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by 5thFSEMSG
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Desert Shield/Storm Pictures
Topic: A couple of mine
Replies: 14
Views: 16831

Re: A couple of mine

Female, Male, Gender Neurtal it didn't matter as long as I my first shower in 100 hours. It was ice cold and felt like a million bucks! :mrgreen:
by 5thFSEMSG
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: How do you feel?
Replies: 43
Views: 36713

Re: How do you feel?

That's how it was for me. Took me 11 years but I made 100%. I used the DAV to represent me and I cannot stress how much help the Vet Center (NOT the VA but Fet Center) helped in reaching that goal. If you don't have a one of the veteran's organizations representing you, the get one tomorrow. DAV, VF...
by 5thFSEMSG
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: How do you feel?
Replies: 43
Views: 36713

Re: How do you feel?

I have a host of problems, Depression, Body Aches, Knee problems, Tinnitas (ringing in the ears). The post deployment health assesment, nonexistant back then, was a joke. I was never treated for my depression, and it was worse this last deployment to Iraq. My PTSD is back with a vengance. I cant st...
by 5thFSEMSG
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: Army in Desert Storm
Replies: 40
Views: 32016

Re: Army in Desert Storm

Use the American Legion or the VFW. They also have service officers that are there to represent you. Use any of them just please make sure that you have the free representation offered because they can often make the difference in getting your claim or not. VFW, DAV, America Legion all offer free r...
by 5thFSEMSG
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: Army in Desert Storm
Replies: 40
Views: 32016

Re: Army in Desert Storm

I used the folks who were up at the Disability boards in Winston Salem maybe that was the difference. I know posts vary alot in how they run and they run off of volunteers.
by 5thFSEMSG
Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: Army in Desert Storm
Replies: 40
Views: 32016

Re: Army in Desert Storm

Grab the phone book and see if you have a DAV around you anywhere. Them guys know how to get things done. That's the truth and that's why I have a life time membership with them. They let you pay it in $20 increments until you have the lifetime memberships paid up. You should go for it, they are a ...
by 5thFSEMSG
Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: Army in Desert Storm
Replies: 40
Views: 32016

Re: Army in Desert Storm

Try stopping by your local Vet Center as opposed to the VA hospital. They are much more attuned to dealing with PTSD as all of the counselors are combat Vets themselves. They can help you diagnose your possible PTSD and get things moving for you. Good Luck!
by 5thFSEMSG
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Fact Finder
Topic: Army in Desert Storm
Replies: 40
Views: 32016

Re: Army in Desert Storm

You know the VA has denied my benefits, again, for all this shit we were put through in Iraq! If you were in the 62nd Engineer Battalion, you know about the diesel fuel that they sprayed down the sand with so it wouldn't blow around! Who the frick thought that up??? Anyway, here I am , friggin diei...
by 5thFSEMSG
Sun May 04, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desert Storm Bar and Grille
Replies: 3265
Views: 608538

Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

Thanks guys. I know he'll be good to hook. He has excellent training, combat experience, and this time around he's packing an M16A2 with a Thud gun slung under the rifle. He's got the big stuff if situations get intense. The rags are the ones who'd best be on the look out. At least I was able to giv...
by 5thFSEMSG
Sun May 04, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desert Storm Bar and Grille
Replies: 3265
Views: 608538

Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

Naw didn't catch. Watched my son fly off to his second combat tour in the same area I fought in 17 years ago, having to finish the mission we started. I wish I could have gone in his place. It is so much easier to board the plane and go fight yourself than it is to see your son do it. Sorry, just a ...
by 5thFSEMSG
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Global The War on Terror (OIF, OEF)
Topic: Off to the Sandbox
Replies: 6
Views: 6419

Re: Off to the Sandbox

He is commo, 25P microwave communications repair and operations. He is in the Division main repair shop and should soon be the shop foreman.

Thany y'all for the prayers
by 5thFSEMSG
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Global The War on Terror (OIF, OEF)
Topic: Off to the Sandbox
Replies: 6
Views: 6419

Re: Off to the Sandbox

Thanks guys, I appreciate all support. It's much easier being a Solider and heading off for combat than it is standing on the runway and waving good bye. At least these days we have Internet chat sites that allow us to talk almost daily, that helps. I'll have to dig around and see if I can find a pi...
by 5thFSEMSG
Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Global The War on Terror (OIF, OEF)
Topic: Off to the Sandbox
Replies: 6
Views: 6419

Off to the Sandbox

Well it's a bummer of a day. I put my son on a plane to fly him back to Ft. Drum. He is doing his second combat tour, the first one is in the 'Stan) I know that he is a man now, a well trained, well quipped Soldier. But you know, I'd rather walk up that ramp myself than watch my son walk up that ram...
by 5thFSEMSG
Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desert Storm Bar and Grille
Replies: 3265
Views: 608538

Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

Dude I know exactly how you feel as I have the exact same ratings. Your are not a slug, you have earned every dime you will be paid. I go through periods just like you describe even after a year. I dealt with it by dedicating my time to various Veteran's causes. I'm Chief Moderator at Military Dot C...
by 5thFSEMSG
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desert Storm Bar and Grille
Replies: 3265
Views: 608538

Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

Been in a slump the last couple of weeks ... can't seem to shake the doom and gloom attitude towards damn near everything. Got out and did a little yard work yesterday and will try to do the same today ... maybe I can shake this. Thought I should post an explanation for my absence. Have you had tha...