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By Jennifer Hlad
Copyright: Stars and Stripes
When President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday about the growing scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs, some veterans asked why it took so long for their commander in chief to speak up.
Darrell Richardson attended a town hall meeting in Phoenix last week to tell fellow veterans about the death of his brother, Dennis. Since then, Richardson has been speaking out about the problems with the VA, and asking why Obama and others had not commented or taken action.
“We just feel abandoned,” he said.