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Almost Sunrise (Documentary about Returning Vets Struggle)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Morpheus, May 16, 2014.

  1. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    I just saw this and will be contributing to it. 22 vets each day commit suicide. If the government is unable or unwilling to address this, maybe some public awareness will help.

    Almost Sunrise is a documentary about 2 vets struggle to find a normal life after returning home from the war. I almost posted this under political or general. But it really isn't either. Please take a look, and donate if you feel it is the right thing to do.

    https://www.kickstarter.com/project...unrise-a-documentary-in-production?ref=banner
     
  2. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    My disappointment in the V.A. knows no bounds, and I am one of the lucky ones. I am about to apply for a job with the V.A., the irony....oh the irony....but GREAT job security. It will add material to either my book or comedy routine or both. I genuinely feel for the vet who is just entering " the system " and does not yet know what is in store for him or her. Next time I'm asked I may consider joining the other guy's army.
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I read a good article about the suicide among vets, not only those who were/are returning from the middle east, but the vietnam vets as well. It was saying the vietnam vets were preoccupied for the last 40 year working and after retiring and sitting around more watching the news and seeing the new war footage was igniting the ptsd from their years in war. The memories would flood back and it was amazing the numbers of vietnam vets that were committing suicide now.
    It's so sad and so sick to see the failure in emotional and mental support for our heroes.

    God bless them, and I hope they find peace.
     
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  4. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    The V.A is typical government . War sucks. It is not a good will job.
     
  5. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Nam vet sucide rate is the highest of all returning combat vets. Currently still on top by a long shot. They also top the numbers of combat veterns in prision. Buried and forgotten stuff. Soon to be repeated.
     
  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    And homeless
     
  7. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    I can just see all these returning Vets doing battle with human resources in jobs that should protect them. But instead they are politically attacked, or demonized in the workplace by semantics.

    Someone could be training them for this, I have seen it in my own career. Now I know how they operate.
     
  8. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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  9. jvp

    jvp oregon Member

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    suicides are not just the vets but their families also. read an article about the amount of family member that are also committing suicide. our nation has lost sight of what is right and what is wrong when it comes to those who serve.
     
  10. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Ish. Our country has lost sight of all moral character, and conscience.

    Any Nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure...

    We are in the decline