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Here are the top ten articles for the Veterans Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Military Field Rations Inedible
Military Field Rations have been the bane of every solider. In World War I, it was the'Iron Ration.' In WW II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War, it was some configuration of the 'C-ration,' and now it is the MRE. Soldiers only eat them to survive. Here is a suggestion to make them palatable.
2. PTSD (SA) Skewed Value System
In this article, we will look at one confusing phase of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from Sexual Assault, PTSD (SA), from the spouse's perspective. The goal is to help other spouses, family, and friends to recognize the signs. The only way to help our Veterans, is to understand their problems.
3. A Poppy in Memory of our War Dead
Have you ever wondered why the Poppy flower is so popular around Memorial Day? It is worn to commemorate our war dead. The origin is from a poem written during World War I, expressing grief over a fallen friend. This touching story can be read here.
4. PTSD (SA) Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Drug and Alcohol Abuse with PTSD due to Sexual Assault will often be a means to self-medicate. It generally confuses the real issues. Spouses, family, and friends need to look beyond what appears on the surface. There may be a fire storm below.
5. Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays, Brigadier General
Anna Mae Hays was the first woman to be promoted to Brigadier General in the US Army. She was also the first nurse to do so. There are striking similarities between the way she was raised (by Salvation Army Officers) and what became of her in later life.
6. PTSD (SA) Flashbacks and Regressions
Flashbacks and regressions as a very dramatic part of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to Sexual Assault, PTSD (SA). We need to be able to understand the many faces of PTSD. This article is to aid the spouses, family, and friends in identifying the symptoms in order to help our Veterans.
7. A Salute to our Veterans
On this Veteran's Day, we need to salute our Veterans not just for servicing the country, but also for their all-giving altruistic hearts. Even the Veteran's children demonstrate that Altruistic Heart. Read it here.
8. Veterans Treatment Court
The city of Buffalo, New York has found an unprecedented way to deal with Veterans in its courtrooms. Is it an experiment that will lead to similar situations throughout the United States?
9. Combat Tour Lengths - A Rough Comparison
The U.S. Army is back to 12 month combat tours again. How does this compare to the wars of yesteryear?
10. Special Forces Top Ten Worldwide
Almost every country, in the world, is proud of their Elite Special Forces. Their acts of bravery and heroism are legendary and shrouded in mystery. Here is the list of the 'Top Ten' in the world. They are 'the Elite of the Elite.'
Be sure to visit the Veterans Archives for all the articles!
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