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VietNam Vet Status
Posted by Larry Leonard on 4/12/2013, 9:51:31
Hi Steve (All), Last update on this subject. I made contact with the Health Eligibility Center(again) at the U.S.Dept.of Veterans Affairs. It took some discussion and info., supplied from my DD214 and DD215,as to where served & medals recieved. That person at this point believed that our status was indeed VIETNAMN Veteran as opposed to ERA Veteran. He also agreed with the countries of Thailand and Guam as qualifiers. He then advised me to go to my local VA Hospital and to work thru/with a Veteran Advicate there. I found that person, went over my issue(s) and past info. given to me by others that had created the original confusion. The advicate confirmed my info., received from the Health Eligibility Center, was correct and then passed me along to the eligibility rep. at the hospital here. I gave her copies of my DD214 & DD215, maybe 10 min. of conversation and she had me on my way. I'm now moved from Group 8 up to Group 6. Hope this didn't create any confusion for others or will help if you had some similar problem as I did.
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