Monday, November 17, 2008

from the VFA

THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT is moving to impose a more rigorous screening process for determining who in the ranks has a potentially problematic "personality disorder." There is concern among veterans and advocates that the Pentagon is using the pretext of pre-existing conditions to deny injured troops a service-related disability rating. Because so many of today's war wounds are invisible, it's important that the Pentagon pay attention and properly care for our troops. Sometimes, the military's screenings don't work - just ask Sgt. Maggie McCoy, whose husband Spc. Carl McCoy committed suicide in July. We must also remember the children of our warriors, who are suffering as well.

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