29 Mar '15, 7pm

Late #vets' family members to have their say about VA care

WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) -- A construction contractor will relive the "most painful day" of his life when his veteran son died at a Wisconsin Veterans Affairs' center. A widow will recount receiving bags of pills in the mail for a husband who hadn't been home for months. A daughter will chronicle the final lucid hours of her veteran father as he waited hours for care, then slumped over limp and unresponsive. And a pharmacist will raise questions about three more "unexplained" veteran deaths -- all patients like the others who received treatment at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. All are set to testify at what promises to be an emotional congressional hearing in Tomah, Wis., Monday. It will be their first chance to publicly face VA officials overseeing the facility since news reports drew national attention to their struggles and triggered investigations...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/late-vets-family-members-to-have-t...

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