Those of us who have assisted veterans
in receiving the benefits they were/are
know the dues and denial of benefits that many vets
are faced with.
Today we are preoccupied with
I could share many a story of the TERROR
faced by our veterans once they are home,
themselves at the mercy of the
very system they have fought & died to
protect! Pernicious treatment in their
time of need, by the very system
they gave up so much for!
I will share one
such story with you, as he, Ed; would
have had me do just that! He made me promise,
shortly before his death,
" Never let them forget !
His name was Ed Ellis, he was from New Jersey.
He served in Nam! He was a prisoner of war!
He was a POW for three months!
He came home to a time when Americans were being
ignorantly unkind! He had no one to share his
deepest most thoughts and fears with!
Ed was a proud and considerate person!
He worked hard and was liked by those who
knew him! One day while working for a casino
in Las Vegas he was seriously hurt on the job.
From that day on until his death, he would be
made to suffer unbelievable torture at the
hands of those that he fought
I will be
sharing more about Ed
in the near future on
"Dare To Dream"
in an attempt to keep my promise to
A promise he asked me to make and
I would one day keep.
It was made
died from what
bad faith and gross
abuse, by the very system
once fought to protect.