A House committee has voted to issue a subpoena to the Department of Veterans Affairs for personnel and complaint files at its Philadelphia office, part of a widening probe into the mishandling of benefits.
Dan Fraley, the county’s director of veterans affairs, says it’s time to tighten up the federal “Stolen Valor” law, which makes it a crime for someone to claim, for financial gain, that they were awarded any of nearly a dozen medals or decorations.
Elite Navy SEAL sniper Howard Wasdin survived the infamous battle made famous in the hit movie “Black Hawk Down,” but medical retirement and coming home, presented him with challenges he never expected.
The Pointman Soldier’s Heart Ministry is filing a lawsuit in federal court, demanding that the city appoint a director of veterans affairs for the County of Philadelphia.
It’s good to learn that several higher education institutions have developed initiatives that are helping veterans transition to civilian society.