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A Wife's Battle: When Her Gi Returned From Iraq


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When her GI returned from Iraq, Michelle Turner picked up war's burden

A real eyeopening, sad story dealing with PTSD

One line which is so true, and this is the way Vietnam Vets felt when we come home and did nothing about it for 30 years.

"Other people got wounded, and all I got was a mental thing," he says.

This is a 4 page article so it is too lenghtly to post entirely so follow the link

ROMNEY, W.Va. - Michelle Turner's husband sits in the recliner with the shades drawn. He washes down his Zoloft with Mountain Dew. On the phone in the other room, Michelle is pleading with the utility company to keep their power on.

"Can't you tell them I'm a veteran?" asks her husband, Troy, who served as an Army scout in Baghdad and came back with post-traumatic stress disorder.

"Troy, they don't care," Michelle says, her patience stretched.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21289214

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Yes, I read that article this morning. I didn't see anywhere in it that showed the veteran knew, or his wife knew, that he could apply for TDIU, even though he's already seen a VSO that is helping him "get re-evaluated." He's rated 70% now, he really needs to file for TDIU. I wonder if the VSO doesn't realize that, either.

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