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Ailing Vet vows DC trip to improve VA

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany Vietnam Veteran, a long time protester of the health care veterans receive through the Veterans Administration, says he is going to White House-- to start a hunger strike to try to bring attention to the problem.

67 year old Willie Ross is receiving hospice care because of heart problems, he believes were brought on by his service in Vietnam. 

For year Ross has worked to bring attention to the problems he says South Georgia veterans encounter receiving health care at the Albany clinic. 

Ross said he is so frustrated, he is going to Washington D.C. and start a hunger strike to bring awareness. "I'm going to the gate of the White House, and I'm going to sit there. Even if I have to go to jail, until somebody talks to me and makes the V.A. better," he said.

Ross said he will leave for Washington Tuesday or Wednesday, and hopes to take several supporters with him.



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