I was just asked what happened to me while I was in the Air Force that would warrant a disability rating. well for one I became suicidal,I became an alcoholic.and started to abuse drugs. At one point I had a military psychiatrist tell me that I was manic depressive (what is now called bi-polar) to my face,and that he was not going to give me any disability.than he turned around and wrote that I had a personality disorder that was prior service. This is a common practice that is being done now to veterans who served in Iraq and Afghastan to deny service men and women a disability benefit This practice was done to the service people who were in during the Viet Nam era as well. now I wish I had been successful at one of my attempts,than I would not have had to be going through what I do now.
do not get me wrong,if I had to do it all over again I would do so.I was proud to raise my hand and take the oath that I took to serve this country as do every one who enters military service does. I was also proud to serve my country as a member of the U.S.Air Force, just as My Dad was a Proud member of the U.S.Army Air Force when he was in.