A good neighbor and client of mine passed. He had the devil’s own time getting a claim for combat PTSD in Vietnam in the plus column. He ended up finding all his letters he sent home from Cu Chi and submitting them to VA. It’s pretty hard to climb into your DeLorean with the flux capacitor and motor back to 1968 to create those letters so VA gave him the benefit of the doubt and said he was there.


John was a Marine. I guess I don’t need to say more. Regardless of your MOS, you don’t even go to the latrine without your M 14 and bayonet.

His wife has taken over his claims for R1 for the six short months after they found the acute B cell Hairy leukemia. We saw this coming and filed well in advance. Rest in Peace, John. I have your six on this one.

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  1. Calvin Winchell says:

    always watching out for our Veterans and their loved ones! Alex Graham veteran, author, and representative of Veterans… a true American hero!

  2. sherry7006 says:

    R.I.P. John.
    Thank you for helping our Vets and their families💗

  3. Charles Edward Brown says:

    It’s true, as a Marine in a Combined Action Platoon (“CAP”), I even took my M-16 with me to the head for a crapper! No bayonet affixed but locked and loaded and ready to go in more ways than one.

  4. cdneh says:

    Well done.

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