#Login Register

  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average

THE No.1 killer of combat troops returning to the US is not suicide...
06-19-2012, 11:04 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,166 Threads:1,571 Joined:Feb 2011
It is car accidents, according to the Veterans Affairs Department.

Soldiers and Marines - and, to a lesser extent, sailors and airmen - learn to "drive to survive" in foreign battlegrounds. But those same driving skills do not translate well to US roads and are proving deadly for troops, myFOXhouston.com reported.

"It was complete culture shock coming from the military back to Houston," Bryan Escobedo, a former sergeant with the US Marine Corps, explained.

"For a long time, when I was driving on the highway, I always thought that there was IEDs [improvised explosive devices]. Anything that I saw on the side of the road, I'd swerve all the way. I don't know - it would just overtake me with anxiety, and I sometimes had to pull over and gather myself," Escobedo told FOX station KRIV

Escobedo survived four IED attacks overseas. But driving habits that once saved his life now are putting him at risk.

The problem is real, according to military insurer the United Services Automobile Association (USAA).


06-19-2012, 11:12 PM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:11,022 Threads:760 Joined:Feb 2011

That is a huge problem with the military. They do all that training to teach them to kill and survive in a war zone, they spend years living in that situation and then they don't get retrained to live in society. They often have trouble transitioning back to peaceful living and the military does nothing to help them.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
06-20-2012, 01:01 AM #3
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,588 Threads:79 Joined:Feb 2011


"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history."
That how it went..?

06-20-2012, 01:03 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:30,202 Threads:1,487 Joined:Feb 2011
Exactly how it goes. sad2.gif


06-20-2012, 01:07 AM #5
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,588 Threads:79 Joined:Feb 2011
Has to do with the history teacher not telling the children the truth.

Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
06-20-2012, 01:10 AM #6
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
i can't believe people volunteer for this out of form of misplaced patriotism.
06-20-2012, 01:37 AM #7
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,588 Threads:79 Joined:Feb 2011
Dude, I never understood the U.S. "defending its freedom" in
places like Vietnam, Grenada, Afghanistan...

Seems to me you don't have to be Einstein to figure out something's
not right.

06-20-2012, 02:15 AM #8
bohica Member
Posts:1,554 Threads:207 Joined:Feb 2011
When you can't get employment, the military offers training, travel, cash, and adventure.
I joined the USN in 77 because there were no jobs to be had.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
06-20-2012, 08:04 AM #9
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
Me too Bohica. A job. I'm glad I did though cause I was 18 when I figured out I would never go to war except in defense of my country. Literal defense, enemy boots on Canadian soil, not the pretenses used to attack others.
06-20-2012, 08:33 AM #10
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,588 Threads:79 Joined:Feb 2011
(06-20-2012, 08:04 AM)Shadow Wrote:  .../I would never go to war except in defense of my country. Literal defense, enemy boots on Canadian soil, not the pretenses used to attack others.

Exactly what I'm talking about.

You fight to protect your homeland when/if attacked.

Everything else reeks of organized crime and imperialism.

(Still happy about my country not taking part in the Libya-swindle.
Still unhappy about Finnish soldiers/police taking part in the Iraq/
Rip our lovely blue-and-white off their uniforms!
They sure as f**k do not represent the will of their people!!



DISCLAIMER / Terms of Service (TOS):
Kritterbox.com - Socialize anonymously, commentary, discussion, oddities, technology, music and more!  This website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. kritterbox.com shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.
This website exists solely for the purposes of exchange of information, communication and general entertainment. Opinions from posters are in no way endorsed by kritterbox.com. All posts on this website are the opinion of the authors and are not to be taken as statements of fact on behalf of kritterbox.com. This site may contain coarse language or other material that kritterbox.com is in no way responsible for. Material deemed to be offensive or pornographic at the discretion of kritterbox.com shall be removed. kritterbox.com reserves the right to modify, or remove posts and user accounts on this website at our discretion. kritterbox.com disclaims all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of any material on this website. Fictitious posts and any similarity to any person living or dead is coincidental.
All users shall limit the insertion of any and all copyrighted material to portions of the article that are relevant to the point being made, with no more than 50%, and preferably less of the original source material. A link shall be visible in text format, embedded directly to the original source material without exception.
No third party links, i.e. blogs or forums will be accepted under any circumstances, and will be edited by staff in order to reflect the original source of copyrighted material, or be removed at the sole discretion of kritterbox.com.
Fair Use Notice:
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Users may make such material available in an effort to advance awareness and understanding of issues relating to economics, individual rights, international affairs, liberty, science, and technology. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational and/or research purposes.
This Disclaimer is subject to change at any time at our discretion.
Copyright © 2011 - 2017 kritterbox.com