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Date Posted: Thu, March 31 2005, 16:05:55
Author: daisy
Author Host/IP: 24.166.230.181
Subject: Re: george de angelis
In reply to: daisy 's message, "george de angelis" on Thu, March 17 2005, 21:21:09

My name is Teri Stinson.I am the ex-wife of a Vietnam
Veteran,and mother of our four daughters ages
8,12,19 and 20
The girls' dad is a Vietnam veteran , discharged in
1969. George De Angelis.He suffers many physical and
emotional disabilities and is unable to financially
support our girls .
i am writing this letter and sending it out to as
many people and advocates that I can find on the
internet.
We are seeking anyone who can remember
him, or who may have served with him.
He was in Vietnam from 7/31/67 to 3/31/69
:
he was assigned to: 527th personnel service co,
518th personnel service co
854th transportation co
127th military police co.
he served during tet offensive phases III-V
When George was a teenager, he underwent hip
surgery that could have excluded him from joining
the Military or being unwillingly drafted. He
successfully petitioned his local government and
signed a waiver to join the Army. He also extended
his mandatory tour of duty, again going above and
beyond what many other his age were doing at the time.
he had a sincere desire to serve his country.
This was when many protesters were burning their
draft cards and doing whatever they could to avoid
being drafted.
He gave generously, as many others have, of his life,
and his duty to country has never been recognized .
As we all know, Vietnam Veterans were not given the
"Hero’s Welcome" that our Veterans enjoy today.
George has been trying unsuccessfully for many years
to obtain benefits for PTSD.Despite being diagnosed
according to DSM IV criteria by several
psychiatrists.. He exhibits many symptoms : Severe
depression , history of polysubstance abuse, emotional
isolation , and detachment .
Degenerative bone disease leading to over 22
surgeries over the last 20 years.These numerous
health problems have left him financially and
emotionally destitute .He is clinically depressed,
relies on disability payments to support himself, and
our children.
Our 18 year marriage ended amicably 3 years ago, and
we continue to raise our girls together.
George is currently incarcerated.he was
arrested and sentenced a year ago on drug
seeking/doctor shopping offenses.I sincerely believe
that his symptoms and difficulties stem from ptsd.he
meets all criteria from dsm IV ,yet govenment
officials deny the claims and the appeals that have
been pending for over 9 years.we have had assistance
from our local vets service center with no
success.George also has a history of suicide attempts.
one following active duty and several more throughout
our marriage
I am writing this to ask for help for him, and for our
daughters.
Is there any other way we can help George?ANy
information would be much appreciated.
please, if you can, forward this email to anyone who
might remember him.
bless you and thank you for your time,
sincerely,
teri stinson
teriangl@yahoo.com
marysville oh

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