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Dec 09 2008

Too Pissed to Talk

Dixon said he was denied at least $16,000 in benefits before he fought the Pentagon and won a reversal of his noncombat-related designation.

“I was blown up twice in Iraq, and my injuries weren’t combat-related?” Dixon said. “It’s the most imbecile thing I’ve ever seen.”

Meshell, who is appealing her status, estimates she is losing at least $1,200 a month in benefits. Despite being injured in a combat zone during an enemy mortar attack, she said, her wounds would be considered combat-related only if she had been struck by shrapnel.

Injured veterans engaged in new combat, LA Times

2 comments

  1. 1
    Philip H.

    Are you really that surprised?

  2. 2
    Stephanie Zvan

    Phil, I’m not nearly as surprised as I’d like to be. Doesn’t make me any less pissed, though.

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