Soldier found dead in Fort Hood barracks

Soldier found dead in Fort Hood barracks

There are 25 comments on the Palm Beach Post story from Aug 14, 2008, titled Soldier found dead in Fort Hood barracks. In it, Palm Beach Post reports that:

A Florida soldier has been found dead in his barracks at Fort Hood, the second soldier's death at the Central Texas Army post in less than a month.

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Dave

Perry, FL

#1 Aug 17, 2008
What the heck is going on out there ???
Anon

Killeen, TX

#2 Oct 14, 2008
I am a soldier at Fort Hood and I can see why people have the desire harm themselves. There is so much crao that goes on. Just a few things that I have been through, One I was told that I am a soldier, I have no rights. I've been told I am just a piece of governmant property and the doctor had more rights to my body then I do. If I get Preg they are going to give me a pill to abort it. THings like this are told to many soldiers. I can definately see why people in the Army kill themselves. I've almost been to the point myself.
Cal

Peoria, IL

#3 Nov 12, 2008
To the comment above do not i repeat do not stoop to that level you are better than that report everything that is said to you that is not fair do that for me ok
Once a FT Hood soldier
Take Care
Ready to leave Hood

Stephenville, TX

#4 Nov 17, 2008
Because Higher ranks have their hands in everybody elses business trying to run every Company and nitpick. They constantly micromanage and worry about stuff that is so minimal but will let soldiers deploy without all of their equipment.
the guy

Hickory Hills, IL

#5 Nov 21, 2008
Hey were is the place place on post to get perscription meds? I hvae nothing wrong just want to get a 9-5 and some pills. What clinic is the easiest?
the guy

Hickory Hills, IL

#6 Nov 21, 2008
Sorry, Best place on post to get meds.
Sneakie Snake

Painted Post, NY

#7 Nov 24, 2008
My son is at Fort Hood, he has had alot of issues since returning form Iraq, I have even tried to get the army to help him, all they care about is there selves. Brass just keeps piling it on the boys, instead of helping them. There is NO follow-up from any of the commanders, they say one thing to me and turn around and do the opposite for my son. The army isn't equipped to help these boys, it's about time our congress man and women do something to help.
What Great Place

New York, NY

#8 Nov 25, 2008
Its no suprise to me that soldiers are offing themselves, fort hood has some very big issues with leadership. Soldiers return from war with all types of issues to face from mental to physical. and what help do they get ? not enough why? to many NCO's power tripping. dont care about their soldiers, Iv seen it first hand soldiers getting AR 15's over being late to formation, or other minor infractions.....what ever happened to smoking them. or soldiers with drug problems cause by PTSD having backs turned to them and careers ended because the nco thinks this person is a so called shit bag or scum when in truth the person is just lost and needs a lil guidance in the right direction, instead of jumping the gun to article 15 a soldier or 14-12 them why dont you look into that soldiers record if theres nothing really negetive there maybe they just made a few bad choices, your gonna ruin their life for that?......good job fort hood. Hope your real happy with all this death on your hands. maybe if IG why got off their ass when called, soldiers wouldnt have to commit suicide. Really its the only option they have because if they leave to try to get help on their own you will crucify them for being awol. So we wont help you get out of problems, we wont allow you to get yourself out of problems and were gonna give you in more problems......anyone see a flawed system here? i do. I saw a fucked up fort hood back then as well as i do sitting 1700 miles away now. policy needs to be looked and changed, this is Bull shit and everyone knows it. Its time to go to the poli's to take action. obviusly the chain of command is incapable of keeping up with all its duties and responsabilties.
southerngirl80

Mineral City, OH

#9 Nov 25, 2008
We can't wait to leave.....
Welcome to 'The Great Place' is such a crock of chit! And everyone knows it!
Travis Ulman

Tampa, FL

#10 Dec 7, 2008
I think what goes on in the Army is horrible. OUr government needs to investigate Ft. Hood as well as some of the others for abuse.
Its horrible just think about getting up in the am and dread seeing your lst sgt. as he does not care about you at all calls you names. Is this our army.this is sick
McDonald99

Petersburg, VA

#11 Dec 8, 2008
I am a soldier in the Army also stationed at Ft. Hood. I joined the Army as an E-1 and I am currently a CPT so I can speak from experience of being a PVT, NCO, and Officer. First let us remember that there are always more than one side to every story and while we choose to side with our loved ones, their story is not always accurate. The problem we face in the Army today, in my opinion, is from a lack of discipline. Because the Army needs numbers they have been recruiting soldiers whom they would otherwise turn away. Soldiers are allowed to get away with much more CRAP that I was ever allowed to get away with less than 5 years ago. Today's Army has become a kindler gentler Army in an attempt to retain personnel. Everyone in the Army has a boss and if there is something truly wrong with a soldier they know how to utilize their chain of command. If a Commander does not assist you with a TRUE and REALISTIC problem then you go their boss who would be the Battalion Commander who also has a boss. If a soldier is not happy with the Army they should get out and try making it in the real world. We as a service sacrifice TOO much to sit and listen to a few people bad mouth it. The Army is just like anything else you do in life, it requires hard work and determination to be successful. The time has come for KIDS who join the Army to GROW up and be an adult or go back home to mom and dad! I have 3 sisters, 2 brother in laws, and 2 cousins all in the Army and stationed at Ft. Hood and we all love it!!!!!!
McDonald99

Petersburg, VA

#12 Dec 8, 2008
Scott & White offers free counseling for service members and families
“We are here to be supportive to any family members of service members who have been to Iraq or Afghanistan. No proof required”
By Iuliana Petre Killeen Daily Herald Scott & White is offering free behavioral health counseling for family members of service members who have been or are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Read full story from Killeen Daily Herald

I copied this from another thread on this page, I hope it helps!
Sneakie Snake wrote:
My son is at Fort Hood, he has had alot of issues since returning form Iraq, I have even tried to get the army to help him, all they care about is there selves. Brass just keeps piling it on the boys, instead of helping them. There is NO follow-up from any of the commanders, they say one thing to me and turn around and do the opposite for my son. The army isn't equipped to help these boys, it's about time our congress man and women do something to help.
Sneakie Snake

Painted Post, NY

#13 Dec 15, 2008
McDonald99, we have done all the counseling that's available, I have dealt with the brigade commander who said he would follow-up with me in a few days that was 3 months ago, no word, I have talked to 3 different chaplens who say they will follow-up, my son called one night and told me don't call command anymore all that is doing is making it harder on him. They ride him because his dad called, what are parents suppose to do, I don't trust the Army is doing all it can. His own commander told me there not equiped to handle this many troubled kids, the one time he did talk to me. All I know is the son I sent off to war is not the son the army is giving back. He fought for this country the least we can do as civilians as support these boys and get them help. Instead of sending millions of dollars over seas to other countries, we should be spending it on our boys and girls back home.
concerned

Tampa, FL

#14 Apr 22, 2009
My son is a solider at Ft. Hood Tx and is being abused and degraded on a daily basis. The lst sgts are not being watched to see if they are hurting or even mangling our boys,seemingly they can do what ever they want to them. I have never heard of such things happening to our boys. I am going to write our senator to see if I can enlist his help to protct our boys.
concerned

Tampa, FL

#15 Apr 23, 2009
What I don't understand if their are commanders sgt majors, or even Kernals reading these things why can't they do something about all this stuff. Our boys join the army to make a difference its worse than boot camp for them. My son is older not a 18 year old and is mature and works hard but it makes no difference their peers are getting their jollies hurting them. THIS IS WRONG!!!!!!! OK Ft Hood get it together.
D White Man

Decatur, GA

#16 Apr 23, 2009
concerned wrote:
What I don't understand if their are commanders sgt majors, or even Kernals reading these things why can't they do something about all this stuff. Our boys join the army to make a difference its worse than boot camp for them. My son is older not a 18 year old and is mature and works hard but it makes no difference their peers are getting their jollies hurting them. THIS IS WRONG!!!!!!! OK Ft Hood get it together.
I was stationed at Ft Hood years ago.You would hang yourself to if you were there.He probably would have got axed in combat anyway
haole

Copperas Cove, TX

#17 Apr 23, 2009
"Kernals"?
Go tell lies to the civilians.
It won't fly here.
concerned wrote:
What I don't understand if their are commanders sgt majors, or even Kernals reading these things why can't they do something about all this stuff. Our boys join the army to make a difference its worse than boot camp for them. My son is older not a 18 year old and is mature and works hard but it makes no difference their peers are getting their jollies hurting them. THIS IS WRONG!!!!!!! OK Ft Hood get it together.
Lgod

Tampa, FL

#18 Apr 25, 2009
haole wrote:
"Kernals"?
Go tell lies to the civilians.
It won't fly here.
<quoted text>
What lies...
haole

Copperas Cove, TX

#19 May 2, 2009
Look up-----^^^^^

Concerned is off his/her rocker.

concerned

What I don't understand if their are commanders sgt majors, or even Kernals reading these things why can't they do something about all this stuff. Our boys join the army to make a difference its worse than boot camp for them. My son is older not a 18 year old and is mature and works hard but it makes no difference their peers are getting their jollies hurting them. THIS IS WRONG!!!!!!! OK Ft Hood get it together.
citygirl

Branson, MO

#20 May 7, 2009
My son is also stationed at Fort Hood. He tells me the food they serve the guys isn't fit to eat,unless the dignitaries come to visit the base. Then they fix GREAT food so they'll think our guys are eating well all the time. Things need to change definitely.

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