Veterans

Purple Heart Veteran with PTSD Denied Bus Ride over Service Dog

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A United States veteran who served four combat tours and was awarded a Purple Heart was denied a ride on a New Jersey bus due to his service dog. Daniel Wright, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving 11 years in the Marines and Army, says the driver of a New Jersey Transit bus slammed the door on him and pit bull Tank, hi... more

Pentagon Increases Small Business Contracts to Disabled Veterans

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The Defense Department finally met its goal last year for awarding contracts to small businesses run by disabled veterans, improving on what was admittedly an "atrocious" record. Steering contracts to disabled vets "was an area in which we have made a lot of progress, but I think we still have some ways to go, and that one is obviously of p... more

Injured Veteran Recovers from Accident, Becomes Competitive Athlete

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TRAVERSE CITY -- Craig Vogtsberger will never forget the day -- March 25, 2001 -- when his leg became paralyzed. Vogtsberger was a member of the Army National Guard. He was just days away from being deployed to Bosnia and was completing a four-day intensive training exercise. And he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A Humvee driver bac... more

Marine Veteran with PTSD Gets Discharge Status Changed

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Conley Monk Jr. of West Haven tried three times to have his less-than-honorable discharge from the Marines overturned because he has post-traumatic stress disorder. Two weeks ago, as a result of a new guideline issued by then-Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Monk had his status upgraded, to "a general discharge with honorable conditions," he said Mond... more

Report: Wait Lists for Veterans Even Longer Today than Last Year

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WASHINGTON — The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported. The VA also faces a budget shortfall of nearly $3 billion, the ... more

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