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What? Author says Vietnam veterans can’t or won’t advocate for themselves – huh?

April 28, 2011

Letter: Well-earned tribute for Vietnam combat vets; sadly, too few alive to appreciate it

These men and women fought bravely for their country. Not only were they denied debriefing, they were spit on. The adult children of the Vietnam veterans are being diagnosed with Type B leukemia. Hairy cell leukemia is the name it is given. Those children, being older now than 18, are not eligible for any help the VA. I can't help but think about our soldiers returning from current wars. Those who seek help can get it.

The problem with the Vietnam veterans is that they can't, or won't, advocate for themselves. Getting service-connected disability is very difficult and time-consuming. It is not easy. Many surviving veterans still can't live indoors. Many have cancer. Agent Orange not only defoliated Vietnam, it became a ticking time bomb in our veterans.

 

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