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Tom Berger, Vietnam Veterans of America

The Pentagon says it will consider upgrading discharges to Vietnam-era veterans who received other than honorable discharges, and can show proof of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Proving their cases could get tricky though. PTSD wasn't an official medical diagnosis until the 1980s and many records have been destroyed. But the Pentagon has promised liberal consideration. The guidance comes after a lawsuit earlier this year from a group of veterans who claim their applications for discharge upgrade were wrongfully denied. Tom Berger is executive director of the Veterans Health Council at the Vietnam Veterans of America. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the new effort.

Tags: Tom Berger , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 09/08/2014, 09:45am EDT
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Vietnam veterans sue military in Conn. over PTSD

The military has failed to correct the wrongful discharges of thousands of Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, an advocacy group says in a federal lawsuit.

Tags: DoD , Veterans Affairs , Vietnam , PTSD

Monday - 12/03/2012, 07:04pm EST

Veterans group calls for legislative fix to VA contracting rule

Vietnam Veterans of America alleges the Veterans Affairs Department's service-disabled veteran-owned business set aside program is keeping legitimately qualified companies from competing for VA contracts. The group advocates loosening a rule that requires service-disabled veterans maintain unconditional control of all business decisions.

Tags: Veteran Affairs , SBA , contracting , Congress , Bill Johnson , Thomas Leney , Ruben Gomez , Rick Weidman , Small business contracting , industry , House Veterans Affairs Committee

Monday - 08/13/2012, 05:16am EDT
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