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VA incompetence creates $6,324 bill for dying veteran who got married

Debbie Shafer cares for her husband, Rob ArthurSteve Ringman/The Seattle TIMES

Snohomish County, Washington — When Rob Arthur was diagnosed with brain cancer back in January, the gaunt, gray-haired Vietnam veteran decided to wed his longtime girlfriend, Debbie Shafer, in a hospital room.

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Let me explain

From my last post I will jump forward to now. I’ve been out for 5 years now. It was, at first, an easy transition until I realized what I left behind when I got out of the military. 1,014 more words

Cars Stolen From V.A. Hospital Parking Lot

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The Veterans Administration in St. Louis says it’s tightening up security, so that people who come in for health care don’t end up with their cars stolen. 135 more words


Clarence W. Perkins

Clarence W. Perkins, aka C.W. Perkins,  is the inspiration for the development of Veteran Transport Services, Inc. (VTS). 315 more words

Living With Disabilities

Military Veterans Tormented By War Find Refuge In Healing Exotic Birds

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Military veterans tormented by war are finding refuge in helping to heal exotic birds that have been orphaned.

The little known gem on the grounds of the Veterans Administration complex in West Los Angeles is called the Serenity Park Parrot Sanctuary, a rescue facility for orphaned exotic birds. 413 more words


VA Hospital Delays Frustrate Vets, Congress

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The latest developments in the long overdue and over budget Veterans Administration hospital in Aurora have put the VA in court with its contractor. 392 more words


Judge Says Contractor Can Walk Away From Building VA Hospital In Aurora

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Contract workers may be looking for new jobs because construction has officially stopped at the new VA Hospital in Aurora.

“We’ve been cheated, we’ve been lied to,” said wounded Vietnam Veteran Artie Guerrero. 401 more words