"It's a matter of priorities," Mr. Bender said, adding that despite the ongoing efforts of Rolling Thunder, the POW/MIA issue still isn't given the attention it deserves among lawmakers.
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"It's tragic, but I've grown accustomed to it. I understand what obstacles they'll run into. I can help them navigate the system," Mr. Bender said Monday, as he sat in the waiting room of a New Jersey VA hospital.