MORE, who served in Iraq as an infantryman, was a volunteer and was a member of a small group of former soldiers that went on a hunger strike for a month last year in response to the government’s inaction on climate change.
In a letter to President Donald Trump last week, he wrote that the U.S. is facing “an unprecedented and potentially irreversible pandemic” and called for “a global effort to address climate change” and “the threats it poses to our way of life and our way to living our lives.”
Trump has proposed slashing the national debt by more than $1 trillion and making the government an agency that would pay the bills of vets and their families.
The letter was signed by more Than 1,000 veterans who have died of cancer since last year.
Trump’s budget calls for $8.4 trillion in cuts to veterans services, including by slashing medical care and other programs.
It would also reduce the disability payments for veterans.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.