Retired Fort Carson Leader Seeks More Help For Soldiers

Posted: July 12, 2009 05:23 PM EDT

Updated: July 22, 2009 01:25 PM EDT

By SCOTT HARRISON

s.harrison@krdo.com

COLORADO SPRINGS – As many soldiers return from their fourth deployment, the previous top non-commissioned officer at Fort Carson expresses concern about them.  Terrance McWilliams retired two years ago as the Mountain Post’s command sergeant major.  He says he’s seeing more returning soldiers becoming homeless, because the area still lacks necessary resources to deal with mental health needs more efficiently.  McWilliams says although people are working hard behind the scenes to address the situation, more needs to be done–and sooner.  “I ran across a homeless family,” he explains.  “A young soldier, spouse, six kids, living out of their car.  It’s a crying shame.  We’ve got to do something about it.”

http://www.krdo.com/Global/story.asp?S=10713338

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