Cold War Service in Europe
Many veterans don’t realize that they don’t need to have served during a time of war or in a
combat zone to be entitled to disability compensation from the VA. Any injuries that occur
during active service are compensable, and that includes injuries that occur while training. In
addition, training accidents may result in other problems, such as PTSD.
Service members who were stationed in Europe during the Cold War were particularly
susceptible to various problems. Many veterans who were stationed in Germany suffered cold
weather injuries after training in freezing temperatures. There were also a number of training
accidents and deaths, which can lead to permanent injury or mental health disorders.
If you served in Europe during the Cold War, and want help with your VA disability claims,
please contact our office for a free consultation at (402) 466-8444.