This is the second 'Nam Vet found to have died alone and remains found way too late. The first, to make any news, was only a few days ago having died in his apartment in NYC, lying there for a couple of months with no one checking in on him even after a foul odor was noticed!
The second in Florida:
The police made two announcements about Gary Dale Wilson this week, back to back: Person lost, remains found.
Person lost: Homeless, veteran, 61, 5-foot-10, 140 pounds, missing two months, very ill, needs medicine.
Remains found: In woods, south of Martin Luther King Boulevard. Near a dozen bottles of medicine and cans of liquid food and a little wooden shelter just big enough for someone to sleep comfortably. Still seeking his family........Rest Here
Then we have a still living Vet fighting for himself and his brothers and sisters to be recognized for what they're going through.
Gulf War Veteran Tractors to DC
Nancy Murdy Logsdon wrote The Forgotten Soldier in honor of her long time friend, Matthew Letterman from Willow Springs, MO. Matt is a Gulf War Veteran from 1990-1991 who suffers from Gulf War Illness. Almost 19 years later, he still has not received benefits from the VA.
Matthew Letterman..The Forgotten Soldier
Just think of the many, who served this Nation, our brothers and sisters, that have died alone, many homeless, and never known about!
Or how about the total lack of coverage on those who served in the first Gulf War and many now suffering from a variety of devastating ailments much like our brothers of 'Nam and Agent Orange, the Vietnamesse are still seeing the results of today!
I post this news up, about these three brothers, as a 'Nam Vet myself, as a reminder to our returning veterans of the present two conflicts and occupations, that they continue what other Veterans before them have had to do, Fight A Nation they serve, who quickly loose interest after the cheering of Wars of Choice dies down, and they don't uphold their end of the contracts of those who serve them, and to watch out for each other!
Deja Vu All Over Again