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I don’t read all posts every login and will gravitate towards those I have more info on.
Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
Again – You want to make it easy for others to help. If your question is buried in a monster paragraph, there are fewer who will investigate to dig it out.
Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
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Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
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Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
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NVLSP is appealing the recent Haas decision-
BWNVVA is considering (and I agree with them ) that a favorable Haas decision down the road could possibly involve confirmed AO exposure for any Navy vet who was within the 12 mile limit -coast of Vietnam.
The court could again find against BWN vets- that is always possibly too.
BWN is suggesting that any BWV with AO disabilities should certainly join their web, gather all info they can on their ship's logs, and also attempt to prove their ship was within the 12 mile limit.
They are going to post this web site:
as this is a military researcher and, for a fee, might be able to help BWVs prove that they were within the 12 mile limit- or maybe even closer than that during the Vietnam War.
Certainly many vets can collect enough data on their own to possibly pin point how close their ship was to shore of Vietnam, but this is one more way they might prove twhere they were.
Still- the `12 mile limit' idea is just a guess- no one really knows what the outcome of the case will be and even if any BWVs will be found as exposed to AO.
I talked to an NVLSP lawyer last night-(Rick Spaturo)-there is no update yet on the Haas situation.
He confirmed the survivorship regs for Nehmer as I understood them-
as anyone with an AO claim is in a class action which falls onto their survivors if the claim is in process and they die before it can be resolved.
BWVs should access the Blue Water Web site for the latest info on Haas-although this will take lots of time- and try to pinpoint with evidence-how close their ship was to the Coast of Vietnam.
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