Native American Vets Fight VA and Lose

Andy Torres, an Ogalala Lakota veteran was forced out of the National Guard by a surgical error committed by a VA surgeon.  Although the VA denied his disability application, Social Security rated him 100% disabled.  His story came to the attention of an Ogalala Lakota reporter, who investigated.

It seems like a little black cloud forms over the heads of those that fight the bureaucracy.  Andy Torres, an Oglala Lakota veteran, discovered that.

Torres served with honor in the United States Army from 1961 to 1964. After his honorable discharge he joined the South Dakota Army National Guard. He served 19 years and was just one year away from the required 20 years in order to retire when his life began to unravel.

Tim Giago, in the January 26, 2009 edition of the Huffington Post.

Read the rest of the story here.


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