Friday, September 5, 2014

Ill Gulf War Veterans Speak Up at VA Town Hall Meetings

 ( - In VA medical centers across the country, Gulf War veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness are speaking up and out.   

Faced by VA's failure to try to find effective treatments and further afflicted by VA's expanded efforts  to deny their disability claims, ill veterans of the 1991 Gulf War are facing a new wave of denial by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

In various corners of the country the media is also paying attention.

In Missouri, the Columbia Daily published a feature article that included Gulf War veteran Marsha Young's poor treatment by VA.   “We may have missed the boat with your group back in the ’90s,”  Truman Memorial VA Medical Center Chief of Staff Lana Zerrer told her.  

And in Central Florida, The Tampa Tribune's Highlands Today published an extended article detailing the experiences of ill Gulf War veterans Larry Roberts and Randy Livingstone.

As VA continues its series of public Town Hall meetings at every VA medical centers across the country, VA leaders will continue to hear from ill Gulf War veterans who continue to suffer, not just from their debilitating Gulf War Illness, but more tragically from VA's continuing failure to cook the books on Gulf War research and failure to try to develop effective treatments to help improve their health and lives.

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