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Don’t wait till they’re dead to give vets honors and benefits

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Don’t wait till they’re dead to give vets honors and benefits

My husband, Clifton Fred Walden, died on April 16, 2011, from a service-connected illness. He had iscemic heart disease related to Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam. He died never receiving the Veteran Administration [VA] disability benefits that he applied for 10 months earlier. It’s my understanding that veterans are waiting up to two years before their VA claims are being processed. This is ...

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janesjoys
August 6, 2013
3:44 a.m.

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Love your letter and your point, Bill!

wmarincic
August 6, 2013
7:41 a.m.

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Beth Lacy, my condolences to you and you're family. We seem to have lost our way in America when it comes to our military.

gina99
August 6, 2013
7:44 a.m.

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Shirley Guidarelli- Sen Gillenbrand is in the same place as Assemblymen Steck and Santabarbara. Hiding until the crisis passes by. Don't expect machine politicians to bite the hand that feeds.

jjhehir
August 6, 2013
9:44 p.m.

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Beth Lacy, my condolences to you and your family, on the death of your brave and noble husband. It does seem as this country has lost its way.
I too have had experiences with the VA when I cared for my cousin, a Navy veteran of the Korean War. They are the worst.
Bill Mactiernan, your letter is the funniest letter I have read in a very long time. You should send it to the car company.

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