Government Adding Insult to Severe Injury for Our Troops

Every time I hear about anything being done FOR Congressmen and people in the administration — this kind of news makes me even madder. There has got to be a Constitutional way to take away some of the ridiculous and excessive benefits for politicians. Then, that money needs to be sure that our troops are treated better. This is just the latest instance of injured troops being treated badly —


UPDATE – I just heard that the military has reversed their stand on this and the Warrior Cafe will be open on the weekends.

Insult to Injury: Wounded warriors snubbed at Walter Reed dining hall

In a disturbing revelation about the treatment of America’s most severely wounded troops, Fox News has learned the military earlier this month decided to invalidate meal tickets and reduce hours for the sole dining facility in the Walter Reed building where they are recovering.

The decision affects the Warrior Cafe located inside building 62, home to all multiple amputees and long-term, recovering patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

The decision would mean wounded warriors who would normally have a government-funded meal just down the hall would have to walk, wheel or limp nearly a half-mile across the Walter Reed campus to the temporary “food trailer” for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“I mean it’s called the Warrior Cafe, you would think it is for us,” said Sgt. Josh Wetzel, who lost both his legs when he stepped on a pressure plate IED outside Kandahar, Afghanistan in May 2013. He’s been recovering at Walter Reed since and has been a daily customer at the cafe.

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