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Hello everyone.. I have a comp and pen appointment in a few days. Quick question my stressors I am having a hard time finding any info on them .. I have several buddy statements just wondering if this is sufficient or will I need more proof than buddy statements. 

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If your buddys detailed the stressor and were in your same unit, same time and place of stressor, and signed the oath at the bottom of a 21-4138 with their statement or wrote a letter , with their contact info in it, and hopefully had their signature notarized, it should be OK at this point, as it might be enough for the VA to verify the stressors via JSRRC (Joint Services Records Research Center.) And maybe they wont need to go through JSRRC...hard to say.

My daughter, a veteran, helped 4 or 5 vets get some military awards they would have never had without her help (because she is fluent in Vietnamese...long story) One got the DFC.

One of their buddys (same unit, place, time) also wrote to VA in his buddy letter for all  of them to use, that he  was compensated  for PTSD already by VA for this exact  same stressor.

I might have asked before...but forget, do you have the PH, CAR, or CIB on your DD 214?

If so the VA might concede the stressor (s)

Many vets have multiple stressors. When the VA asks for them,it is often best to write down the ones that are easiest to verify.But they might not be the worse stressors.

We have info here under a search for  Defining a stressor , and also for buddy statements.

You will have more time to collect evidence.

If you already had the MMPI Combat related, it would not hurt to mention that to the C & P doc, in my opinion.

 

 

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