Category Archives: PTSD

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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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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FORT FUMBLE SEATTLE–I HOPE YOU HAD THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Today marks the first time I’ve woken up to a yellowish, smoky overcast with no sun since Vietnam. It finally made an anemic showing this PM. The only thing missing was the oily petroleum-like aroma of burnt nape, CS and … Continue reading

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VA AMA 20-0995–YOU TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME

Boy howdy, I sure hope I don’t have to do these types of claims every day. Tyler is my neighbor. By now everyone is probably thinking about moving up here and becoming my neighbor. One Vet already did! Tyler was … Continue reading

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Developing Evidence to Win Your MST Claim

Winning any VA disability claim can be a daunting task. But Veterans with PTSD related to Military Sexual Trauma (MST) usually face a difficult up-hill battle for one important reason: Sexual trauma is rarely reported in service, often because of … Continue reading

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VBA SEATTLE–CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON

Another great song by Kansas. It aptly describes my Marine. Meet Ken. Survivor of the 1968 Khe Sanh Spring Break. Those animals partied up there for 77 days straight. He got his first Purple Heart several weeks after the siege … Continue reading

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VBA PORTLAND–YOU KNOW IT DON’T COME EASY

Ringo Starr didn’t do many songs but he nailed this one. My Vet Bob, who used to be my neighbor, finally nailed his PTSD claim, too. It was a great Christmas present over two years in the making. Thank goodness … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW THIS THURSDAY (12/12/2019)

I just got a call from Jerrell asking me to do a show this Thursday. I gladly accepted as I’ve piled up a ton of good things to talk about for an hour or more. I look forward to it. … Continue reading

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BORN TO BE WILD–THE NEWEST 100%ER CLUB MEMBER

There’s just nothing like a good All Hallow’s Eve story. This one was brought to me by my East Coast supervisor of VA Justice.  I reckon that was back in Summer 2018. Bruce McCartney is renowned throughout the Southeast States’ … Continue reading

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VBA PORTLAND–ED THE LRRP

Wowser, I thought I had a good week with three wins but now I find it was four. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to announce my squid/grunt/doorgunners’ success over the Eeeevil Goliath VA. You Veteran clients don’t realize it … Continue reading

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