.
October 6th, 2009
02:01 PM ET
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. mark alloway

    Yeah, why can't we just get the heck out of there? We have no business over there anyway, and we certainly have nothing to gain from all of these deployments and wars in the past 6 years in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    October 6, 2009 at 4:21 pm |
  2. Deborah Pivar

    My son-in-law Cpl Michael Schummer joined the marines when he was 17. After 3 tours ( 2 of them in Iraq) & reinlisting once he has been diagnosed with PTSD. Because of his PTSD symptoms he was issued a NJP (Non Judicial Punishment). He also lost 1 stripe with this. Because of this he was brought up in front of a board. They recommended that he be kicked. It is in the hands of the Commanding General right now. I don't understand how they can diagnose him with PTSD & after defending his country he can be treated like this. He is doing everything possible to stay in the Marines. Nothing would make him more proud then to take his place in Afghanistan. I guess they can cause it but not take responsibility for it.

    October 6, 2009 at 3:27 pm |
  3. icampbell

    i think you should pull out all troops in afghanistan and send cruise missiles and do airstrikes and stop sacrificing all of our precious young men our soldiers are dieing and getting wounded so bad that they have to be taken care of by there mothers that are completeley devasted that there sons are having this happen to them since when are people in a terrorist country more important that our own UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,s soldiers bring all soldiers home from afghanistan now!!!!!!!

    October 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  4. Mari

    Yes, it is sad.

    October 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  5. icampbell

    personally i dont think these kids should be goin to prison for not wanting to go back to fight in these bloody wars can you imagine how scared each one of these young men are when they are fighting in combat you cant see bullets im sure none of us would relish the fact that we might loose our legs our get burned by roadside bombs we treat our terrorists in prison that have killed pur soldiers better than we treat the boys that didnt want to fight in middleeast why should our kids serve prison aftter they served our country thats just wrong even if they only went thru training thats more than most of the lazy people that complin about trivial things in there life have done at least these young men are doing something good for all of us soldiers need to come home from 2 bloody wars right now in middleeast they deserve to live life like the rest of us do so bring all soldiers home now dont throw this good person away if he doesnt want to go to combat

    October 6, 2009 at 3:07 pm |
  6. Cindy

    It's sad that soldiers have to take matters into their own hands to get any kind of help for dealing with PTSD. You would think with all that they go through that they would definitely be checked on for that constantly! It seems not!

    Cindy..Ga.

    October 6, 2009 at 2:27 pm |