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Paperwork Slows Treatment for Wounded Soldier

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Paperwork Slows Treatment for Wounded Soldier

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Paperwork Slows Treatment for Wounded Soldier

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Army Sgt. Chase Gean spent months at a Boston Veterans Administration hospital after he was shot and paralyzed during fighting in Afghanistan. But he hasn't had a therapy session since Thanksgiving.

That's because Gean hasn't been officially discharged from the Army. The holdup is at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Fred Thys of member station WBUR in Boston reports.

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