Category Archives: Veterans Administration

Sorry, But Society Doesn’t Give a Damn About Veterans

I’m not sorry I did not join in your celebrations and activities on Memorial Day.  I’m sure the day off from work was nice, along with the three-day sales and barbecues.  And the weather looked perfect so I’m sure it … Continue reading

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About That Veterans Bill

Wasteful government spending is a funny thing, in that people almost always rail against it until their cause is on the receiving end.   Such is the case of many veterans organizations as the latest veterans bill died in the … Continue reading

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Suicidal veteran called crisis line, charged with weapons violation

Sadly, this is not the one I mentioned a week ago.  This is a new case. Homeless and depressed, Sean Duvall wandered the streets of Blacksburg, each step taking him closer to suicide. In his backpack he carried a final … Continue reading

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Veterans Bike Journey, and More VA Incompetence

Sometimes you just have to do something —anything — to get people’s attention. Jeremy Staat and Wesley Barrientos, veterans of the Iraq War, have been consumed by that feeling for months now. They’re proud of their military service and proud of … Continue reading

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Caregivers of Wounded Soldiers Still Waiting For Benefits

Problems with the VA?  Join the club: Nine months after President Obama authorized a broad expansion of benefits for those caring for service members severely wounded in the nation’s two current wars, none of the assistance has materialized and it … Continue reading

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