Michael, United States Navy
I was gang raped on board the USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27) on March 15th, 1988. I arrived on the ship February 24th, 1988, and was given an honorable discharge on March 31st, 1988. I had faked a hearing problem after getting tormented by the homosexuals who served, although I didn’t know nearly everyone on board the ship was gay 4 guys took turns which me, if I had kept for DNA evidence that would be available 5 years later, might have caught those involved. Instead, I never reported it for fear of my life, and because I still feel like everyone who meets me can tell. I filed for compensation with the VA in 1996 and was denied. And again in July, 2010 and just received another denial, citing the facts I reported then rather than report what happened because I couldn’t trust anyone back then. I am damaged far beyond what I know, and I am homicidal and suicidal all of the time. I hate life, and wish I was dead. I just wait for the day someone treads on me so I can snap, because the VA sure doesn’t care. Few people do.