Thursday, February 07, 2008

Taking care of our own?

This is sickening.

Army officials in upstate New York instructed representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs not to help disabled soldiers at Fort Drum Army base with their military disability paperwork last year. That paperwork can be crucial because it helps determine whether soldiers will get annual disability payments and health care after they're discharged.

I'm not sure of the veracity of this story, but the perception is there among the troops so something there is Charlie Foxtrot. At a time when we need to be pouring everything we have into helping disabled soldiers, we don't need stuff like this happening. I sincerely hope that if someone really did say this to VA administrators at Fort Drum they are fired. Not just fired -- publically embarassed.

Also, the Army doesn't have bases. It has posts.

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