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Monk v. Mabus

Five Vietnam combat veterans and three veterans’ organizations filed a class action lawsuit in federal court on March 3, 2014 seeking relief for tens of thousands of Vietnam veterans who developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during their military service and subsequently received an other than honorable discharge.

Read the full complaint (March 3, 2014)

Press Release: Vietnam Veterans with PTSD File Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit (March 3, 2014)

Media Clips:

Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Television segment on PTSD and Vietnam, January 21, 2014

John Christofferson, Vietnam Veterans Sue Military Over PTSD, Associated Press, March 3, 2014

Quil Lawrence, Yale Law Students Raise Case For Discharged Vets, NPR, March 3, 2014

Scott Malone, Vietnam veterans sue U.S. military for discharge upgrades over PTSD, Reuters, March 3, 2014

Peggy McCarthy, Vietnam Vets With PTSD File Lawsuit To Gain Benefits, The Hartford Courant, March 3, 2014

Mary O'Leary, New Haven Vietnam veteran with PTSD, others, file class action lawsuit, New Haven Register, March 3, 2014

Michael Phillips, Vietnam Veterans Sue for Better Discharges, Claiming PTSD, The Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2014

Bill Briggs, PTSD Before It Had a Name: Vietnam Vets Sue U.S. Military, NBC News, March 4, 2014

Lolita C. Baldor, Hagel promises to look into vets' PTSD lawsuit, Yahoo News (AP), March 5, 2014

Editorial: OUR VIEW: Vietnam vets deserve fair treatment for PTSD, New Britain Herald, March 5, 2014

Patricia Kime, Some Vietnam vets with PTSD fight for benefits, Navy Times, April 9, 2014