Monthly Archives: September 2017

Catch up on episodes of The Vietnam War

Episodes of this important series are available to freely watch on PBS online if you’ve missed any on TV.  You may have to register with PBS. If you have a laptop, you can pick closed captions, HD settings and screen sizes. … Continue reading

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VIETNAM-THE VISION THAT WAS PLANTED IN MY BRAIN

One glaring similarity I share with all those who served in SEA  is the inability to this day to discuss it with those who weren’t there. It’s not for lack of finding the right words.  To this day, few ever … Continue reading

Posted in Agent Orange, All about Veterans, From the footlocker, History, KP Veterans, Military Madness, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, Vietnam Disease Issues, Vietnam War history | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

CAVC-JENSEN V. SHULKIN–25 0R 6 TO FOUR

Every once in a while the stars align at the CAVC and incredible combinations of judges on a panel coalesce into a great decision. Throw in a reverse and remand to “Make it so, Numbah One.” and you have the … Continue reading

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CAVC–ROSINSKI V SHULKIN–IN A WHITE ROOM WITH BLACK CURTAINS

Next to reversals, Extraordinary Writs of Mandamus always intrigue me. When filed by VA attorneys, they are generally a good read. When constructed as a class action suit to rein in the VA’s excesses, they are generally destined for immortality … Continue reading

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VET KILLED GOLFING AT VAMC AMERICAN LAKE (WA)

This just in from our Brownwater contingent on the lower peninsula. I do so love humor.         Veteran killed by flying golf club A group of Veterans playing a round of golf at the Veterans Administration golf … Continue reading

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Where to receive care? : VA and private hospital ratings

Frank forwarded a botched surgery US Today article to us about a one-star VA hospital in Memphis.  Here is the link to the VHA called “a house of horrors.” By scrolling down to can read how many “stars” VHA rates its … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and veterans

Based on news reports, governmental and community responses to Harvey have been robust so far (LINK).  There isn’t much space between Harvey and Irma, and although Jose may not become a hurricane, it’s still worrisome.  It is no exaggeration or … Continue reading

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