Posted on Jan 25, 2016
SPC Dee Bartlett
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My special forces soldier generally discharged in 2011 and received 100% VA disability for PTSD and full SSI. He died in 2014. He had no spouse and a minor child. Why do I want to proceed in requesting the upgrade (other than "clearing" his name)?
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SSgt Tony Lamb
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Hi, SPC. Bartlett.
I can't imagine any tangible reason to upgrade his discharge.
But it's a matter of honor. Even in the most infinitesimal or trivial or unrecognized way, his name will live on with what he left behind. It's up to you, I suppose, to determine if he deserves the honor.
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SPC Dee Bartlett
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Thank you. I guess part of it is that. As a soldier, as a veteran, as a person, it bothers me that I watched them do what they did to him.
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Who is asking for the upgrade? What's your role in it?
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CPT Mark Gonzalez
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It sounds like there is no tangible reason and it would be primarily for honor, namesake or pride.
There is a process in place to attempt to do this, but it is your time and you would decide if it is worth the investment.
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