A homeless veteran, lost in the paper shuffle

Edwood | Tiffany Walton

Edwood Deaver and his papers. | Tiffany Walton

On this Veteran’s Day, 15,000 homeless veterans live in California, including 6,000 in Los Angeles County. One of these homeless veterans had been living across the street from me recently, allowed by a neighbor to sleep on her porch.

Edwood Deaver, 49, has been on an 11-year quest to get the Veteran’s Adminstration to cover his housing and disability costs. But a discrepancy over the length of his service has left him in limbo on the streets.

Listen below to my radio story on Deaver’s struggle to get the government to recognize his service.


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