Operation Recovery

The Fort Hood Testimony Report

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“If they feel that they need you out, they’re gonna kick you out. If they feel they can get a little bit more work into you, it doesn’t matter what your case may be, it doesn’t matter how injured you may be, they’re going to work you until you’re fully broken.”

Read the full testimony of Cody DeSousa *, active duty US Army, Systems Specialist


“One of my very, very close friends was raped by someone in our barracks. And they kept him in the barracks. They didn’t send him to jail. They didn’t do anything like that. They kept him in the barracks. So every time she saw him in the barracks she’d just freeze, and I’d be like, ‘What’s wrong?’ And then I’d look around, and be like, ‘Oh.’ ”

Read the full testimony of Kimberly MacArthur *, US Army veteran, Systems Intelligence Analyst

“I had another doctor who just sat in on the weekends and he looked like he was high as a kite, and he looked at me flat-faced when I told him my story, and he said, ‘Well, honestly, I don’t think that the best psychologist would be able to help you. You’re essentially a hopeless case.'”

Read the full testimony of James Cleary *, active duty US Army, Chaplain’s assistant


“Last week I got my rating from the VA finally, after two and a half years of being out of the military. They’re gonna finally rate me at 100%. I’ve been unemployed the entire time, just because of the disabilities I received in deployment.”

Read the full testimony of Devon Sawyer *, US Army veteran, Tanker


“We have to abandon this idea of machismo and become a more intelligent and capable military. Too many biases of individuals have spread throughout the ranks and affected many soldiers who need help.”

Read the full testimony of Max Diaz *, US Army veteran, Cavalry


“I have run across numerous forums and other soldier chat-rooms, where I’ve talked to soldiers at other posts that are going through the exact same stuff that I am. That helps a little bit, it makes me feel better knowing I’m not the only one. But it doesn’t change the fact that this is a severe problem, which needs to be addressed and fixed.”

Read the full testimony of Cory Williams *, active duty US Army, Infantry


“I tore my back muscles the first day of Basic Training, and they still haven’t healed right. That was 1998. Their whole gearing was return to duty. If they can’t prove something is actually wrong, they won’t send you to a specialist to find out, they’ll just send you back to duty. They give me some Motrin, tell me to have a nice day.”

Read the full testimony of Allen Dunajs * US Army veteran, Infantry, and his wife Clarissa *