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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:30 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
Call it gulf war syndrome. You can always submit statements from friends, employers or family about your symptoms. Include a statement from yourself. Get a letter from your doc etc. Do you have a rep?

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:55 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 400th MP BN, 800th MP Bde
Request a Neurophsych evaluation, they will do testing to determine the type and severity of cognitive memory loss. Make sure you state EVERYTHING that you were exposed to, (i.e. oil smoke, PB pills, burn pits, Kamashiya Bunkers, pesticides...). I've been tested several times to follow the rate of decline. It's real and veterans are getting ratings for it. Get a good rep to help you.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:08 pm 
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Location: Topeka Kansas
Your Gulf War Unit: 4-5 FA Ft. Riley Kansas
lmsnh wrote:
Request a Neurophsych evaluation, they will do testing to determine the type and severity of cognitive memory loss. Make sure you state EVERYTHING that you were exposed to, (i.e. oil smoke, PB pills, burn pits, Kamashiya Bunkers, pesticides...). I've been tested several times to follow the rate of decline. It's real and veterans are getting ratings for it. Get a good rep to help you.



Use the NGWRC health care guide that is on their website. They give out a lot of free help to veterans on GWI claims.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:40 am 
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Location: Mindanao, Philippines
Your Gulf War Unit: 24th ID detached from 20th eng brigade, 362nd eng co (cse)
redfish wrote:
Call it gulf war syndrome. You can always submit statements from friends, employers or family about your symptoms. Include a statement from yourself. Get a letter from your doc etc. Do you have a rep?



Nope no rep yet. Gotten pretty far on my own.. but I think i should look into the rep soon.

I need to find one... Any opinions on which is the best? Im leaning toward disabled american vets i think its called.


Mike

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:21 am 
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Location: Topeka Kansas
Your Gulf War Unit: 4-5 FA Ft. Riley Kansas
They are all different in every part of the U.S.

I have done a lot of claim from VA & FL that the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) given up on. At one time they was the best, but not now. I was trained by them back in 1994 before it all became OJT. Ask other GWV as to the best one around you to use.

OnQuest wrote:
redfish wrote:
Call it gulf war syndrome. You can always submit statements from friends, employers or family about your symptoms. Include a statement from yourself. Get a letter from your doc etc. Do you have a rep?



Nope no rep yet. Gotten pretty far on my own.. but I think i should look into the rep soon.

I need to find one... Any opinions on which is the best? Im leaning toward disabled american vets i think its called.


Mike

They are all different in every part of the U.S.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:38 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 72nd. ENGR. CO. 197TH INF. BDE. 24TH INF
american legion, vfw, dav, these all have service reps that can help. shop around, find the best one for you. saddly , some are better than others.
i was in our local legion the other day, getting some stuff together, a wwII vet came in to see about his claim, he'd first started it with the dav back in .....1947!!!! :o 8O :roll: .
this claim has been open nonstop since 1984!!!!
the dav had his social # wrong , by one #, all the infro had been filed under a dead vets name, hence the screw up. its taken over a year now to get it all straightened out. lucky that he'd kept copies of over 60 yrs. of paperwork.
can we say backpay!!!!!! :wink: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:15 pm 
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Location: Mindanao, Philippines
Your Gulf War Unit: 24th ID detached from 20th eng brigade, 362nd eng co (cse)
I talked to the DAV last night philippine time and found out that only certain orgs have a service rep here. So it looks like its going to be American legion since as far as i know its the only one that has a service officer here.


Hope the guy knows what he's doing :).

Mike

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Fort Bragg

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:57 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
Read, Read, Read, and Read.

Educate yourself on the process as a check on the service rep.

I didn't like the DAV .... could be just my case or SO, but they seemed to be more concerned with the VA than me. They advocated very well for the VA and not so much for me ... could be isolated, could be systemic.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:59 am 
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Location: Topeka Kansas
Your Gulf War Unit: 4-5 FA Ft. Riley Kansas
if you need extra help for them the NGWRC will help you and them


OnQuest wrote:
I talked to the DAV last night philippine time and found out that only certain orgs have a service rep here. So it looks like its going to be American legion since as far as i know its the only one that has a service officer here.


Hope the guy knows what he's doing :).

Mike

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:39 pm 
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Location: Mindanao, Philippines
Your Gulf War Unit: 24th ID detached from 20th eng brigade, 362nd eng co (cse)
going for the american legion as thats the only one ive heard is in the Philippines.

Mike

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Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran of:
20th engineer Brigade, 362nd engineer Company (c.s.e.) (Now deactivated)
Fort Bragg

Now relocated to Mindanao Philippines

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:54 pm 
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Location: "Nor Kak-a-laky" N.C.
Your Gulf War Unit: HHC 43rd CSG / 1st Cav
pgwvet , Hey Jim !
Lundy Hall , We meet at Dallas .
Thanks again for a wonderful confrence and all You and the NGWRC has done to help all of us .

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:25 am 
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Location: Central Florida
Your Gulf War Unit: 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division
I am using my local county VA services office in conjunction with the VFW.

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:45 am 
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Location: Mindanao, Philippines
Your Gulf War Unit: 24th ID detached from 20th eng brigade, 362nd eng co (cse)
paperwork done and in touch with a VSO from the american legion in Manila. Now we play the paperwork war.

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Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran of:
20th engineer Brigade, 362nd engineer Company (c.s.e.) (Now deactivated)
Fort Bragg

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:23 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
Jump in and get started. It's the only way to get it done. Good luck

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 Post subject: Re: re: va help
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:35 am 
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Location: Topeka Kansas
Your Gulf War Unit: 4-5 FA Ft. Riley Kansas
redfish wrote:
A great deal of frustration today. It is crazy that the VA expects all this paperwork and documentation to be found, kept up with, signed, filed and or maintained by me. I can barely focus on anything, can't remember nuthin', can't tolerate much, can't find anything, can't tolerate people much, can't get motivated and can't follow directions well. My poor wife.


That is why you need a good VSO or some one to help.
Sometime the VA will be asking for thing you do not have to be sending in.

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