Ooooh, baby. Now we’re hitting a thousand. Too bad this sweet thing lost her man but it shows you how to pick up the pieces when life hands you these lemons. What amazes me is how the VFW managed to shepherd this to the BVA without forgetting to file a VA 9 or if they mailed in all her filings.
In addition, the claims file includes a March 1972 service treatment record (STR) which shows that the Veteran was given “5 cc of GG [gamma globulin] for “contact with hepatitis.” The STR does not contain any other information regarding the Veteran’s contact with hepatitis, including the details of the reported contact with hepatitis. There is also no medical evidence or opinion of record that addresses whether the Veteran’s hepatitis C is related to the in-service contact with hepatitis noted in the March 1972 STR.
Any port in a storm, right? If VFW got it done, then they deserve a warm welcome.