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he Times-Picayune reports that 24-year-old Marine reservist, Ty Ziegel, lost most of his nose and both ears when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded during his service in Iraq. It wasn’t until his third attempt to obtain the disability benefits he needs to survive that he told his case worker he was considering going to the national media about his case.

Strangely, 2-days later Ziegel was given the disability benefits that had previously been denied him.