www.abc24.com/news/local/story/Injured-MS-Soldier-Trying-to-Come-Home/AjhqvQNs-0yQjWBOMNN7Cw.cspx?rss=59

Nachum ping list please


2 posted on 11/24/2012 4:57:21 PM PST by GailA (those who do not keep promises to Military, won't keep them to U)
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Mississippi ping


3 posted on 11/24/2012 5:03:45 PM PST by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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I believe if she contacts the Military Order of the Purple Heart (national) they will help her.


4 posted on 11/24/2012 5:04:16 PM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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check out this site and if you know the family, have them set up an account! They take a small percentage, but credit card donations go straight through to the source IMMEDIATELY:

http://www.gofundme.com/

I will chip into the goal of getting this soldier home...


5 posted on 11/24/2012 5:04:43 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: GailA
Based on my experience, there is something missing in this story. This reads like some Congressionals I've had to answer. Lot of gaps that are easily answered. For starters, has he even been placed on Convalescent Leave? I think not. If he is too unstable to travel by normal means, then he needs to stay on the base where he has the medical resources he needs to recover, not go home to family. Once he reaches a point that he just needs some rest to complete the recovery, then he can go home.
6 posted on 11/24/2012 5:13:41 PM PST by Gamecock (Bayonets, Benghazi, Balls, Binders, Big Bird, Birth Control, BS.....)
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To: GailA

Something about this story doesn’t add up. The story doesn’t mention if the soldier was granted convalescent leave, or has just been granted a pass from the hospital. It makes a big difference. Normally a soldier on convalescent leave is entitled to air ambulance transportation to a point nearest his home, probably Camp Shelby in his case. I have flown the air ambulance route (Air Force C-9), and it is a pain in the a$$ as are most things military, but it gets you there. Just not when you want and not as convenient as you want. If you don’t like that, you are on your own, subject to the doctor’s orders. I’ve paid the commercial airfare before, rather than wait three days and then take another two or three in transit to get home. You are under superb medical care all along the way, but the rest of it was guaranteed to raise your blood pressure.

I’d like to see some more details and one or two facts, not just the whining account.


10 posted on 11/24/2012 5:37:50 PM PST by centurion316
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placemark


11 posted on 11/24/2012 5:42:11 PM PST by SouthernClaire
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My wife knows the mom says she heard it was hazing was at fault


12 posted on 11/24/2012 5:46:42 PM PST by Sybeck1 (When do the vodka rations start?)
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“he has been cleared for release”

Cleared but needs medical attention for travel? Doesn’t sound cleared to me. Usually only hospice patients needs medical care for travel.


14 posted on 11/24/2012 6:00:56 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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From a different article:

After being hospitalized for several days Odom still suffers from a long list of injuries including brain damage. "He was in a coma. He has broken ribs and his pelvis is completely crushed," said Palazola-Herrin.

I'm not a doctor but it sure as heck doesn't sound like he's ready to be released yet.

Perhaps the mother misunderstood what the doctor was saying?

19 posted on 11/24/2012 6:22:25 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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Does anyone have a Dale Brown book handy? I just finished his last one (Tiger’s Claw) and just took it back to the library but he flies his own planes for air ambulance and had the name of the company on the flyleaf (I think) and he flies out of Sacramento or the Reno area??? The pilots donate their time, planes and expenses. I was going to write it down but thought I’d remember it. Should have known that wasn’t going to happen....


21 posted on 11/24/2012 7:05:04 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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Photos and another article regarding Private Odom here:

http://southaven-hornlake.wmctv.com/news/news/88248-mother-hopes-have-injured-military-son-home-christmas


22 posted on 11/25/2012 12:26:02 AM PST by Cindy
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