To the editor:
I am a veteran and was stationed in the States during Vietnam. Here is my experience with the VA Hospitals/Clinics. I applied for VA health benefits in 2000. Since then they have found and treated me for breast cancer, a severe spinal problem that could have left me crippled, and continuing visits to the Clinic here in town as well as specialized care at the VA Hospital in Portland. If it weren’t for the VA, I would be dead.