Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Veterans, Military Families, GI's Car Caravan to Walter Reed
Veterans, Military Families, GI's Car Caravan to Walter Reed

On Thursday, March 15, at 3 pm Veterans, Military Families, members of the active duty military, and supporters will participate in a car caravan to Walter Reed Hosptial, where we will hold a rally and press conference to denounce the despicable treatment of Veterans by the President, Congress, and the Pentagon.
More details will be posted as soon as possible. If you are interested in participating, email veterans@troopsoutnow.org

President Bush, Congress, and other supporters of the war like to crow about how they "support the troops," but we know that ever since this war began, we've been hearing reports of them housing wounded soldiers in moldy, rat-infested facilities and denying them access to basic care.

When they say "support the troops," they're just using the troops as human shields for their failed policies. If anyone on Capitol Hill or in the White House cared about the troops, they would bring them home and provide adequate care for the wounded.

Join us on Thursday, at 3 pm for the car caravan to Walter Reed!


The Forgotten Wounded of Iraq
By Ron Kovic

Wednesday 18 January 2006



Thirty-eight years ago, on Jan. 20, 1968, I was shot and paralyzed from my mid-chest down during my
second tour of duty in Vietnam. It is a date that I can never forget, a day that was to change my life forever. Each year as the anniversary of my wounding in the war approached I would become extremely restless, experiencing terrible bouts of insomnia, depression, anxiety attacks and horrifying nightmares. I dreaded that day and what it represented, always fearing that the terrible trauma of my wounding might repeat itself all over again. It was a difficult day for me for decades and it remained that way until the anxieties and nightmares finally began to subside.

As I now contemplate another January 20th I cannot help but think of the young men and women who have been wounded in the war in Iraq. They have been coming home now for almost three years, flooding Walter Reed, Bethesda, Brooke Army Medical Center and veterans hospitals all across the country. Paraplegics, amputees, burn victims, the blinded and maimed, shocked and stunned, brain-damaged and psychologically stressed, over 16,000 of them, a whole new generation of severely maimed is returning from Iraq, young men and women who were not even born when I came home wounded to the Bronx veterans hospital in 1968.

read full article here

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