Disabled American Veterans

DAV0025_ITEMFor as long as there has been a United States, we have always asked the youngest generation to serve us in the Armed Forces. There are valid reasons for this, but the one effect that I find amazing is that it makes a 28 year old man, seem like the ancient mariner. But as Veterans age, and the ravages of time begin their inevitable work, there comes a point where the promises made by the Nation to support them and provide benefits to them become the reminder of that service, so long ago.

And yet, with 345,0000 employees, the Department of Veterans Affairs seems monolithic and impenetrable to many Veterans. 

Yesterday, after a year of gathering data and having the knee surgery, Dave went to Oakland to the Disabled American Veterans Service office to start the process of a making VA claim. There he learned some lessons about the process as a whole…

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About Dave

Talk Show host, lifelong Baseball and Star Trek fan, US Navy Submariner and Fire Control Technician (Ballistic Missile) 1st Class Petty Officer (Submarine Qualified), Dave is married with four daughters, one son, two sons-in-law and two grandchildren plus one on the way. He resides quietly in Manteca, CA, where he records his podcast, Plausibly Live, three days a week. He also writes for several other blogs and as a "Stay at home Dad" plays a lot of games with his son. Dave loves books, history and is learning to weld and drive a forklift. Just for fun. Dave is also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and a Member of the US Submarine Veterans.

Posted on May 11, 2016, in Veterans Issues and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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