Monday, July 09, 2007

Soldier To Sue Military After 5th Army Deployment

I just do not think this story could possibly be true:

<http://www.local6.com/news/13642869/detail.html>

How could it be possible that a person who joined soon after 9/11/01 would be deployed to combat four times already and be going back a fifth time, all as a Reservist?

I do not think this story could possibly be true.

Has anyone read anything about it?

Mike Sylvester

2 comments:

Charlotte A. Weybright said...

I have not read this story yet; however even the DoD's Mental Health Task Force Study shows that of the roughly 1,000,000 deployed to date in Afghnaistan and Iraq, about half - 449,000 - have been deployed more than once.

It is entirely possible that the soldier has been deployed that many times. My position is the National Guard has been used improperly in this war. They are not trained in the same way and with the same intensity of the standing military. These are usually older individuals who train once a month (not daily) and who undertake a two to four-week training session during the year. The Guard was not meant to substitute for our standing forces.

That same report also noted that mental health issuses are a major concern - 31% of the Army, 38% of the Marines, and 49% of the Guard are returning from these tours with some type of mental and emotional health issue.

Karen Goldner said...

I know two people who have been (or are in the process of being) deployed twice.

By deploying the Guard and Reserve, the federal government hasn't had to "own up" to the true cost of the war by hiring active-duty soldiers. As a result, the families of those deployed pay a disportionate share of the cost of the war (in lost wages and lost businesses - not even talking about the human cost.) An Air Guardsman I know was injured while on duty in the Middle East and will probably end up bounced out of the service due to his disability. I find this outrageous.

In the meantime, I am praying for my cousin.

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