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Gastone last won the day on August 21 2019

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About Gastone

  • Birthday 08/27/1947

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    Troy MI
  • Interests
    Becoming proficient at retirement, Assisting Brother Nam Vets, Being a Grand Father X 6, Visual Appreciation of "ALL"
    Women and Increasing Vet Claims knowledge.

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  • Service Connected Disability
  • Branch of Service
    USMC BLT 1/26 9Th MAB 68/69 18 months & DONE!
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    E-Fing the area!

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  1. Where you at Gastone.

    1. Buck52


      Unfortunately  I don't think Gastone is with us any longer  IWe use to email each other as we became good friends here on hadit through out the years,.

      Gastone had his S.C. Disabilities and was 100%  P&T With some SMC's Added in.

      He came down with brain cancer last year the type of cancer Senator John Mccain Had.

          Gastone  was having surgery's  and he mention to me in one of his last emails  it don't look good for him and he said if he don't reply  it maybe that   he is taking the old dirt nap...This is the last time I heard back from him.

      ..I tried to email his spouse  but no response, if Gastone is still living  he most likely can't get on the computer /phone.

      ALL I Know is I sure miss him here on hadit  his post was well informed and he used most of the regulations  and he had personality that was just liking   I think everyone like Gastone that posted with him..I know I did.

      * Note I have looked up Obituaries in his Area he lived  SEVERAL TIMES  and always come up with nothing .  so he maybe still living but not know anything?? IDK?  

      God Bless him  and his Family,

    2. Valhalla0321


      Thank you for the update, 


      I kind of got that notion from some posts and replies , you and him both helped me out once upon a time and i wanted to tell him how much i appreciated that as well goes for you.



  2. Hey buddy  I haven't been on this site for awhile due to my disabilities.  My TBI and PTSD a has gotten the best of me this last year.  I couldn't remember my log-in name or password.  Finally came across some old print out papers i had with passwords.  Since being on herlast i have suffered from severe memory loss.  I believe I'm on the  verge of probably heading towards dementia or alzheimers disease. ill be 59 years old this March and to young to be going through this.  I seen on this site you have assisted alot of veterans with questions.  Bless you.  I wish I could do the same,  but don't want to give them the wrong information.  You know i did all my claim on my own,  how, god knows,  but this website was a tremendous help. My disabilities are, TBI/PTSD-100%, Depression-109%, left knee-10%, right  knee - 10 %, Gerd-20%, . 

    1. vetquest


      Sorry to hear that.  Stay in touch and file under social chat if you want.  There is really no giving bad info there.

  3. What is the Medical Problem that you believe is the cause of your 5 years of an SC SA Award? Not sounding too strong by your talks. Have a non-VA Sleep Specialist completed either SA DBQ or his Clinician Reports supping a Mil or VA Problem has been deterred the original SA CPAP or BIPAP to start? Are you RX'd as OSA, CSA or MSA?
  4. "C," if you have a possible SA Claim possible, don't be a Lurker, your Start New SA Claim have been started. You have the 12 months to complete for the SA SC 50% after you find a non-VA SA Neurologist that present you any of your SA attached to whatever caused by CAD or RX'd while you were on active doing, Which of the about 12 medical problems that you expect to have that can be caused for the SA need of CPAP or BIPAP? The 6847 SA is relativist reading and understanding the 0%, 30% and 50% Ratings if you passed. However, reading the 100% SC needs a bit of work. I went at 1 VMC C & P SA DR Denie me while we talked, and (3) VA Raters also Denied my 100% Claim in 07/2016. An SR Rater agreed on me with my claim as I addressed the Legal Status. Awarded me with the 100% 11/2016 Retro about 8 mos before and also added the SMC S due to the 60% of other SC %.
  5. Be ready for BVA Be ready for BVA Denial! You have 60 Day request for Direct Request for BVA Denial ending up in form of Judge (CAVC?) Rewarding, Denying, Lawyer Fees (Big $$) while your Denial gets a return back to RO for a redo.
  6. Solo, you seem to miss that AO wasn't given and credence until many years post-NamAO Scheduler Exposure. Only the "AO List of Accepted as "AO Supportive Desiesas." My head is only working on 3/4 fuel right now, so cut me some slack. If a Vets DX is not necessarily listed in the AO Presumptive List, that does not stop the SC Claim from been alleged to be a "Direct Award Claim," with supportive MidicalEvedence indicating that the immediate Nam's exposure was "at least as Probable to another Medical DX exposure." A New Direct SC could be Awarded without the AO Presumptive Auto. Look how long Squids that spend their Ship Nam area way out to say, not even in vision of the Bays or County line, still no luck for an AO Presumptive. They weren't Brown River or even early to Bays. Getting off in Nam, only for an hour or a day, for only a verification, got a "Foods on the Dirt/Nam" and put them in punch for an AO Presumptive."
  7. 15 pages about a Vet and or Vets thinking using a VSO as an error, usually for their own ERRORS or misuse of an original Claim Filing VSO, just about always places the problem with the VSO. Are you accurate when you consider your VA Claim or Appeal VSO, Attorney or Agent an actual TOOL? Misuse of the most expensive costing TOOL (VA or private, Human or mechanical) is often the fault, if not always that of the Uneducated Vet or TOOL Purchaser. Best to become VA Claims educated and figure out exactly what ERRORS, you the Vet made, then laying the blame 100% on an unacceptable VSO-Rep. Sure the Rep can be a contributor to the Rating Denial, but your failures are being also Finger Printed on the Denial and now has to be corrected, usually adding the 1+ to 3+ yrs RO/DRO/BVA that is now Necessary.
  8. A-NOD, as my norm, I'm checking with the Pro from Dover (YOU) somewhat my recently Request for an A and A,  Award. Just got the DX end of 09/2018. If I'm not mistaken, the proeperly DR's A & A Completion and my  Private and VMC Med Records will seal the deal. DX should make me eligible for the SMC (L?%), never thought I'd be in this area.

    If you have occasion, your thoughts would be appreciated.

  9. VA FOIA Request for his complete VA RO C-File and "ALL" his Service Records on a Searchable CD? My 1st C-Fie handled it personally while at my RO for Voc Rehab for VR VOC Rehab meeting. The RO took about 14 months from 09/12 to send about 12 inches of files. My last Fax VA FOIA 11/2014 or 15 took about 2 days to show as a New E-Ben Claim. CD arrived within about 8 months. Everything you need to see that he can't remember will be there for your searchable ability.
  10. A-N, if I had feelings, saying I "misspeak" would bruise my feelings. Somebody, not you recently talked about he was not concerned with the Award or Retro $$. Only thing I can think you might be needing, is "MO Time" to enjoy the fruits of your VA IL Greenhouse, the size of a 2nd home. The clock just keeps cranking, try to enjoy some time for yourself, I'm trying with whatever time is left. Seems like all of a sudden, I'm more jamming as much with my Grandkids under 6, just for their positive memories. However, as of today, I have forbidden them to address out loud that I may be guilty of "Mispeakean."
  11. Even the 20-year GOLD Rule can be overturned if evidence of a "Fraudulent" statement is proven. The initial SC Comp Claim and subsequent Award would be very informative. The "CROTCH" (USMC) either proved his exposure to AO, anywhere on the Planet while he had Active Duty. Then just maybe, the USMC Active Duty Record doesn't support his AO Exposure, that should have been picked up on an RO Decision Quality Review post the Award Decision. the increase, other than an AO Presumptive Exposure. What non-AO Direct SC Conditions were and when originally Awarded and the SC's and Ratings.
  12. Lighten up, all Vets are our family. ED definitely became Funny to a sufferer. Need some levity from time to time, right.
  13. Buck, "At Ease" go easy on the injection description, I'm having a # 10 Factor Factor, not good for my memories. Only 4 times, remember, Bigs get Fatter, Hogs get Slaughtered. A number of years ago, some mature WOMEN, not guys with Male lovers: actually thought that ED Treatment Viagra or Cialis actually had a negative impact on their lives. something about an "OG" dogging them around. WTF, how can that be, that would hurt my tender feelings.
  14. A-N, another stroke, will Stool Softener help my "amalgam" be relieved? Even if the New-Meats aren't first successful getting the SC Rating they are efforting, they certainly got an A-N Comp Education.
  15. Think about this, never was PTSD back in Civil War, Spanish American War, WW I, WW II, Korea and most Nam's years, think it was a "Shell Shock" MH DX, if it ever got addressed, quite unlikely till Nam post-1968 Now it's Front and Center and every New-Meat Boot probably know about VA Comp and has a PTSD DBQ saved on their home computer. Sometimes, I get overly cynical, getting too old.
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