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A disabled veteran has waited eight years for a $1 million settlement from the Air Force

David P. Bighia had hoped to work at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio. Instead, he’s been fighting the Air Force as he faces home foreclosure.

David Bighia, 61, outside his home in Bellevue, Neb., on Thursday, September 8, 2022. The Army veteran won a discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force for a civilian employment issue, but he hasn't been paid out what is owed to him. Without the money from the court order, he is facing foreclosure.

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David Bighia, 61, with piles of documents outside his home in Bellevue, Neb., on Thursday, September 8, 2022. The Army veteran won a discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force for a civilian employment issue, but he hasn't been paid out what is owed to him. Without the money from the court order, he is facing foreclosure.

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