Another Vet Gets…Not Much

September 10, 2008

Howard talked with Terry, who had been a soldier in Afghanistan when he was injured in a car bombing and has since had to go through six surgeries to fix the damage. When Howard asked he was aware of the bomb when it went off, Terry said, “You see a flash of light and then you wake up in the hospital…you don’t hear it. It’s too fast.” Howard asked if the government has taken care of Terry since the incident, so Terry shrugged that they give him about $1700 a month. Artie was disgusted: “You’re looking at not even $20,000 a year.”