December 09, 2008

Too Pissed to Talk

Dixon said he was denied at least $16,000 in benefits before he fought the Pentagon and won a reversal of his noncombat-related designation.

"I was blown up twice in Iraq, and my injuries weren't combat-related?" Dixon said. "It's the most imbecile thing I've ever seen."

Meshell, who is appealing her status, estimates she is losing at least $1,200 a month in benefits. Despite being injured in a combat zone during an enemy mortar attack, she said, her wounds would be considered combat-related only if she had been struck by shrapnel.

--Injured veterans engaged in new combat, LA Times


Philip H. said...

Are you really that surprised?

Stephanie Zvan said...

Phil, I'm not nearly as surprised as I'd like to be. Doesn't make me any less pissed, though.