I am about to haul a friend of mine to the VA hospital in Kerrville TX to see if he can get any type of benefits for a severe back injury he received in Army Basic Training. He received a medical discharge in the late 80s. Now he is having back problems and barely able to work. Right now he's in the process of trying to find his discharge paperwork. He has never signed up for any type of VA benefits. Any guidance would be much appreciated.