"At this point in my life I just do not give a DAMN
and am considering simply to live and eventually die
of the cancer as I am sick and tired of government BS.
Eventually if my health gets worse
to the point the pain is excruciating
I plan on grabbing my bottle of single malt scotch,
one of my good cigars and go out in the woods and either get drunk or die....
I am seriously considering abandoning the VA health care system and just live or die with the cancer as I am fed up with the Biden Democrat sticking it to us veterans with so many ridiculous new regulations and cherry picking what it will authorize."
~ Gregory Bruce US Navy 3 Tour Vietnam Combat Veteran US Coast Guard Peacetime Veteran
Our men and women in uniform deserve our best. Best respect, best gratitude, best medical care yet this heart-breaking letter written by my friend, Gregory Bruce, to Senator Kramer (R-ND) reveals, yet again, that they often receive our worst.
Wounded in Vietnam, Mr. Bruce lost a lung and a kidney to his combat injuries and is now fighting metastasizing cancer. Yet he's still fighting for our country and the casualties of August 26th Kabul via his website, americaalloveragain.com and YouTube channel.
Reprinted by permission, here is Mr. Bruce's recent letter to his Senator. I don't know how we can help him other than through prayer but if you know of a way, Mr. Bruce's email address is at the bottom of this article.
The Honorable Kevin Cramer 330 Hart Office Building Washington, DC 20510
After much thought and calming down I will put the issues I am once again having with the Veterans Administration into perspective.
In early 2018 I was diagnosed with stage 3 prostate cancer and since I began a two and a half year travel throughout the country filming and photographing for the National Parks and National Geographic as well as myself it was going to be a struggle to find a cancer center that could start the radiation treatments.
I finally settled on the Cancer Center at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, OR where I went through 39 radiation treatments. Having finished the treatments there I went back on the road living in my RV. During this time the VA had temporarily transferred me to the Portland, OR VA hospital for administrative purposes. This was such a nightmare as the Fargo VA was refusing to help me through the process and the Portland VA simply took over the transfer and completed it. Then when I was finished with traveling I returned to [North Dakota] to live. I contacted the Fargo VA to have my health care needs taken care of through Fargo. Fargo VA then advised me that Portland VA had to initiate the transfer process. This in contradiction when Fargo VA would not help once again. I ask what the heck is wrong with the Fargo VA. I have never had any problems with the VA until it came to my cancer care and now it has mushroomed into a nightmare.