A recent legal settlement has brought fresh attention to two of the biggest health problems veterans face.
The settlement concerned protective military earplugs that allegedly were defective. The Pentagon settled with the earplugs’ maker 3M Company.
And the two problems? Retired Army Brig. Gen. William Gothard of Fayetteville, N.C. has both of them. He said his 36 years of service have left him with hearing loss and a maddening condition called tinnitus.