I have said many times how I was glad to serve in the US Air Force. i have not visited my dark side of being in the service.My dark side was the drinking and a couple of attempts to end my life.Not to mention my loss of enthusiasm.at one time I tried to keep my uniforms neat and clean I did not starch and press my fatigues as a lot of the other guys did and I was labeled as having a bad attitude for it.I did have problems with drinking as well,in fact that is where my alcoholism started.not that the service gave a damn,they said that I had a personality disorder.their way of saying yes you have a problem but that was caused by something other than being in the service.which is bull sh##.
I think that the service says that so they can avoid taking care of the vets and not pay them any compensation.They are still doing this especially for the service men and women who develop psych problems from their military service.In stead of saying your service caused this,they will say you have a personality disorder and it was prior service. That way they will give you an Honorable discharge,but not compensate you for your emotion distress that being in the service caused.I know first hand of thin tactic. I have an article stashed some where in cyberspace and as soon as I find it I’ll publish it on this site if I can.
I have not posted this lightly I have had this on my mind for some time.I have finally decided to share this.I have alluded to this problem on some other sites as comments made.
I did find the article that I wanted to add to my post,but alias I cannot add it.I do not know how.
I guess the best I can do is possibly post the link and see if you can locate on the web.this article was posted on ABC news called “questionable treatment for some Iraq Heroes” the original posting was July 12,2007. This is type of treatment is nothing new,it has been used in the past,it is just getting a little more attention now,since the news members have been inbeded with the troops. This is the best that I can do as far as posting the article,Ive tried every which way I know to publish the article to my site.
for those who would like to read the article that I have put in quotation marks go the abcnews.com and type in one the search section Questionable treatment for some Iraq Heroes.the article will pop up in a list of articles click on the one dated july 11 or 12 2007.this way you can read the article for your self.