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ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Troubled veterans left without health-care benefits

Clayton Lawson, an Iraq veteran with an other-than-honorable discharge, earlier this summer lived in a park in Lakewood, south of Tacoma. Lawson had served at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where he spent his final year in the Army in a destructive cycle of drug and alcohol abuse.