Iraq Vet in Pennsylvania Murders......
Originally posted, 2009-04-19 07:40:19 -0500, bumped by carol. Checking out recent comments, I realized that this commentary had been overlooked. Thanks to Dadanation for his comment. I'm going to add a comment from an email that came to me today. A crucial vote on Health Care comes up today in the Senate, to do with the rules.
PTSD sufferers can't always leave the war behind.
Sergeant Nicholas Horner and his Wife Tragedy and war-inspired Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can meet like a head on crash when the nation's care providers at the Veterans Administration, notorious for lies and deceit, deny our combat veterans the care they need.
This story of deadly, senseless shootings in Altoona, Pennsylvania April 6th is possibly the most tragic story I have ever reported, and if it isn't, it is among the very worst.
A close friend of Nick's, Tina Zahurak, wrote to Salem-News.com asking if I would pay attention to this case and help people understand how this veteran was part of the system that is designed to, yet fails to, adequately treat the unique and varying needs of combat vets.
She wrote, "This man was a good man, not a monster or murderer. He saw and was involved in situations that he should've never been in. This is the other side of PTSD, the dark side, the side where one is not treated suitably and fell through the cracks. I was hoping that maybe you or somebody could share his story, so those victims he killed and injured did not die in vain."
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A short list of reading materials I posted recently
That some may find very helpful, others should find to be useful in the educational quality of understanding and research, and not only for combat veterans but civilian suffers of: