Army Investigates Mistreatment of Ill, Injured Soldiers in Texas

The Army will investigate complaints from wounded and sick soldiers being treated at Ford Hood and two other medical transition units who have complained they have been mistreated as they attempted to recuperate, the Dallas Morning News reported.

An investigation by the paper along with television partner NBC 5 spurred the Army to look into allegations of “constant friction between their medical requirements and the demands of a military culture based on order and discipline,” the News said.

Among the allegations from current and former soldiers staying at Texas Warrior Transition Units included superiors calling them names like “dirtbag” and other terms to accuse them of “malingering” rather than returning to full duty, the News reported.

There are 25 such WTU facilities around the country.