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Vva Sues Over




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"Group sues over personality disorder discharges

By Kelly Kennedy - Staff writer

Posted : Wednesday Dec 15, 2010 13:30:29 EST

Vietnam Veterans of America filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday demanding records for 26,000 veterans who it says were “wrongfully discharged” for personality disorders.

The Defense Department’s “personality disorder designation prevents thousands of wounded veterans from accessing service-connected disability compensation or health care,” said John Rowan, VVA’s president."

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where are the other BIG groups at on this issue AL, VFW and DAV are they supporting the VVA or just letting the VVA carry the entire weight of the fight? As well all know this has been an issue since Vietnam it has just again been forced into a major issue with the amount of Army soldiers and Marines that have been discharged after their combat tours have been done but before they are discharged at their regular ETS time, instead of medically discharging the affected military members and having to give them a Chapter 61 retirement due to PTSD they have been diagnosiing them with PDO and tossing them out onto the streets with no benefits from the VA let alone the now required 50% rating for PTSD and the Chapter 61 retirement which DOD would be on the hook for, let alone any VA benefits.

It's always about the money

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Is VVA suing over just the OIF/OEF vets who got kicked out as PD's or Vietnam Vets who were kicked out as PD's? If you add RVN vets into this number you are probably talking about 100,000 vets.

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John I am pretty sure this is just the vets since 2001 they have never attacked the Vietnam and Cold War era PDO discharges before why try now? The VVA is trying to be the vet group that shows they are progressive and will fight for the new veterans and like all Vet groups they need new members to pay their dues and keep the group going

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