Robert S. is a Vietnam War-era veteran who served for nine years until he was medically discharged. Robert was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. After meeting years later with a therapist, he found that the diagnosis was incorrect. He was not schizophrenic, nor was he paranoid. Instead, he suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; something the therapist said was common among all veterans. On September 11th, 2001, Robert remembered watching the planes crash into the Twin Towers, he could only think of what the result would be--war. “I did not want the next generation to go through what I went through,” Robert said.
That is why Robert S. is a team leader in Veterans and Military Families for Obama. He wants to support veterans. He supports the President’s efforts to bring the wars to a just and honorable end. He also wants those veterans to be taken care of when they return home to Arizona and across the country. With President Obama’s American Jobs Act, businesses can receive up to $5,600 tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans. The Act will also grant extended aid to unemployed veterans, the exact thing that Robert S. knows that veterans need. Robert’s team of veterans is meeting at the Phoenix office every week. He is taking an active role organizing his community in Arizona. So should you: click here.