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CSM Richard StCyr
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The title is misleading; the vets can sue the military , in this case the Navy for their discharge status not the VA. The VA has no say over anyone's classification of service at discharge as that is on the branch of service. The VA determines eligibility based on that classification of service and then service connection or non-connection of ailments or injuries.
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SFC William Farrell
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I was thinking the same thing CSM Richard StCyr
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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I have seen young soldiers with PTSD hit rock bottom to include losing their families. Some of them were chaptered out for making mistakes.
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LTC Multifunctional Logistician
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from the article- "veterans who say they were given less-than-honorable discharges for minor infractions linked to untreated mental health problems". Couple of issues here. These Veterans will have to prove the linkage of PTSD caused or resulted in the "minor infraction". Is Domestic Violence a minor infraction? What about a positive urinalysis? I could go on but Soldiers are not discharged due to PTSD. They are discharged usually for violating the UCMJ or civilian law which forces a series of consequences.
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1SG John Furr
1SG John Furr
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I agree, the more we take accountability away the more honor we take out of the word "Veteran". There comes a point where one must reap the consequences of the decisions they made.
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1SG John Furr - I agree. We never chaptered a Soldier due to PTSD. Rather we linked them up with the appropriate Providers. If and when they committed a violation against the UCMJ then we had to follow procedures. This article basically creates a special case or group of people. It nothing more than everyone os a victim mentality.
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1SG John Furr
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LTC (Join to see) I know all too well what you are talking about. You and I both know it takes a lot to get an other than honorable discharge. Moreover, "PTSD" has become a buzzword used by everyone regardless of combat action. I'm over it quite frankly...
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1SG John Furr - There is a Facebook Web Page for Veterans that tells them how to play the system and yes PTSD is a buzzword that can get one some serious money from the VA.
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