Mike Hoover, pictured, with American Legion Post 568, in Stevensville, Mich., stands at attention Sunday, November 11, 2012, during a Veterans Day Salute held at the Lincoln Township Cemetery, in Stevensville, Mich. (AP Photo/The Herald-Palladium, Don Campbell)

Lost To History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims By Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans

By Peter Sleeth, Special to ProPublica, and Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times A strange thing happened when Christopher DeLara filed for disability benefits after his tour in Iraq: The U.S. Army said it had no records showing he had ever been overseas. DeLara had searing memories of his combat experiences. A friend bled to death […]

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