Actually, he may still qualify for VA benefits. The VA treats each case seperately, and simply because someone got a OTH discharge doesnt mean the VA may still give them benefits, if the VA deems their 'misconduct' understanable under the circumstances. For example, a kid that may go AWOL to see his dying relative or something like that if his unit is unable to grant him leave for mission reasons. Watada might lose his VA benefits....or he might not. May depend on which caseworker he gets.