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Berta

53 Years After Vet's Death-Dic

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http://www.tampabay.com/news/military/veterans/st-petersburg-woman-solves-mystery-of-dads-1958-death/1207773

This story and an award to the widow from VA is a testament to the fact that Nothing is impossible regarding VA claims.

Almost 53 years after her husband's death, the widow with her daughter's help, filed for DIC. The retro was based on the date of the January 2010 claim.

The daughter did considerable research as well as access old papers her father had saved.

She contacted an expert in the field as well.

The widow's DIC award letter came this past Friday.

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Good post, Berta! Most people believe whatever the VA says and therefore never get what they or their family member(s) EARNED!!! Never, ever, ever, accept the VA's decision and give up. The VA is often wrong.

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Great Find Berta. Thanks for posting this one.

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Absolutely wonderful that this veteran and his family - has finally received some validation

of service connection for this disability and resultant death.

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May the daughter and mother rejoice in this award. Years passed and the daughter was able to help her mother, through her fathers military service. The VA got this old claim right!(Even though recently filed) Hope they can enjoy some comfort in this award.

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Never take anything the VA says as last word. What a great daughter.

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