Sailor Claiming Made-Up PTSD Has Nightmares Of Not Receiving Disability Check Paul May 22, 2014 Navy 10 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: TAMPA, Fla. — A former sailor who left the Navy in 2011 and claimed he had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the Department of Veterans Affairs soon after says he’s been having terrifying nightmares of not receiving his disability check, sources tell Duffel Blog. Now majoring in Liberal Arts at the University of South Florida with dreams of becoming a non-contributing zero, Ryan Wankston told reporters his recent nightmares have been keeping him awake at night, as he’s often woken up to his own screams in a cold sweat. “Oh God! We haven’t been resupplied yet, we’re going to die out here,” his girlfriend recounted him saying in a nightmare shortly before he woke up. “Did the VA make the payment yet? What if it doesn’t come through?” According to sources, Wankston served onboard the USS George Washington (CVN-73) as a culinary specialist for four years, having deployed to the Persian Gulf and the Pacific. Although he never participated in combat operations, the 23-year-old the VA eventually rated 100% disabled recalled the horrors of war with Duffel Blog reporters. “I don’t really like to talk about it, since we lost so many good men out there,” Wankston said of Navy SEALs he didn’t know who died in Afghanistan. “They gave up their today’s for our tomorrow’s direct deposit.” Other terrible experiences Wankston said contributed to his debilitating PTSD and depression include having to wake up early, being denied a shave chit by the corpsman, and once being yelled at by a really mean Chief. Now that he’s left the Navy, Wankston said, his PTSD has been exacerbated by not only nightmares of the bullshit experiences he told a VA psychologist, but also his fear that the free money from the government would suddenly come to an end. “Just like a lot of guys with post-traumatic stress, I live in fear every day of my life. But we’re all just trying to move on with our lives, you know?” Wankston said, momentarily pausing from applying for Social Security benefits that would add at least another $1000 to the nearly $3000 he receives for being a worthless moocher. “I just want to be like everyone else: Get a job and give back to society.” “Well, not literally get a job,” he said. At press time, Wankston was seen installing his handicapped license plate to his new Dodge Charger before heading to the local car wash. SEE ALSO: Wounded Warrior Assaults Five In Bar Brawl > Don't miss the next story.Get the latest news and alerts from Duffel Blog delivered to your inbox—free. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/s6ifp Dillon Yost says: May 28, 2014 at 7:14 PM Sounds like a guy I caddy with. Herman Nelson says: May 23, 2014 at 8:40 AM Hmmmm.. I thought this was about the air force. Randall Nice says: May 22, 2014 at 9:10 PM when my unit came back from Djibouti something like 25 guys from my Battalion put on their health assessment that they had been involved in IED blast and were having nightmares about all the killing they’d seen. Never mind that no one from our base had seen combat and there had been zero IED blast when we were deployed. Evidently our CO had to explain to his command how this had happened and he wasn’t too happy about it. Some of the smarter guys purposefully failed hearing test then claimed it was because we were guarding the flight line. Robert Wood says: May 22, 2014 at 12:41 PM I have similar nightmares where my country has been taken over by liberal pussies but I can’t seem to wake up….. Chris Hernandez says: May 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM Great article. I wrote an essay about PTSD fakers for BreachBangClear and got a lot of “You hate the troops! PTSD is real! ‘Murica!” responses. Glad that others know about the tons of bullshitters and liars milking the system and making life harder for people who really have problems and really need help. Chris Hernandez says: May 22, 2014 at 11:55 AM Great article. I wrote an essay about PTSD fakers for BreachBangClear and got a lot of “You hate the troops! PTSD is real! ‘Murica!” responses. Glad that others know about the tons of bullshitters and liars milking the system and making life harder for people who really have problems and really need help. Anonymous says: May 22, 2014 at 9:54 AM SO DuffelBlog did one on a non Filipino CS – and now we have the picture for the story above – is it the same guy?? Joseph Diamond says: May 22, 2014 at 9:54 AM He needs a sign for his lawn! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Then he needs to change his bull shit story: “I can’t talk about this much…but I disarmed weapons of mass destruction . . . one of the little ones went off and got me.” The boy just needs a good story. It should be uncheckable. He should stop by the the store at the VA hospital and get himself a warrior hat. Shuttindafuckup is necessary. Joe David Conn says: May 22, 2014 at 9:54 AM Oh,look, my brother made the DB. David Lesser says: May 22, 2014 at 5:40 AM Anyone who does sep physicals can tell you this is not satire. I have had a number of shameless guys claim they got their PTSD from watching videos of JDAM strikes – from Qatar.