Tag Archives: PTSD

Developing Evidence to Win Your MST Claim

Winning any VA disability claim can be a daunting task. But Veterans with PTSD related to Military Sexual Trauma (MST) usually face a difficult up-hill battle for one important reason: Sexual trauma is rarely reported in service, often because of … Continue reading

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VBA SEATTLE–CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON

Another great song by Kansas. It aptly describes my Marine. Meet Ken. Survivor of the 1968 Khe Sanh Spring Break. Those animals partied up there for 77 days straight. He got his first Purple Heart several weeks after the siege … Continue reading

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VBA PORTLAND–ED THE LRRP

Wowser, I thought I had a good week with three wins but now I find it was four. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to announce my squid/grunt/doorgunners’ success over the Eeeevil Goliath VA. You Veteran clients don’t realize it … Continue reading

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Phú Hội –THE 128TH AVIATION CO. (ASSAULT)

First of all, I wish to state that I am a person of color in addition to being an American citizen. I’ve been wanting to say that ever since they reminted the word ‘racist’. Look in the mirror. We are … Continue reading

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LZ CORK– I’VE GOT ONE MORE SILVER DOLLAR

If you’re read my book, you know playing VA poker is an art form. You keep your cards up and don’t let prying eyes see what you’re holding. Yeah, I know the drill they espouse. “Whatdaya got? Send it allllll in. … Continue reading

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MILESTONES-JOHN CHARLES THOMAS JR.-1950-2016

In Vietnam, during a firefight, the most awesome sound a wounded man could hope to hear was that of a Huey Dustoff coming in regardless of the danger. When our troops were wounded, we didn’t have the luxury of time. … Continue reading

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LZ GOLF HOTEL ONE CALLS RED SMOKE-REPEAT-RED SMOKE

Last year, the sprinkler system went into overdrive after a power failure and put the fungus on a lot of my berries. It also rained unmercifully. This year, I wisely turned it off and Mother Nature promptly followed suit. In … Continue reading

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VARO–FROM SMC L TO R2 AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

  FROM THE CORREGIDOR MEMORIAL VARO IN MANILA PHILIPPINES No, it wasn’t R2D2. No droids  or hyperdrive motivators were involved. Some may recall Kevin contacted me back in February 2015 with a passel of ratings questions and an equal number of screwed … Continue reading

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WHERE IN SAM HILL WAS I IN 1970?

I found this site many years ago when trying to figure out where I got the silver BB that rainy monsoon September morning during Operation Leapfrog/Forward Thrust. Truth be told, I can’t say where it (the internet site) was but … Continue reading

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CAVC–GOPAN V SHINSEKI- LINE OF DUTY FOR DUMMIES

Over the last eight years I have read law. Lots of it. Line of Duty (LOD) determinations are one of those fuzzy areas where everyone can agree to the same thing for five minutes. Then along comes another LOD appeal … Continue reading

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