Who is bleeding?
In 2001, thousands of freshly hatched "adults", at the ripe age of 17-18, enlisted in the Armed Forces. Many of them, eager to fight those that attacked America on September 11th, signed up for Military Occupation Specialties such as the infantry. Our country was beckoning young men to step forward in a post-Pearl Harbor fashion. American flags flew from car windows, citizens united, and cami fatigues were issued.
Now, nearly 17 years later, it is estimated that over 125,000 service members, whom deployed to Iraq & Afghanistan, received discharges categorized as "Other Than Honorable". 90% of the time, The VA has gone as far as categorizing their service as "Dishonorable" when it comes to eligibility for benefits.
Wrapped up in the 125,000 service members, are those combat veterans who physically endured the harsh deserts of Iraq or mountains of Afghanistan. They survived combat, killed opposing forces, and watched their brothers die or become severely injured. Unfortunately, many of them could not handle their return home to the states and engaged in self-medication with drugs and/or alcohol. Subsequently, they were discharged other than honorably and though they bear the scars of service to country, they reap none of the benefits. They are still bleeding from their wounds, and we are asking you to help them.
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