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Guest column/Working to honor nation’s promise to veterans

August 25, 2013
By SEN. SHERROD BROWN , The Herald-Star

One of my greatest privileges as senator of Ohio is the opportunity to meet with so many veterans who have served their country proudly, with many coming from Eastern Ohio. These heroes who have made tremendous sacrifices do not ask for much in return - just the benefits they have earned and deserve. Yet, like so many other veterans in Eastern Ohio, each veteran I've recently met with knows that the long wait to process disability claims can be frustrating - and demoralizing - as a result of the decades old backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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