Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Troops deserve better

Troops deserve better
Army must focus on repairing systems
Article Launched: 02/27/2007 06:41:55 AM PST

The U.S. Army thankfully has responded quickly to reports that war-time outpatient facilities at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center are in disrepair, with bad plumbing, mold problems and rodents crawling around.
Such conditions are unfit for U.S. troops who must convalesce there after being seriously wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. Some 700 soldiers housed in the deteriorating outpatient building suffer from severed arms and legs, broken necks and backs, organ damage and brain injuries.
Now the military needs to fix the bureaucratic mess that has left many recuperating troops scrounging for disability benefits.



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