Native Affairs Summer Series 2014 - The Veteran

By Ruwani Perera

Imagine being seriously injured in the line of duty only to have your war pension cut off a couple of years later.

Eventually you lose everything that matters the most to you, then to literally add insult to injury, the army informs you that they've lost your records and you never served in Vietnam.

That's the situation for former soldier Denny Makara.

Ruwani Perera has the story.