I read this too, and was overwhelmed. I have an Iraqi War Veteran son with serious survivors guilt.
And the I read that the President had order a cutback on breakfast for troops in Afghanistan. The soldiers were writing home requesting breakfast bars, cereal & the like.
My heart is broken. We are abandoning them in the field.
I’m seeking a name & address where I can send some breakfast (the most important meal of the day by some accts) even if the Prez won’t.
Thank you for your son’s and your service to our country.
I get angry when I read comments on Freepr how the VA is ‘babying” vets. We need an administration that puts its money where its mouth is.And a country that demands the BEST care. Waiting lists for residential programs, staff shortages at the Va are outrageous.
Its easy to say “oh, they won’t come or comply with treatment.” That’s blaming the victim. Lets look at the services we do offer vets: are they the best? are they adequate?