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|Posted: Fri Aug 19th, 2011 01:37 pm||
|Disability system leaves troops in 'vast unknown'
By Kimberly Hefling August 18, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) - Staff Sgt. Nicholas Lanier has entered what he calls the "vast unknown." A combat veteran and father to four daughters, he can't remain in the military because of a serious back injury earned in Iraq.
But he can't yet accept a civilian job because he doesn't know when the military will discharge him. He has no clue how much the government will pay him in disability compensation related to his injury, so he can't make a future budget. He just waits
Last edited on Tue Oct 18th, 2011 06:04 pm by loner1115
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