Larry Bruce injured his foot in basic training. The VA denied his compensation claim under 38 CFR § 3.12(d)(1). The US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims determined the VA was wrong.
The author prepares to depart for Vietnam. April Fool!
Unethical attorneys, money-first retirement homes, and other not-nice people and organizations abuse a well-intended Department of Veterans Affairs pension program.
Proposals for the Department of Veterans Affairs based on recent experience with actual cases. Most were needlessly first denied by the VA with those denials reversed on appeal.
Advice for new users of military "Space Available" flights. These flights are on United States Air Mobility Command military and military contracted aircraft. Space A terminals are worldwide.
The author's short note to an NPR representative relating internal politics within the Pentagon in 2002.
"Mr. Biddle, I just found out you received the Medal of Honor. I want to thank you."
Summary of Neil Armstrong's life with emphasis on his military service and a brief meeting with the author.
Willard, "farmed out" to work for his board and keep during the Great Depression, describes the era, race relations (and his youthful attempt to help) and his appreciation and loss of a favorite mule.
Willard L. Tilford's (1915-2000) description of his mother, May Tilford, raising her five children during the Great Depression.
Tom died on 23 October 2004 in his cabin near Ellijay, Georgia. He ran over a Viet Cong "IED" (as we call them now) on 30 September 1970. His struggles were as much with the VA as with the Cong.
One of "McNamara's One Hundred Thousand" Larry was never supposed to see Vietnam. He did. Too much.
The young ensign is assigned to install and troubleshoot all RADAR installations on capital ships in the WWII Pacific Fleet - and suffers.
A disabled combat veteran, a good wife, a cardboard box, and a rookie representative.
Jerry Shipman gave his life for his country. Just not the way you would expect.
This is the universe we live in, not the alternative universe in which the agent orange disabled veterans never were exposed.
Problem solving applied to the issue of too much money in politics: problem definition, analysis, alternative solutions, recommendations, and pragmatic closing assessment.