Operation Recovery

The Fort Hood Testimony Report

Tag Archive for ‘surgery’

“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


“I was more or less told, especially when it came to smoking soldiers, and writing them up, to do everything I could to fuck them up without breaking their profile. Like, some people’s profiles say, ‘Run at own pace and distance.’ The Army takes that as, ‘You run until you fucking die.'”

Read the full testimony of Jim Frank*, US Army veteran, NCO

“From the time I said, ‘I want to get out,’ until the time I got home to the VA, I didn’t get any treatment. Alls I got was drugs.”

Read the full testimony of Curtis Sirmans, US Army veteran, Cavalry Scout


“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 just decided to pay out of my own pocket to see a neurologist at Central Texas Neurology. I explained to him my situation—that there wasn’t much being done to help me or to evaluate me. The Army can say that they tried to help me by putting me through physical therapy, but they didn’t help me. You can’t put somebody through physical therapy without identifying the problem.”

Read the full testimony of Mitchell Tate *, active duty US Army, Infantry


“In no way am I proud of any of my deployments anymore. I absolutely think that every single deployment I went on did more harm than good—without question.”

Read the full testimony of Brandon Harris *, US Army veteran, Military Police, NCO