As veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam grow older, with some of the youngest in their late sixties or early seventies, more veterans are being admitted to hospice care through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Commonly referred to as as “end of life” care, many of these older veterans find that past experiences resurface as they make their final preparations, according to a new piece from NPR.
Although some of the memories come in the form of flashbacks, many find it to be a cathartic release — a chance to get something long dormant off of their chests. With half a million veterans expected to need end of life care in the next five years, the VA is stepping up the level of care it provides. Hospice care providers are on hand to ensure their patients are well cared for.
"I think they call it end-of-life care," said Thomas O'Neil, a 68-year-old veteran and resident at the St. Albans VA hospital in Queens, New York. "But whatever it is ... they treat you like gold. If you're going to be sick, this is the place to be."
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.