Author Archives: Kiedove

Grand Opening: National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Ohio

Perhaps this is an opportunity.  I’m not ready to give up the jetgun the Grahams gifted me to loan to a museum because I have plans to show it to influencers when I’m truly well and ready.  It is museum-quality … Continue reading

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Mike Pence’s mystery visit to Coolidge’s VT Summer White House

Ouch. WCAX news said Sens. Leahy and Sanders weren’t told that VP Pence would be visiting a small town in Vermont on Labor Day weekend.  Their quick responses–  Leahy’s Twitter blurb:  “Marcelle and I and Governor Scott were with the Vice … Continue reading

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A Vietnam vet’s letter from rural Vermont

I spent some time yesterday in an Urgent Care office about three miles from our house reading a local newspaper (LINK) while my old Marine was getting his broken toe tended to.  A letter authored by Al Walsky of Berkshire … Continue reading

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VA kidney doc refers to shocking chronic kidney disease (CKD) VISN 2 study (New York region)

  Sometimes VA emails contain information and news about their research that is valuable for us to read.  For example, 34.3-47.3% of veterans in VISN 2 network have chronic kidney disease (CKD).  The ROs are located in Buffalo and New York City … Continue reading

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VA Mission Act of 2018–signed–Regulations next step

Frank sends us an article from the Washington Post which provides an overview of some of the issues that are involved in the new attempt to “fix” the Veterans Choice Program:  “Congress sends massive veterans bill to Trump, opening door … Continue reading

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“The Price of Freedom: Americans at War”

The Smithsonian published an online exhibit and timeline (LINK) of recent American Wars.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been a site where mourners have left very personal items and which the National Park Service has collected and archived.  Smithsonian text: … Continue reading

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Shingrix vaccine available at some VA clinics now

My old Marine requested and received his first Shingrix (Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted) shot, the new vaccine for shingles, at the VA Burlington Clinic in Vermont.  It’s injected into a muscle so expect some soreness. Two shots are needed. Shingrix … Continue reading

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