Losing Tim

Ten Years Ago Today We lost Tim Eysselinck to PTSD, to RONCO, to the Iraq War, to the lies. The lies continue to this day despite having been made boldly public. Due to the corporate takeover at every level of our government the Government Contract Companies and the DBA Insurance Companies … Continue reading

Iraq War Civilian Contractor Casualty Not Counted: Tim Eysselinck

Go tell the Americans Stranger Passing by That here obedient to their laws I lie April 23 2004 Ronco Consulting chose to play down the suicide and blame it on his wife and son.  They sent their HR person to our home to make sure that my husband hadn’t grown any … Continue reading

PTSD, Ethics and Honor in the Warzone

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on June 27, 2011 General Petraeus’ Link to Troubling Suicide in Iraq: The Ted Westhusing Story Before putting a bullet through his head, Westhusing had been deeply disturbed by abuses carried out by American contractors in Iraq, including allegations that they had witnessed or even participated in … Continue reading

Crisis Hotline takes record of number of calls

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 27, 2011 Army Times  May 25, 2011 The Veterans Affairs Department’s Veterans Crisis Line received 14,000 calls in April, the highest monthly volume ever recorded for the four-year-old suicide prevention program. “Every day last month, more than 400 calls were received,” said Sen. Patty Murray, … Continue reading

Two New Contractor PTSD Suicides this week

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 19, 2011 It is with sorrow that knows no bounds this evening that we must announce that the contractor community has lost two more lives to PTSD only five days apart They were both former DynCorp employees covered by CNA under the Defense Base Act … Continue reading

Tim Eysselinck, Ronco Consulting PTSD Casualty, Seven Years Ago Today

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 22, 2011 Tim Eysselinck April 23, 2004 We lost Tim Eysslinck to PTSD seven years ago today. May Ronco Consulting and their lies, CNA, Roger Levy, Gary Pitts, Judge Kennington and all who followed carry the weight of having his family denied DBA benefits to their … Continue reading

The Cost of Combat Stress: a Billion Dollars a Year

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on April 18, 2011 A billion for US Soldiers alone.  How much would it be if the Defense Base Act Insurance Carriers were providing the psychological and medical care for Injured War Zone Contractors that they are under contract, and often “Orders” to provide? We have no … Continue reading

ALJ Steven Berlin Upholds Decision in Dill vs AIG/KBR/SEII PTSD Suicide

Decision and Order on Remand dated February 7, 2013 Update: Barbara Dill Wade Dill v Service Employees International and AIU Holdings  Despite all the dirty attempts to keep this very important claim from succeeding, clearly an Overly Zealous Representation in Defense of a DBA claim, we have a “win” if you … Continue reading

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