I served in the US Navy from 1965-1969.
- Assigned to Special Billets in COMUSMACV, RVN with duty in the Naval Advisory Group, Naval Advisory Team #143 outside of Danang, RVN.
I served in the US Army from July 1970 - February 1988
- I retired as a Master Sergeant E8.
- I served in the signal corps for a couple of years
- Then in the Retention field for the remainder of my time.
I was exposed to Agent Orange (AO) in RVN like millions of our military/veterans.
I am 30% disabled for migraine (Occured within 6 years of RVN service) but not rated to AO..
I am pending a "slam Dunk" claim for Larynx Cancer, diabetes, ED, tinnitus (VA's own term). Yet it has been on-going close to two years now.
After hearing some other veterans issues far more tragic than mine, I decided to devote a major effort to make VA and our Legislators aware of these issues and the solidarity of a unified veteran front.