Below is an article by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Carl Prine who writes a multi-part series on the Army’s lack of care for wounded soldiers. It’s an excellent example of the use Freedom of Information Act requests, database research, and downright beating the streets to get names and quotes. Taking on a subject like this required time. travel and organization of your notes and your thoughts.
By Carl Prine
Sunday, February 6, 2011
WASHINGTON — The Army’s special medical units should be healing more than 9,300 soldiers entrusted to their care.
But a nine-month probe by the Tribune-Review found America’s sick and injured soldiers must struggle to mend inside 38 Warrior Transition units the Army has turned into dumping grounds for criminals, malingerers and dope addicts.
Read the rest of this story and the two other segments at the Tribune-Review.