Disabled Iraq War Veteran Seeks Debt Relief And To Avoid Homelessness
by Jameson Davies
(Fallon, Nevada, USA)
My name is Jameson Earl Davies. In January of 2007 I was sent to Fort Benning Georgia to start my infantry basic training.
I was deployed to Iraq in July with the 1st cavalry from Fort Hood Texas. My life was going great. Defending my country was the best job I could wish for.
I had high hopes for my lifelong job as an infantryman, but on August 22 of 2007, my life changed forever.
Two vehicles with IEDs drove into my unit's outpost, exploding with deadly force. I spent the better part of the next two years being treated for (TBI), chronic migraines, joint problems, back problems and many more problems.
I married my high school sweet heart in December while still in the hospital. That was a short-lived marriage, due to all my hospital time, mood swings, stress, and issues adapting to my situation.
While we were together trying to start a life I made some not so smart financial choices, pulling out loans, leasing furniture, TVs and just being careless with the little amount of money I was making as an E3 private in the military.
After my wife left me to join the army I really started to fall apart. My symptoms started to get worse along with my status as a soldier.
At one point in time I was taking 12 different prescriptions for my problems. The mixture of all these pills made it very hard to remember things I had done, like taking out loans spending money I didn't have.
Not being smart with money, I found myself digging a hole but couldn't get out. I owe money to people I don't even remember.
I was released from the Army on February 11 2009. I had no job and no money, and I had bills to pay.
I was unemployed for all of 2009 until I found a job working at an oil refinery. It pays well but not enough to help get rid of my debt.
The VA awarded me 80% disability and yet I cannot afford to climb out of this hole. Now because of my debt, my credit is so bad I can't even use my VA loan to by a house.
I'm on the verge of being married again to the most wonderful woman you could ever meet. I have many problems with stress and pain and forgetting things. She is my nurse as well as best friend.
I do not want her to have to carry my debt as well. My job is very physically demanding and is starting to be too much for me to handle.
I will be going in on the 15th of this month for the beginning of what looks like more surgery and recovery, which also means I will lose my job and what little I own.
I'm on the verge of being homeless like so many of my fellow soldiers. Please help. I have run out of ideas to make it on my own.
I have a truck I cannot afford to insure. The company I bought it from is going to repo it because I can't have it registered with no insurance.
Debt collectors won't stop harassing me and they're threatening to take my paycheck, close my bank account and prosecute.
Anything you can do to help me find debt relief would be much appreciated.
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