Saturday, November 16, 2013

Long fight reinstates Vietnam veteran's benefits

Joseph Valencourt Jr. served as a combat medic in Vietnam in the early 1970s.

"It's really hard to talk about," Valencourt said.
He returned stateside in 1972 with a host of parting gifts from the Southeast Asia nation, including Agent Orange exposure and Hodgkins lymphoma. In the midst of fighting these battles for his life, his unemployability benefits were reduced, his son says, because he failed to fill out a Veterans Administration form that went to the wrong address.

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