17 Apr '17, 10pm

Veterans with PTSD are suing the Army to have their discharges upgraded

Two former soldiers who have been diagnosed with PTSD have filed a federal class-action lawsuit to have their general discharges upgraded, according to a complaint filed Monday in Connecticut. Former Pfc. Stephen Kennedy, 30, and Spc. Alicia Carson, 28, are plaintiffs in a suit alleging that despite the requirement for the Army Discharge Review Board to give "liberal consideration" to veterans claiming their discharges were related to post-traumatic stress disorder, diagnosed veterans are having their reviews denied. The complaint was filed — officially against acting Army Secretary Robert Speer — on the veterans' behalf by Yale Law School's Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization, whose students successfully sued the Army in 2014 on behalf of Vietnam veterans with PTSD. As a result, then-Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wrote a memo to the Defense Department's review boa...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/articles/veterans-with-ptsd-are...

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