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I am looking for anyone who was on Kadena AFB, Okinawa or .Chanute AFB, IL. My dad was there from Oct. 68-April 70. He has ichemic heart disease, diabetes which has resulted in the amputation of his right leg below the knee and peripheral neuropathy. We were denied in 2002 AMVETS filed a claim on his behalf for heart condition, diabetes and back problems. I refiled in December 2011 and have just received the claim statements and medical release forms. I am familiar with filling out this paper work because my husband is a combat veteran of Iraqi Freedom. I have been reading articles from the Japan times and I am a member of the Agent Orange Okinawa facebook page. Another thing that helps make my dad's case is that he was on Chanute AFB, IL and it is on the EPA Superfund list and has PCBs/Pesticides and Dioxins/Furans listed as ground and water contaminants. I welcome any advice, tips or articles that I may have missed in my own research.
I am a medically retired Marine.... Service connected is 100%.... PTSD, TBI, Perennial Nerve damage, drop foot.... and all the accessory aches and pains that go along with it... I was a Sergeant before my accident but now just regular guy with a limp. I have a lot of experience assisting people with V.A. matters but, my knowledge only extends to what I have gone through. I am willing to assist anyone that needs help... even off-line. If you are in Japan and just need someone to talk to, contact me. I believe in Vets helping Vets. I do not charge to help with anything related to your service and entitlements. But, if you need me to help you move..... I have to charge you gas money.... Anyways, I know that there are a lot of people that got out of the military in Japan. And even though there is a heavy military presence we can never get help. Many of you may need hospital recommendations or just help explaining your injury.... let me know and I will do what I can.