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

Young soldier hangs himself after seeing five comrades killed in Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 16, 2011 The Daily Mail UK May 16, 2011 A traumatised young soldier who saw five of his comrades die in action killed himself after becoming unable to cope with the loss, his friends have claimed. The body Rifleman Allan Arnold was discovered by dog … 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

Accidental Death Becomes Suicide When Insurers Dodge Paying Life Benefits

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on March 1, 2011 Bloomberg March 1, 2011 Jane Pierce spent nine years struggling alongside her husband, Todd, as he  fought cancer in his sinus cavity. The treatments were working. Then, in July  2009, Todd died in a fiery car crash. He was 46. That was the … Continue reading

Wade Dill Casualty Counted: PTSD Suicide Defense Base Act Claim Awarded

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on January 30, 2011 It is difficult to consider this Justice after what KBR and here, AIG and their attorneys and the Department of Labor have put her and her daughter through these many years but Just it is On January 21st a decision by ALJ  Steven … Continue reading

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