IN HIS FINAL DAYS, A VIETNAM VET AT A VA FACILITY WAS TWICE FOUND COVERED IN ANTS, DAUGHTER SAYS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

IN HIS FINAL DAYS, A VIETNAM VET AT A VA FACILITY WAS TWICE FOUND COVERED IN ANTS, DAUGHTER SAYS

SOURCE: CNN.COM
(CNN)An Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam and was living his final days at a US Department of Veterans Affairs assisted-living facility was twice found covered in ants and photos show scores of bites on his body, his daughter said Thursday.

Laquana Ross said her father, Joel Marrable, died Saturday at the Eagles' Nest Community Living Center in the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
Ross said she is not upset with the VA over the ants, but wants her father's story to prompt change.

"Maybe this can move the needle and improve the process," she said. "The VA is busy. They have a lot of patients and huge needs they have to address."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As much as I abhor war, as a methodology for the US getting what it wants from other countries, not one more of our Veterans should ever have to put up with this lack of basic medical care, ever!!!

A society can definitely be judged by how well it treats its most fragile members, and that includes many of our medically fragile elderly Vets; and right now, this country is failing these people in an extreme and horrific way, as evidenced by this case.

NO human being is ever expendable, and all, particularly when they near their journey's end, should be treated with grace, common sense medical care, and compassion.

Our Vets are NOT "disposable", thank you very much!!!!

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