Originally Posted by WR6133
Better to remember being a lion than spend your life as a loudly bleating sheep. The free school after that is just a bonus.
*This is not meant to be a flame or put anyone down*
Feel free to ask my brother in-law about his position on it....
5 tours in Iraq and Afghan.
His Humvee was blown up outside of Baghdad Airport, he survived, his best friend in the front passenger seat (He was driving) was eviscerated, died in front of him. My brother in-law lost hearing in his right ear, but the military "fixed" it, sent him back. Next tour, he was shot, Kevlar stopped it, still hurt though.
Two more tours went "fine", until his last tour, when he was actually ran over by another service member in a truck. They were back in Turkey on a break, my brother in-law was walking out of the BX and here comes a dude, drunk, runs him over. "Luckily" he wasn't going that fast, and my brother "only" had his knees torn apart....
Instead of surgery for repair, they just jacked him full of ultra high dosages of steroids, let him gain 120Lbs, and kicked him out for not passing PT. 10 years in the service....tossed like trash. He was smart enough to fight it for about a year, the being kicked part, and was able to get the Government to admit his injuries were "Service Connected", so now he gets the pleasure of dealing with the VA.
He is also about ready to graduate with his Bachelors in Nursing, and has had to only pay about $1000 out of his pocket, for little incidentals. Still, he would much rather have paid for his College completely out of pocket, and NOT have the horrible physical and physiological issues he has.
There is no amount of money that could make what happen to him worth it.....Edited by PostalTwinkie - 3/20/13 at 1:56pm