"No Soldier Should Be Left Behind"
We're still slow at updating this site which will change to the style and include the information that is currently found at sosmilitaryshop.com
As soon as the transfer is made it will be at saveoursoldiers.org
Both sites are for the same organization!
Also you can find us on Twitter at Joshua Eisenhauer@ImhereforIke
and on Facebook at SaveourSoldiers, PTSD, TBI, Ike and more
Thanks for keeping up with us!
Josh's Mom Dawn
Better Mental Health Care Petition!!!
Also, here is a petition for mental health care that Lynn from Quakerhouse in Fayetteville started for better mental health care in NC for incarcerated military and veterans. Josh is the focus, but, he is by no means the only one needing help in NC or elsewhere. While he is incarcerated, he really needs better care. Please consider signing and sharing this online petition. We need 10,000 signatures!!!!
Thank you for your help.
Please join us at Save Our Soldiers:
While we have focused the web-site on Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer's case and continuing battle with PTSD, TBI, waiting for the Army separation hearing and the criminal case sentencing SOS posts on Facebook almost every day about many issues facing our soldiers and veterans.
We believe that soldiers and veterans should have the support of the citizens and the government for which they serve. We believe that soldiers and veterans who need physical and mental care should be treated promptly, with the best treatment available. We believe that more care is needed for soldiers and that the prevention of veteran/soldier suicide needs more attention. We believe that veterans should not be homeless.
To those ends we keep learning more about the obstacles facing soldiers and veterans and try to find ways to help; however small.
Thank you for your belief in our soldiers and veterans.
THE GOOD NEWS !!! October 11, 2015
Josh's Army Separation Board was over Oct. 9, 2015 and SSG Eisenhauer was separated from the Army for misconduct, but, the board listened carefully to all the facts and determined that Ike should receive a general discharge under honorable conditions! This means he keeps his rank, when he finishes serving his time he can apply for VA benefits including getting his disability rating. We are so pleased that the Army did the right thing for this soldier with PTSD. We thank them for not leaving this honorable soldier behind.
THE STATE SIDE - STILL NOT GOOD
We continue to be very sorry for the night of Jan. 13, 2012 and wish there were enough words to express our regrets. We do believe that police and firefighters need to be respected.
We also believe that medical, PTSD and TBI treatment is needed for Josh not more prison time (3 and 3/4 years to date), as we do not think that prison will cure or assist in relieving the PTSD Josh suffers from. In fact the doctor's have said that he needs treatment sooner, not later and from everything we know, that treatment isn't available at the level necessary in the NC DPS prison system.
While we are taking a few days to rest, we do have to keep going to help #FreeIke and work on getting him a more appropriate sentence so he can get the treatment he needs. We are hopeful that more of the medical information that was reviewed by the Army will be reviewed properly by the NC court.
We ask that you stay with us while we continue to ask for mercy and justice.
As soon as we have court hearing dates we will be posting more. Check us out at Facebook SaveourSoldiers and on Twitter @ImhereforIke !!!
Josh's Mom Dawn
Where in NC is Josh Now?
Josh is in Burgaw, NC a small town near Wilmington, NC. Here’s his address if you want to write.
Joshua Eisenhauer #1304704 Pender Correctional Institute Box 1058 Burgaw, N.C. 28425
Some of you have asked if you can send Josh money. Yes, you can through JPay.com by following the instructions.
Some of you have asked about visiting. At Pender CI, Josh can only have 18 visitors on his visitation list. To visit you have to fill out a form that is processed at Pender after which you can set up a visit. Private message me for more details if you would like to visit.
Joshua Eisenhauer is a U.S. Army soldier who suffered severe and debilitating wounds while serving in Afghanistan. Joshua now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and has Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a direct result of those injuries and his combat experiences in Afghanistan.
The PTSD has caused Joshua to have flashbacks on multiple occasions, including the night of January 13, 2012 when members of the Fayetteville, North Carolina Fire Department came to his apartment in response to a small fire in his apartment complex. When the firemen tried to forcibly enter the apartment, Joshua instinctively resisted, believing that he was under attack in Afghanistan. Although Joshua injured no one in that confrontation, the District Attorney in Fayetteville is prosecuting a criminal complaint against Joshua and has been holding him in jail since February, 2012 after he was released from the hospital. Joshua was shot four times.
For recent updates about Josh on this site click the link below: http://saveoursoldiers.org/page/staff-sgt-joshua-eisenhauer-2015-updates-1/edit
Let us know if you have an article you would like us to feature:
Posted October 2012
Huffingtonpost: Combat Veterans With PTSD, Anger Issues More Likely To Commit Crimes: New Report.
By David Wood, Posted:10/09/2012 12:45 pm EDT Updated: 10/10/2012 1:18 pm EDT
Posted August 2012
New York Times: War Wounds.
By Nicholas Kristoff, Published: Aug 10, 2012
Reuters: Fewer veterans with PTSD using anti-anxiety drugs.
By Crystal Gammon, Published: 12:17 P.M.
Our freedom comes at a great price. Most service oriented professions involve giving and taking. As adults we decide if the sacrifice matches the reward of helping humankind. Sometimes the compensation plays a role in the acceptance of a career that literally robs someone of the joys of life, like adequate sleep, acceptable stress, time with loved ones, etc. In the case of our soldiers, although thoroughly trained to perform certain missions, their youth and sometimes inexperience in every…Continue
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My sister and I have recently been posting the video save Ike all over facebook and a Facebook page called veterans PTSD project decided to feature the video tomorrow, so if everyone could join that Facebook page and comment on the video tomorrow to get the other 15000 members to notice it.
This website is to provide information regarding the predicament many of our soldiers are experiencing in making the transition from active duty combat back to a normal civilian life. While Josh "Ike" Eisenhauer is featured as the example of what the current system is doing to our soldiers, he is by no means an exception. Sorry to say, there are many other similar stories out there. The problem is that the "system" is using the soldiers and abandoning them when they are wounded. The physical…Continue