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Hadit Podcast Special Tribute to Kurt Preissman. Tuesday October 29 at 7:00 pm edt.


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We lost Kurt this month. He was a Friend of Hadit and was the first American to be service connected for his AO exposure from Thailand.

To listen: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/haditcom/2019/10/29/tribute-show-for-kurt-preissman-originally-broadcast-in-2010

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John, that is Great!!!! 

He was on the older SVR shows too with Jerrel and me- so he sure put in many many years helping vets...

As well as with the Original VAWatchdog ( Larry) and then at the VA Watchdog site with  Jim  Strickland after Larry passed away.

I posted something in the Main forum yesterday about Kurt and I also found a fairly recent BVA Thailand vet AO  award ( (all due his persistence and hard work.,) that I posted link to there.

When VA published their regulations and the  Thailand directive, (all due to Kurt's work) he had opened the door to ANY veteran, regardless of where they served, who could prove AO was used at their installation and that their MOS put them in contact with it,and that they had an AO presumptive disability.

As you know, VA used the Checo report against vets, but Kurt used it against them!

I will try to call the wife later today. It is a sad loss of a man who went the whole 9 yards, to get Thailand AO vets recognized and compensated. Last time we talked Kurt and I discussed Nehmer ,2010 ,which Thailand vets do not fall under. Nehmer was quite specific as to Boots on ground Vietnam. But Kurt lived long enough to see the BWN AO victory-and I believe he also had 2 AO presumptives, but not sure......I still have many of his emails.

And we still have here his radio shows and his posts. He will continue to help others, even in his death.

 

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Kurt's wife will try to listen to the show- She has his hadit password and is doing her best to deal with the loss. He was very ill before he died.

Kurt was 100% SC P & T  for 13 continuous years so the DIC claim should bring  no problems. 

I have so many memories of him . We had quite a talk. She was a Very supportive Wife and I know she made Kurt Happy!

 

 

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