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Thailand Vet Here


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Kurt, a member here, has proven to the VA that he was exposed in Thailand to AO.

He had a lot of evidence:

"The service department researched the issue of use of herbicides at airports in Thailand and found documentation of approval to conduct

soil sterilization and/or defoliation operations on or around US occupied installations in Thailand. [uSMACTHAI/JUSMACTHAI Mission Policy

on Base Defense, Nov. 1, 1969]

You were stationed at Korat AFB, Thailand and provided pictures and statement of your duties, including perimeter checking with dogs.

Because the service department shows documentation supporting authorization use of herbicides at US occupied installations in Thailand

and you provided statements and pictures supporting the contention; exposure to herbicides in Thailand is conceded.' [Project CHECO:

Base Defense in Thailand, 18 Feb 73]"

He had a battle and now AO exposure has been conceded for him.

Evidence is everything (and persistence)

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This goes a long way towards claims from many AO vets outside of RVN. B)

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Congratulations Kurt.

It's been a long battle for you.

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It is a shame he has to file for it. It should be presumptive. I have a couple of AO Tialand Vets who keep getting shafted.

Great Job Kurt.

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This is good news for all of us.

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I just read the entire decision and it is wonderful-

there are some holes in it-

overall rating 70% but no TDIU-which can be challenged.

Jbasser-we need to reach Thailand vets-

We are going to do a show with Kurt at SVR- I am hoping this week but dont know what is planned there yet-

it would be great if the vets you know could listen in and get in touch with us-at our call free number show 1-877-213-4329

This is why the Agent Orange Equity Act HAS to be punched up-

with input directly from AO 'not-in-Nam' vets-

Blue Waters and all Thailand, Okinawa, Guam, Laos etc etc veterans who have disabilities on the AO presumptive list-have to get together and unite on this-

http://veteransinfo.org/id58.html

http://www.vspa.com/k9/exposure.htm

These two sites and Blue Water Navy site have contact info for them to reach Kurt or many of us pursuing this issue-

as well as SVR Radio-I will post that info as soon as we can get Kurt on the show-

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