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Started 6/1/19 by mtlcowgirl1; 2968 views.
UncleJerry

From: UncleJerry

Oct-15

Karen,
In Sept. '18 I decided apply to maybe get some benefits from Veterans Affairs "VA". I figured after a 50 year wait, it wouldn't hurt anything. Was I ever wrong? I was in the artillery and served in Viet Nam. Long story short, I am still waiting. Last Wen I had an appointment They sent me a six page letter. The first page was to me, The rest were to the hospital. I was to be at the hospital at 1:30 to sign in. The appointment was at 2:00. I was there on time. Sounds good so far. They told me that I was early and ha to wait. Turns out the Doctor wasn't to be at the hospital until 2:30. The left hand what the right was doing. But typical.

Later,

Jerry

mtlcowgirl1

From: mtlcowgirl1

Oct-15

So goes bureaucratic red tape, Jerry.  Since you are VA, don't stop trying.  Ever.  You served your country and you are entitled to compensation.  Let me know what happens.

Vicguy02

From: Vicguy02

Oct-17

  You can contact your Veteran service officer.   They are very  helpful solving  VA  problems.

  Assuming they have VSO"s  where you  live.

UncleJerry

From: UncleJerry

Nov-11

Karen,
Rats, I had a message typed and about ready to post and I did something wrong and it disappeared Oh. well. Today is veterans days down here. the local public school had a program and introduces all of us. Then they treated us to a noon meal. It was the same the students got. It was very tasty and filling. This evening I am going to the next town for a rib eye steak meal. I am taking my niece as a guest. The only cost was a call to register. That is fair so they may have an idea of how many might show up.

Well back to work. Or is it back to play.

mtlcowgirl1

From: mtlcowgirl1

Nov-11

Veterans day is Remembrance Day here.  Same difference.  Canada, the USA and Britain were allies.  Other countries as well.  My daddy, Cpl John Gerald Kennedy fought in WWII.  He is buried in the Field of Honour (sorry for my Canadian spelling).  We buried my mom's ashes there as well.

I am pleased that you got a good lunch with the kids.

Steak with your niece?  I am so jealous right now.

UncleJerry

From: UncleJerry

Nov-25

Hi Karen,

I guess it is time for me to write another line. Our Thanksgiving is approaching. Most of the time my Sister will wait until now to tell me that I am welcome. Most of the time I accept. This year I might have different plans. If the weather cooperates I will be making a 180 mile or so to see another family. She and I have friends for 25 or 30 years. The last time I saw the family one member of the family said the only time I got to see them was weddings and funerals. A month or so ago she asked what my plans were for Turkey day. I accepted the unasked invitation. I am good friends of the whole family. Anyway it will be fun. Type more later.

UncleJerry

From: UncleJerry

Nov-25

I am not sure what a VSO is but I have an idea.
the first one I tried to work with made me feel as a third class citizen. Well maybe a second class. I had to drive 35 miles then try to find him. I gave up on him after two visits. .

Let me explain a bit o the problem. When you get to Nowhere, OK go about 150 miles NW. That will give you a clue. He told me I had to call Amarillo, TX, my home area. It was the closes to me, Only 180 miles. I think that a wee silly. I found a contact North of me in Kansas. They said that if I had a Kansas address I could go to Dodge City. Only 75 miles from me. My brother lives there and is letting me "live" with him. I am very uneducated about things. Anyway the VSO go me signed up for medical.
We talked a bit about disability. Two or tree months later I had some questions so I made a journey up to his local monthly office (35 miles from home). So welcome to #3. then there was #4. I started making the monthly trip. Last time guess what. #5 came with #4. #3 did get a claim in for disability. A month or so later VA asked for proof that I was in Vietnam. He had to explain to VA that the VSM I had on my 216 was a Vietnam Service Medal. Duh!

I could write more but you may feel my frustrations about things or not Enough for now

Jerry.

mtlcowgirl1

From: mtlcowgirl1

Nov-26

LOL.  My dad used to say the same thing about weddings and funerals.  Whatever you decide, you are sure to have a good time in good company.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Jerry

Sorry We missed Your call We were out Christmas Shopping, Heather & Her Husband are coming for Thanksgiving so we want to send their Christmas presents along home with them instead of Spending Money on Postage. Hope You have a Great Thanksgiving, guess We will be having a Snow Storm here over Thanksgiving

           John and LIL (Vinniesparents)     If tomorrow never comes GOD BLESS

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