VA figures show an astonishingly low rate of approval of burn pit claims: Of the 10,588 claims, 2,360 veterans had their benefits granted and 8,228 were denied.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Burnpits-more-throwing-600.jpg600903Kelly Kennedyhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngKelly Kennedy2020-08-07 09:51:092020-12-04 17:35:34“It’s so inaccurate”—How the VA Is Failing to Track Veterans Burn Pit Claims
Thibaut Delloue rushed a suicidal sailor to shore after he asked for help on deployment only to see his shipmate ostracized and labeled a malinger.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/rigid-hull-navy.jpg13982100Thibaut Dellouehttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngThibaut Delloue2020-09-30 09:32:192020-12-04 17:36:33“Pulling the Crazy Card”—Choosing to Show Empathy for a Suicidal Sailor
After an IED exploded in Iraq, a badly burned Marine asks his brother if his teammates survived. “He knows I won’t lie to him. We are both warriors.”
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/roy-and-andrew-van-wey-iraq.jpg469604Andrew van Weyhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngAndrew van Wey2020-08-12 09:35:582020-12-04 15:30:19“They Didn’t Make It?”—When Your Brother’s Homecoming Starts in a Burn Ward
People tend to remember Desert Storm as a short, easy war. Compared with the “forever” wars, that makes sense: a 100-hour blip in the annals of history.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/web-Fox_Hornet.jpg6511000Kelly Kennedyhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngKelly Kennedy2021-01-21 11:43:572021-01-27 09:44:0830 Years On, Veterans Recall the Desert Storm Air War
Seizures among veterans are surging. Some blame PTS and TBI. Others blame toxic exposures.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Brandon-Alt-809x606-web.jpg606809Amanda Millerhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngAmanda Miller2020-09-29 09:53:092020-12-16 13:06:02Mystery Seizures Haunt Marine Units a Decade after Deployment
The Pentagon expected roughly 40% of Americans would be wounded or killed but “the Iraqi army wasn’t nearly as formidable as everyone made them out to be.”
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Ammunition-specialist-web.jpg605900David Chrisingerhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngDavid Chrisinger2021-02-25 14:45:462021-02-25 14:45:46Fighting to Go Home: Operation Desert Storm, 30 Years Later
For decades, the U.S. has poisoned service members with toxic chemicals. Lotions. Pills. Testing. Burn pits. And then there’s the enemy’s chemical weapons.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Mopp-suits-web.jpg11841800Kelly Kennedyhttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngKelly Kennedy2021-02-24 08:18:522021-02-25 21:36:25Chemicals. Chemicals. And More Chemicals. A Veteran Reflects on Her Time in Desert Storm
When Clint Lorance ordered his men to kill innocent civilians in Afghanistan, the soldiers came home and struggled to assuage their feelings of guilt.
https://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Children-from-nearby-village-pose-for-photo-in-Zharay-district-Kandahar-Afghanistan.jpg14002100Mike McGuinnesshttps://thewarhorse.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/NEW-War-Horse-logo-no-tagline-405x160-1.pngMike McGuinness2020-11-18 09:42:522020-11-18 09:42:52“I Screamed Into My Radio to Ignore the Order”—Pardoned Soldier’s Comrade Still Lives With Guilt of Murdered Civilians