Robert McWhinnie, who served in the Korean War and was a focal point of the newspaper article, underwent two surgeries in 1995 to remove a tumor from his spine, but the surgeon couldn’t get all of it, the Globe reported.
Over the next 21 years, while McWhinnie gradually lost his ability to walk, he went to the Manchester VA dozens of times and never received the type of routine scan that would have shown whether the tumor was growing again, according to the Globe.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.concordmonitor.com
“To care for him who shall have borne the battle”, yeah, right.
Sickening! Veteran Robert McWhinnie lost his ability to walk due to lack of routine care. Not special care, just regular routine care. All the complaints and obvious signs of his mobility degrading and no one sent him to radiology.