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My step father was in the Marines and unfortunately passed from leukemia three years ago.
His primary duty station was Camp Pendleton; however I was told all Marines have to attend infantry school before their first duty station.
I probably will have to visit a VSO to request his personnel records unless there is another way.
Am I on the right path?
Fat, is your mother still alive so that she could file a DIC claim?
VA’s Rule Establishes a Presumption of Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune
VA to provide disability benefits for related diseases
"WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
The presumption of service connection applies to active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days (cumulative) between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987, and are diagnosed with any of the following conditions:
• adult leukemia
• aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes
• bladder cancer
• kidney cancer
• liver cancer
• multiple myeloma
• non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
• Parkinson’s disease"
Sorry to get back to you so late Berta.
No my mother has passed.
I guess I would file the claim in the name of the family.
But I first gotta take his DD214 to the VSO to request his personnel file to see if he was ever at Camp Lejeune.
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