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About corvet

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  1. I'm searching for advice. Like many other veterans I am appealing a compensation benefits claim for disabilities related to herbicide exposure while serving in Korea. The VA has confirmed my diabetes II and secondary conditions through my medical records but denied the claim due to lack of evidence for herbicide exposure. They said that Camp Casey was too far from the DMZ for me to have been exposed and that I arrived 4 ½ months after the herbicide spraying had ended. Bottomlime is I spent almost 13 months at Camp Casey South Korea. Arriving at the end of 1969 – herbicides were still in the ground - dioxin remains in the ground for decades. At the time I was stationed there, Camp Casey was home for the 7th Infantry Division and provided artillery, engineering and signal support personnel for the DMZ troops. The 7th Infantry Division defended the DMZ and since I was part of the signal corps I had guard duty along the DMZ when it was requested. The problem there is guard duty was out of my MOS and there weren't any notations in my personnel file. What can I do to help myself. I don't mind doing the research I just need to know what new direction I should pursue. Thanks.

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