Some veterans groups have called for this, while others accept it "but with no joy in the news."
For me, I don't know of anything that would justify any loss of respect or appreciation for her 30 years in uniform and service to the veterans of America as Under Secretary for Benefits. I do know hers was a virtually thankless job, one in which no amount of success can overcome institutional barriers facing everyone in VA.
Responding to my farewell note to her, this morning she took a moment to write:
I am so very proud of all we have accomplished together for Veterans--especially my brother and sister Airmen who flew C-123s.
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