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My brother was diagnosed with hypertension and unqualified for duty on his induction exam into the USMC. Two weeks later they took more blood pressure tests, found them normal, and crossed through all of the previous disqualifying remarks. I saw a VA citation where the same thing happened to another veteran, and the board decided they must use the 'final' exam results therefore disallowing hypertension as pre-existing. Am I better off just submitting the hypertension claim as secondary to Diabetes Mellitus II (from exposure to Agent Orange - has current diagnosis)? If they deny it as pr