My name is Joe Parent and I'm a 24 year Navy veteran (Navy Counselor Chief (retired)). I reside in the San Antonio, TX area and work out of Fort Sam Houston just saying Hey. Been a member for awhile but never got the opportunity to introduce myself. Just got finished reading the article on the 76 year old Navy veteran being turned away from a VA hospital after asking for psychological assistance. Then shooting himself in the parking lot. This is saddening, VA has thoroughly disappointed me. Granted I don't know the whole story and have had a better experience but I'm not the only veteran. Horrible, Horrible, Horrible!!!
Joe Parent, MA, CMF, MCS, GCDFI, MBTI, SII
Laulima Government Solutions
Safety, Occupational Health and Environment
US Army Institute of Surgical Research
Fort Sam Houston, TX