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November 15, 2005 3:00 AM

After 55-year wait, veteran faces new delays in getting compensation

Over the past 55 years, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has repeatedly failed World War II veteran Frank Fong. So hes angry but not terribly surprised that the VA has now messed up his hard-won disability payment. The VA was supposed to pay Fong, a highly decorated fighter pilot partially blinded during combat, $66,806 in October money hes been waiting for since 1950. But as of Veterans Day, the VA had sent him just $1,414.25.

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