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.
I agree with both of you. We don’t have all the facts here.
Even if the Army is granting him leave, the wheels turn slowly.
Aren’t the same facts you craved also requisite before the account can be truly belittled as “whining”? If it’s truth it isn’t whining.
Story in all the sources were scarce on detail. Never having dealt with this end of the Military I have no knowledge of how it is done now, and it’s been a very long time since hubby was in and things change. My kids were still in cloth diapers! LOL
Local news is most always short on details, this is not a main channel, secondary that comes on at 9pm unlike the main local news which comes on at 10pm. Best I could do is find the other links, again short on details. And I could not get the sound up high enough to hear all of it, I have a mild hearing loss but not enough for aids yet.
Which is another reason I put up the Desoto Times article as it has the phone number and email of the writer of the piece. Seems only land ambulance will be considered, why I can’t say, you would think air ambulance would be faster, maybe a cost factor, just not enough info to inform.