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Iowa veteran's treatment questioned, family wants answers from VA

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JOHNSTON (WHO) -

More questions about the treatment for veterans after one man's death in Iowa.

Curtis Gearhart was living in Johnston after serving two tours in the military as a combat engineer.

He'd been receiving treatment for PTSD but when he went back in to the VA about two months ago for recurring headaches, family members say he was told he had to wait.

He took his own life on Monday.

"They send these soldiers over so young to fight these wars and then they don't live up to their promises of taking care of them when they come home," said Valesca Steffens, Gearhart's girlfriend.

Senator Joni Ernst says she plans to look into what happened between Curtis and the VA.

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