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Memorial Day, 2024 Lest We Forget

Nevertheless they are heard … / They say, Our deaths are not ours:
they are yours: they will mean what you make them.

— Archibald MacLeish, “The Young Dead Soldiers Do Not Speak” (1940)

“We should be thanking them for their sacrifices — especially their families — along with their service”.

Over 7,000 U.S. service members and over 8,000 contractors have died in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. There are hundreds of thousands of others wounded in visible and invisible ways, misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, all untreated by the VA/DoD for their brain wounds.

Costs of the 20-year war on terror: $8 trillion and 900,000 deaths, according to the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University. (Brown COW)

Grunt Style, America’s Mighty Warriors, HBOT 4 Heroes, the HOW Foundation, the 22 Project, Mission43, BurnPits360, the HUGS Project, Stand for the Troops, over 155 clinics and the TreatNOW Coalition remind us of other statistics that get lost too often.


Estimated Veteran Suicides Each Day


Veteran suicides, 2000-2024


Veteran Opioid Overdose Deaths


US military veterans die each year, accounting for one in four deaths in the US. However, the great majority (85%) of veterans do not receive health services through the Veteran’s Administration (VA), and only 4% of veteran deaths actually occur within VA facilities

3.5 million+

Served in OEF, OIF, OND, most of whom may be victims of Burn Pit toxins


Suffering From PTSD or worse


Suffering From Untreated TBI/Brain Wounds


Combat Veteran Divorce Rate


Calls Received Daily by V.A. Crisis Lines


Increased Likelihood of Suicide Among Veterans


Veterans who have died from Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) and Lower Limb Amputation (LLA) in the past 22-years, more than all the Veterans KIA in all the U.S. Wars (623,982) since the beginning of World War. Over 90% were not offered HBOT treatments.


Current VHA DFU Lower Limb Amputations (LLA) Veteran mortality rate within 3-years post-LLA surgery.

Congress, the VA and DoD can and must do better. We can arrest the suicide rate among all Americans. The Opioid and Substance Abuse epidemics can likewise be reversed if and when we accept what science and research and clinical/evidence-based medicine are telling us, all over the world. The use of Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBOT), together with Functional Medicine and other safe and effective therapies are in use and available today. ((Evidence))

31,000+ civilians, 12,400+ Veterans

with brain-wounds given a new Quality of Life after HBOT treatment, through Donations and Pro Bono work

The TreatNOW Coalition’s pro bono Mission is to end service member suicides. Much more information at

The information provided by does not constitute a medical recommendation. It is intended for informational purposes only, and no claims, either real or implied, are being made.