Saturday, April 14, 2018

Dying Vietnam Navy Veteran Wants Justice...and deserves it

Misdiagnosed veteran contends military medical records are missing
WFLA 8 News
Steve Andrews
April 13, 2018

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (WFLA) - From his bed at Florida Hospital North Pinellas in Tarpon Springs, Navy veteran Lonnie Kilpatrick has a message for the new secretary of the VA about spending money the right way.

"It's more important to take care of your veterans than it is to get approval for a bridge to nowhere," Lonnie said.

Arthritis the VA treated in Lonnie's back during the last four years turned out to be kidney cancer.

"Stage four, nothing they can do for me," explained Lonnie. "Make me comfortable, you know, maybe give me some drugs that will make me live a little longer."

This week, another blow.

The VA turned down his claim for Agent Orange disability benefits.
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