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American Soldier says,
It saddens me to think of the on going issue of soldiers being treated like shit while recovering back in the US. I have been reading about JR Salzman and his stay at Walter Reed. I am stunned and somewhat embarrassed to know that the Army isn’t taking care of these guys. Cut to through the political and red tape bullshit and tell me why the hotel that houses soldiers got to the point of mold all over a wall. Tell me why the fucking elevator is broke? Who is looking after these guys? I know if I was the NCOIC of that building, I’d be having other soldiers from other units going there once a week and policing that shit up! So as a result of all of this my fellow wounded brothers are subjected to long over due work orders and the kind of bullshit the Army can make exist with lazy people in certain positions. I think the commander of the Medical Holder Company needs to get this head out of his ass to be quite honest. This deferring it to others is not an excuse. Why doesn’t he perform weekly inspections of these areas, hold sensing sessions? Fuck the tact shit; this is bullshit and his responsibility. I saw this video and again I am sickened by it. The Army says they increased the number of staff, Platoon Sergeants, etc. But why did it have to come to this? Why should it?
I can relate to this subject quite well. I was in a medical hold over unit when I got back to the states. I had a lazy ass case manager that was locked behind closed doors. You were literally turned away if you hadn’t made an appointment 24 hours prior. They stacked lower enlisted 4 to a room and NCO’s two to a room in most situations. I couldn’t walk straight or stand up for more than a few minutes but yet I was put on the 3rd floor with no elevator. I won’t go too deep with my problems or experience because there is bigger fish to fry. No one looked after the ones who were going through a lot of shit with PTSD. In fact, you miss appointments you got your pass privileges taken away or worse. No one was going out of their way to help anyone. The staff sucked because they didn’t really want to be in that job. Some of them were Drills just off the trail and some even had that same mentality. These fucking legs who hadn’t been over to the war yet talking down on soldiers cause he was limping into a formation he was late to because his hearing was shot due to being blown the fuck up and all his buddy’s either said fuck it or left early for other appointments. To many times I witnessed things like this.
The Med Hold system is fucked, fucked, fucked and fucked! Know where they have it good….Landsthul, Germany! Now that place has a handle on things!
I don’t know what I can do to raise awareness with this subject but my fellow Milbloggers need to help with this. This is bullshit and I’m tired of seeing this time after time. We go and fight the good fight and some of us come back injured and all fucked up and we get treated like assholes. I grew up on welfare and I tell you what, standing in line for that weekly block of cheese was a better experience than Med Hold status!