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New Haven Vietnam veteran with PTSD, others, file class action lawsuit
The 65-year-old longtime New Haven resident is one of five Vietnam combat veterans and three organizations that have filed a class action suit in federal court seeking a review of all Vietnam era veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, but who received less-than-honorable discharges.
Because of that discharge, he had not been able to get medical care at the Veterans Affairs medical center, obtain educational benefits or help with home loans available to other veterans.
The suit, if approved, would represent tens of thousands of veterans across the United States, according to Virginia McCalmont, a student at the Yale Law School working with in its Veterans Legal Services Clinic that brought the suit.
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