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Hi to All and I have to say this is the best site for me that I've found on the web my story is toooo long and going nowhere fast to comment about here but I thought some might like one of my "Statement In Support OF Claim" that I recently sent to the VA:

To what GOD in the VA does one sacrifice one's self to get a copy of his Official Military Personnel File?

I have been trying to get my records since March 22nd, 2007.

So far the only thing I have received from the VA has been the FALSE PROMISES of a system designed to mesmerize and deceive this country's veterans into believing you are there to help them and an incomplete copy of YOUR file on me.

Let me state for the record that this letter is NOT a reflection on the majority of the VA's employees, but rather a condemnation of those "powers to be" within the Department of Veterans Affairs that use words and phrases more damaging then any weapon I saw in Viet Nam. It is my personal opinion that the VA is the ulitmate Stealth Weapon unleashed against our veterans! You fly under our radar with phrases like "duty to assist" and "non- adversarial". What do those REALLY mean? If "duty to assist" means you'll help me get my military records then I suggest you rephrase that to read "duty to assist when we feel like it"; likewise, "non-adversarial" should read "non-adversarial as long as you do it our way."

I have tried to negotiate the twisted paths within the VA only to discover that I am at war. The pathways through your system are lined with mirrors; the hallways are full of smoke and floors pocketed with pungy sticks. Everything seems to be designed to ensnare the veterans. Your camouflage is so good that most vet's never see the trip wires

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Welcome joe_lyn and thank you for your service. You should contact the NPRC, in St Louis, for your complete military file. At least you can find out if they still have it, there, or if it's been forwarded to the VA. Try

https://vetrecs.archives.gov/VeteranRequest/home.asp to get your records.

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Also fill this form out and send it in. Maybe you have already done so but this is the official form.

http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/VA3288.pdf

Good Luck.

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Also fill this form out and send it in. Maybe you have already done so but this is the official form.

http://www.va.gov/vaforms/va/pdf/VA3288.pdf

Good Luck.

J

J,

Do you know of a form that I can send to Social Security to have them send my late husbands records to the VA? I'm already in appeals and if they remand my case to get those records themselves it's gonna be another 3-4 years atleast before all is said and done.

ANY

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Thanks for your reply. I have filed and filled out that form several times yet I still have not gotten the records I've requested yet.

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sjh4951,

As his spouse, or next of kin, I would send a letter requesting a certified copy of his SS records, be sent to you, and then, after photocopying them, forward them to the VA. It may cost you a few dollars for the certified copy but the VA will accept it as evidence, if it's certified. You are correct that if you request they be sent directly to the VA it could take 3-4yrs. It took them 5yrs to get mine and they were across the hall and one flight down, in the same building.

pr

J,

Do you know of a form that I can send to Social Security to have them send my late husbands records to the VA? I'm already in appeals and if they remand my case to get those records themselves it's gonna be another 3-4 years atleast before all is said and done.

ANY

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