One New Hampshire voter describes how benefits for injured veterans sway his choice of a candidate in the Jan. 10 Republican primary.
Sargent First Class Jon F. Worrall was retired from the U.S. Army after an IED exploded six feet away from the Humvee he was driving north of Baghdad in January of 2005. Eleven surgeries later and diagnosed with PTSD and a non-penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) he now counsels young soldiers returning with similar injuries under the Soldiers Helping Soldiers program.
Worrall would like whichever candidate is elected as the next President to address the issue of retirement and VA disability payments to the young soldiers who suffer TBI and other disabilities. While Worrall has worked for years and has a 401k and his Army retirement, younger soldiers are left with retirements as low as $125 per month and will have a hard time starting a career after suffering a traumatic brain injury.