Smurf VA you stated,
"This is a sad story and ridiculous that it had to end this way. I would never encourage anyone to join the military. People go to fight for our country risking their lives several times as it seems this guy did. Then to need mental medical assistance and get the run around with numerous medications and even be told that he's "weak." The Marines are known to brainwash anyone that joins with them and mess folks all up in the head. I hope this family gets a thorough investigation done and his wife/children be compensated for the rest of their lives."
You apparently know nothing about the Marine Corps. Even though I am retired Army, I work with Marines on a daily basis. I can tell you first hand they are not brainwashed. They are taught to love their country and love the Marine Corp. Just as I was taught to love my country and love the Army. They wear that uniform with pride, dignity and respect. Just as I wore the Army uniform with the same pride, dignity and respect. You have no idea what the hell you are talking about. You may not encourage people to join the military. But I can guarantee the ones who do serve whether it be 4, 6 or even 20 years will by far do more for this country than you or people like you will do in a life time. Next time do some damn research before you let your fingers do your talking.
Thank you for that response. There are some who will never appreciate our service. Another one of those "I support the troops but not the war" people again. Im sorry,... actually I am not sorry, but in my opinion, our wonderful war protesting non-serving on-lookers are as dangerous to us as the ones we are over there fighting. I was intimately touched of this story about Ssgt. Twiggs and heart broken for him and his family. I hope his family always knows that he is a hero