Hope for Other-Than-Honorably-Discharged Vietnam Veterans Affected by PTSD: Shepherd v. McHugh

Hope for Other-Than-Honorably-Discharged Vietnam Veterans Affected by PTSD: Shepherd v. McHugh

Those who served in Vietnam and have PTSD have been victimized by the government, particularly by the Army, in various ways.  Two of the most damaging ways that has happened have been to classify veterans with PTSD symptoms as having not PTSD but a personality disorder, or, worse yet, by giving them less than honorable discharges, even when their conduct was caused or influenced by the PTSD.  Either of those results could make a veteran ineligible for compensation benefits from the VA that he might otherwise be entitled to.

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