To quote from the movie "Platoon," "All you got to do is make it out of here, and it's gravy. Every day, for the rest of your life, gravy."
Somehow, that's kind of how it worked out for me. Perhaps a hint that some soldiers get PTSD and problems like that. Hard to explain. A perspective that Basic/AIT initial training stages are designed to pass through as many soldiers as possible. What I found was that after Basic/AIT, you're like a civilian. Doesn't matter what your MOS is ... being in the Army is like a competitive job. So, my case for example: I joined the Army because I had trouble finding gainful employment in the civilian sector. So I tried the US Army as a career opportunity. Some may view the Army as a backup plan or secondary option. So, after I was honorably discharged, the VA evaluated me and diagnosed me with Schizophrenia (which I didn't even know I had). The VA will look at other factors as well. And so, if the VA investigated just far enough to see how my time in the Army went, confirms my Schizophrenia diagnosis. Well, technically, Schizoaffective and whatnot. It's an idea that I tried everything I could to find a job and continuous employment. Since my first Company Commander (after Basic/AIT) wanted to send me somewhere to die because apparently I was expendable because I could not perform my Army job to standards, further confirms my inability to work. Long story short, I found that you're not allowed to die without permission. Basically, they can't put an innocent person on death row. So, that's probably why I didn't go to Liberia to die back in 2003. And later on, partly why the VA eventually assigned a constant 100% Disability Rating to my case. The first VA Psychiatrist I saw also mentioned I had PTSD as well, due to being mistreated or threatened with literal death or something like that. I was also diagnosed with depression/anxiety. I've been taking daily antidepressant and antipsychotic medication for years now. Ironically, for various reasons, it would've been really bad if I was sent to Liberia to die. I heard I couldn't deploy to places like that if I need to be on certain daily medications. Wow. I'm guessing the Army can't supply anti-psychotic medications to forward areas in Africa.
So, I'm guessing he is on VA Disability for mental/psychological type of problems. If what we do is 90% mental and 10% physical, then a mental problem could be greater than a physical problem/limitation. I briefly saw a VA Psychiatrist who had Multiple Sclerosis (was in a wheelchair) but apparently was the go-to mental heath professional at that clinic. He helped confirm my diagnoses rather quickly.
They should make a movie or TV episode based on my case. You can't make this stuff up.