Soldier released from jail for psychi...

Soldier released from jail for psychiatric care -

There are 10 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 21, 2007, titled Soldier released from jail for psychiatric care -. In it, Newsday reports that:

A Fort Drum soldier who walked into a police station threatening officers with what appeared to be an assault rifle was ordered released from jail Tuesday for psychiatric care.

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Bryan

Syracuse, NY

#1 Aug 22, 2007
Great, another nut in Syracuse ...all we need down here.
sandy

Syracuse, NY

#2 Aug 22, 2007
well isn't that nice just plead insane and you go to hospital instead of doing the time for the crime. Are hero's. Take are kids and misuse them. Raise are housing rent. Much more for the middle man to pay. Yes! The raise is on except the pay. No matter how you look at the different situations it all comes down to are hero's.
Renny

Watertown, NY

#3 Aug 22, 2007
Obviously neither of you has a family member or friend in the military who has been deployed, or you wouldn't be so quick to judge. PTSD is a very real, and frightening thing to deal with. Yes, there are bad seeds in the military, just like every other segment of the states and societies they come from. But imagine committing a felony because you'd rather spend years in prison than return for a 4th tour of death and destruction, and spending more time there in the last 6 years than at home. Or worse, committing suicide. There are thousands of soldiers who have fulfilled their commitment to the army, but a little thing called stop-loss keeps them serving and deployed against their will. War is an ugly thing, and the consequences are dire and last for years. Try praying for our soldiers to come home safe and healthy instead of ridiculing them.
Sarah

Syracuse, NY

#4 Aug 22, 2007
I am not saying that this Soldier is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or not. There is only one way to find out and that's to get him help and sitting in jail is not going to give him the help that he needs. No one knows what happened to this Soldier in Afghanistan. All I know is this Soldier just like all the other Soldiers are going overseas or have been overseas and more then likely going again and again to fight for our freedom. If only the Military would have all the Soldiers evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder maybe certain things could be prevented. Oh and Sandy I don't think that everything comes down to are Hero's.
Dont get it

Marbury, MD

#5 Aug 22, 2007
Bryan wrote:
Great, another nut in Syracuse ...all we need down here.
Well, at least you only have 1 of them to deal with! The police force in Watertown keep adding staff to try and keep up with the increase in domestic violence/abuse, gangs, drugs, and all of the other great things that go along with the "economic boost of Fort Drum."
Diane Cade

Seoul, Korea

#6 Aug 23, 2007
If we do not start acknowledgeing that post traumatic stress exsist and treating it things like this will get much worse Seem like the Fox Island that is up for auction would make a great place to build a retreat or center to heal these soldiers Instead they are told to suck it up and leave what happen behind Be a real man or be a real woman Be a soldier We have should have started this with vietnam vets Todays vets are ending up homeless on on the streets like our Vietnam vets Lets get it right this time and heal our soldiers not ignore them
Diane Cade

Seoul, Korea

#7 Aug 23, 2007
Lets pray each and every day for the safe return of all our soldiers Let us pray even harder for the families who have lost loved ones in this war Let pray even harder who need help for the post tramtic stress they have suffered Keep them in your prayers and minds do not let them fall by the way side this time
Carmella

Horseheads, NY

#8 Aug 24, 2007
Bryan wrote:
Great, another nut in Syracuse ...all we need down here.
If it wasn't for "nuts" like him you wouldn't have the freedom to write such a ridiculous comment. God Bless this Soldier and all who fight for our freedom. HOORAH!
christie craig

Kittanning, PA

#9 Sep 13, 2007
Ok well You all make good points. But think about it this way, this man ask for help, yes in a very bad way. He could have gone thru the chain of command(done it the right way) but in his eyes, if they are stop-lossing our soldiers do you really think he would have gotten the help he needed. Atleast now he can. I know that looking at it this way, I would rather him be in the hospital state side rather than standing next to MY SOLDIER being responsible for watching his back. In that situation they may both very well end up dead.

These men go back because they believe they are doing good. They signed a contract and joined the army because they want o protect our country and there loved ones. They cant perform that duty to their fullest if they cant think straight, if they are on edge they will come home in a box. I love my soldier and want all our soldiers to be safe. They cant be if they have men like this man standing with them.
SK Peterson

Faribault, MN

#10 Feb 17, 2008
I am a disabled retired Navy deepsea diver. I have PTSD and am being stripped of my rights, liberties, and the very freedom I sacrificed my health for. Please visit my site dedicated to PTSD/suicide awareness. www.libertypal.org

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