Thank you for the insight on the problem with the way the millitary kicks soldiers out ,this happened to me in 1991
after returning from the first gulf war ,I was infantry and had problems with ptsd wich the army said and stated in my medical records to go to the va for ptsd program on the physcological evaluation which they used to throw me out
as far as having a personality disorder I would never have been cleared to work with the pershing missles in germany in my first enlistment,the point iI'm trying to state is that this problem goes alott further back than just 2001
22000 is a lott of people to have the same phys.evaluation maybe you should look back to the first gulf war and see how many were kicked out after returning from combat,
On a differnet note why don't the millitary discuss all of the depleted uranim we dropped on iraq in the first war
it has a half life of 500000 years and our troops are being contaminated with out being told ,send a giger counter over and take a look at the readings you would not want to stay long in this toxic area.
Just another war veteran .
Thank you to all who have gone over there for your service. For or against the war, you are heroes.
I worry that my brother will hide his condition. He will have it. After 3 tours in Iraq. What do you think his chances are of being normal. Oh yeah, we better just go ahead and amend that...he's going back for number 4 next spring.
I am trying to find groups that are willing to get out there physically. Rallies, marches, get this into the American mainstream. If you want to support the troops and not the war itself, support the injured and insulted coming back. Put down the remote, turn off the computer and get out there as a physical presence. If our troops can interrupt their lives and put their bodies out there for us, can't we return the favor when they need help?