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Jul 11, 2014 5:53 PM by Caroline Flores

Local Veteran Disturbed by Recent VA Ruling

CORPUS CHRISTI - Earlier this week the Veterans Administration rejected a request from Congress that would have extremely helpful for our Gulf War Veterans. One of our local veterans was crushed when the VA said no.

With tears in his eyes, clutching his wife's hand, Gulf War Veteran Aldo Generali shares a feeling most veterans feel about Veterans Affairs.

"The VA putting us through this, putting other veterans through this, I just... I can't understand why," said Generali.

Can't understand why the VA rejected Congress's request to make migraines, brain cancer, and lung cancer presumptive conditions for Gulf War vets. Many who were exposed to sarin gas during the war.

"If they were exposed and especially if they could prove that they were right there, ground zero, during this stuff then the VA to me has no battle," said Generali.

Presumptive conditions are conditions that the VA has to assume are military connected. So if a vet is diagnosed with one them, he or she automatically gets medical and disability benefits.

Generali suffers from migraines that are service connected. It took him 21 years to prove it to the VA. Now, because the VA rejected Congress's request more veterans are going to have to keep fighting for needed care just like he did.

"Why do we have to fight our own country for benefits that are ours. That we earned from serving our country," said Generali.


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