Filling The Gaps For Veterans With Bad Discharges

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After Discharge Upgrade, Marine Finally Finds A Reason To Live

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Michael Hartnett was a Marine during the Gulf War and served in Somalia. He received a bad conduct discharge for abusing drugs and alcohol. His wife, Molly, helped him turn his life around. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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Path To Reclaiming Identity Steep For Vets With 'Bad Paper'

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For Veterans, 'Bad Paper' Is A Catch-22 For Treatment

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Reed Holway spent 13 months in Iraq. He says PTSD brought on a drinking problem when he returned to the States — and that eventually led to a bad-conduct discharge. Vets with "bad paper" have trouble getting any VA health benefits — even for PTSD. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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Other-Than-Honorable Discharge Burdens Like A Scarlet Letter

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Help Is Hard To Get For Veterans After A Bad Discharge

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