Tag Archives: LZ Cork

LZ CORK–THE JANUARY SANTA CLAUSE

An interesting thing happened to our old friend Butch. As some may recall, he filed an Extraordinary Writ of Mandamus at the Court of Veterans Appeals asking for a bye on the Hamster Wheel Appeals process. He filed back in … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–FIRE FOR EFFECT

As promised, and I’ve been asked numerous times, I give you the Joe Friday report. Hell. I expect I should have written it Monday morning for a more cliché’d VA approach. Butch and Barb have never had the august pleasure … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–VA RUNS THE TABLE ON BUTCH 46 YEARS LATER

Over the course of years watching the claims process, rarely have I seen such a desperate gambit to clear the books of all backlogged claims by the magical 2015 date promised several years ago. Read this file closely and see … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–BUTCH GETS HIS TEETH

On behalf of myself and all you folks out there who made it possible with your generosity, I got Butch his new teeth (upper plate) that the Hospital threw away last November. Seems they didn’t think he needed them any … Continue reading

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VETERANS DAY 2014

I was beseiged this afternoon with emails asking if my joke posting for today was all I planned on putting up. Well, not exactly. That space was supposed to be occupied by a long story with photos of Butch Long … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–19 JANUARY 1969–THE DAY AFTER

I received a call yesterday from my secret VA weapon at Representative Derek Kilmer’s office. The news was confusing as well as disheartening.  Nick Carr informed me that the Army REMFs are requiring more proof of Butch Long’s bravery under … Continue reading

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