What is a VSO?
Outstanding ....Thank you for that information
At this point I have enlisted the help of the Paralyzed Veterans of America organization to assist with placing a claim for compensation (their office is located in the VA Med Ctr, Kansas City, Mo.) I have provided as much documentation as they have asked for ..except the buddy statement. I did include a statement that documented my duties onboard Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) and being ordered to Da Nang. I offered / referenced the flight pay I received when I made the trips in country as a basis for the presumption of of boots on the ground. Do you think they will have access to my pay records from 1967-68-69? Or if those records are still accessible? I heard a huge fire destroyed a lot of US Navy and USNR records many years ago. Also ..Do you think the VSO would be be able to help with locating ships personnel records if I come up empty on social media research ..
Again, thank you very much for your outstanding insight and expertise.