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Shannon Bream Spotlights Veteran Initiative: ‘Hoping God Does a Miracle’

Shannon Bream Spotlights Veteran Initiative: ‘Hoping God Does a Miracle’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Founder and President of Arc of Justice Ret. Major Will Ostan is sharing his commitment to advocating for sick and wounded service members. 

“We are on the one-yard-line of getting the Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights passed,” he said during an episode of Shannon Bream’s “Livin’ the Bream” podcast. “So, right now, we have our legislative language inside the National Defense Authorization Act in the House of Representatives, so that is a huge win.”

Ostan’s bill would work to put medical separation issues back in the hands of the military chain of command, eliminating needless red tape and getting service members the care they need. 

“I’m hoping God does a miracle this year and punches it in, and if not, I’ll be back in 2024 to fight,” he explained. “This is a major justice issue. It seems complex…but the Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights is a simple fix.”

Ostan discussed the project further in an interview with Fox News. 

“This runs the gamut from the very end of a career as a justice issue for long term pension and health care, to also, we’re losing our future warfighters and our middle management, which is where I come in,” he said. “This is not a time to be mismanaging active duty wounded warriors.”

Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, one of the bill’s champions, added, “You know, for so many who have served – and they find themselves in a situation where they feel like they’re being ushered out of the military – we want them to feel like we are going to come alongside them and give them more time to recoup, to get healthy again, or to continue to serve.

Florida Representative Brian Mast is also a supporter of the Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights, and for good reason — he was wounded while serving in Afghanistan. 

“When I was lying in Walter Reed, all of my time and energy was spent on recovery — learning to walk with two prosthetic legs and figuring out how I was going to continue to serve my country kept me plenty busy,” he said. “The last thing I would’ve had any patience for would have been trying to navigate the bureaucracy of medical separation. I want to make sure no wounded warrior ever gets stuck in this infuriating merry-go-round or is screwed over by nameless, faceless bureaucrats.”