DoD willing to reconsider discharges of Vietnam vets with PTSD

Throughout the Vietnam era, some veterans were discharged under less-than-honorable conditions due to behavior or incidents that may have been related to what has now been diagnosed as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). On Wednesday, the Department of Defense announced specific guidance to help ease the application process for veterans and their families who are seeking redress. This may provide many veterans greater success in appealing and upgrading their character of discharge, which could open the door to eligibility for benefits that may have been previously denied. For more information click here. 

VVMF also honors those who passed away as a result of their service, including but not limited to PTSD, through our In Memory program.