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Veteran refuses to eat until he reaches a resolution

Ross will not eat until he gets an answer Ross will not eat until he gets an answer
Officials from the VA promised to respond to Ross by Friday Officials from the VA promised to respond to Ross by Friday
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An angry Albany veteran says he is now on a hunger strike to protest his treatment by the VA.

Vietnam vet Willie Ross has threatened this before, but he says now he has stopped eating.

He had another conference call with VA officials in Washington and Atlanta this afternoon from Congressman Sanford Bishop's office in Albany.

He says they haven't yet come up with a sufficient plan to improve his medical care. Ross says he hasn't eaten since Thursday night.

"I don't plan on eating until I get some type of paper in my hands saying that I'm straight. They had my medicare paying hospice and I said no. I'm not a medicare problem. I'm the VA problem."

Ross told us the VA promised to reach out to him by the end of the work day Friday with new information.

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