Tom Vanden Brook

May 16, 2017

 

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WASHINGTON - More than three of every five troops dismissed from service for

misconduct from 2011-2015 had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress

disorder, traumatic brain injury, drinking or other adjustment-related

issues, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued

Tuesday.

 

Of the 57,141 troops with such diagnoses in the two year prior to their

discharge, almost one quarter, or 13,283, received an "other than honorable"

label, potentially disqualifying them for health benefits from the Veterans

Affairs Department.