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"learning of the deaths of my fellow soldiers,"

That is not considered a stressor for VA purposes.

Where you present when any one of them died?

Did they die due to any actions you feel you had had taken ? (what I mean is friend of mine commanded his men during a firefight in Vietnam and many of them died or got wounded.He blamed himself for the actions he took as causing their deaths and injuries as it was his worse day in command. Of course he was doing his job and probably nothing would have changed the outcome.Vietnam vets often saw death every day but this vet had PTSD due to the overwhelming guilt he felt and constant flashbacks he had over this event .

If you can prove that you were present when these soldiers died or helped retrieve their bodies or attempted to administer medical care ( with a buddy statement or two) then that would be considered a stressor.

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First off, welcome and Airborne, all the way!!! You don't mention what your parachute injury is or what caused it. That could be the cause of your PTSD. I don't have much time to offer you, right now. You will probably have to take the exams. They are basically used to weed out phonies. They will probably go back to the original date and you should pursue that date. I never worked for the PO but I understand and many have and they do, also. Again, welcome!

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