A former Marine and his wife say the scene inside a Veterans Administration hospital in Durham, North Carolina, was so shocking that they took pictures and posted them to Facebook.
Now, as AP reports, thousands of people are expressing outrage and the head of the medical center says an employee involved has been removed from patient care pending an internal review.
Hanna and Stephen McMenamin posted photos of two struggling veterans.
They said both older men were ignored for hours despite complaining of severe pain.
They said one practically fell out of his wheelchair, and the other finally laid down on the floor after being denied a place to rest.
Medical Center Director DeAnne Seekins has thanked the couple for alerting managers and says disrespecting veterans will not be tolerated.
The Facebook post (a simple image) has been shared over 130,000 times and has 17,000 comments including the following...
April Miller: How Awful. These great men deserve so much better... thank you for putting this out there.
Kandie Alcover: This is a disgrace to our Veterans. We need compassionate individuals who should be working in all hospitals especially the V.A.Hospitals.Thank you to all our Veterans who sacrifice their lives for our freedom.God Bless You All.
Evelyn Sexton Johnson: Why is it that we can provide medical care for the illegals that cross our boarders but we can't take proper care of our veterans.
Carol McMurray: OUR VETS SHOULD HAVE THE VERY BEST CARE..TRUMP WILL FIX IT ???????????