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Fool shot himself at the VA

Discussion in 'Military Vets' started by grasshopperglock, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Banned

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    Monday around 8am at the Temple VA. Some poor lost soul smoked himself in a bathroom. Teague tower entrance. The bathroom down from the desk. Shot himself in the head.

    If ur having thoughts of sticking a gun in your mouth....call the damn number they give us all. Suicide is the cowards way out.

    Hes still alive from what i heard. How nice for his daughter to have to deal with it all. Call the gotdamn number if your mind is in that dark place.


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  2. Kennydale

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    Especially a VET. I am really sorry. The VA is getting skewered for everything, their directors get bonuses for refusing VETS treatment (That's what I heard !) you'd think there would be people to help those with deep mental issues.
     
  3. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Banned

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    Trust his case worker, doctors, cancelers have their names on a desk somewhere....and not the good kinda name drop either.




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  4. ArmyZach

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    Sometimes they are not all that apparent or are held back by the person until the moment they lose it.
     
  6. F350-6

    F350-6 TGT Addict Lifetime Member

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    There's also the VFW and American Legion if one just wants a place to go and be around others who have been there.
     
  7. CanTex

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    Nice to send a boot flying up the ass of someone who is down. When it gets dark and scary it is very very hard to think rationally. It is hard to work through the little problems and they pile up higher and higher till there seems to be no other alternative. Some times they do make an attempt to ask for help but you have to be listening or it goes unheard.

    So far this year I have cleaned up after 4. 3 were not vets. I expect to double that number before year end.
     
  8. shortround

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    We cannot condemn a man who found no reason to live. It is not cowardice, it is part of the human condition. He did what had to be done to end his pain, and for him it was honorable.

    I think of it every day, and at the end of the day, I go to sleep and think about it all over again the next morning.

    No shrink will ever tell me "it will get better."

    Some days are better, others are worse, and I don't expect the VA or society to solve my problems.

    Now, If I could get that family of raccoons from eating the cat food in my garage ...

    Some stupid General at Fort Bliss squealed that every one of the troops who killed themselves under his command were cowards and selfish. That SOB should have been fired on the spot!
     
  9. kyletxria1911a1

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    My borther wanted to do this. And me being a prick didnt understand this. And rode him hard and hard.
    Well on went home for christmas. He didnt go. Came back with his presents. Only to find him gone. And yes i found him.
    He didnt do it. GOD took him. But it could have went the other way. I found him with my rem 1100 12 ga buy his side..
    One never knows what is truly is on ones mind. Never never will i say that about one that wants to do that again.
    You guys can say its cowardly but untill it affects you as a family, father, mother, brother, you cant speak on this with any knowledge.
    The man took his own life. Yes it leaves a void, pain, confusion and heart break!!!
    But in the end if one wants to do it you can not stop it..
    We all have our breaking points. Dont care tough, or smart, cute, rich!!
    Or anything else. Your buttons can be pushed too.
    This was a hard lesson taught. So be very careful what you say. Cause it can happen to YOU..
    Or your family..
     
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  10. TreyG-20

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    I agree with most of what has been said here. My BB killed himself with a barrel in his mouth at Camp Adder Iraq right outside of our choo. I would not call him a coward.

    He had issues that had been building up and did what I guess he had to do. He asked me if I wanted to go to the DFAC to get some chow. I declined because I was tired from the heat. Not even a minute went by after he walked out the door that I heard the shot. He was fine the whole deployment, but apparently he was not. It's very hard to tell what's going on with someone if they are not willing to speak. He was my best friend and we talked about everything. Even made plans to go to Vegas together when we got back. He just had some pain that he felt he had to deal with on his own in his own way. While I don't agree with his choice, it was his to make.
     


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