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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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LINCOLN LOG SMC-PREPARE THE PUNJI PIT

Some litigators are recalcitrant to reveal their techniques for getting from A to B. I don’t feel that way. This is a true Do-It-Yourself (DIY) site. I don’t have time to do every claim that comes through the door. If … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY 2022–I AM A ROCK

Remember that song by Simon and Garfunkel? Well, maybe not. I reckon it depends on your age. More about that in a few. As an author/litigator, I wear two hats now. I live to write about my experiences with my … Continue reading

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STOVER vs. DENNIS THE MENACE–FURTHER DEFINING THE M 21…OR NOT

I listened to the oral argument of Jack L. Stover vs. VASEC this morning and, as usual, grow increasingly concerned about how to argue a case/appeal in the new AMA World Order. I discussed Andrews in a previous blog a … Continue reading

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VETERANS DAY 2020

Wowser. What a year so far. I just had the ultimate letdown. I saw my Cardio doctor Monday for an annual checkup. I shared with him that I’d had a hard time swearing off bacon in the last year or … Continue reading

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SAMUEL BAILEY–THE LAST DETAIL

A year or more ago, Sam apprised me of the fact that his hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) had returned post surgery. Even worse, when they went back in to take another look under the hood, it had metastasized all over. … Continue reading

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Helping Veterans And Service Members: Tips For Loved Ones

Photo via Pixabay by Skeeze Veterans and service members have played a big role in our country for many decades, defending our freedom and helping others as a way of life. Many individuals in the military don’t get what they … Continue reading

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“The Price of Freedom: Americans at War”

The Smithsonian published an online exhibit and timeline (LINK) of recent American Wars.  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been a site where mourners have left very personal items and which the National Park Service has collected and archived.  Smithsonian text: … Continue reading

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KHE SANH–50 YEARS LATER

I saw an article on the Khe Sanh Golf and Country Club Grand opening this AM. January 21st, two days before the start of Tet ’68, all hell broke lose up in NW Quảng Tri province. It was about as … Continue reading

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NKP-SPADS WITH A LOAD

Great song to describe 56th SOW who flew out of NKP. Sandys (or Spads), were an integral part of our Search and Rescue (SAR) because their on-station time of four hours exceeded anything we had. For some reason, post WWII, … Continue reading

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