An Example of A Sailors Injustice By The US Navy
I am fighting the Navy to provide me the proper Medical Retirement that is due based on my combat related disability.
Following two Combat deployments with the Navy, I began having severe migraines and developed symptoms of PTSD. The Navy sent me to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) for evaluation. The military doctors at WRNMMC found me unfit for further Military Service in the US Navy due to my conditions. I was then sent to the VA for further assessment. The VA determined me to be 100% Disabled for both PTSD and Severe Migraines as a result of Combat Service.
However, the Navy has continued to ignore sound medical evidence and has continued to classify me as "Fit For Duty", meaning they are still willing to deploy me – against the advice of THEIR DOCTORS.
This means that I am unable to serve (which is what my heart desires if I were capable), but I am also unable to receive the benefit of support that should be associated with my medical condition. I am stuck in a very difficult spot.
I have spent years following proper Navy channels and proper Navy processes to resolve this with the Navy. Despite the very clear evidence presented, the Navy recently closed my file and have sadly left me no option aside from seeking the help of a court to direct the Navy to live up to their responsibilities.
In order to take this case before the The United States District Court for the District of Columbia or the United States Court of Federal Claims, I am going to have to hire a lawyer, and that is going to cost me at least $20,000. Thats $20,000 that neither I nor my family have. I feel very guilty for looking for help, so I decided I would try and raffle off a $1,500 Visa Gift Card to help acquire the funds without burden to me or my family.
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Last Updated: 01 November 2019 at 2350 EST
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