What’s The Dumbest Thing You Could Say To A Congresswoman Who Lost Her Legs In Battle? Um, THIS.

My husband, came out of his conflicts with all his limbs, and most of his wits intact.  He is a veteran of Operations Apollo and Athena, as Navy Boarding Party, and Op MOBILE, Libya, as aircrew.

His best friend, and former combat buddy, who changed careers from Supply Technician, to Armoured (Royal Canadian Dragoons) was not so lucky.

In 2007, there was an IED that killed 6 Canadian soldiers.  Two were left alive.  The man who was trying to get me a job at the West Nova Scotia Regiment, and my husband’s best friend.

They sent him back, after his convalescence in Germany.

They kept him on rotation.  He’s the type that was able to hold his PTSD down.  He snapped one day.  He is still dealing with it.

My new friend, a SigOp, he’s dealing with PTSD as well.

My Grandfather, a World War 2 veteran,  he charged up the center of Juno Beach on D-Day. He battled PTSD for his entire life after the war. For some time after, whenever a fire in the stove went pop, he dove for cover.  He drank to drown out the pain and the screams.  My Grandmother helped soothe the mental wounds, and when she died, he was never the same man I guess.  All this happened before I was born, but still.

I think this is why Freyja has a serious liking to me and why my Disir are the Valkyries.  This has been in my line forever.  I have the utmost respect for those who go into battle, DESPITE THE REASON.

So, Congresswoman Ducksworth, good on you at putting that faker in his place.

 

What’s The Dumbest Thing You Could Say To A Congresswoman Who Lost Her Legs In Battle? Um, THIS..

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About Monica Baker

Stay at home mom trying to get back into the workforce and blogging about it. Nothing super exciting really. But if you insist on reading go right ahead. If anything feel free to leave tips!

Posted on June 30, 2013, in Spirituality and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on Thrudvangr and commented:
    In my Household we have many, many combat veterans. I am proud to be married to a man who served not only in the US Army but also in the US Navy, as did my brother. Our family has sacrificed for every combat action that our great nation has been involved in. I ‘adopt’ deceased soldiers and sailors as part of my spiritual work and agree to feed and honor their spirits at my altar.
    This man…I am so angry I could just scream. He SHOULD be ashamed. My husband refuses to get tratment for things that he needs through the VA…like ingrown toenails and such because there are more serious conditions that need to be treated, their are soldiers and sailors in much more dire need of care and he does not want to use the monies that could go to seriously wounded or affected serve people.
    Reblogging to boost the signal on this.

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