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About oldranger821

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    E-4 Petty Officer 3rd Class

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  • Service Connected Disability
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    Air Force
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  1. I am here and still waiting for the dust bunnies to get disturbed around my claim!!!!
  2. My call to the 1800 number was routed to Salt Lake City.. Talked to a nice lady that actually looked at my record(File on the computer) and her words were this is messed up. Has not been updated at all and according to what I said to her there was other stuff wrong too. The lady was nice. Not anything like the SHi$head that I got when I called the Claims Management folks in DC. The dude was rude!!!! Told in no uncertain terms , I was not to call there for info and to call the 1-800 number. He is a 50 something sounding male!!! Hope you don't get him when you call.
  3. I am still here and still waiting on St. Pete. Gathering DUST!!!!!
  4. Still gathering DUST at St. Pete!!!!!!!
  5. I will do an Iris inquiry in a week to see if they say the same thing. The congress critter is next on the list. I do not like to go that route unless it's really needed as it slows the process even longer in most cases. My local DAV is open from 9 to 1 tomorrow and will talk to my rep there to see what can be done. Today is my 1 year from date of claim. I WILL get to the bottom of this!!!
  6. Just wish the VA would get their STUFF together. How many of the guys here just on this forum that have stories as to lost records and they were on the raters desk, never got the C&P from the clinic, no evidence of Nam service and it's right on the 214 and so on The stories are endless.... I am a member of 3 different forums and the same stuff is on all of them. Guys/Gals have put their butts on the line IN COMBAT and they can't keep things straight. It's really sad!!!!!
  7. Justrluk. It's a 10-12 hour drive from here to St. Pete. Too long a drive for me with my back and leg problems. They( VA) has the paperwork. they signed for it in Feb 2012 when I sent it return reciept requested. Just can't tell which one is lieing to me!!!!!!!
  8. Ok. Just talked to VA at 1-800-Peggy. The guys read a canned statement and then I ask some questions and he was very condecending. He said that he did not see them sending out any paperwork to confirm that I was in Nam. He did confirm that they have my time in service right. 1964 to 1984. He said because my claim has IHD and DMII from Agent Orange in Nam, that is reason it is taking so long. He did not come out and say the DAV lied to me but he inferred it!!!!!!!
  9. Just talked to the DAV Rep in St. Pete. The VA is waiting for the AF/DOD confirmation that I was in Nam. What the H@##$%%. I sent them medical records where I was seen at Phan Rang and Pleiku medical clinics. I sent copies of personnel records that shows I was in Nam in 1968. About 6 months ago, I noticed that Ebennies had me only serving fro Oct 1980 to nov 1984. I sent them copies of my 214 that was 3 pages long. they only had the first page in there file. IT'S STILL That way!!!! Pure incompitdence!!!!! in the VA files. Ebennies has it right. The DAV rep said That is the reason they ask for ther confirmation. They (AIR FORCE/DOD) has had the paperwork since 24 April 2012. Rep said 4 months more if I am really LUCKY.
  10. I am here and still WAITING. 4 more days and it willbe a year since I filed. St. Petersburg is my RO. Still in gathering evidence (DUST) at St. Pete.
  11. Jrod. First of all. Welcome. Lots of good info on this forum. Let them know EXACTLY how it is. Be honest, but do not sugar coat it.
  12. If you have evidence that you had the problem in the military, you have a chance. I am not the expert but your records are your friend. Make sure you have a copy of them at home. Also when you are seen by an outside doctor, get a copy of it for your file if it pertains to any of your problems. This site has a lot of good info as does the VBN, veterans benefits network.. Between the 2 I have learned a lot!!!!!!!!!!
  13. SpecDearman. you "SHOULD" be able to get a copy from the place where your C&P was done. Ask the receptionist where you can get a copy of it and he/she should be able to point you in the right direction. You will need to sign a release of information form to get it.
  14. Welcome from NW Florida. Ft Walton Beach.
  15. Welcome from Ft. Walton Beach, Fl.
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