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I have applied for Benefets associated with agent orange exposure, Hep C, Bone and joint degeneration and chronic pain associated with all the above. The VA response is That all except agent orange exposure was do to out of service situations and behavoirs. there for I don't qualify. I am A former nurse and was exposed to hep c always. But the exposure rate in the military is very high too. Right?
Yes, I was a security person form May 1970 to oct 1971 in Danang at a base that I worked out of called Tien Shau. I was on the ground the entire time. I walked the wire of verious fire bases the entire time. Seen combat several times. had minor wounds that were takin care of by Myself or the corpman with no reports going in but am paying for it now.
How can the VA say That the military did not cause the hep C when they gave the shots out of the same gun one after another with no protection? You went through boot camp you know how it was done. and if you went over seas you received some shots for that too where you were exposed to hepititis. That is my proof right there. But more than that I want the VA to Define and reconize The Viet Nam combat Vet and the Viet Nam erra vet.
OK, In the response I received from the VA they stated i was a viet nam erra vet which means, to me, that I could have served any where in the world except for Viet Nam during that erra and not have been exposed to "bugs" that the Viet Nam vet was. I want the VA to reconize inherit risks that a combat vet goes through instead of lumping us as a erra. And I further beleive That I received Hepititis C in Viet Nam just by the way the health practices were at the time. The VA needs to disprove my theory.