This is how to present a claim. You’re never going to win at the RO even if you had a smoking jetgun with blood on it. But you can win using the DoD jetgun withdrawal letter which is damning enough. If the DoD and the CDC suddenly weren’t all gung ho about it, it was probably not very sanitary. Nobody admits guilt. No harm. No foul. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.

In retrospect, the age of the disease as measured in a METAVIR Scale of F4 should have been a dead giveaway to the RO VA examiner. Untreated Hep C will keep munching on your liver box for about 43 years or so (like here) until it’s toast. Johnny Vet got jetgunned in 1965, got a new liver filter in 2008 and yet it crapped out again in 2014.  The Hep C reinfected the new one. Duh. Didn’t see that one coming?

Here’s where your use of the METAVIR Scale to prove fibrosis will win the claim.

And here is the document you need to submit at the BVA appeal hearing or into evidence after denial.

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  1. leroy hawkins says:

    hello I remember that night of so many shots and being told not to move or you will be at risk of getting cut from the shot being given. The long line of future soldiers enduring this common procedure was in a just way of trust for our safety and in the of interest for our health by the very government we were taught to believe in and held to the highest regards.

  2. john king says:

    I do remember some guys got pretty awful infections from those shots. I also remember guys being recycled due to infected blisters on their heels. That was my biggest fear which was to be recycled in basic. I would have done anything to avoid that.

  3. Emmit Collier says:

    John King is correct. I agree with that.

  4. john king says:

    I remember standing in line at Ft. Benning getting those shots from the airguns and seeing people with bloody tee shirts and them telling us “Don’t flinch or you will get cut open”. By then I was so sleep deprived I could have cared less. When people are yelling you constantly you begin to tune out things like blood gushing down arms etc.

    • Ron says:

      Don’t forget the neat little razor slice in the deltoid region of the arm, or both arms as they push into the skin. Like you said, one gets fatigued and doesn’t care anymore. What are they going to do to me? Shave my head and send me to Nam?

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