Category Archives: Aid and Attendance

BVA–R2–YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT.

But if you try sometime you find…You get what you need. Great song by my favorite band. They were a solid Rock n’ Roll band once upon a time in a place around the world from here. They still are. … Continue reading

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VA–BABY YOU CAN DRIVE MY CAR

Nothing tickles me better than to get a mess of wins in one week. You folks who allow me to represent you have no idea how much pleasure I get when I slay the proverbial Goliath. It’s certainly not like … Continue reading

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VBA-FORT FUMBLE, Va.–DOWN FOR DOUBLE

In my war, we were taught to have a three-to-one advantage in force and air superiority to ensure a win. What we were taught and how to employ it varied greatly when it came time to apply lessons learned. In … Continue reading

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MILESTONES–WAYNE ‘DAN’ MOSER–SWIFTBOATER

I got the call the other day that we lost another Vietnam Vet to Agent Orange. Fortunately (I guess), Dan was Brownwater Navy on the rivers and the estuaries leading down into the South China Sea. He was given Nehmer … Continue reading

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MILESTONES-JOHN CHARLES THOMAS JR.-1950-2016

In Vietnam, during a firefight, the most awesome sound a wounded man could hope to hear was that of a Huey Dustoff coming in regardless of the danger. When our troops were wounded, we didn’t have the luxury of time. … Continue reading

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VARO–FROM SMC L TO R2 AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

  FROM THE CORREGIDOR MEMORIAL VARO IN MANILA PHILIPPINES No, it wasn’t R2D2. No droids  or hyperdrive motivators were involved. Some may recall Kevin contacted me back in February 2015 with a passel of ratings questions and an equal number of screwed … Continue reading

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VHA’s Home Improvements and Structural Alterations (HISA)

If climbing into a tub to take a shower is a perilous activity, installing a low-threshold shower is a sensible preventative measure to reduce injuries as these VA before and after photos illustrate.  Clearly the cost of such alterations is prohibitive … Continue reading

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AID AND ATTENDANCE–GET STARTED EARLY

Member Frank sends us this important clip from the New York Times on Aid and Attendance pension benefits. VA, as is always the case, is busy in their 3-card Monte game and switching benefits around under the watchful eye of VASEC. … Continue reading

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