By MG Paul E. Vallely (ret)

Update: Former troops are suing the U.S. government for lost pay and benefits due to the Biden administration’s military vaccine mandate, one of the lawyers who successfully brought down the Anthrax vaccine told Breitbart News.

Attorney Dale Saran, a retired Marine, and fellow attorneys Andy Meyer and Brandon Johnson are representing the former troops in three separate lawsuits they plan to turn into a class action lawsuit on behalf of all service members who were either kicked out or illegally ordered to stop drilling, resulting in loss of pay or benefits.

Saran said the amount is in the “billions.” It’s worth billions. That’s just flat-out. That’s what it is in backpay. It’s billions of dollars,” he said.

The lawsuits were filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which Saran said is a specialized court where illegal discharges are heard.

“The Court of Claims has been around since the Reconstruction Era. It’s an ancient court and kind of a weird one. But in any event, you can go there if you’ve got a claim and say, ‘Hey, I was illegally discharged, or the military did something to impede my pay,’ or whatever. The Court of Claims is where you go,” Saran said.

Saran estimates 80,000 to 100,000 service members — active-duty and reservists — are impacted by the mandate. While more than 8,000 active-duty troops were kicked out, tens of thousands of reservists were told not to drill anymore or were moved to inactive status, he said.[1]

This week, the United States Army sent letters to service members inviting them back to their branch despite being ousted over their refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In February, the U.S. Army rescinded its order requiring the vaccination of service members to fight for their country.

They were basically [without] the benefit of any due process. No boards were held. They didn’t have any administrative separation boards; they didn’t hold any hearings. They did not do any federal recognition boards; none of the executive or judicial procedures were used. They just flat-out did it. And then…they got the Coast Guard to follow along, and they got a bunch of Coasties too,” Saran said.

One of the former Coasties suing for damages is Zach Loesch, whom President Joe Biden had called personally to thank for saving people’s lives during Hurricane Ian, as previously reported by Breitbart News. At the time, Loesch was two weeks away from being kicked out of the Coast Guard for not taking the vaccine.


U.S. Army Begs Soldiers to Come Back

The letter reads:

Dear Former Service Member, we write to notify you of new Army guidance regarding the correction of military records for former members of the Army following the rescission of the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. As a result of the rescission of all current COVID-19 vaccination requirements, former Soldiers who were involuntarily separated for refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccination may request a correction of their military records from either or both the Army Discharge Review Board (ADRB) or the Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR). Individuals may request a correction to military personnel records, including records regarding discharge characterization.


Individuals who desire to apply to return to service should contact their local Army, U.S. Army Reserve (USAR), or Army National Guard (ARNG) recruiter for more information.  At the height of the Left’s COVID hysteria, the Biden Administration claimed that unvaccinated soldiers “present risk to the force and jeopardize readiness.”


However, they allow and advocate for transgender, nonbinary soldiers to recruit for the battle line.  The change of rules comes when the U.S. Army faces mounting pressure to get its declining recruiting numbers up after the military adopted woke, progressive policies.

For example, fitness standards have been progressively lowered to achieve its goal of “leveling the playing field” between men and women. The Biden Administration also recently ended a policy that prohibits individuals infected with HIV from serving in combat zones.

In addition, the military also pushed for the use of “inclusive language,” such as using gender-neutral terms so no one gets “offended” over being called by the “wrong” pronoun. [2]


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Contact for Interview: Laura Perry

[1] Breitbart 11.21.2023

[2] Townhall 11.19.2023