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  1. On Appeal Remand: Sleep apnea, Vascular Disease, Sciatic Nerve Paralysis, Cerebral sinus Thrombosis and amputation of right leg, below the knee. After 4 failed bypass procedures on my LEFT leg, my vascular doctors-VA and Civilian, have told me that amputation of my remaining {LEFT} leg is imminent! It will happen once the blood flow to my leg becomes so reduced that I will no longer be able to withstand the pain and/or when my leg literally begins to die which will lead to gangrene and possibly sepsis. CLOSED and GRANTED: Anxiety disorder. {50% rating} DENIED: Traumatic cataract, Coronary Artery Disease, Arterial Aneurysm, Penile Deformity and DIABETES II, of all things!! And for some reason, they put on finger amputation which I NEVER claimed--I have all of my fingers! I worked on Naha port loading and unloading ships with AGENT ORANGE and MANY other barrels that were leaking or broken open. In addition, I visited Kadena AFB frequently. I remember the names of 2 of the ships I regularly unloaded--One was the Comet, and the other was the Trans Global. There were others that I can't recall, and I have not found any info as far as cargo with the 2 I do remember. I am hoping that other Vets that were there can send me letters to verify that's what happened everyday, and I will do the same for them! I can not believe that the VA will not will not say that Agent Orange, and multiple other chemical barrels were on Okinawa. I SAW them. I unloaded them--I worked in clothes all day long that were soaked in these chemicals, and I truly have HAD IT! John48 ** Here is a brief list of my medical conditions: DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE II; 5 HEART ATTACKS--the first was in the late 80's; SKIN CANCER--not yet claimed as I only found out from a VA dermatologist about 3 years ago; 4 STROKES--the first 2 happened in the mid-late '80's, when I was age 40-41,still active duty stateside. The last 2 happened in November 2016, one on November 1, the other one on November 16 while I was in the hospital for the stroke that happened 2 weeks earlier. These strokes have greatly damaged my short-term memory; OPEN-HEART CARDIAC BYPASS SURGERY--2008; 21+ STENTS in my heart, legs, and right arm; COUNTLESS ANGIOGRAMS AND ANGIOPLASTIES; NEOPLASMS being removed from my face/back; PERIPHREAL NEUROPATHY-FINGERS/TOES. * I have left some things out, but what I listed gives everyone an idea. Like ALL of my Brothers and Sisters, I dedicated my life to serve my country. For me, it was 23 years in the Army. I do not want pity; I want JUSTICE for all of us! I have been fighting to get my benefits for 10 years, with ZERO assistance from the VA. * In addition to all of this, my wife and I may be homeless in 2 months as a result of Hurricane Irma in 2017, and a verbal contract that was broken by our mortgage servicer. Some days we just feel like giving up.
  2. I served in Okinawa from June 1967-December 1968 in the 412th Transportation Unit. I unloaded supplies from ships day in and day out. I got soaked with A.O. and other chemicals frequently, since many of the drums would arrive busted open or leaking! Not allowed to change uniform/shower. If there is anyone that was there(Okinawa) during those times, or even before or after, PLEASE respond. VA still insists A.O. was not on Okinawa! Thanks so Much, John48
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