The TrueSoldier Rants

The Thoughts of a Conservative mind.

About The Author

I am a former US Army Sergeant with 12 years of active duty as both an Infantryman and as a Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic. I was medically discharged in March of 2006 due to non-combat injuries I recieved while serving in Iraq from 2004-2005 (Special thanks to all those who helped me wade through the VA med disability process) .

Since then I have worked in Iraq for a company that provides vehicle maintenance for the armed services over in Iraq and I currently work for the DoD in a unique program where we bill the private inusrance that retirees may have (i.e. their employer based insurance like Aetna or Blue Cross). This helps recoup some of the costs that are associated with military retire healthcare as well as provides a supplement to the Military Hospital that helps out our wounded warriors. It also helps out retirees as it covers their deductible without any additional cost to them.

I started this blog as a way to get my thoughts out there and to get the word out there about issues that the MSM wont.

I am a father of four and have been happily married for 15 years now.



  1. Greetings. I also spent a year in Iraq as a civilian. It was not always easy, sometimes dangerous, but also very rewarding to work among our troops. I was also in the Army Reserve during the 90s but I never got called up. That’s one of the reasons I volunteered. Take care and Godspeed.


    Comment by Christopher | May 13, 2009

  2. TrueSoldier,
    I am looking for civilians who work in Iraq who can describe their lifestyle and job there. I am a novelist writing about a character who was in Desert Storm then returns to Iraq after his enlisted son goes missing there in 2006. (Fiction.)
    For instance, I am intersted in how free you are to move around as a civilian. If you can help me, or recomend any good books/article on the subject, I’d appreciate it.
    A Brit turned US citizen, Portland Oregon.

    Comment by Joseph Gallivan | June 16, 2009

  3. Hi Matthew, I’m glad to have a chance to follow you and your thoughts.


    Comment by JT Wilcox | April 20, 2010

  4. Are you still trying to figure your VA disability claim out? Check the webpage and shoot me an email. And yes, I am the guy from the Fox News story.

    Comment by Glenn McBride | August 10, 2010

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