The National Veterans Foundation (NVF) and the Veterans Defense Project (VDP) proudly announce the release of The Attorney’s Guide to Defending Veterans in Criminal Court (Defending Veterans), ready for distribution by March 1, 2014. This legal treatise is the culmination of ten years of dedicated work that began in 2004: seven years trying to edit a previous edition of the book by NVF Founder and President Shad Meshad, and three years of serious combined editing work on new content by Brock Hunter and the VDP. The VDP is a new nonprofit formed specifically to educate an
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“I should have the same health care that the Senators and Congressman that sent me to war have.”
That’s what former Marine Lu Lobello said to me in an email after a harrowing experience with the VA…not filing the claim, nor proving the need, and not even the wait for benefits or medical treatment. All that had been done. This was something simpler. He was moving to Las Vegas and needed his prescription mailed to the new address. One time.
In January of 2014, CNN reported that at least 19 veterans had died because of delays in diagnosis and treatment at VA hospitals. In January of 2013 I posted a blog here about the VA’s backlog of claims and the fact that, according to The Bay Citizen, retroactive benefits had been paid to nearly 19,500 veterans who died waiting.
In my last post I talked about the effect of the fall of Fallujah on veterans. Veterans of all eras. Not just the ones who served in Anbar province or in other parts of Iraq in 2004 when both Battles of Fallujah took place. You read that right: both. The battles in April and December of that year were among the fiercest, the bloodiest.