Benford served in the Middle East and did not want to leave the Army. He says many of his battle buddies suffer from PTSD.
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Eugene Benford: My lungs and my nervous system got messed up, it's from a lot of the chemicals and gases that they had over there and my mask was not working properly. So I got a contact with all of it and it messed my lungs and my nervous system, digestive system and parts of my heart. Healthcare Experience for Veterans Eugene Benford: 0:28, as because of my percentage I want to pay for a VA but 0:35 they come back that are 30 percent or as less than 50 percent. They have to pay for 0:40 VA care and it's hard for them because if you don't have the job, if you don't have the income, it's hard. But see that's why guys like myself they explain them how to get waivers and how did you defend the things so they can eliminate a lot. 0:54 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Eugene Benford: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder I mean, I have small cases of it but it don't really affect me because value of my life but I've seen stars they come back I mean, even barrows, my barrow buddies have came right they haven't, they have cured themselves because Post Traumatic Stress, it is stronger when you come back 1:20 who you are,1:22 no home 1:24they don't say you that you'd have to 1:25 so you don't have the ink on the graph, but then you got to go to the others where they trying to get the help you need now you don't have no job, you don't have no home, you stud at down the streets and it's cause of being stressful and that's when people realize veterans are stressed. I've lost better friends from Post Traumatic Stress have cured themselves. And then 1:45 why did the guy call me up and I told him, I didn't know what was really going on but it's almost on the 1:52 I'm still here, I'm still meeting, you'll see me symbiotic let him run over me. And a few days later, I get a phone call from his mom saying that Eddy had took his own life because he can't do with it no more. Coping With Financial Difficulties I look at my situation now I mean do I have someone, do I have no 2:14 you don't see me send back here 2:20 and still getting 2:23
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