This one is just so disgusting.
On February 15, Iraq War veteran Richard Miles entered a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, and told the staff he desperately needed help.
They turned him away despite the fact that he was diagnosed with “worsening PTSD.”
This was a troubled veteran who had tried to kill himself on at least two occasions. He went to the VA in search of help and they just gave him sleeping pills and turned him away.
His body was discovered five days later. He took a toxic dose of sleeping pills and wandered off into the woods where he ultimately died from exposure to the elements.
The VA failed him. How many times are we going to sit by and watch this completely inept and corrupt bureaucracy kill our veterans before we do something about it?
We owe our veterans more than this. They deserve more than just a handshake and “thank you for your service.” Richard Miles shouldn’t have frozen to death in the woods. He should have been admitted and cared for.
But that didn’t happen.
Congress claimed to fix the VA last year. But that was nothing but lip service. The money they appropriated for helping veterans is being redirected, corrupt bureaucrats are having their bonuses restored, and our vets are still being left out in the cold.
It’s just so shameful that this keeps happening; that we keep allowing this to happen.
This man literally begged to be admitted and the VA just gave him a bottle of pills and sent him on his way. The coroner says that Richard Miles died from exposure, but that’s not true. The VA killed this man just as the VA has killed countless veterans before him.
As you can see in the picture above, the Des Moines VA Hospital has a sign out front that reads, "the price of freedom is honored here." That's a lie.
The question is are you going to allow this to continue? These veterans answered the call to protect us. Now it’s our turn to raise hell and DEMAND that Congress put a stop to this once and for all!