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Take care of our veterans, too

I’m writing about Congress passing a bill for the first responders in NYC for the 911 attack on the World Trade Center.

It’s been 19 years since the attack on the World Trade Center and Congress already passed a bill for compensation for the first responders for medical care for their conditions.

I don’t have a problem with them passing the bill for them, it’s that the Vietnam veterans came back 50 years ago and still are fighting for their compensation and help with their medical, and they want to turn it down because they say those veterans was not exposed to anything.

It’s just so sad how the veterans get treated when they come home from fighting a war and protecting America’s [backside] and we cannot protect them, but tell them there is nothing wrong with you and you weren’t exposed to anything so therefor we cannot help you.

Now that it has been 29 years since the Gulf War happened and we have troops that are dealing with the same issue from the chemicals they were exposed to, and they get told they were not exposed to anything but have several medical issues, too.

So let’s get this to Congress and let’s take care of our veterans first and then take care of the homeless veterans and then take care of America.

John McIntyre

Parkersburg

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