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VFW Chief Discusses Shinseki Resignation while Visiting Minnesota Vets

Updated: 05/30/2014 6:43 PM
Created: 05/30/2014 6:27 PM KSTP.com
By: Tom Durian

The national Commander in Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars was in Minnesota Friday visiting posts across the state.

William Thein says this is a good way for him to meet with members face to face and hear the issues that are affecting them. At least some of the talk Friday was centered around Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation and what happens next.

"Secretary Shinseki is an American patriot, an honorable man whose personal integrity and commitment to duty and to others is above reproach. We support his decision to resign, because the outside calls for his resignation were overshadowing the crisis in healthcare issues Veterans face, and that is what's most important," Thein said.

The commander also said as the investigation continues, if it is found that a patient may have died because of the wait list problem, someone or maybe more than one person should face criminal charges.


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