November 20th, 2002

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appeals court rule senior vets have no right to lifetime care promise to them

"WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court reluctantly agreed with the government that military recruiters had no legal authority to promise World War II and Korean War veterans that they would get free lifetime health care if they stayed in the service 20 years.

Although the government conceded military recruiters made the promises, the Defense Department convinced the court there was no valid contract because the assurances were not backed up by law."

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