Hidden war zone scars claim another soldier's life


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  • Oh My Heck! Vernal, UT
    June 5, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    One old man, this should not be used for political statements, in my opinion. This is a tragic story that could happen to any family, regardless of their politics, which has nothing to do with it. I agree there needs to me more done for our returning servicemen and women. And yes, treatment does cost money. But what is the value of a life? PTSD is very real, and has destroyed the lives of many of our sons and daughters.

    My son is currently in Afghanistan, and of course this is something we worry about with him. He's been in an area that has not seen much action. He is bored...we are thankful! He has several months left of his deployment, and I hope he continues to be bored! He is on security detail at a remote village.

    My condolences to all the remaining family of Dale. They have had much loss in their family. May God bless you with strength.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    June 5, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    Flashback, you forgot to include the predatory lenders, predatory bankers, predatory health insurance companies, predatory oil companies, predatory Wall Street insiders, predatory corporate giants, and in general all the GOP in your list of things to remove from those who feed a the public trough and cost us all money.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    June 5, 2012 9:06 a.m.

    This is heartbreaking. Our military people should be taken care of before anyone else. Get the welfare Mom's, illegal aliens, and welfare cheats, and slackers off the rolls and divert the wasted money to help those who defend our freedom. The VA and the security company should have teamed up to help this man out with his PTSD. I've had PTSD and it is a real problem. It took a long time for me to get normal again.

    It is sad that this man fell through the cracks. The VA and others should have a great deal of experience with PTSD and should know how to handle it. I know several Iraq/Afganistan vets that saw action that have it.