Category Archives: SMC

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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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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CAVC– USING McWHORTER FOR FUN AND PROFIT.

Every day I go on Google news in the morning to see what wild and crazy articles they have. It’s a potpourri of liberal and conservative thinking. Some are better than others. Former WH janitor overhears President saying ______to_______! Turns … Continue reading

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VETERANS DAY 2019–UDORN RTAFB– MY BAND OF BROTHERS

Yet another Veterans Day story in the “pages of our war” lives. This one hits closer to home for me on several different levels. I wish to introduce you to Ray from Texas. Once upon a time, Ray served over … Continue reading

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DAN MOSER–KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR

This is a poignant day for all Vietnam Veterans. Imagine having to pick a day and imbue it with great pomp and circumstance. May 5th, 1975 represents the last (official) day of the Vietnam War. We Veterans of the conflict … Continue reading

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VA RATINGS–AM I 100% OR NOT?

I get queries about 3 times a month to diagnose a Veteran’s rating. Apparently VA is not as clear as we would like and uses all manner of acronyms in an attempt to throw us off. So, too, do they … 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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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW FOR 11/15/2018

I just received a request for my appearance on the Hadit.com podcast two days hence. We’ll be discussing an SMC client of mine with an interesting fact scenario. We’ll also be discussing an interesting precedential decision from the CAVC promulgated … 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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BVA-TWO AMERICAN KIDS GROWING UP IN THE HEARTLAND

Rarely am I given the exalted job of helping a widow on such short notice. In the instant case, Jack  and Diane turned out to be Larry and Shirley. They began visiting asknod in search of that which can be … Continue reading

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