November 26, 2007 – When a soldier loses a limb as a result of a roadside bomb, one such case was reported as having been classified by the Department of Veterans Affairs as “not” service-connected, thereby minimizing his sacrifice and disability benefit.
This was only one of several cases I viewed of how our homecoming wounded are being shafted. There is no reason why a GI needs to hire an attorney or plead his case before his congressman to get what is coming to him. “Support of our troops” has become nothing more than an empty phrase with no meaning when it comes from the halls of Congress or the White House. After watching the recent hourlong program, Waging War on the VA, I was convinced the war was against the veteran instead.