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Vietnam Veterans Meet in St. Louis

By K. Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis, Mo. – Some 600 delegates are in St. Louis this week to attend the national convention of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Members will vote on a number of resolutions affecting veterans' issues, and will establish the organization's legislative priorities for the next two years.

One of those items is health care. VVA president Tom Corey says its unfortunate that Congress has not come forward with adequate funding.

"There's not enough staff to take care of the number of veterans using the system, so it's backing up and people are waiting six months or longer for an appointment. It's not right for someone who has a problem as a result of their service to their country," Corey said.

There are an estimated 2.8 million Vietnam veterans still living today.

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