Category Archives: Veterans’ Issues

When you get overpaid, you pay it back

When 10,000 Soldiers get overpaid while in the National Guard because the Pentagon and the NGB made a mistake.  Why should they have to pay it back.  We all remember during the height of the war how the bonuses were … Continue reading

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Senior Leaders Just can’t seem to keep their Compact with the Army…

Maybe it’s old news, but I just found out about MG David Haight being a Swinger.  I do truly enjoy the highlighted fact of the Ranger Tab in the Army Times article, as if that means he should be better. … Continue reading

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Oldest U S Army Woman Veteran Dies

I always read the obituaries of veterans who die.  I started that tradition reading the Veterans Obits in the Daily Telegraph I have started doing it in the Washington Post.  Today I came across the Obituary of LTC (RET) Luta … Continue reading

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One Lone WWII Vet Gets the Funeral He Deserves

A magnificent story in the WaPo about one lone, quiet WWII vet who lived and died in obscurity, and was given the send-off he deserved. Andrew Moore lived alone and died alone. He was raised in an orphanage, never married … Continue reading

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Over at Tom Rick’s is an article from September 2014 disputing the rumor that Military Working Dogs have been left in either Iraq or Afghanistan.  This quote makes it clear what the policy is: “These dogs are treated like Marines. … Continue reading

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“I no longer trust them to fix me when I’m broken”

A heart-breaking and infuriating article in USA Today on gross misconduct in the VA medical system. (And thanks to USMC0802 for sending it in.) When Purifoy, 65, originally complained of severe pain after radiation therapy damaged the bone under his … Continue reading

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