A Green Beret may be dying of cancer. Military doctors may be to blame. But a law prevents servicemembers from suing the government for anything. Now, Sgt. 1st Class Rich Stayskal is fighting two battles. One, for his life. The other for the lives of others in similar situations.
Alejandra Juarez was deported Aug. 3, leaving behind her home of 22 years, where she and her Iraq War veteran husband, Cuauhtemoc or “Temo,” had two American children and planted roots. Now, they are a family divided.
Eight years after Congress set in motion legal requirements for the military “to enhance and improve Department of Defense support around the world for families with special needs,” and create an office to provide direct oversight, those families say the military has failed to live up to those requirements.