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Some military discharges mean no benefits after service ends
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In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 17, Josh Redmyer, a former Marine who served three tours in Iraq, poses in Oroville, Calif. Redmyer, who was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2009, received a less-than-honorable discharge in 2012. He is among the thousands of veterans who cannot receive veterans health benefits because of a less-than-honorable discharge. - photo by Associated Press
ST. LOUIS — No medical or mental health care. No subsidized college or work training. For many who leave the U.S. military with less-than-honorable discharges, including thousands who suffered injuries and anguish in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, standard veterans benefits are off limits.
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