A black American soldier who served in the same unit as Jessica Lynch, was shot in both legs and held prisoner for 22 days in Iraq, was nonetheless given a disability benefit worth about $930 Australian a month less than Ms Lynch.

Shoshana Johnson’s parents said she is unable to stand for long periods of time and sometimes unable to sleep as she continues rehabilitation for her injuries.

Ms Lynch was given an 80 percent disability benefit, whereas Ms Johnson was given a 30 percent benefit.

(Source: The Age)

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