Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers/Veterans Administration Home, OH, National Historic Landmark, Photo: Tessa Kalman: Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers/Dayton Veterans Administration Home represents an evolution and shift in federal care for veterans starting in World War I (1917) and continuing through the consolidation of veteran’s benefits and the establishment of the Veterans Administration in 1930.
Will My Fellow Vet Lose His Veterans Administration Benefits if He Uses Medical Marijuana to Help His PTSD? Dear Doctors, I am a veteran who has recently returned from Iraq. A guy in my support group was talking about how he uses marijuana to help with his PTSD (depression in particular)....Can I get in trouble with the VA and lose my benefits if I become a medical marijuana patient? Signed,Wondering Vet in Oregon
The story details the struggle of a Vietnam vet who is afflicted with Agent Orange-related cancer and a Veterans Administration counselor who campaigns for V.A. benefits for vets with illnesses caused by the deadly chemical. Their crusade is hindered by continuous threats from the V.A. warning them to abort their lobbying, but they continue their quest.