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VETERANS DAY 2019–UDORN RTAFB– MY BAND OF BROTHERS

Yet another Veterans Day story in the “pages of our war” lives. This one hits closer to home for me on several different levels. I wish to introduce you to Ray from Texas. Once upon a time, Ray served over … Continue reading

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CAVC–#19-7301–LZ CORK-BUTCH’S LAST STAND

I guess that header will grab you by the eyeballs if nothing else doesn’t. Yes, Ladies and Gentleman Veterans, to plagiarize a horse-racing term, I am finally busting my maiden as “First Chair” as litigators refer to the lead attorney … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 Fall NOVA Portland, 3.156(c), All about Veterans, CAVC Knowledge, CUE, KP Veterans, LZ Cork, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, Veterans Law, VSOs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

BORN TO BE WILD–THE NEWEST 100%ER CLUB MEMBER

There’s just nothing like a good All Hallow’s Eve story. This one was brought to me by my East Coast supervisor of VA Justice.  I reckon that was back in Summer 2018. Bruce McCartney is renowned throughout the Southeast States’ … Continue reading

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PENILE RECONSTRUCTION

I love good jokes-especially if I can share them without causing discomfort to my following. This one, sent in by one of those eeeeeeeeeevil Long Range Recon Patrol types with a Silver Star makes the grade. The doctor comes in … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–THE DeLOREAN CFR BACK TO 1970

38 CFR §3.156(c) is an oft-misconstrued aberration in the adjudication of Veterans claims. I freely admit I read it very broadly to benefit us munificently in the beginning when I first ran across it. The more precedence I read, the … Continue reading

Posted in All about Veterans, CAVC Knowledge, CUE, Duty to Assist, Inferred claims, Informal Claims, Inspirational Veterans, KP Veterans, LZ Cork, Tips and Tricks, VA Agents, VA Attorneys, VA Medical Mysteries Explained, Veterans Law | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

CLEAR PROP! PULL CHOCKS! GUNS ARE HOT, GENTLEMEN.

I do so love flying. Not the crashing part but the actual flying. I have rules. I plan on one more rotary wing foray and then will forswear them for good. A good friend of our Hepatitis C survivors club- … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 Hugfest Gig Harbor Wash, From the footlocker, HCV Health, Humor, KP Veterans, Vietnam Disease Issues, Vietnam War history | 1 Comment

PICKLES DOB 2/05/2019–2.0

Jez. Pickles gets more mail than I do. She has asked me to make sure you know her personal pronouns are she, her, Hey you, and whatzerbutt. She states she does not identify as transgendered even though she has had … Continue reading

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