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Sgt Commander, Dav Chapter #90
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Lt Col Charlie Brown - This looks to be a very complete survey... As a DAV Commander, I may be exceeding what my line of command may or may not want me to do about becoming aligned with the American Legion questionnaire, so I have taken a temporary pass on completing it. However, I highly respect the AL as an organization helping Veterans...
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There was a couple demographics like zip code I do not assent to those. Additionally I have been voluntarily committed (twice) and both times my doctor said , that they were not necessary. At the VA, I had a subdural Hematoma and I was threatened by one patient who said he was going to kill me. For the hematoma, I was in the ICU for 5 days. The VA needs to have home health visits (if a vet accepts) to ask veterans how they are doing. Good idea! Having a seizure and having to go to a medical ICU. For a voluntary hold which become a serious injury. So, the VA needs to do outpatient care because many vets have problems like I do. It is a disincentive to seek treatment. They don't even tell you that you can leave after 72 hours. This is a clinical assessment not a jail. I am dejected with all of this.
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Sgt Commander, Dav Chapter #90
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SSgt (Join to see) - Have you worked with the DAV or American Legion or some other organization besides the VA? Did you sign a Power of Attorney for any claim(s) you submitted? GIven what you have related above I can see why you are dejected...
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SSgt Forensic Meteorological Consultant
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Sgt (Join to see) My Epilepsy is quasi-undercontrol. As a result, I can't drive. In essence a dependent who can't get to American Legion. It would nice to hang out with other vets.
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Sgt Commander, Dav Chapter #90
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SSgt (Join to see) - We should talk or at least use messaging to discuss... I am a DAV Chapter Commander...
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Good on AL and the VFW should do the same as well as the VA itself. Perhaps they do already. I am a Lifetime member of VFW walked out of AL Post in 1969 and never returned. I think they both have their merits but also would not be surprised to see them extinct in the next 5 years. The auxiliary in both does a tremendous job and is what keeps them going.
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