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We have another report tonight the serious report about how difficult it is for veterans to get the benefits they're entitled to after they return home.
This evening correspondent Douglas Kennedy tells us of one vet who literally took his crusade to the great.
Harold Frazier was in Vietnam serving with a 101 airborne.
He was a private first class that earned a bronze star.
Which is very difficult to -- Yes it is -- an area that had oncoming -- lots of combat as a result his daughter Tonya says he suffered posttraumatic stress disorder his entire life.
Your father tried to take his own life in 1993.
BSE Diddy had lots of problems from the war.
That -- -- Finally.
Didn't take -- -- but even as suicide attempt did not encourage the Department of Veterans Affairs to act quickly.
In fact for nine years Frazier fought the VA over its miss processing.
Of these benefits unfortunately the fight was too much -- And in November he died of heart failure.
His family is now blaming the VA.
For his death it was a bureaucracy at the VA.
-- you say made the last eight years of his.
Life a living hell.
-- -- lot more when that game he ever did in Vietnam.
-- -- the pile of paperwork Tonya says the VA made her father fill out.
After she said it made multiple mistakes.
That advocate Paul Sullivan from -- and more calls it par for the course -- makes a mistake in about a third deployment.
No one from the VA would talk on camera.
But in a statement the agency did acknowledge its paperwork.
Has created an unprecedented.
Backlog that is why VA has begun implementing a paperless digital disability claims system the VA says it's beginning to address the paperwork problems with its new digital system what do you -- The digital system isn't fully operational yet so that's just a -- excuse no veteran should have to wait.
Years and -- mountains of paperwork to get a disability benefit from -- Sullivan says anyone who fights in our country should be protected by their country when they come home.
In Hammond Louisiana Douglas Kennedy.
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