Soldiers Being Tricked Out Of Military Benefits?
Sounds ridiculous, but it’s reportedly happening to our brave men and women with preexisting “personality disorders.”
Eventually the rocket shrapnel was removed from Townâ€™s neck and his ears stopped leaking blood. But his hearing never really recovered, and in many ways, neither has his life. A soldier honored twelve times during his seven years in uniform, Town has spent the last three struggling with deafness, memory failure and depression. By September 2006 he and the Army agreed he was no longer combat-ready.
But instead of sending Town to a medical board and discharging him because of his injuries, doctors at Fort Carson, Colorado, did something strange: They claimed Townâ€™s wounds were actually caused by a â€œpersonality disorder.â€? Town was then booted from the Army and told that under a personality disorder discharge, he would never receive disability or medical benefits.