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VFW head wants independent probe of VA problems

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VFW Commander in Chief William “Bill” A. Thien on Friday called for accountability and transparency in the Veterans Affairs medical care problems. His comments, including a call for an independent investigation, came during a visit to Brainerd VFW Post 1647.


“We want the truth,” he said, noting he didn’t care where that search for truth led.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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