Operation Recovery

The Fort Hood Testimony Report

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“Prior to going, our unit was so low in numbers that we actually took soldiers into Afghanistan who were on crutches. We’re walking fifteen, twenty cliffs a day at 10,000 feet elevation through the mountains. The guy just got off crutches and you expect him to be able to do that?”

Read the full testimony of Chas Jacquier, US Army veteran, Military Police, NCO


“I thought, ‘Oh my God, something is not right.’ He sounded like a whole different person. My friend was there, and I sort of dropped the phone to her and said, ‘Hold on, I need to get some fresh air.’ It was that drastic of a difference.”

Read the full testimony of Nora Leighton *, Spouse of an active duty service-member