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8Th Field Hospital Nah Trang Vietnam

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saddletramp

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I had a prostate infection (A bad one) in Sept. 1969, and was hospitalized , there was a rocket attack, on one of the nights I was in. A nurse threw a mattress on me, and all of the other bed ridden patients, for flying debris. My claims people are saying they cannot find my records form Jan. 1968 to October 69?/?

Does anyone know how to obtain those records form the Hospital.

In late August I was medevaced from the field for heat exhaustion and during the medevac, I was hit with a tree from the wind of the chopper,as I was laying on my back semi conscious, and they had poured a couple of canteens of salt water in me.

My team I was with (Can't find any of them) chopped out an LZ and when the dustoff landed, one of the trees hit me in the neck and the head.They didn't really treat me for TBI, but if I could find those records form 35th evac, in Phan Thiet, maybe it would mention a head injury and neck scrape.

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"My claims people are saying they cannot find my records form Jan. 1968 to October 69?"

Have you yourself obtained your SMRs and all personnel records from NARA?

http://www.archives.gov/

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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"My claims people are saying they cannot find my records form Jan. 1968 to October 69?"

Have you yourself obtained your SMRs and all personnel records from NARA?

http://www.archives.gov/

No, but I just went on line and requested the records. I faxed the 1st page as the signature page.

Thanks for the info!

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I did think that combat vets where supposed to be given the benefit of doubt on their claims of combat injury.

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I did think that combat vets where supposed to be given the benefit of doubt on their claims of combat injury.

I don't know, what they will say, we just put in the claim for TBI, last week, but my other claims they turned down for lack of evidence. The say they cannot locate my med rcds from the 1st 18 months of service.

So I want to locate them, for verification. I get 30% for ptsd. I was sent to japan once and stateside the next time for psych. My VA psychologist has my mental records, but not my medical. They changed my diagnosis from life long personality disorder and schizoid behavior, to PTSD last year. I fullfilled my whole enlistment???

Things happen in the Bush!

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Saddletramp

I was at that hospital, just something routine (not wounded or anything) I hand carried my SMR's with me and they wanted to keep them. I said no way because I was due to rotate out of there in about 2 weeks. I was told by the medic in my unit not leave my SMR's with them. He must have known something. Hope they didn't lose your's.

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