Category Archives: All about Veterans

How Does the Home-Buying Process Differ for Veterans?

Buying a home is often stressful and exciting at the same time. Understanding the process is key to a successful experience. Presented today by Ask Nod, and myself as a staff writer, the following are the primary aspects of home … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–I’LL SEE YOU AND RAISE

How shall I start this article? It began in 2014 in a little bar in Key Center Washington over a scotch (neat, with a water back). Butch’s daughter, born shortly after he arrived in country in late 68, had been … Continue reading

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The Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies

An article in the Burlington Free Press, Afghanistan veteran honored in Randolph after losing his battle with post-traumatic stress (Link), about young Cory Green, only 31, raises a lot of emotions. There is the utter sadness of his death, and … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE, NEBRASKA–HELTER SKELTER

Only in the corndog capital of the United States could you have a VA adjudicatory mishap of such epic proportions presented with a straight face. Nah. Just kidding. In this day and age, with the VA’s National Work Queue (NWQ), … Continue reading

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Covid-19 vaccines come in multi-dose vials

Veterans and civilians remember seeing the multi-dose vials that sat on top of the jet injectors that delivered mass vaccinations into their arms. Or that were used with unclean syringes or needles. Were there early indications that jet injectors could … Continue reading

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THE LIFE LOTTO–WHO WANTS TO BE IN WIKIPEDIA?

History has an interesting habit of repeating itself. No matter how bizarre the event, be it the beginning or the end of a war, there will always be one-or in the instant case- two macabre facts that nobody wants to … Continue reading

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Charles F. Gardenhire–Korean War Veteran

I lost another of my Veterans a few days back. Charles was my one and only Korean War Veteran. He survived the Chosin Reservoir massacre by staying awake and fighting for days. His company was overrun by the enemy. Sixteen … Continue reading

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VETERAN SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS-A USEFUL ENTRY TOOL TO THE VA ADJUDICATIONS ARENA

Many of my readership bring horror stories to me about their representation by Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs). I get it. It’s one of the prime reasons I decided to become a representative myself-albeit as a private rep.  In the past, … Continue reading

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TOGETHERWESERVED–THE CANCEL CULTURE

Cupcake and I thought long and hard about writing this article and how to respond to the nearly eight years of diatribes by TWS volunteers and most recently, the owner(s). Without any help using Google© Analytics or other gimmicks to … Continue reading

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LT. RAY KROGMAN–WELCOME HOME, SIR.

One thing guaranteed to make me tear up is the news that one of my long-lost Brothers-in-arms has been found and we are able to erase his name from the Laos list of KHA/BNR. KHA, for those unaware, was the … Continue reading

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