Operation Recovery

The Fort Hood Testimony Report

Multiple Deployments

Among other topics, the service-members and veterans on this page discussed the toll that multiple deployments can take, on everything from family life to combat effectiveness.

“After 12 months, he calls me and he’s like, ‘That’s it, I can’t do it anymore.’ He’s on the verge of tears he’s so emotional and stressed. And that’s when I started fighting for him. I went and talked to the battalion sergeant major and it was the worst experience of my life up to this day.”

Read the full testimony of Cynthia Thomas, Former spouse of service-member, Soldier advocate

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“A couple of times, in the middle of the night the pain hit me so bad that I had to be escorted to the emergency room. I’m laying there crying. And they’re like, ‘Well, you’re in the Med Board process, we can’t give you anything.'”

Read the full testimony of Randal Terrell *, active duty US Army, Mechanic, one deployment