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ghoffmanpdx

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Hi all,

I was stationed at a little post called Vint Hill Farm Station 88-92. I have JUST found this report

https://sites.google.com/site/renspur/vint-hill-toxins

My question is: should I submit this evidence in support of my diabetes mellitus claim? I'm going to research more about other possible connections, but this really just caught me off guard.

Thank you.

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In my past post at lawyer Ben Krauses site, I mentioned the other CONUS and some '0utside of Vietnam awards'.

http://www.disabledveterans.org/2015/06/15/reversal-of-agent-orange-boots-on-the-ground-policy/

I posted as much info as I could here too specifically on the first CONUS award (available under a hadit search)and interviewed James Cripps as Jerrol Cook did tyoo at our blog radio podcasts.

By all means use that as Evidence but remember that you must show how your MOS put you into the exposure area.

Kurt Priessman, the first AO Thailand vet as well as Cripps and others who succeeded in AO comp, outside of the Vietnam regs, did that.

Proof that the AO was there and tyhen proof that your duties and MOS exposed you to where it was sprayed.

Obviously it was sprayed on installation perimeters and of course it could keep the Officer's barracks and offices looking spiffy.

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Thanks Berta!

I was a 76Y (Supply Specialist) and the Directorates I worked in were 1) The Personnel Housing Office, which we had to go to all quarters and barracks to replace/deliver furniture, appliances, etc. and 2) The Directorate that was overall responsible for ALL property on the base, which took me to most of the listed areas multiple times.

I'm hoping that one of my awards, which names the last Directorate where I worked, along with orders and Active Duty Assignment History with the corresponding UIC will be enough.

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I hope you are not offended it but "hoping" does not equal being awarded VA compensation.

I have considerable expertise in the AO Issue dating back to before VA recognized any presumptives, and my advice above is solid.

My husband was in the original Agent Orange Settlement Fund that was independent of the VA.1991.

"Proof that the AO was there and then proof that your duties and MOS exposed you to where it was sprayed."

If you can gather that proof  particularly how you were exposed ,to exactly where the AO was sprayed,the claim would be valid.

James Cripps , first CONUS AO vet went back to Fort Gordon many times after he filed his claim, He carried 21-4138s with him for statements he got there ,as well as other buddy statements,. along with his  MOS  and proof they had sprayed AO on the perimeter of the Fort. Kurt Priessman used the entire Ranch Hand report and numerous other documents to prove AO was in Thailand and that his MOS directly supported the fact of his exposure. This all took them years to do.

But dont get me wrong ...NOTHING is impossible. It just takes plenty of research, and time, and in some cases, doing what Cripps did....he went back to Fort Gordon more than once, to bolster his AO claim.

 

 

 

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Berta,

 

No offense taken at all! I'm considerably more thick skinned than that.

 

I probably worded it poorly. My hope is that my documentation saying that I was there to begin with, in addition to Directorate I worked for would be proof enough that it would at least be seriously considered. I am going to review the RODS closer with their maps to see what places/areas would be more supportive of my case.

 

Thank you so much for helping me think a little more clearly before I just pull the trigger and barf unnecessary/irrelevant documents on the VA.

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You are required to show where you were exposed, in great detail. When you were exposed, in great detail. And how you were exposed, in great detail. If you are extremely tenacious and presistant you might have a chance. Be mindful, it will take years of your time. The benefits, should you happen to win, outweigh the effort of the fight for yourself and those who might follow in your footsteps. Go for it!

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This maybe helpful

http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/npl/VA8210020931.htm

 

........Buck

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