Category Archives: Food for the soul

THE SANTA CLAUSE- THE MERITS OF DO-IT-YOURSELF LAW

I wanted to talk about this one on the Christmas Eve Exposed Vet radio broadcast a week or more ago but was stymied for lack of time. The story, however desperately bears telling for its heapin’ helpin’ of giving at … Continue reading

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2022

I hope this missive finds all my friends, clients and their families alive and in better health than some unfortunate folks in the world.  My “family” of Veterans is far more closely knit than most with a job like representation. … Continue reading

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AirAm–AMERICA’S BRAVEST UNSUNG VETERANS

Those of you who never served incountry in Southeast Asia during the ‘conflict’ are unaware of the other army of civilians who quietly and surreptitiously worked alongside our servicemen during that period. Air America was many things and many names. … Continue reading

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LIFE THEN AND NOW–1970 AND 2022

At some point in our sunset years we Vietnam Veterans look back on our military career, however brief, and compare it to the here and now. Most, if not all of us, probably feel like the old Virginia Slims™ cigarette … 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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PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act, H.R.1448 – Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act

Arooo! President Biden signed this bill on 8/25/21 and it had 312 co-sponsors. Summary (Link): This bill implements a program and a policy related to service dog therapy for veterans. Specifically, the bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) … Continue reading

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LZ GRAMBO-THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

I reckon everyone knows nothing gives me greater pleasure than massaging Mother Earth and coaxing Her to grow fruits and vegetables for us. Well, there’s also torturing the VA on behalf of my Veterans to obtain that which is their … 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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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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The People Vs. Agent Orange (2020)

VA Secretary Denis McDonough is responsible for implementing H.R. 6395, P.L.116-283–the FY 2021 NDAA, which contains the Tester/Harder Amendment. It was passed into law on Jan. 1, 2021. I have not yet seen any updates on the VA website to … Continue reading

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