Korean War (1950-1953)
VA disability claims, and costs, rising sharply
VA disability claims, and costs, rising sharply

To the editor: Thank you for this article showing the stupidity and huge cost of the military veterans program, which is apparently riddled with fraudulent — but acceptable — claims. Webster’s defines disability as “inability to pursue an occupation because of physical or mental impairment.” Now, apparently it can mean having a headache. (“The ongoing cost of caring for veterans,” July 13) I am an 84-year-old Navy veteran whose reserve unit was activated during the Korean War. I also served as the civilian manager of a large American company providing support services to the U.S. military in Vietnam during that war, and while there, I saw a lot...