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This is the case that I mentioned here last week but didnt have permission to have docket on but Kurt Priessman got permission:

http://www4.va.gov/vetapp10/files4/1033121.txt

In part:

"The May 2010 C&P Bulletin noted above cannot definitely rule out that the

Defense Department used tactical herbicides at Udorn at the time the Veteran was

stationed there. The Veteran testified credibly that he worked at the run up

pad some 50 yards from the base perimeter where defoliants were sprayed and that

he himself was once sprayed accidentally in that area of the base. Further,

documentary materials he assembled and associated with the claims file support

the conclusion reached in the Bulletin that significant use of herbicides

occurred along the perimeter at Thai bases at this time. The lay statement of

S.D.P., a former security officer at the base, suggests wide use of herbicides

at Udorn at the time of the Veteran's duty in Thailand. Therefore, based on the

record as a whole, the Board finds that, resolving any doubt in the Veteran's

favor, the Veteran was exposed to herbicides while serving in Udorn."

That is how veteran's need to use this Bulletin!

The bulletin says "near" the perimeters that were sprayed.

My front door is "near me" but so is the perimeter of the local dairy farm hundreds of yards away.My point is that Veterans can manipulate the bulletin with logic and any probative evidence they have as to the sprayed parameters of Thailand air bases.The VA has not defined "near" the perimeter.

Nor could they come up with evidence that this veteran was NOT exposed.

This BVA decision directly refers to Kurt Priessman,hadit member, and his work and research that proved AO was used in Thailand during the Vietnam War.

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