The US government didn't officially recognize retired WASPs as military veterans until 1977, and didn't grant them burial rights in Arlington until 2002. Last year, Harmon died about a month after the Army revoked those burial rights over concerns about available space at the cemetery.
Jerry Derr lost his son, Colton Levi Derr, a US Army sergeant, to suicide. Since then, he's been trying to help other military families fight PTSD and a whole range of issues that come up for veterans.
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