Tag Archives: Inspirational Veterans

aSKNOD–WHY WE DON’T DO POLITICS HERE

Just so no one will infer narcissism in their growing list of my foibles, I used the lower case of asknod in my title above. Of course, if you search far and wide, I doubt you will find I, personally, … Continue reading

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A Vietnam vet’s letter from rural Vermont

I spent some time yesterday in an Urgent Care office about three miles from our house reading a local newspaper (LINK) while my old Marine was getting his broken toe tended to.  A letter authored by Al Walsky of Berkshire … Continue reading

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ASKNOD–1,000,000 HITS IN 10 YEARS

I received a shock this morning when I looked up at the stats and discovered the site is on the cusp of going over one million hits by you, my fellow Veterans. My enduring hope is that one million Veterans … Continue reading

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ROBERT WILKIE-QUO VADIS?

Well now, campers. We have a new VASEC but is it a Hallelujah moment or one more akin to a continuing series of disappointments? History provides us an endless parade of incompetent, well-meaning Secretaries that demonstrated a pronounced proclivity to … Continue reading

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MILESTONES–ROBERT STANLEY LIVINGSTONE 9/24/49-7/1/2018

Agent Orange claimed another of my brethren Sunday. We will lay him to rest today at noon. Bob came to me after he discovered his VSO had been funning him for a few decades. I was fortunate enough to get … Continue reading

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JULY 4TH, 2018

While this may be America’s day to celebrate our Independence, it always brings back a fond memory of old. After arriving on the Indochinese Peninsula in early May ’70, I discovered vast quantities of  5.56 mm x 39 mm tracers … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–UNDERSTANDING §3.156(c)

I just received a grant of some claims and a 96-page SOC that dang near has everything from 38 CFR Part 3 in it verbatim. The postman delivered it on a 40-foot flatbed with a forklift. Naw, just kidding. It … Continue reading

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Camp Lejeune–private doctors are unaware

My old Marine got the poison-toxins double-whammy during his military  service–Agent Orange and at Camp Lejeune . We know AO has caused damage;  CL has been on our radar due to posts on Asknod, various news reports and the registry. … Continue reading

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CAVC–DeLISIO V SHINSEKI-THE DeLOREAN PARADOX

I always roam around and look at classic cases like Larry DeLisio’s. It does no good to simply cite to it if you can’t remember old Larry’s particular DeeeeLemma. And boy howdy did Larry have a dilemma. When you throw … Continue reading

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Great veteran lawyers at work

Some very good news. From Stars and Stripes– and the ever-watchful Tom Philpott, Vet lawyers got desired ‘undiagnosed pain’ case to win on appeal (LINK). The truth and fairness lawyers:  Atty. Mel Botswick, partner at the law firm Orrick, Herrington and … Continue reading

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