Category Archives: LZ Cork

2021-GIVING THANKS FOR MAKING IT HOME ALIVE

Greetings from the Graham ménagerie-now only eight of us. Our pony, Big Shot (nee Buckshot) passed this fall from Diabetes Mellitus or what passes for pony diabetes. He’s buried out back next to Dude (another pony). Cupcake and I have … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–THE LAST ROUNDUP

It is with great sorrow I announce the passing of Butch Long early Tuesday morning. He fought the good fight with VA but he succumbed to what we frequently chant- Delay, deny until we die. In the instant case, it … 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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DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND

Before I begin, let me relay a funny happening. Once upon a time back prior to Thanksgiving in 2016, I wrote a humorous article about cheating on c&p exams. I caught a lot of flak for it because some with … Continue reading

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LZ CORK– ANOTHER TEQUILA SUNRISE–BACK TO THE AMA DRAWING BOARD

Yeppers. I augered in at the CAVC on old Butch’s claim. But due to the wonders of the new AMA system, I merely have to hit the turn signal lever, make a quick u-turn and go back to the Seattle … Continue reading

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LZ CORK– CAVC ACT ONE-THE OPENING BRIEF

Lonestar belt buckles and old faded Levis… and each night begins a new day. And here we are at the Big House. It’s been a long journey from 2008 to 2020. Learn, learn and learn. And I had to go … 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

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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

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LZ CORK–SWEET HOME ALABAMA

Who would have thunk it? I began LZ Cork 10/05/14- The Americal Saga from Dong Ha- as a quest for Butch Long’s long lost Purple Heart. But not just lost. Never awarded would be the proper way of saying it. … Continue reading

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CAVC #18-938–ON BLUE BAYOU

Some would be angry or disconsolate over a loss at the CAVC. I’m not. I screwed up and I thank Judge Bartley for her fastidious attention to ferreting out the kernels of truth and the error(s) of my Extraordinary Writ. … Continue reading

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