Another Tragic Veteran Suicide Outside VA Hospital; VA Trying to “Piece Everything Together”

If others are willing to die for us, we should make their lives better for themselves.

The Silent Soldier

Buddy-to-Buddy sends volunteer veterans to help other veterans or service-members. (Photo: Public Domain) Buddy-to-Buddy sends volunteer veterans to help other veterans or service-members.
(Photo: Public Domain)

August 26, 2016

By Lorra B.

The story of veterans believing that there is no way out, other than to end it all, is sadly becoming a familiar one. On Sunday afternoon, in the parking area of the Northport Long Island VA Medical Center, 76-year-old Peter Kaisen, after being denied service, took own his life.

Just outside of the nursing home, building 92 of the VA hospital, the man from Islip shot himself.

After being denied service at the E.R., stated a worker who wished to remain anonymous, “he went to his car and shot himself,” reports The New York Times.

“The hospital is part of the Veterans Affairs medical system, the nation’s largest integrated health care organization, which has been under scrutiny since 2014, when the department confirmed that numerous patients had died awaiting treatment…

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