Army Leadership Failure
Jeans Cruz of Bronx, N.Y., helped capture Saddam Hussein in his days as an Army scout. In the spring of 2005, Cruz suffered from anxiety, depression, flashbacks and nightmares and was discharged with personality disorder. A VA psychologist diagnosed him with chronic PTSD, but they denied his request for benefits. After two years of fighting, Cruz has received 70 percent payments with back pay but the disability rating could change. "Once veterans come out with a medical discharge, they shouldn't have to be fighting for what they deserve," Cruz said.