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Army Veteran Fakes Blindness and Defrauds VA – Now Gets Prison

| July 26, 2022 | 33 Comments
Army Veteran Fakes Blindness and Defrauds VA – Now Gets Prison

According to the Marine Corps Times and several other media outlets, John Paul Cook is Army veteran who faked blindness for nearly $1M is going to prison By Jonathan Lehrfeld | Jul 25, 06:48 PM A former soldier who defrauded Veterans Affairs out of nearly $1 million by pretending to have a service-connected disability was […]

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SCOTUS Rules on Burn Pit Veteran’s Case

| July 4, 2022 | 6 Comments
SCOTUS Rules on Burn Pit Veteran’s Case

Good news for Army Reserve Capt. Le Roy Torres, and all under the protections of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). In Torres v. Texas Department of Public Safety, SCOTUS held 5-4 that Congress’s war powers allow it to subject non-consenting states to money damages lawsuits under the USERRA. While deployed in […]

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VA suspends Lawrence Gaillard without pay

| June 30, 2022 | 24 Comments
VA suspends Lawrence Gaillard without pay

As you guys remember, Lawrence Gaillard was a VA patient advocate who assaulted an elderly veteran. As of the time of the posting, there was a question about what action would the VA take against him regarding his VA employment. Thanks to “Channel 2 Investigates” presenting the video of the assault, events got underway that […]

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Researchers Think They’ve Found the Cause of Gulf War Illness

| May 25, 2022 | 24 Comments
Researchers Think They’ve Found the Cause of Gulf War Illness

Researchers think it’s caused by exposure to the nerve agent sarin. Which is what the vets have been saying for decades now. Thanks to ninja for sending this one in. From Military.com; After nearly 30 years of trying to prove a theory — that an environmental toxin was responsible for sickening roughly 250,000 U.S. troops […]

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Benefit Thief Thomas Wayne Hudson Passes

| May 20, 2022 | 21 Comments
Benefit Thief Thomas Wayne Hudson Passes

Thomas Wayne Hudson One of our ninjas sends us the sad news that Thomas Wayne Hudson, the disabled vet of walking protest fame has died. His mission to highlight “the abuses that veterans endure” by walking from Las Vegas to Washington DC garnered attention back in 2016. While a worthy cause, his credibility as a […]

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Vets agencies probe stolen valor

| December 29, 2021 | 15 Comments
Vets agencies probe stolen valor

I failed to find the real meat in this article but thought I would post it since it does touch on the topic of Stolen Valor and mentions a case that we published here at TAH. Apparently, the agency in Greenfield, MA is pursuing a potential case of stolen valor but do not provide details.  […]

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MDMA Assisted Therapy for PTSD

| November 10, 2021 | 9 Comments
MDMA Assisted Therapy for PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) presents a health problem for which currently available treatments are modestly effective. Here is the report of the findings of a “randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-site phase 3 clinical trial” to test the efficacy and safety of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)-assisted therapy for the treatment of patients with severe PTSD, including those with common […]

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VA finally accepting claims related to SW Asia service burn pits

| August 3, 2021 | 23 Comments
VA finally accepting claims related to SW Asia service burn pits

Many people were exposed to burn pits while in the sandbox and have had lingering, unexplained health effects since. It’s been an uphill battle, but the VA is now accepting claims on a presumptive basis. KoB sends in this Fox News article; Veterans who claim they were made sick from the toxic smoke emanating from […]

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