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1967 Jet gun recruit parade and other images

Finally, some images that Silvia emailed a while ago, I can now post. THIS IS A GRAPHIC color photo.  These large gaping wounds are the result of serious injuries. VIETNAM, 1967. 8TH FIELD AMBULANCE. A SHRAPNEL WOUND BEFORE DEBRIDING (REMOVAL … Continue reading

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CAVC–JENSEN V SHULKIN-RHETORICAL VA MONTE GAMES

Remember that time when you got caught misbehaving and you told a fib to get out of it? And then you fibbed some more to cover the first fib until you came around in a Mobius Loop where the fibs … Continue reading

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A worthy noninvasive technology to detect liver diseases

HCV METAVIR fibrosis staging:  My old Marine suffered mightily when he was subjected to a “blind” (not ultrasound or CT guided) liver biopsy given by a resident at a teaching hospital.  The resident had to make several passes to get … Continue reading

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A WARM FUZZY THANKSGIVING STORY

As most of you know, nothing gives me greater pleasure than to beard the VA lion in his own den. This animosity arose in 1994 when I filed for an Agent Orange disease and VA informed me I’d never vacationed … Continue reading

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Veterans’ Day in DaNang, 2017

Whether veterans are celebrating Veterans’ Day Friday or on Saturday, I hope the holiday is harmonious despite the awful strangeness of having President Trump honor veterans while in DaNang.   It seems like the last place on Earth where our president … Continue reading

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Medical enrollment dates

Just a few dates to note: Medicare Part D (and other Medicare plans):  Open enrollment started on October 15 and runs until Dec. 7.   Medicare says that very few people change their plans even if they will save money. … Continue reading

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Catch up on episodes of The Vietnam War

Episodes of this important series are available to freely watch on PBS online if you’ve missed any on TV.  You may have to register with PBS. If you have a laptop, you can pick closed captions, HD settings and screen sizes. … Continue reading

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