It's amazing that we can send our troops to foreign lands to fight for our country, and when they need medical attention at home we can't figure out how to handle it ["LI lawmakers seek VA explanation," News, June 13].

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The veterans suffer because Veterans Affairs hospitals are few, in inconvenient locations and unprepared to handle the influx of patients. Why does it have to be like this?

Rocco Famiglietti, Manorville