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Posted: 10/15/2004 10:02:55 PM EST
I've been seeing a lot of news stories on disabled vets coming back home from Afghanistan/Iraq, having had legs and/or arms amputated because of injuries.

Anyways, I got to thinking about ARFCOM always trying to help out brothers-in-arms... Could perhaps a donation for a soldier(s) be done to buy them a prosthesis? I do not know if the U.S. government pays for all costs (and don't forget, prosthesis are in high demand right now, so some soldiers could be going without them).

If not buy a soldier in need a prosthesis, is there any other way we could help them out?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:11:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 9:36:27 AM EST by GunLvrPHD]
I am pretty sure the .gov is setting them up with really expensive ($50k-60k) prosthesis. Quite a few of the guys will be able to return to active duty. If they are too hurt to return to duty the it's a good opportunity to get some additional education and look for a gov job--the gov gives a 10 point preference to wounded vets and that is a huge advantage for hiring.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:13:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:14:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 1:18:11 PM EST by CavVet]
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Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:18:28 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 6:21:06 AM EST by Sturmwehr]

Originally Posted By CavVet:

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
that is a huge leg up for hiring.

GunLvr






Employers get a tax break for hiring disabled peoples, especially disabled vets.

Also, anti-discrimination laws help disabled peoples too. Although, not all the time, because discrimination still continues in the workplace.

EDIT: I think GunLvr is pointing out an unintentional pun...
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:18:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By CavVet:

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
that is a huge leg up for hiring.

GunLvr






Is there something wrong with giving a break to someone who left a major piece of them on some foreign battlefield?

I don't think so.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:34:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 1:18:32 PM EST by CavVet]
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Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:37:16 AM EST
I doubt the pun was intended.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 6:37:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By CavVet:

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
that is a huge leg up for hiring.

GunLvr






Is there something wrong with giving a break to someone who left a major piece of them on some foreign battlefield?

I don't think so.



I think he is trying to point out the irony or pun in the statement...

prosthesis, leg up, you figure it out.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:35:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sturmwehr:
EDIT: I think GunLvr is pointing out an unintentional pun...



I'm really sorry about that. I didn't intend a pun at all. I'll correct my post above.

GunLvr
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