Joel Camacho’s New Book “The Dixie Cup Syndrome” Shines a Light on US Military Veterans Who Feel Used and Discarded by a System That Falls Short on Its Obligations

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Recent release “The Dixie Cup Syndrome” from Page Publishing author Joel Camacho is a searing indictment of the US Veterans Administration and the legislators who enact laws that fail to adequately serve the needs of retired American soldiers.

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Joel Camacho, a retired First Sergeant, father, grandfather, and Vietnam Era veteran with twenty-two years of honorable service in the US Army currently residing in Galveston, Texas with his wife and two dogs, has completed his book “The Dixie Cup Syndrome”: an examination of the role of politicians who make the laws, policies, and regulations impacting the lives and wellbeing of those who served to uphold and protect the Constitution of the United States of America.

Joel shares, “The Dixie Cup Syndrome is a description of identified health problems and administrative issues that have plagued veterans for decades going back as far as World War II. Veterans find themselves in the proverbial hamster wheel: they keep going around and around and desperately trying to navigate the bureaucracy that is the Veterans Administration. This is compounded with the laws and policies that the United States legislature writes and enacts, which directly affect veterans and their benefits. These clusters of problems and issues refer to the word ‘syndrome.’ The ‘Dixie cup’ is in reference to the ever-popular container, which does not require to be re-used. It is used for a specific purpose, for a specific amount of time and discarded. Veterans feel like a Dixie cup after their military service: after experiencing some kind of physical and psychological trauma, the attitude is. ‘You’re done, we can’t use you anymore.’”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Joel Camacho’s book is an eye-opening examination of the failures of Congress and the US Veterans Administration to serve the needs of the men and women who dedicate so much of their lives to the nation.

Readers who wish to experience this illuminating work can purchase “The Dixie Cup Syndrome” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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