The president had tears dripping from his eyes onto the Marine’s face. As the presentation ended, the president rested his forehead on the wounded warrior's for a moment.
It is not just one thing. The more combat situations a soldier experiences, the greater is his or her chance of acquiring post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A 71 year old, as yet unnamed, veteran who collapsed in New Mexico's Murphy VA Medical Center cafeteria – about 500 yards from the emergency room, died on Thursday.
AZCentral.com has produced a powerful documentary style film featuring six vets, plus the death of Vietnam Vet Douglas Chase, and how the VA made it worse
Why were vets left to languish, and die, instead of being given the timely care they needed?
Today, as the nation approaches Memorial Day, it is America’s veterans who are the ones protesting their treatment (or lack of treatment) within the government healthcare structure that is implemented through the Veteran’s Administration.
When Obama assumed the presidency, there were approximately 390,000 outstanding claims. At the end of the fiscal year '12 there were at 883,949 remaining to be processed.