Veterans increasingly filing disability claims due to MRE exposure
WASHINGTON — More than 100 veterans have in recent months filed non-combat related disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs due to years of overexposure to meals, ready-to-eat, and that number is expected to rise, sources confirmed today.
Some 20 military veterans announced their intentions to protest at the headquarters of the VA later this week, in an effort to shine a light on what they believe has been a vastly-overlooked ailment for veterans who have transitioned to the civilian world.
“We all raised our right hand to defend the Constitution of the United States of America," said Rob Darling, an Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. “I never imagined that years after I got out, the four fingers of death would still be a part of me.”
In his claim to the VA, Darling wrote that the overexposure has led to debilitating symptoms which make it hard to enjoy interacting with other people due to having gas, as well as his having a hard time sitting for long periods of ti…
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