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No Place to Call Home at Their State Veterans Home. Chelsea Soldiers Home (CSH) Residents, John and Maria McConnell, the first married veteran couple to meet at, to marry, and then to continue to live in the Home’s Domiciliary after their marriage, were forced to live inhumanely in separate CSH male/female dormitories and in separate CSH buildings without visitation rights, and to use Soldiers Home public lounges as their living room, as pictured here, throughout their short 4.5 years of marriage living at the Home, even while several CSH rooms remained unused, and even after the spouse, disabled USMC veteran John McConnell, had suffered a massive heart attack. After being thoroughly advised about this inhumane situation the CSH Superintendent, the CSH Trustees and the MA DVS failed to end the Home’s crime against humanity of marital apartheid forced upon the McConnell’s at the Home even when the Home’s 1877 founding statute established the Home for “soldiers and sailors and …their families.”
Now, Maria McConnell, a Veterans Affairs Advocacy Professional-at-Large, and now also a veteran widow, has asked Congressman Michael Capuano’s Office (D-MA) to schedule an Emergency State Legislative Oversight Meeting, lead by the MA Joint Committee on Veterans & Federal Affairs and State Legislators, at the Chelsea Soldiers Home on November 21, 22 and 23 of 2017. McConnell wants CSH Domiciliary Residents, a diverse group of MA veteran-voters and tax-payers, including veterans with Harvard and Oxford University graduate credentials, to have their first opportunity to tell State Legislators, face-to-face, in a meeting closed to CSH management, about the many abuses and inhumanities they have suffered at the Home. McConnell urges the Baker-Polito team and State Legislators to remove MA DVS Secretary Francisco Urena, CSH Superintendent Cheryl Poppe and all CSH Trustees from office.
McConnell, a two-time CSH Residents Council member, says Residents no longer have confidence in the Urena/Poppe team as they have betrayed the Baker-Polito commitment of good governance to Commonwealth veterans by gross mismanagement and egregious violations of the civil, human and constitutional rights of CSH Domiciliary Residents of which the McConnell tragedy is just another egregious example.
I am a 100% disabled veteran with 4 children living with me. I would love to be able to find a permanent home to live in, but everywhere I try (here in Louisville, KY) they want complete checks into one's background, credit, job history, renter history, referral history, etc. Getting a Top Secret clearance in the military was easier than this. I cannot even use my supposed VA home loan certificate, because I owe the IRS money and they have something listed on my credit report -- which is the kiss of death when trying to obtain a loan. With this, it does not matter even if your FICO score is 800+; you WILL NOT find any lender, anywhere, to give you a loan -- EVEN WITH this supposed "government loan guarantee." Thus, I am effectively permanently homeless because of this, doomed to never actually OWN a home because of the large amount of taxes "owed" to the IRS [40% of my earnings, and above the $238,000 I already paid them]. I wish there were more opportunities for veterans to obtain a house to rent (I have NO late payments on my credit report, but because I used my credit cards to recently move here, my score dipped like 100+ points; from the low 700's to high 500's just due to "credit usage"). Thus, I have no derogatory credit, but a really low score. You simply cannot win, sometimes I feel like giving up and starting over in a different country. I don't mind this so much for me, but it is tough and unfair for my kids. I would like for them to have a permanent home, and to not have to move constantly or when something new comes up. Has anyone else encountered this? I would appreciate thoughts or comments; please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you
You don’t know me but I feel as though I know you.
You wear a uniform, and you wear it proud.
I wear a suit to work but not for a battle ground.
You don’t know me but I feel as though I know you.
I don’t know how you do what you do or have done what you’ve done
I know I have great admiration as I can’t imagine your job being any fun.
You don’t have the happy hours,
You don’t have the flowers,
You don’t have the luxury of those nice hot showers.
You don’t know me but I feel as though I know you,
I know you have courage, I know you have the fight
And nothing about what you do should ever be considered light.
You leave behind who knows you best,
You family, your friends, and I am sure your pets.
I would never be in line to wear the boots that stomp or the medals that shine.
Every time I see you in the colors of honor it sends shivers up my spine.
You see, I don’t know you but I do know me.
A person who is humbled and free.
You don’t know me but I feel as though I know you
You have fought for me, a stranger that you may not know,
There are millions of us that you carry in tow.
Thank you is all I can say with all my heart
For wearing the uniform and doing your part.
I honor you on this day, and for fighting for the red, white and blue…
You see, You don’t know me but I feel as though I know you.
My name is Ron. I am a child abuse survivor, a US Army Veteran and a recent victim of identity theft. I could really use some help. My home is threatened as I am in the process of declaring bankruptcy because of the ID theft.
The bank has not been very helpful with the investigation. They say they cannot show me the information they have, yet they hold me liable for the damages somebody else has caused me. The credit card companies were just as useful.
As I said, they are holding me liable for what some crook did and I could not believe it. In late May of 2017, I contacted a bankruptcy attorney. There was no way out of this mess, but at least the credit card company is a little nicer and more helpful to me. The bank remains as "the bank".
However, the debt is great, I have made late payments, but the mortgage company is at least making some effort to help me with spacing out payments, but this is difficult as my credit payments are higher now, even though they are about to be consolidated. It looks like I will end up losing this house, too.
I worked incredibly hard to pull myself out of the gutter. I do not want to be a homeless vet again. Please help me. I would like to stay here, but cannot do so without your help.
Please help and donate. https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-this-vet-keep-his-home
My name is John Benson I just read the story from the boy from north Bellmore new York playing his instrument for a disabled veteran after Memorial day parade was cancelled. The story said if we know of any kids helping Veterans to write in. I myself am a disabled Veteran my son John 111 is doing a memorial stone for our town’s Veterans memorial park. The last stone in the park was for the Vietnam war. John is a life scout with boy scout troop 192 in Bellmore NY. For his Eagle project he is doing a stone that will update the park and will be the last memorial to fit in the town square. He is working with the Bellmore V F W post 2770. The stone will include The Cold War, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and the Afghanistan War. He asked me for permission to do a memorial for the park to give back to the Veterans as I served during the Cold War, his grandfather served during the Vietnam War, and his great grandfather served in WW2. After getting the boy scouts permission John approached the V F W and they jumped on board to help with this project. John hopes to raise money through bake sales, car washes, spaghetti dinners tee shirt and magnet sales ect. The hope is to have the stone in place for Veterans day 2017
Air Force Veteran Mark Taylor Had To Have Emergency Heart Surgery. He Is In Dire Need Of Assistance. Please Use The link Below To See His Story. Keep Him Lifted Up In Your Prayers
Use This Link To Help! I prayerfully ask that you also spread this link and story with all of your online contacts. God Bless.
To whom it may concern can you please try to convince Senators and Representatives who is on the Board of Veteran Affairs Committee in Washington, DC. passed a new Disabled Veteran Benefit Law which is if a Disabled Veteran who is collecting 100 percent service connected should be granted get the G4implants for free because it wasn't for Veterans we would not be call United States plus who would Defend United States. Even if the Cosmetic Dentistry Dentist that knows how to put in G4implants wants the all the money upfront from the Veteran Affairs Administration. Thanks
Somehow I stumbled onto this site and saw the name Dan Doyle - hopefully. This is Captain Dan Doyle who ran the Vet Center in Richmond Va. He, along with Dr. John Slattery, saved my life and my family. I just lost my wife of almost 45 years to cancer and was wishing for someone like them. These two men got me "Bach on track", have given me a wonderful life. Gentlemen, than you and I hope your lives have been as blessed as mine.
Our ex-army men and people, who have served our nation in any sense, surely deserve honor and immense respect. Our government runs many programs for the further betterment and improvement of their lives or their families by running many services like jobs and loans. There are certain portals which fast-forward this process by acting as catalyst about the awareness of such programs and picking such opportunities.
There are these online portals where one can learn more about benefits provided by the United States Military for their turn our men and women. There are programs which help the spouse or the family of the ex-army men or men associated with other defense services. These portals will tell about the job fair. There are education benefits especially for military education and loans available with associated benefits also for veterans and by subscribing to these online portals, one can get access to such information or facilities through newsletters. There are certain discounts available as well.
Security jobs for veterans are available otherwise as well as many corporates trust veterans suitable for such jobs. These portals list such jobs also and help veterans to reach the right place at right time. This is essential to make the life of veterans worthy of living as associated honor in being a veteran might not be sufficient at times to run the family or just being the family of a veteran will not fetch money to earn the living, at times. So as per the skills and interest of the veteran or his family members, these portals can help them get the right, relevant and related job or other information.
One of the executive at Military Connection told us,” We provide all the latest information about federal jobs available as well as corporate listings. One just needs to register at www.militaryconnection.com to get an access.”
RISE AND SHINE VETERANS CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS WHO IS THE BOARD OF VETERAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE IN WASHINGTON, DC PASSED A NEW VETERAN BENEFIT LAW WHICH IS IF A VETERAN IS 1OO PERCENT SERVICE CONNECTED SHOULD BE GO TO A CLINIC BELIEVE OR NOT THE THEIIR IS NOT ONE WORKS AS A COSMETIC DENTISTRY DENTIST THAT KNOWS HOW TO PUT IN G4IMPLANTS BUT THEY ARE CLINICS THAT DOES LIKE CLEAR CHOICE BUT THEY WANT THE MONEY UPFRONT FROM THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION SO PLEASE VETERANS REALLY TRY TO CONVINCE ALL REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS WHO IS ON THE BOARD OF VETERAN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE IN WASHINGTON, DC PASSED A NEW VETERAN BENEFIT LAW PAID THE MONEY UPFRONT IF THE DISABLED VETERAN WHO IS COLLECTING 100 PERCENT BECAUSE IT WASN'T FOR VETERANS WE WOULD NOT BE CALL UNITED STATES PLUS IT'S TIME FOR DISABLED VETERANS WHO IS DISABLED COLLECTING 100 PERCENT SERVICE CONNECTED HAVE A NEW VETERAN BENEFIT IN PLACE.