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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2022

I hope this missive finds all my friends, clients and their families alive and in better health than some unfortunate folks in the world.  My “family” of Veterans is far more closely knit than most with a job like representation. … Continue reading

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THE (CONTINUING) UNABRIDGED HISTORY OF THE VA

I received a new package of “Chalk talk” blogs from Eric Hughes several days ago. I apologize for taking so long to put them up. The fact is my email has been recently bombarded incessantly with all the news about … Continue reading

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IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP

While this blog won’t solve any VA claims problems, it’s a pleasant interlude in between claims filings and their resolution. Having been hatched on the day reserved for fools, humor is an integral part of my psyche. Nothing passes me … Continue reading

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THE UNABRIDGED HISTORY OF THE VA– PARTS I AND II

Got these in the inbox from a fellow VA Agent who has devoted an extraordinary amount of time and research into investigating the feasibility of developing a neuveaux theory about the possibility discussed in NOVA v McDonaugh over the admissibility … Continue reading

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AirAm–AMERICA’S BRAVEST UNSUNG VETERANS

Those of you who never served incountry in Southeast Asia during the ‘conflict’ are unaware of the other army of civilians who quietly and surreptitiously worked alongside our servicemen during that period. Air America was many things and many names. … Continue reading

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CAVC–ATILANO v. DENIS THE MENACE-BABY YOU CAN DRIVE MY CAR

In this business, the legal bitchslaps Veterans endure far outweigh the beneficial attaboys at the Board, the Court and Fed Circus. While I wholeheartedly welcome the judicial overview accorded us (finally) in 1989, it was a long time coming considering … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW- ‘CAUSE WE BAD-WE’RE NATIONWIDE

I love ZZ Top. They have tons of great material. But then, sometimes I come across some too. Mine is more of the kind that helps Vets-not their psyche-unless you count the win that finally puts them on Easy Street. … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT INFO ON BVA ADJUDICATION DELAYS

Everyone seems to know they can come here and ask me to hand out public service announcements on my site. I’m a real soft touch for helping Vets. Oddly, it doesn’t require any coin of the realm to induce me … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW THURDSAY 20 OCTOBER 1900 HRS E

How many of you have applied for an increase after about 10 years and they run you through the new c&p gamut of what would appear to be a normal physical with a side order of closer examination of an … Continue reading

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LIFE THEN AND NOW–1970 AND 2022

At some point in our sunset years we Vietnam Veterans look back on our military career, however brief, and compare it to the here and now. Most, if not all of us, probably feel like the old Virginia Slims™ cigarette … Continue reading

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