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By Lawrence J. Korb, Sean E. Duggan, Peter M. Juul, Max A. Bergmann

Serving America's Veterans: A Reference instruction manual comes from an impeccable source—former Assistant Secretary of protection for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations, and Logistics Lawrence J. Korb. Korb and his crew of specialists survey, examine, and overview the infrastructural stipulations, administrative and overall healthiness care carrier demanding situations, regulations, and politics affecting veterans affairs within the usa. They review the historic context of up to date veterans affairs and venture the features of the Veterans management to deal with the wishes of energetic, reserve, and retired veterans. such a lot severely, they supply functional prescriptions and coverage strategies to deal with veterans' many, urgent needs.

The complete spectrum of veterans concerns is tested: altering group of workers guidelines within the defense force; exceptional degrees of nationwide protect and Reserve mobilization; societal reintegration and investment adequacy while the pro army is a comparatively small fraction of the U.S. citizens; emerging charges of clinical expertise; and the becoming share of veterans with stipulations requiring protracted rehabilitation or lifelong extensive care.

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Another law, the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1918, expanded similar benefits to all honorably discharged disabled veterans and granted cash allowances to those unable to work. 27 The History of Veterans Affairs Returning home from “over there,” many veterans resented the fact that civilian pay had increased by 200 to 300 percent during the war while they subsisted on low levels of military pay, which remained stagnant. The newly formed American Legion began lobbying Congress to “readjust” servicemen’s pay—to compensate veterans for the wages they gave up due to their service.

Elmo III’s son, Russell, suffered from severe learning disabilities, and in 1983 Elmo III developed both non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s disease. After studying the available literature, Zumwalt’s son became convinced Agent Orange was responsible for his cancers. ” When studies came close to ascertaining a link between Agent Orange and certain diseases, Zumwalt noted, “doctors who were associated with corporations in one way or another would maneuver the consensus away from a positive finding to an indeterminate finding .

At this point, the military restricted defoliation to “remote” areas, and Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird dramatically slashed the budget for herbicide procurement by nearly 90 percent from $27 million to $3 million. 92 In the government’s eyes, it was clear that Agent Orange and its constituent chemicals posed a clear health risk. By 1977, the VA began to receive claims from Vietnam veterans connecting their illnesses and disabilities to the use of Agent Orange. At the Chicago VA, a caseworker named Maude DeVictor received the case of Air Force veteran Charlie Owens.

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