Posted on Nov 24, 2015
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Have you seen this Documentary that Explores America’s Treatment Of Physically Disabled Veterans?

First of all one of our own veterans SGT Sara Hodgkiss has actually seen this film "Debt of Honor". I don't know if I would recommend it for veterans that suffer with PTSD and TBI - so caution should be taken - just my opinion.

http://taskandpurpose.com/documentary-explores-americas-treatment-of-physically-disabled-veterans/

This new film called "Debt of Honor" explores how a democracy pays the debt it owes the people it sent to war, and who is responsible for it.

https://youtu.be/DoWIcvB6zA4
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LTC Stephen F.
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No COL Mikel J. Burroughs I had not seen documentary that explores America’s treatment of physically disabled veterans.
I am not sure I actually want to watch it. I see far too many physically disabled veterans as it is every time I go to the VAMC for treatment.
I suspect physically disabled veterans like other physically disabled people are treated with more compassion and sympathy by the general population. Those veterans with PTSD and other non obvious disabilities can more readily be treated with fear and anger unfortunately.
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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CPT Pedro Meza - I am sorry to learn that school administrators told you that you were too strict and scary. That is pretty weird and unfortunate.
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CPT Pedro Meza
CPT Pedro Meza
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LTC Stephen F. - Some also told me not to work too hard with the working class students because it was God decision that they were born into working class and that they are not to progress; so don't go out of my way.
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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CPT Pedro Meza - that is terribly sad that anybody would consider people to be born into working class and that they are not to progress out of it. That sounds like extreme social darwinism.
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CPT Pedro Meza
CPT Pedro Meza
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LTC Stephen F. - Extreme Christian fanaticism/fundamentalist you mean. I know it because I dealt with Jim Jones, his church was two blocks away.
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LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow
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Except we as a nation are not paying the debt. There was a way to find $6Trillion for the wars, but CONgress and the White House won't fully fund DOD and VA medical care...
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CPT Pedro Meza
CPT Pedro Meza
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The Wars were making money for big business, and wounded vets do not make money for big business; pharmaceutical does not count either.
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LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow
LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow
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Very cynical - I like that...
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CPT Pedro Meza
CPT Pedro Meza
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LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow - Cynical or Reality a analyses of facts is required.
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CPT Jack Durish
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The price of war doesn't end just because we sign a treaty or turn away from the fight, does it?
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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CPT Jack Durish No it doesn't, the 2nd and 3rd order effects are long and last forever!
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PO2 Mark Saffell
PO2 Mark Saffell
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what makes me sad is there are a lot of people that think they finish and its ok to just put us into a box and forgotten like we are tools without feelings or families. To be stored away until needed again with a glass door that says break in case of an emergency.
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CPT Pedro Meza
CPT Pedro Meza
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs - 2nd and 3rd order effects can at times wake up parts of the brain that effect pre-cognition which at times can be used to save lives but at the same time create a cycle of injury.
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