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    Berta, evidently there are two attorneys named Thomas Hagen. I called the number on the website and was referred to a second Thomas Hagen @507-593-4098. Evidently he is a Veteran and specialist with VA disability cases. Left him a message. Hope he calls me back.
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    Berta, what is an IMO and IME
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    How can I receive any updates that would pertain to the VA approving disability relating to exposure of Agent orange resulting in CML?
  4. How do I find a BVA search under USS Safeguard
  5. The Facebook page is for theSafeguard ARS 50. Our ships hull. Umber was ARS 25. It was decommissioned and another ARS was built to replace it. The new ones hull. Umber was 50
  6. Never received any type of disability from anyone relating to CML
  7. The ship anchored in DaNang the majority of time while in Viet Nam. I was aboard in late 1967 until February of 1971. I also was in transit at the DaNang military base roughly a week while waiting for the ship to come into DaNang.
  8. I was on the U.S.S. Safeguard. Rescue salvage ship.
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    Ken Gardner,

    I was diagnosed with CML over 15 years ago, when I was in my mid 50’s. I served in the Navy from1967 to 1971 and was in Viet Nam for roughly 2 1/2 years in that period. I applied for disability related to CML and Agent Orange, when first diagnosed. The claim was denied because CML was not on the list of Agent Orange caused diseases. Last year I filed a second claim and that was quickly denied for the same reason. For the record, there is a veteran that was granted disability benefits for exposure to Agent Orange resulting in CML. I believe that veteran served on land. Since I served in the Navy, I’m wondering if my original claim was denied based on my service was not “ land based” rather than exposure to Agent Orange I understand now that a judge has over ruled the VA from denying benefits for Navy veterans and that the VA will not challenge that ruling. I am hoping that this will perhaps result in more discussions pert
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