Americans Who Support PTSD Veterans
He wears the scars of battle,
Home
We must remember that a right lost to one is lost to all.
Marines in deadly Afghan valley face combat stress
TO PROVOKE, HARASS, OR INCITE, EXACERBATION OF PTSD SYMPTOMS
Are Supreme Court Officials Above The Law
Decorated Vet Mocked For His PTSD
Veterans Affairs (VA) Statistics: Average of 18 vets commit suicide each and every day
Women experience stronger forms of post-traumatic stress disorder and have higher PTSD rates.
Honorable vet mocked in Supreme Court documents for having PTSD
** WHAT IS PTSD **
America's Most Decorated Soldier
War experiences of a PTSD disabled vet
OPEN LETTER TO VIETNAM VETERANS: Dear Hero / Dear Vietnam Veteran
Courts for veterans spreading across U.S.
Open Letter to Governor Chris Christie From a Disabled PTSD Vet
PTSD disabled vets should be protected under the Federal Americans with Disability Act
Widespread misdiagnosis hid PTSD in New Veterans
U.S. Army Suicides At All Time High, Local Soldiers, Therapists Speak Out
Vietnam Combat PTSD Vet Shunned By US Courts (and Federal Politicians)
What combat feels like...
Troubled Homecoming for America's Military Veterans
Huge Patriotic Rock in rural America
Widespread misdiagnosis hid PTSD in New Veterans
WHAT ARE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE PTSD DISABLED
According to Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) estimates, there are over 98,000 new PTSD Vets
Finding ways to help war vets experiencing traumatic stress
** Post-traumatic stress soars in U.S. troops: IS THIS HOW THEY WILL BE TREATED **
POLITICIANS' RESPONSES TO REASONABLE PTSD DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS
** Post-traumatic stress soars in U.S. troops **
VA psychologist to staff: don't diagnose PTSD
~ "The Thousand-Yard-Stare" ~
The photo of the 'Marlboro Man' in Fallujah became a symbol of PTSD in the Iraq conflict.
"I was exceptionally proud of that Marine," says Gunnery Sgt. Scott Guise.
Study says 300,000 U.S. troops suffer mental problems
United States Veterans Facing 'Major Health Crisis'
ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE
Our veterans come home from war and have problems dealing
~ * All-too-often forgotten group of veterans. * ~
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder--the ripple effect can be far reaching
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Agrees with Institute of Medicine PTSD Study
MEMORANDUM TO ALL VIETNAM VETERANS
VETERAN MEMORIALS IN SONG
He wears the scars of battle,
PTSD: HARASSMENT IS A FORM OF DISCRIMINATION
~ ** WHO GETS PTSD...? ** ~
PTSD DISCRIMINATION
~ ** WHAT IS PTSD ** ~
New Jersey is openly violating my civil rights, but because I have PTSD, they have been getting away
~ ** WHAT IS THE STIGMA OF PTSD...? ** ~
~ * AMERICANS WHO SUPPORT AMERICA'S VETERANS * ~
OUR LETTER TO CONGRESS
PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY: The bloodiest single day battle in U.S. history
Audie Murphy (American Hero) PTSD SUFFERER
~ WHY DO THESE TWO MARINES LOOK DRUNK... ~
~ PTSD Story: Troubled troops in no-win plight... ~
HONORABLE VETERAN MOCKED FOR HIS PTSD IN STATE ETHICS DOCUMENTS
PTSD ARTICLE IS FROM THE AMERICAN MILITARY FAMILY MAGAZINE.
~ Some of the War Experiences of an Honorable PTSD Veteran ~
THE STRESS OF COMBAT ARTICLE
MOTHER'S LOVE FOR HER SON WITH PTSD
INFORMATIONAL HELP FOR PTSD
A VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL OF HONOR
WE LOST OUR IRAQI WAR VET TO PTSD 5 WEEKS AGO...
HOW ONE STATE TREATS IT'S PTSD VETERANS
VETERANS PTSD HEALTH
Soldiers Back From Iraq, Unable to Get Help They Need
"I was exceptionally proud of that Marine,"
MILLER'S SECOND LETTER
Audie Murphy (American Hero) had it!
 
 
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Looks to me like, whoever wrote this poem knows what PTSD is.       

 
The silent one they call him,
someone that is not known.
The look upon his face now,
says just leave him alone.

A wanderer, a nomad,
compelled to always roam.
Uncaged, a warrior driven mad,
adrift without a home.

He wears the scars of battle,
his heart still screams his pain,
he’s asked God to forgive him,
for he feels he's lost again.

A danger to encounter,
with all his troubled ways,
consumed beyond his reason,
by the darkness of his days.

He seeks no further struggle,
no conflict to engage,
he’s just been pushed too far, too fast,
and he cannot not turn the page.

His heart he keeps well guarded,
his security severe,
he’ll never let another in,
to see his world of fear.

How could he ever tell them,
what lives inside his soul?
Why would he ever let them know
that he cannot not lose control?

Forever clad in armor,
a lowered shield no more,
defiant to his ending now,
as he’s still haunted by that war.

There is still one thing about him,
that is no idle boast.
He lives the sum of all his fears,
and he fears himself the most.
 
 
New Jersey Governor to PTSD veteran:   Drop dead?
For over a year now, Governor Jon Corzine refuses to answer a PTSD veteran's letters.
But the veteran refuses to go away, until he gets answers to his civil rights questions.


Did anyone succeed in getting a federal politician to answer their letter(s) on the treatment of PTSD veterans?

 
As of January 23, 2007, I have not received any responses to the below letter.  The letter was sent seventeen (17) days ago by regular mail to the below listed federal senators and members of the House on January 6, 2007.  It was also sent to numerous other federal politicians through email.   However, these email letters were not answered as well.   It's still early...
        Hopefully, the letter will be answered by a few federal statesmen. 
 

Americans  Who  Support  PTSD  Veterans

 

 

Reasonable Disability Accommodations for the PTSD disabled...

According to the federal Department of Veterans Affairs,

 There are 98,000  "NEW  PTSD  Vets"

 

These accommodations should be determined by medical specialists; and our federal and state Supreme Courts.

But our federal politicians must bring this major concern to our country's attention now!   Currently, there are no accommodations for the PTSD disabled, reasonable or otherwise.   Don't America's Veterans deserve something in return for their sacrifices...?

 

Honorable Congressman Scott Garrett

United States House

1318 Longworth

Washington, D.C. 20515                                                                         

 

Dear Honorable Congressman Garrett,

       As a member of Americans Who Support PTSD Veterans we are writing in concern of the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Veterans. We personally feel that veterans who have PTSD have historically been treated like second class citizens. This is sad for individuals who fought for this great country only to come home and be ignored. We want to address this issue with all of the senators and congressman to hopefully get someone to listen to our plight.

 

       Veterans with PTSD have been subjected to a stigma where they are considered to be misfits who have no grasp on reality. PTSD is a disability and should be treated as such, especially when it comes to reasonable disability accommodations. Violations of these rights should be considered a federal crime and should be investigated and prosecuted properly. Currently there is a strong focus on discrimination towards an individual’s race or sex which we feel that same focus should be put on veterans with PTSD. PTSD is a real mental illness and should be treated with a high sense of importance.

 

      Every March in the federal calendar it is stated that: “SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS A FORM OF DISCRIMINATION.” Not taking away anything from Sexual harassment and discrimination, but if harassment is a form of discrimination, why isn't PTSD harassment a form of discrimination? Harassing anyone with PTSD should be a Civil Rights discrimination crime and should be punished as such by the federal government, even if the federal and state governments are doing the harassing.

 

     There have been some improvements in the Veteran Affairs system but they are simply not enough and more has to be done. For a veteran to get service connected benefits, they have to wade through an eternal sea of red tape and wait years for an answer. Can you imagine not being able to work and left with no means to support yourself? Hence, the huge and growing amount of homeless veterans.

 

     The claims process should be much simpler than it is now and we feel that the only way that this is going to be done is putting more money into training those that handle the claims. There is a serious riff between veterans and the VA because of the mistreatment that has been historically portrayed. As veterans we also ponder why illegal immigrants get so much of our tax money to feed, clothe and send illegal immigrants to school rather than helping the veterans that provided the way and means for the choice to be made.

 

     There is always the idea that politicians are bought and sold to the highest bidder. To me this is not the case; rather the issue is that there has never been a push to make sure veterans with PTSD get the treatment and compensation they deserve. With the advent of technology, veterans are able to access information easier and thus are now becoming more vocal about their rights.

Just consider that to date, 98,000 military personnel have come back from Afghanistan and Iraq since the conflicts began and are now diagnosed with PTSD.

 

      This does not account those that are in denial or have not gone to the VA for help. Someone with PTSD, who has not been informed of the symptoms, begins to think they are crazy, and the world would be a better place if they didn't exist. Due to this there have been too many suicides by suffering veterans. If nothing is done, and the politicians sit by idle, then a big catastrophe is inevitable. Our question for you is where do you stand?

 

Respectfully yours, 

 

John “Jack” Cunningham

2 Wilson Road  20B

Sussex, NJ  07461

 

Americans Who Support PTSD Veterans

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Americans_Who_Support_PTSD_Veterans/

 

This letter sponsored by:

Jack “John” Cunningham/ John Waltz

 

 

Below is the list of the federal politicians that the above letter was sent to.

 

Honorable Majority Leader Steny Hoyer

House Majority Leader

H - 107   Capitol Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Honorable Congressman John Boehner

Republican Leader of the House

H - 204   The Capitol

Washington,  D.C. 20515

 

Honorable Congressman Bob Filner

United States House

2428  Rayburn House

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Honorable Congressman Scott Garrett

United States House

1318 Longworth

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Honorable Congressman Tom Udall

United States House

1410 Longworth House Office

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Honorable House Speaker Nancy  Pelosi

United States House Speaker

Office of the Speaker

H - 232   US Capitol

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

Honorable Senator Barack Obama

United States Senate

713 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Charles Schumer

United States Senate

313 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Daniel Akaka

United States Senate

141 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Daniel Inouye

United States Senate

722 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Harry Reid

United States Senate

528 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

United States Senate

476 Russell Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator James Webb

United States Senate

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator John Rockefeller

United States Senate

531 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator John Ensign

United States Senate

356 Russell Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Joseph Lieberman

United States Senate

706 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Joseph Biden

United States Senate

201  Russell Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Larry Craig

United States Senate

520 Hart Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510 

 

Honorable Senator Patty Murray

United States Senate

173 Russell Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Robert Menendez

United States Senate

502 Hart Senate Office

Washington,  D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Frank Lautenberg

Unites States Senate

324 Hart Senate Office

Washington,  D.C. 20510

 

Honorable Senator Lindsey Graham

Unites States Senate

290 Russell Senate Office

Washington, D.C. 20510

 
 
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"A man good enough to shed his blood for his country, is good enough to receive a square deal afterwards . . ."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
 
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of early wars were treated and appreciated by our nation."
 - George Washington


GOD  BLESS  OUR  VETERANS
 

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