NAVY VETERAN SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE
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A burned patch of grass, two small American flags on a stick, and a miniature Christian cross made of white flowers adorn the place where Navy veteran Charles Ingram made the ultimate sacrifice.
The 51 year-old Egg Harbor Township man told friends he was increasingly frustrated by what he perceived to be a lack of proper care at the Veterans Administration Clinic at Northfield, New Jersey. So he walked the nine miles from his home to the clinic, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match.
A fireman responding to the horrific scene, said he was amazed Ingram's heart kept beating until he died several hours later at the Temple University Hospital Burn Center in Philadelphia. "He was charred from head to foot," said the shocked first responder.
Some cold-hearted people will say Ingram was depressed and had psychological issues. There are those who would brush off this tragedy - "What'd you expect? He was nuts." We saw one report that V.A. officials in the Garden State "high-fived" each other that news of the shocking March 19 immolation failed to make the national news.
A "FUTILE GESTURE" WE FEAR
After all, 22 veterans each day commit suicide. The former sailor was just one of them. Except to his family, friends and buddies he served with for seven years in the Navy. They loved and respected him and will always grieve his loss. We do, too.
It was a futile gesture, and Ingram's mental state may well have contributed to the nature of his grisly exit from this world. But let us pray that he didn't die in vain.
The Northfield clinic is closed on weekends. Ingram chose to immolate himself on a Saturday, standing at attention for the final time. His country and the Veterans Administration failed him. When will the obscenely high-paid V.A. bosses and administrators - many of them non-veterans - be made to answer for their failures and indifference?
Don't hold your breath waiting.
|WHISTLEBLOWERS RETALIATED AGAINST - TRUMP
VOWS TO "FIRE" CORRUPT BUREAUCRATS AT V.A.
WHILE HILLARY CLINTON CLAIMS ACCUSATIONS
SICK VETS STILL WAITING FOR HEALTH CARE
"OVERBLOWN" - SAYS "NOT AS WIDESPREAD AS IT
MADE OUT TO BE" - CHARGES REPUBLICAN PLOT
|ALLISON HICKEY RESIGNS AT THE V.A. - SHE THE
BUREAUCRAT WHO APPROVED AN OBSCENE
$300,000 "MOVING ALLOWANCE" FOR ANOTHER
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL - RETIRED
AIR FORCE ACADEMY GRAD AND BRIGADIER
GENERAL WAS UNDER SECRETARY FOR BENEFITS
ACTION COMES IN WAKE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
PROBE OF "IRREGULARITIES" IN PROMOTIONS
AND REIMBURSEMENTS OF SENIOR EXECUTIVES
|TWO V. A. DIRECTORS DEFY CONGRESSIONAL
COMMITTEE - REFUSE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
ABOUT CORRUPTION - DIANA RUBENS SCORED
$288,000 IN "RELOCATION" EXPENSES - HAS
LIVE-IN LESBIAN LOVER PROMOTED FROM GS-7
TO GS-15 IN JUST EIGHT YEARS - KIMBERLY
GRAVES GOT $130,000 FOR MOVE FROM D.C.
TO ST. PAUL, MINN. - BOTH GAL PALS OF NOW
RESIGNED UNDER SECRETARY ALLISON HICKEY
|DIANA RUBENS (WHO DEFIED CONGRESSIONAL
COMMITTEE AND TOOK FIFTH AMENDMENT) GETS
WEAK TAP ON THE WRIST FROM V.A. DIRECTOR
ROBERT McDONALD - PHILADELPHIA V.A. BOSS
RECEIVES SLIGHT DEMOTION - GETS TRANSFER TO
HOUSTON - WILL FEARED FEMALE TAKE LIVE-IN
LESBIAN LOVER WITH HER? - LONG TERM GAL PAL
KIMBERLY BEALE PROMOTED FROM GS-7 TO GS-15
IN JUST EIGHT YEARS - RUBENS SCORED NEARLY
$300,000 IN "MOVING EXPENSES" UNDER ABUSED V.A.
PCS PROGRAM - ALLISON HICKEY, HER ENABLER
|OUTRAGE OVER VA REFUSAL TO FIRE TWO TOP
DIRECTORS IMPLICATED IN MONEY FRAUD - WHY
HAVEN'T DIANA RUBENS AND KIMBERLY GRAVES
BEEN OUSTED? - OBAMA APPOINTEE ROBERT
McDONALD CLAIMS HE LACKS "LEGAL AUTHORITY"
TO REQUIRE THEM TO RETURN $400,000 THEY
SCORED IN JOB TRANSFER SCAM - HOUSE VET
AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, REP. MILLER,
ISN'T BUYING IT - DEMANDS ACCOUNTABILITY
|CRIME DOES PAY, WHEN YOU'RE A FAT CAT AT
THE V.A. - VETERANS AND ALL TAXPAYERS GET
RIPPED OFF ANEW, WHEN DEPARTMENT SAYS
WON'T SEEK TO RECOUP $400,000 IMPROPERLY
GIVEN TWO "CORRUPT" REGIONAL DIRECTORS
FOR "TRAVEL EXPENSES" - V.A. TOP LAWYER
SAYS AGENCY "DOESN'T HAVE LEGAL AUTHORITY
TO RECOVER THE MONEY" - DIANA RUBENS AND
KIMBERLY GRAVES LAUGH ALL THE WAY TO THE
BANK - PAPERWORK "SNAFU" HOLDS UP THEIR
TRANSFERS AND DEMOTIONS FOR FRAUD
"DELAY AND DENY, UNTIL THEY ALL DIE" IS REAL
|VETERANS ADMINISTRATION COVER-UP CONTINUES
WITH ANOTHER OFFICIAL GETTING "SLAP-ON-THE
WRIST" - DANNY PUMMILL (HE REPLACED CORRUPT
ALLISON HICKEY AS BENEFITS BOSS) SUSPENDED
TWO WEEKS WITHOUT PAY - GREEDY PIGS DIANA
RUBENS AND KIMBERLY GRAVES STILL LAUGH ALL
THE WAY TO THE BANK - BOTH SCORED OBSCENE
RELOCATION ALLOWANCES (TOTALING MORE
THAN $400,000 BETWEEN THEM) - GET TO KEEP BIG
BUCKS - V. A. "PUNISHES" THEM WITH ONLY A 10%
REDUCTION IN THEIR ALREADY BLOATED SALARIES