June 23, 2016

Still moving along!

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!

July 23 Josh/Ike Update

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.

October 2015

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.

A Soldier of Misfortune: Joshua "Ike" Eisenhauer

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.

May 2015 YouTube Video Searching for Treatment

Video Summarizing Jan. 13, 2012 and Josh (Ike's) Situation

 

 

For recent updates about Josh on this site click the link below: http://saveoursoldiers.org/page/staff-sgt-joshua-eisenhauer-2015-updates-1/edit

Free Clint Lorance

Clint has been sentenced to 20 years confinement, forfeiture of all pay, and dismissal from the Army. We believe in the appeal for Clint.

Recommended Reading

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: Updated: 10/10/2012  1:18 pm EDT

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/veterans-ptsd-crime-report_n_1951338.html?utm_hp_ref=world

 

Posted August 2012

 

New York Times:  War Wounds.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/01/4146326/fort-http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/16/us-veterans-with-ptsd-idUSTRE7BF1FN20111216worth-soldier

Fayetteville Observer: The parents of Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer say their son thought

New York Times:  War Wounds.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/01/4146326/fort-http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/16/us-veterans-with-ptsd-idUSTRE7BF1FN20111216worth-soldier

Fayetteville Observer: The parents of Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer say their son thought he was shooting at Afghan insurgents when he fired on police and firefighters. By Greg Barnes, Published: 11:12 AM, Sat Apr 14, 2012

http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012/04/14/1171072

-wants-army.html#storylink=cpy

By Nicholas Kristoff, Published: Aug 10, 2012

he was shooting at Afghan insurgents when he fired on police and firefighters. By Greg Barnes, Published: 11:12 AM, Sat Apr 14, 2012

http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012/04/14/1171072

-wants-army.html#storylink=cpy

By Nicholas Kristoff, Published: Aug 10, 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/opinion/sunday/war-wounds.html?_r=2&hp

Reuters:  Fewer veterans with PTSD using anti-anxiety drugs.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/01/4146326/fort-http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/16/us-veterans-with-ptsd-idUSTRE7BF1FN20111216worth-soldier

Fayetteville Observer: The parents of Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer say their son thought

New York Times:  War Wounds.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/08/01/4146326/fort-http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/16/us-veterans-with-ptsd-idUSTRE7BF1FN20111216worth-soldier

Fayetteville Observer: The parents of Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer say their son thought he was shooting at Afghan insurgents when he fired on police and firefighters. By Greg Barnes, Published: 11:12 AM, Sat Apr 14, 2012

http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012/04/14/1171072

-wants-army.html#storylink=cpy

By Nicholas Kristoff, Published: Aug 10, 2012

he was shooting at Afghan insurgents when he fired on police and firefighters. By Greg Barnes, Published: 11:12 AM, Sat Apr 14, 2012

http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012/04/14/1171072

-wants-army.html#storylink=cpy

By Crystal Gammon, Published: 12:17 P.M. Fri Dec 16, 2011

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/16/us-veterans-with-ptsd-idUSTRE7BF1FN20111216

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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

Please introduce yourself .......

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When you join the website please introduce yourself for the benefit of other members.   Include how you are related or know the wounded soldier listed under soldier stories.  We thank you for your participation in supporting our wounded soldiers no matter the affiliation.   Continue

The video "Help Ike"

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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.

Purpose of this website ......

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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

 
 
 

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Contact Joshua

September 2015

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

With his depression and anxiety at such a high level please do not be surprised if you write to Ike and don’t get an individual reply.  He is grateful for all your caring and concern.  I think that the letters do make his day a little brighter; but, he says there isn’t a quiet place to sit and write so it is hard for him to concentrate and he doesn’t know what to say when everything looks so bleak.

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Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer (Ike Update) Jan. 13, 2016, Four Years Later

Posted by Dawn Erickson on January 13, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

1461 days, worrying, waiting, praying and trying to navigate the way through the Army Military Justice system and the North Carolina Criminal system for Josh.   While we were told there wasn’t double jeopardy, that either the NC criminal courts would try Josh or the Army would try him, it certainly has seemed like he was tried twice for the same thing.  As the criminal court got ready for trial, they’d…

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Holiday Message from Josh/Ike Save Our Soldiers

Posted by Dawn Erickson on December 23, 2015 at 12:01am 0 Comments

Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer (Ike) Message for the Holidays ~

Unfortunately, the situation is really difficult and as usual during the holidays, Josh's case slows down.  Please click the link to read Josh's letter!

More news soon!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Josh's Mom Dawn…

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SOS ~ Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer (Ike) Update November 19, 2015 Remembering

Posted by Dawn Erickson on November 19, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Finding the words today is hard.  It is the day in 2009 at FOB Bullard Shah Joy, Zabul, Afghanistan that had soldier’s warnings including Ike’s been listened to and proper security been taken a VBIED attack that killed two soldiers likely could have been prevented or at least minimized.  While Ike may have had mild…

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SSG Eisenhauer (Ike) Update from Motion to Recuse Hearing, Still Confused

Posted by Dawn Erickson on October 27, 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

So What Happened at the Hearing?

A lot of discussion about the Motion for the Judge to Recuse himself and whether or not Judge Ammons had read all the papers turned in by the defense at the Aug. 6 Sentencing Hearing which resulted in Josh's attorney filing Motions for Appropriate Relief and amendments regarding the 10 to 18 year sentence.

The Judge denied the Motion to…

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