A veteran of Operation Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf recently committed suicide by setting himself on fire in front of a Veterans Affairs health clinic in New Jersey. The 51-year-old had been treated there in the past. Charles Richard Ingram III, a seven-year veteran of the US Navy, committed suicide by self-immolation on March 19 in front of the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Northfield, New Jersey. A bystander attempted to extinguish the fire with blankets as firefighters arrived on the scene. Ingram ultimately died at Temple University Burn Center in Philadelphia later that night, according to the Daily Beast. As a veteran myself this just pisses me off to no end. As I'm sure this veteran has probably asked for help countless times only to be turned around by the VA every single time. Welcome to Washington DC'S war on veterans. We only believed in everything our democracy stood for, only to be turned away when we need help the most by a government we laid our lives on the line for. If Washington continues to ignore the problems veterans face at home, don't be surprised when young men an women of age don't sign up to join the military. The sad part of this is that their are litterally thousands of veterans just like this man who continually get turned around at the VA. If you wanna blame someone for veterans taking their own lives, that blame 100 percent of it could probably be directed towards the VA.