This news…

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This morning an article in the New York Times says more than I will be able to say!

Read this first:

Then understand-I do not know what this means for those of us who suffer from PTSD and from our military experience…yet-our injury was not an honorable one-nor just as that which would happen in combat, we that are victim/survivors of MST are singled out…at least-not mentioned in this article. Combat related-yes. I cannot complain about that. But,it was combat I was sure to see when I enlisted-it was THE POINT! It was what I thought enlisting was about…not that I was going to be raped.

Hopefully it is good news for ALL!! They say this will be in effect as fast as Monday 7/12. Hopefully we can see myriad change from this decison….and hopefully our job here might be done!

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3 Responses to “This news…”

  1. Joan Says:


    I also received that article. I noticed that it said nothing about MST but at the same time – we are their dirty little secret. Still, I hope that it will make things faster and easier for others.

    Like you, I was prepared for combat. I was prepared to die for my country. I didn’t think that “combat” was going to mean fighting with my Sergeant in his office to keep his hand out of my blouse! That is the combat that I saw and just like ACTUAL blood and guts combat – it changed my life forever.

    No, our injuries are not honorable – but the DISHONOR is NOT OURS…it is the dishonor that belongs to the perpetrators and to those who failed to assist the victims.

    Peace and blessings,


  2. Steve Says:

    Just got caught up on your blog. good job! Keep going. I liked your painting Blue Headed Jay. ‘am curious what media you used. Is it acryllic on canvas?
    Joan is quite correct.

  3. jayherron Says:

    My works are mostly house paints on plywood-sometimes mixed with acrylics-pencil,and collage…
    Joan IS absolutly on the dot!

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