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All of this info certainly should be here already but Colonel Dan is emailing this link from the VVA out and although I havent gotten through it all yet-it seems very concise:

http://www.vva266.org/documents/Primer2010UpdatedJuly.pdf

The Thailand C & P bulletin they refer to -as I always remind- was produced directly through efforts by the first A0 Thailand vet ,Kurt Priessman- a hadit member.

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It'd be nice of the RO's would follow the Thailand C&P bulletin or at least San Diego didn't with my diabetes claim the first of Oct.

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Did you send copy of the Bulletin to them?

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Did you send copy of the Bulletin to them?

Not yet. I've got a IHD claim in the works and was waiting to see what happened on that before going after them on the diabetes. I had posted the decision last month and you offered some good advice which I intend to follow. Actually I think that the San Diego RO made their decision on my diabetes before the bulletin came out and never revisited it when the bulletin did come out. I say this because their decision follows the same train of thought that was in the original denial in 2008, we did not spray herbicides in Thailand and since we did not spray herbicides in Thailand you couldn't have been exposed there. Kurt Pressmen was very helpful to me last year. But if I don't hear anything on my IHD claim by the new year I intend to talk with my VSO on a possible CUE.

Thanks again for your help and advice

Rick

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