I’m sorry, but during the Vietnam War Era, Drug Abuse was rampant in the U.S. Army. And the Government was giving the Heroine Addicts a CHOICE-10 Years in Leavenworth Prison or Active Duty for Ten more Years.
WTF? 10 MORE YEARS? Talk about Insanity. And in 1973 or 1974, the Army took out our Coke Machine and made it a BEER machine where you could buy a Cold Beer and not a Soda.
If that wasn’t encouraging Drug Disorders, then what is? It was an Enlistment Stunt trying to keep people in the Military. And when I see these Drug Related Issues. I’m sorry, but let’s get real and Fix all of their Discharges. Not allowing them an Honorable Discharge only adds more Mental Fuel for further mental disorders or Drug Abuse.
Just like the Marijuana targeting the Black Community.
America is great at the Blame Game and Lock’em Up Game. But not so much when trying to realize How Much Veterans have done for this Country. And The Drug Heads were right there with us. And you don’t think that they deserve an Honorable Discharge? I disagree! Change them to Honorable Discharge and let them live the rest of their lives in peace of mind.
WASHINGTON — An Army veteran filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing his substance-use disorder in the military should be considered a mental health condition that would qualify him for an upgrade to his other-than-honorable discharge.
Mark Stevenson, 63, applied for a discharge upgrade in 2020, but the Army Board for Corrections of Military Records denied his claim. The lawsuit alleges the board didn’t adhere to a 2017 policy that requires it to give “liberal consideration” to veterans looking to upgrade their other-than-honorable discharges, also known as “bad paper,” in situations in which a service-related medical disorder could have led to their misconduct.
The policy has been applied to cases in which veterans were struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or military sexual trauma when they separated from the military. If successful, the lawsuit filed Thursday could make it easier for other veterans with substance-use disorders to secure upgrades, too.