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A retired Marine Corps bomb technician said he was turned away from his local VA without receiving treatment after waiting for five hours.

Johnny "Joey" Jones -- who lost both of his legs in a 2010 IED explosion -- took his frustration to Twitter, saying that he was turned away "without treatment or explanation."

Jones said he was told he could refill a prescription he needed at the VA's emergency room before an upcoming appointment.

"I've since learned you don't go to an emergency room for that. ... It has been a disinformation campaign and that's been the biggest problem," Jones said.

Jones tweeted that after waiting for about five hours, the doctor he was supposed to see was preparing to leave and told him he couldn't fill his prescription.

He said that after another wait, a nurse informed him another doctor likely wouldn't be able to write his prescription.

"I've also learned ... that isn't a policy, it's a 'common practice.' So each physician could decide to make that prescription," Jones said.

He added that he has heard from "multiple VA administrators" after sharing his experience.

"The treatment I deserve is for raising my right hand, not for accidentally getting blown up," Jones said on "Fox & Friends."

Jones' VA has not yet responded to Fox News' request for comment.

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