I was at Takhli May-May 69 so maybe our tours over lap. I remember my augmentee duty like it happened a couple of years ago let alone 42 years ago.
How's your health?
I have heart disease (ischemic heart disease) . I had a heart attack 16 months ago. I currently have a VA claim in for herbiside/AO exposure while doing augmentee duty. The VA and AF admits to herbisides/AO being used along perimeter.
The VA says there was nothing in my records that show I was a perimeter guard for the Air Police. I say that it wasn't my responsibility to put that in my records. It's not my fault there's no record entry. A lot of guys got pulled for that duty. It was probably just considered a loan of manpower to the Air Police for a month. Not an actual official TDY or any kind of transfer.
Do you have strong memories about your augmentee duties? I do. I put it on paper and I hope the VA considers it evidence since there's nothing in my
records. I was pulled for augmentee duty in May or June of 69.
If you havn't done it already dump your memories of augmentee duty on paper. If you do that I would appreciate it very much if you could give me a copy as a buddy letter showing,that even we didn't maybe know each other, you did do augmentee duty and was aware of other guys (alot) doing it too.
If you're healthy I hope you stay that way. If you do come up with some disease on the AO/Herbiside list then you have a buddy letter from me as well as your own memories on paper.
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