Category Archives: Veterans Law

How Does the Home-Buying Process Differ for Veterans?

Buying a home is often stressful and exciting at the same time. Understanding the process is key to a successful experience. Presented today by Ask Nod, and myself as a staff writer, the following are the primary aspects of home … 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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SMC–THE PLASTIC FANTASTIC LOVER

I see from the asknod statistics that the most viewed items seem to be articles about Special Monthly Compensation- or SMC in VA parlance. I think, to VA, it is an inconvenient truth; an entitlement that has to be granted … Continue reading

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FORT FUMBLE, NEBRASKA–HELTER SKELTER

Only in the corndog capital of the United States could you have a VA adjudicatory mishap of such epic proportions presented with a straight face. Nah. Just kidding. In this day and age, with the VA’s National Work Queue (NWQ), … Continue reading

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THE LIFE LOTTO–WHO WANTS TO BE IN WIKIPEDIA?

History has an interesting habit of repeating itself. No matter how bizarre the event, be it the beginning or the end of a war, there will always be one-or in the instant case- two macabre facts that nobody wants to … 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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FED. CIRCUS-TAYLOR v. DENIS THE MENACE–WHAT IT MEANS

Boy howdy won’t it be fun to get more respect when you go up to the Big House (625 Native Americana Ave. NW) now? For decades- since 1989- we’ve been treated like the retarded aunt who lives upstairs in the … Continue reading

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§3.156(c)-THE ENIGMA OF HOW TO GET IT

Greetings, fellow Veterans and Veteranettes alike. Since I’m still undergoing training on the proper use of pronouns, I’ll err on the side of political correctness and use “you”-e.g. Thank you for your service to America. I think that’s still permitted … 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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