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Tue Oct 4, 2016, 01:22 PM

Re: Trump's PTSD Veterans Statement

Fuck you Donald Trump.

My father was born in 1926 and graduated from high school and immediately enlisted for World War II and served in Germany. Having been born and grew up in Manhattan he had a knack for languages and by the time he went to Europe he was fluent in German, French and Polish.

Following his stint in the war he made the military his career and spent the next several years posing as a clerk in an East German hotel and passed on info to the US Military intelligence. He was also sent to Korea and finally to Vietnam early in 1961 when there were just a few military personnel there. Mainly advisors and communications experts of which he was one. He was hit by sniper fire and came home injured with high blood pressure and other wounds.

One of my earliest memories of him was waking at night, in the middle of the night and seeing him pacing around the apartment. He never did sleep much specially at night. Yes he had what we would now recognize as PTSD. He was strong, he was adept and smart, but he was also physically and mentally wounded.

To complete this narrative, one of the most searing memories of him was being awakened late at night and when I got to the living room seeing fireman working on him, and of me being raced to the neighbors as we hurried on the snow slicked sidewalks one week before Christmas of 1964.

My father died that night at 38 years of age from his wounds that he received while serving his nation. I was 7 years old.

My request to you Mr. Trump, a candidate who is crooked, dishonest and self serving. A candidate who is rude, vile and demeaning...when it comes to veteran's issues or of those dealing with veterans families: Not only have you never served, never been effected personally you haven't even paid a dime to help our military so please, STFU!!!

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Reply Re: Trump's PTSD Veterans Statement (Original post)
gopiscrap Oct 2016 OP
Wounded Bear Oct 2016 #1
mountain grammy Oct 2016 #2
retrowire Oct 2016 #3
sarge43 Oct 2016 #4
gopiscrap Oct 2016 #6
nahant Oct 2016 #5
Delmette Oct 2016 #7
niyad Oct 2016 #8

Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 01:27 PM

1. K & R ......for visibility..nt

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 03:39 PM

2. K & R

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 03:42 PM

3. STFU DONALD TRUMP. NT

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 04:12 PM

4. PTSD is a wound as real and painful as any physical one

Some are minor and bearable, but will leave scars.

Some are deep and always painful. They can make life difficult to bear.

Some destroy, sometimes slowly, but always deadly.

May your father know the peace denied him in this life.

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 04:25 PM

6. thank you!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 04:25 PM

5. F*uck Drumpf

the sissy who wouldn't serve because of a sore toe! I served 3 years 1 in the states and two in Germany so never was even close to combat. But I have friends who didn't come home, and many who came back wounded both physically and mentally. Very few ever brought up what they went through. Not to bring up what my Uncles said about WW11 in combat, one was 19 and the second wave of Marine on Iwo Jima, he could never keep a girl friend and died at the VA.
Sissy Trump cannot be allowed to be president. I surely don't want his and the next generation taking :Orders" from such a self-serving rich asshole who speaks like a sixth grade bully! And acts like a two year old when someone hits him back verbally.. "Maybe some of those left wing 2nd amendment can resolve this mater for all us Vets and the American people.................................../SS

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Oct 4, 2016, 06:09 PM

7. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

PTSD can affect the next generation for a lifetime.

Thank you for sharing your story and your grief.

My father was also in WWII but was an airplane mechanic. His diaries show how much he cared for the planes he worked on and how he watched to make sure his pilots came back.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Oct 5, 2016, 12:27 PM

8. I am so very sorry for your loss. there are not enough words to describe what it is like

for the ptsd sufferer, and not enough words to describe what it is like for loved ones watching helplessly. so many of us have been there. I hope that you and your loved ones have found some measure of peace.

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