America’s Veteran Crisis: Abandoned At Home

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As politicians in Washington wring their hands over the Veterans Affairs scandal, VICE News travels to Portland, Oregon, to see what it’s all really about. We meet Curtis Shanley, a former Marine Corps machine-gunner, who has spent the past five years wading through red tape to get medical attention for a crippling injury he suffered while serving his country in Iraq.

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35 thoughts on “America’s Veteran Crisis: Abandoned At Home

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  2. Well, I work in healthcare. My dads a vet. This is how they treat our vets. Its absolutely disgusting. Despicable. A sin. A crying shame. All these pos lying psychopath politicians. Put them in the military. Sons of bitches

  3. My father had bad PTSD ever since 2005-2006 deployment. He had tried to commit suicide 3 times and then he went to go get help. THEY ONLY KEPT HIM FOR 30 DAYS!!! They even knew he tried to commit suicide 3 times!! Then they said they didn't have enough funds to keep him anymore!!! Later he finally committed suicide on June 2, 2018 when I was 17 years old. RIP David W. Rice. Love you.

  4. Wow! I love this Proud Marine he told it like it is!! Straight up!!. Now congress need to get off their butts, stop talking about it and fix it so these soldiers get the care they have dammed well EARNED!!

  5. The VA dosent care about our veterans if they have any sort of pain they basically just send them expensive over the counter medication, their not trying to help them their killing them, my grandpa served in the Philippines during WW2 and he’s was apart of a mortar team and he’s deaf in his right ear, he has 3 amputated toes, and he has been on a waiting list for a caretaker for 5 years with the VA and the have still done nothing about it, it’s repulsive.

  6. There is a reason a average of 22 veterans take their own life every day. I was medically discharged and not recognized not compensated or treated. Im told there is nothing wrong with me.

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