Americans say they love their veterans, but a sad fact has emerged that betrays that profession. Huge vacancies in VA medical centers means that veterans are not getting the health care they need.
More than 500 Australians died in the Vietnam war and 3,000 were wounded, but the damage from Agent Orange was much more far-reaching, as Tim Fischer's death last week reminded us.
The Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals have been criticized roundly. Sometimes lost in the chorus of complaints is the depth of feeling that VA caregivers have for the veterans, a doctor writes.