• William J November 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Saved Animals for Veterans Inc. was organized and incorporated (05/11/2010) by four Vietnam era veterans. Our mission is to enterface with the Veterans Affairs Vet Clinics (3) in Las Vegas,NV.
    With a VA doctors referral to (SAV) of a veteran, suffering from post-traumatic-stress-disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic-brain-injury (TBI). We at (SAV) will provide the veteran with a psychiatric service dog (PSD). Locally (SAV) is the only enity filling this need and void for the Department of Veterans Affairs does not provide a veteran with a (PSD). Doctors will write a prescription/letter prescribing a dog. It’s then up to the veteran to find a dog. A “trained” service dog can cost the veteran between $5,000 and $15,000. Which will essentially do him or her very little good. A veteran trained (PSD) produces a superior service dog. For it is the 24/7 interaction which establishes a bond between the veteran and his or her companion. The two learn from one another. What the veteran must learn is the subtle “cues” the dog is trying to tell him or her when they are triggered or upset.

    The bottom line: You can’t place a value on one (PSD) if it prevents one suicide. Suicide is permanent.

    If more information is required, feel free to contact me.

    • admin November 5, 2010 at 4:18 am

      Hi William, Thanks for sharing this–Saved Animals for Veterans sounds like a great program. Thanks for all the work you and your fellow vets are doing for those who suffer from PTSD.

  • joe November 24, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Ok I was in Iraq and I experienced ALOT of stressors. Most of my time over there was spent outside the wire. I had a break down over there and fired my wepon while sleep walking a few weeks after seeing my squad leader get hit with a stack of two shape charges stuffed in a culvert and the truck burnt to the ground and I still don't know his condition. They… well, my C.O. gave me an honorable discharge after article 15ing me stripping me of my rank my pay pay grade and extra duty plus limitations on where i could and couldn't go on base and what time and all sorts of stuff sorry I'm dragging this out I just want to get the whole story out. So I Went to combat stress controll they kept watch for like a week then they sent me to rear D and discharged me then I go to open a claim with the va to get further treatment and they diagnose me with post traumatic stress headaches. 10%. so basically they misdiagnosed me because was just diagnosed a few weeks ago from a different va hospital with ptsd. they have me scheduled to go into inpatient therapy dec. 8th. I even have video proof that this occoured. So now my question is this. How strong of a case do I have?

    Sincerely, Joe

    • admin November 25, 2010 at 5:44 am

      Hi Joe, Thank you for sharing your experience–and, truly, on this day when we try to recall all we have to be thankful for, thank you for your service–and that of all vets–to our country. In terms of your question, the best way to find out how strong a case you might have is to have a lawyer who specializes in Veterans PTSD lawsuits review your details. You can do that –for free–by filling out this form and submitting it; it will then be forwarded to a lawyer for review. It's really the best way to find out what help may be available to you. I'm sorry to hear about all you've been through, and hope that at least on this day of Thanksgiving you are able to enjoy some time with family and friends.

  • joe November 24, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I forgot to add that I have video evedence on hand of the truck burning to the ground.

  • Gilbert A. Amis November 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I'm A Viet Nam Era Veteran and was diagnosd with PTSD 1n 1978 of which the Verterans Department know about. I still have the records to reflect this diagnoses, However, to this day I'm still fighting the VA to give the rating for all that I have going on with my body. I still can't sleep at night, i have to make sure that all the doors are locked, I make sure that I have a gun close by, and I wait for the explosion to happen. I have gun battles in my dreams along with be taken and put in a hole in the ground thats has a roof on it but only no more than 6" above ground. I have gooks laughting at me while in ths hole and have woken up with my hands around my wifes neck on more than one occasion. She has had it with me and my lose her. She would be my second wife. I have many other things going on but to many to say. I know I'm not the only one out there with these problems, I just need "HELP"

    • Gilbert Amis November 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm

      I forgot mention that I have a Super 8 film of them spraying Agent Orange over our area.

  • EN1 SS DVI Jerry February 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I was stationed on a Diesel submarine. In 1966 we made a 60 day black ops run to Russia.We were told we would observe Russia's 12 mile limit. During our patrol we were trapped in an uncharted mine field (I was the one who rigged the anti fouling cables) fired on by shore artillery with exploding rounds, and chased down most nights by tin cans with heat sensing radar, when we snorkeled to charge batteries. Late in to the patrol I was awakened in the middle of the night and told to report to the captain in the control room. I was standing engine room watches at the time but was summoned to be starboard look out when we surfaced to make repairs to an antenna for the spooks. On the bridge with no moon I could see the waves breaking on the beach. Then I picked up my binoculars. The radioman that crawled out on the sail to make repairs was told by the old man that if we were spotted he would half to dive without him. We were not spotted. In 1992 I was having a bad time and went to VA Tucson and was told I could not possibly have PTSD because I never set foot in Vietnam. It's a much longer and moor involved story. The battle goes on and the Captain's logs for 1966 are still classified

  • Nelson Cooper September 23, 2013 at 9:18 am

    I am a Vietnam Vet from 1971 to 72, Can I claim PTSD if I have the symptoms, but didn't claim?

  • Ernest E. Beale Jr September 2, 2014 at 12:41 am

    I would like to speak to you regarding Personality Disorder Malpractice

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