America’s Appalling Veterans Affairs Scandal: The 1970 Edition

Quadriplegic Marke Dumpert, invalided out of the Marines as a lance corporal, waits helplessly to be dried in a veterans' hospital.
Co Rentmeester
'70s
Co Rentmeester—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

In May 1970, LIFE magazine published a devastating cover story on the frightful conditions faced by wounded veterans who were "fated to pass into the bleak backwaters of our Veterans Administration hospitals." Read More

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