Skip to comments.Military burials bring final dignity to homeless veterans
Posted on 09/18/2012 11:08:09 PM PDT by Rabin
64-year-old Dunagan, collapsed on a street of this Midwestern city last month and soon died, he was homeless and sorta alone one of the 130,000.
Instead of being buried in a paupers grave an ending that would have reinforced his "anonymous" years the Vietnam veteran was recognized as Army Sgt. Patrick Dunagan and honored with a military funeral.
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GGoM, I got to do better than that, Rab thinks.
I have contempt for the abled bodies that game the system, and squander the resources that are meant to help the lost, especially those individuals that have also served the Country.
the VA has been taken over by the left. At every chance VA officials are making our young men and women into wards of the state instead of doing what is needed to rehabilitate and release. I am not saying that the VA is not needed but it has become a self serving beurocracy on its own. Eg. my sister who served honorably in the Navy Band, was diagnosed with PTSD. She had depression, the closest she came to a warzone was San Diego’s Battle of the Bands!
I am not saying cut the VA’s funding but hold them accountable.
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