Was a Korean veteran on the front lines. As his tour was ending, he had contracted malaria (unknowingly). The symptoms did not appear until he had come state side. Although he was treated by the military for it. After he was discharged, he went to a local VA clinic to get treatment for a flair up. He was refused, base on no proof that he had contracted it during his time overseas. I t would take 3 decades for him to receive any VA benefits. They have a history of not taking care of their veterans of war. And John McCain has had a majar roll in depriving them of the many benefits he has always enjoyed.
My dad wasn't asking for a disability benefit, he was just asking for medical care he had for serving his country during wartime.