"I have gone through war fighting the enemy and now I need to fight my own government for the benefits I deserve. It is absolutely frustrating and despicable."
Robert Fearing, a combat veteran of the Iraq war and a Bronze Star recipient, who waited 2 1/2 years for his disability benefits to be processed from the Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He later received them.
Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun