Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Full Delivery of Promised Lifetime Medical Care for Veterans Would Bring In More Volunteers For The Military

There is a severe shortage of volunteers for military service in the United States Armed Forces, we all know this.

I think it may be true that many of America’s active military personnel are averaging more time in combat areas than ever before in the history of our nation. I read one time that a big problem for Vietnam Veterans is that they spent 12 to 18 months at a time in combat areas, but the average World War Two vet spent three months out of each year in combat. I read that, but have no way to back it up. I am surmising in saying that today’s combat vets are in for the ‘longest hauls’ in American history.

Many of today’s combat veterans have no one to replace them on the battlefields after their pre-designated tour of duty there is over, consequently they go back into combat again. And again, and again, and again, and so on.

If the United States Government were to finally begin delivering on the full health care benefits promised to all veterans, than there would be more volunteers joining the military, and more volunteers for combat areas.

The blog post appearing below this one deals in great detail with the lack of promised medical care for veterans.

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