The number of soldiers discharged from the Army for misconduct has risen to its highest rate in recent times, and some are wounded combat troops who have lost their medical care and other veterans benefits because of other-than-honorable discharges, according to an investigation by the Colorado Springs Gazette.
The newspaper reported Sunday that the investigation based on Army data found that annual misconduct discharges have increased more than 25 percent since 2009, mirroring the rise in wounded.
Among combat troops, the increase is even sharper.
Total discharges at the eight Army posts that house most of the service’s combat units have increased 67 percent since 2009.
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by Tactical-Life / May 20, 2013