Advocates seek change in state law for some veterans’ benefits

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It is called “bad paper “and it has come back to haunt some of Connecticut’s most committed, battle-hardened and now, badly bruised military veterans. For Juliet Taylor, 44, of Bridgeport, it was post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury she sustained during a tour of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army’s 118th Medical Battalion. Back home with the Connecticut National Guard, which she joined after eight years of active duty, the effects piled up. The death of a sister exacerbated undiagnosed effects of her overseas experiences: a serious fall, witnessing of the rape of a fellow soldier, as well as a series of suicides in her unit, including her first sergeant.

Source: Advocates seek change in state law for some veterans’ benefits

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