And to All TAKHLI VETs, All VETs stationed on Thai Bases, as well All VETs serving other Foreign Bases, afflicted with "Herbicide/AO-Related Diseases", due to "Base-Perimeter Spraying, Storage, Transporting, & Handling" such Deadly-Toxic Materials, per Military Orders.
I'm on/off this SITE at variable frequencies, lately ON ... conducting extensive Research.
Thanks again for response, and wonderin' IF you happened to stay in contact with any of your Co-Reps either on Base, or back in the States.
Also, if willing to Trade Buddy-Letters... Given you no-Doubt know what the TRIM PADs were used for > as well Witnessing Types of MOS Personnel dispatched to these (4) PADs (NW End of Runway / Taxiway), AND typically their Duty's.
Personnel I've witnessed commonly Working "T-PADS" was of course the > 1. CREW CHIEFs 2. AGE 3. ENGINE SHOP 4. ELECTRICIANS 5. FUEL 6. WEAPS 7. ECM 8. (Please ADD Any MOS I've left off !).
The 1st Airman Asking about > "TRIM PAD" on this Board (I believe was DAN M.). Though do NOTE my fairly extensive POSTs of "T-PADS" ever since, Notably > (3) NW PADs are approx. 377 Meters from the Eastern SECURITY PERIMETER (Line shows as "RED" on MAPS on this SITE). While no one has yet mentioned the Term "RED-BALL", I deem crucial to explain it's significance [Defined]> "Term used by USAF, typically on flight lines ("HOT PAD" nearest Runway), for *URGENT SERVICE by Pilot Request* performed by AF TECH's for avoiding Mission Cancelation(s)" - "RED-BALLS" Rated Highest Priority- AF TECH's working TAKHLI's Northernmost PAD were within 190 Meters from the Eastern SEC. PERIMETER!
In Fact ALL (4) PADs measure (GoogEarth) LESS than 500 Meters from any Point/Line of the TAKHLI SEC. PERIMETER, well within 500M (CHETCO) stipulation. Once the above points have been Officially confirmed / acknowledged by VA as 100% Factual > *SHALL then APPLY to ONE Airman's CASE* (regularly working any (of 4) TAKHLI TRIM PADs), FEW Reasons remain WHY these same Factors should not be Applicable to Any/All other Airmen performing similar Duty's, at Same TRIM PADs, on the Same BASE, over the Same Time Period ! Once Medical Conditions are determined to have been accumulated while VETs worked within 500 Meters of any TAKHLI T-PAD, the VA Policy requiring each such Airman must "Individually" present/ his/her own CASE should hereinafter be Abolished. Rather > "Any Group of TAKHLI VETs during Specified YEAR(s), within affected MOS's, working TRIM PADs, on Same BASE, and having Identical/Related Medical issues, shall TOGETHER be evaluated expeditiously for "Service-connected Herbicide (AO Derivative) Exposure" (per VA Docs), with such CASE(s) Disposition(s) > decided and completed NLT 18 Months following the 1st VETs File Date from that particular Group of VETs. Any APPEALs by either the VA, or this GROUP of VETS shall also be Settled with Expediency NLT 6M beyond the 1st APPEAL Date (Total of 24 Months), the Intent being > Ensuring all Qualified, afflicted VETs are provided their Rightful Coverage / Benefits, before their Wives & Children are left to Bury these Honorable Men and Women having already Sacrificed their young Lives, as much if not more than ( 5 ) Decades ago,
Considering over the past 50 Years each/every TAKHLI VET has either suffered from Herbicide/AO -Related Diseases or has perished from these, as well the immense TIME & Personal $Costs Expended, there shall be NO further purpose ANY "Reviewed/ Qualified TAKHLI VETs be Required to "Individually / Independently" run their CASEs from Day 1 thru 3+ APPEALs over 5 - 10 Year periods, by which time the majority of "Qualified VETs" have likely already died from AO Toxins. Any other Practice should be considered High-Crimes against this Fast-Aging Group of United States Veteran's of Foreign Wars. Suggest forwarding this on to your U.S. Supreme Court for Immediate Review & Just Resolution before our next Generation(s) of VETs also face awaiting 50 Years of DOD and VA "Delay Tactics". Mike C.
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