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Injured vet loses battle over 'combat-related' benefits

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National GuardA National Guard veteran injured while training for combat has lost her battle to obtain the enhanced benefits provided to those injured while engaged in combat.

In a decision potentially important for other training-injured vets as well, U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Edward J. Damich rejected the pleas of former New York National Guard soldier Tanya L. Towne.

Scott MacKay, general counsel for Lockheed Martin Information Systems, was representing Towne pro bono.

Trained as a radio repair specialist, Towne fell while wearing heavy gear during a house-clearing drill in 2004. She subsequently deployed to Iraq, where she says she was in constant back pain. In 2009, she was honorably discharged with a 10 percent disability rating.

The case essentially turned on whether the Defense Department acted reasonably in interpreting the combat-injury benefits as applying strictly to those injured in combat and not those injured in training.

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