We see the lawyer ads blaring out of the TV, and endlessly repeated hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly. Typical pitch: Have you been injured in an accident? Did you get sick from using a toxic brand of paint? Did a taxi driver hurt your feelings? Hmmm, gives me some ideas?
So, if getting injured in something that wasn’t your fault can earn you some big lawsuit bucks, how about if it was during war? It happens to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. I served in the Navy during WW2 and again called back for active duty in the Korean War.
I knew many guys who were hurt in combat or injured doing their jobs on land, sea and in the air. Now aged 94, my hearing is almost gone. Was it because I served as a teenage talker on a ship’s anti-aircraft mount, with loud bangs pounding my ears while the guns were firing? Hey, mister lawyer, let’s take Uncle Sam to court for a couple of million bucks!