‘Just sad’: Sister details local veteran’s struggle for care after returning from war
TACOMA -- Nearly a year after Army private Justin Norton took his life under a bridge in rural Washington state, the Veteran’s Health Administration sent him a letter. “Dear Veteran,” it began. The letter went on to ask Norton to rate the level of care he received from the VA. “Nine months after he died,” said Norton’s sister, Misty, who opened the letter when it came in the mail. “That’s … that’s just comical.”