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Friday, February 22, 2008

Time Magazine Reports "Death at the Army's Hands"

Time Magazine publishes an investigative report on more military problems this week. It is reported by Mark Thompson.

You'll want to get a copy and read it yourself but basically the Army continues to make very poor decisions about providing the best health care for their soldiers. See an earlier post about their sending soldiers with certain medical conditions to Iraq in spite of the fact that they are medical conditions that can't be treated there. My grandson is one of those.

In this case, the soldier, Sgt. Gerald Cassidy, had returned from Iraq, was sent to a base ill-equipped to handle his disorder and died. Several other factors of neglect also appear to be involved.

Find the article on pages 40 and 41. And please, write your representatives.

My condolances to Cassidy's widow, Melissa, and his children Isaac and Abbey.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence.

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