Wounded in Myriad Ways, Veterans Still Being Ignored

Op-ed: Story is told in rising suicides and shattered lives
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2010 1:52 PM CST
Wounded in Myriad Ways, Veterans Still Being Ignored
File photo of a vet dianosed with PTSD.   (Getty Images)

This is how too many of our military veterans are being repaid for their service: In the form of rising suicide and divorces rates, addictions, and domestic violence cases, writes retired Army officer Bob Kinder in the Boston Globe. They're returning from war ill and being deprived of the care they need, and it's high time things changed, he declares on this Veterans Day.

"The leaders at the Pentagon have a moral obligation to ensure all veterans receive the necessary, comprehensive mental-health care they justly deserve," writes Kinder. "Loopholes or administrative actions that deny benefits and medical care to our veterans must be closed." The Army and Congress are beginning to make the right moves, and it's the nation's "sacred honor" to make sure that they follow through.
(More PTSD stories.)

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