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Texas Jury Awards Iraq Army Veteran $2.49M

By  Brooke Mallory


A jury awarded $2.49 million to an Army veteran who was discharged following the onset of a crippling disease brought on by exposure to burn pits while serving in Iraq.

According to, Le Roy Torres, a former Army captain, won a case last week against the state of Texas due to the state breaking the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act.

In the civil trial, a jury of six people returned a unanimous verdict in Torres’ favor…


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