Monday, October 20, 2003
Second-class treatment for our sick troops
Press reports our country is treating returning National Guard and Reserve
troops badly. UPI investigative reporter Mark Benjamin files a report
of sick and wounded U.S. soldiers -- including many who served in the
Iraq war -- are languishing in hot cement barracks [at Ft. Stewart,
Georgia] while they wait -- sometimes for months -- to see doctors."
in medical hold at Fort Stewart stay in rows of rectangular, gray, single-story
cinder block barracks without bathrooms or air conditioning.
They are dark and sweltering in the southern Georgia heat and humidity."
make their way by walking or using crutches through the sandy dirt to
a communal bathroom..."
air, no bathrooms, no treatment for months? If this is true, would someone
please tell the Commander-In-Chief? I'm sure he will want to do something
to help our sick soldiers. After all, he supports the military so much,
Messer commentary, KTSA.
UPI 10/17/2003 Sick,
wounded US troops held in squalor
Stewart home page
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Stewart medical facilities (where are cinderblock
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