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I made the misstate of telling what I know but not what I could prove. I would never lie about my service and don't want to be called a lie because they cant find the mishap, incident , accident. We just cant find it incident of a mike boat and a CH-53 crash on start up at MCAS newriver. I did find my squadron on facebook and the guys remember that and much more. One buddy writes a statement saying ,it happen he was their and I was their . this guy did 22yrs in the USCM. My lawyer said it should have been in a better format? What is a Buddy Letter?

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All buddy statements should be in an affidavit format, meaning that it's a sworn statement. At the end of the letter, there should be a line that states basically: "this is my sworn statement, it is made of my own free will, without any coercion or outside pressure, from anyone and is made with the penalties of perjury invoked" or something similar. It should be signed and witnessed/notarized, by a notary or Justice of the Peace.

An affidavit carries a great deal more weight, legally, as far as buddy statements go.


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Was this the crash?

Popasmoke is a good website with a reunion roster and forum.

http://www.popasmoke.com/ (USMC Combat Helicopter Association).

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The more detailed the statement the better as long as the details are relevant. If possible the statement should answer who, what, when, where and how. When talking to your buddy regarding a statement, ask if he/she recalls who provided medical treatment and where it was provided. If others were injured they may have records or info that will help your case.

I really like Berta's idea about the website with reunion rosters and forum.

Good luck to you.

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