Monday letters: Do whatever it takes to fix VA

06/09/2014 12:00 AM

06/06/2014 6:20 PM

There is no wonder that there are problems at VA hospitals. Our country has been involved with three long wars since 1960.

Most of the Vietnam veterans are now between 60 and 90; many of them did not choose to join the military but were drafted. We have veterans who have mobilized for long tours in Iraq and Afghanistan; many of these men and women are suffering from Gulf War syndrome, traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic-stress syndrome.

It's not a simple process of doubling or tripling budgets as many of our congressmen believe. It is a process that needs to provide what is best for our veterans. Even if this means multiplying the VA budget 100-fold.

I am a disabled vet who utilizes Dorn VA Medical Center. During the past decade, I have received excellent care. In fact, one of my favorite comments I make to the staff there is “You all treat me like a general when I am here.”

Thanks again to all the highly professional team at the Dorn VA hospital.

Tom Hewitt


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