published: Friday, August 23, 2013
Cary Pigman safely back home, has a to-do list
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
LAKE PLACID -- State Representative Cary Pigman (R-77) -- who is an emergency medicine physician at Florida Hospital Lake Placid, and a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves -- returned this week from his latest active duty deployment. He left May 10 to serve with the 48th Combat Support Hospital in Kuwait.
"It was wonderful to serve our young men and women, most of them the age of my children, some even younger," he said Thursday morning.
Pigman added America's mission is changing in Kuwait, because of the withdrawal from Iraq and the ongoing demobilization in Afghanistan.
The American presence "in Kuwait is changing into a long-term garrison mission," he said. "It means the Reserve will play a much smaller role."
Pigman couldn't say enough good about the unit and personnel with whom he worked in Kuwait. "(The 48th) was absolutely wonderful to work for. Everyone understood the mission. Everyone was spot on," he said.
Unfortunately, he couldn't compliment his processing Stateside.
"I hate to say it," Pigman said, "but my experience (demobilizing at) Fort Bliss was atrocious. I have a great concern we are not taking care of our warriors as they come home.
"The barracks were bad; the personnel did not show care or pay attention. I was very disappointed.
"If you're rude to a 54-year-old lieutenant colonel, how are you going to speak to 18- or 19-year-old privates?"
Pigman intends to follow up on the experience and has already been in touch with Senator Marco Rubio and his staff so they can work together.
More immediately, Thursday morning he was on his way to buy paint for his 'honey-do' list, and planned to spend the afternoon brushing up the bathroom.
Monday he returns to his duties in the emergency room.
Welcome home Rep. Cary Pigman (by: David Holland - 8/25/2013)
The sad part is the national guard that is working for the Illuminatti and Arab wealthy oil families. The western influence in our U.S. government and CIA supports wars and the profits from them as long as the price gouging schemes of our consumer gas pump price is protected. That is why our government sends billions per year to Egypt and to the Saudi regimes. Who do you think is the biggest contributor to Walt Disney and Hollywood propaganda and influence here in the west? Yep the east. Heck, we cant even get Comcast so far to allow a American conservative broadcasting company to get on cable here such as the Blaze, but they will not hesitate to let Al-Jazeera get a spot on Comcast. If you follow the money you see who is really the puppet masters. Our government tals a good game to get elected with promises and such, but when the money comes in from special interested parties and lobbyists they cave in and take the bribes. Our nation is now a big government made up of bureaucracies.
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