Rheva Acevedo watched as her husband, Carlos, put up a wall of silence around his time in the military. His reticence was understandable—the U.S. Army vet had served in the Vietnam War and may have been exposed to Agent Orange.
“I (saw) Carlos break down at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., (but) when we went to several veterans meetings, he listened but rarely contributed,” she said.
Even after learning he had diabetes, her husband refused to apply for benefits from the D...
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