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    Waza, you know we closed Bermuda back in '95. Since then the disabled of Bermuda have been doing god all to get the old hospital turned into studio apartments for the disabled over there. Seems the need for accessible housing is as great as the Bermudian government's fear that gimps from the Caribbean may move north if they do anything more than is needed for cruise ship tourists.

    And yea, I was a Czech linguist but had Bermuda on my wish list of 3.

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    1. USA
    2. U.S. Navy, journalist with specialties as publications editor, Armed Forces Radio and Television.
    3. 1954-1963. Missed Korea and Viet Nam.
    4. Service connected for leg and knee injuries, but not for SCI which came into my life seven years ago.
    5. Current volunteer at VA hospital and with Paralyzed Veterans of America. Receive all my health care via the VA and have no complaints.

    While in Navy served shipboard sea duty; newspaper editor U.S. Naval Base Bermuda;Admiral's staff, newspaper editor, manager base television station, Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Amphibious Force Atlantic newspaper editor, Little Creek, Va.

    Fully enjoyed my time in the Navy. I met my wife of 48 years in Bermuda, both daughters born in Guantanamo.
    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

    Disclaimer: Answers, suggestions, and/or comments do not constitute medical advice expressed or implied and are based solely on my experiences as a SCI patient. Please consult your attending physician for medical advise and treatment. In the event of a medical emergency please call 911.

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    Bermuda

    Sue, I get back to Bermuda every few years as my wife has family there. Yeah, the government took over the U.S. Air Force base and use it as a civilian terminal. The Navy base has been pretty much demolished except for a few buildings. There is activity to sell the property for development.

    Bermuda is nopt veryt accessible with a wheelchair. You must pick your destinations with care as most require doing stair steps. Being so old (1609) Bermuda does not have many new buildings, but some of those constructed in the past 10 years are accessible. We have a friend there who has quadraplegia, he and his wife run an accessible transportation service which we use.

    MY SCI is a result of ischemia from the repair of a torn aorta.

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    Smile Viet-Nam / Agent Orange

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    After Discharge

    I fought the VA for over 2 years on my Agent Orange claim. Luckily I located an old shipmate who had photos of us ashore in DaNang. Now I receive 40% service connected disability for my type 2 diabetes, etc.

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    Welcome Arkie. Good thing you found those photos.

    You may also wish to check out a web site that has a great forum dedicated to AO and Blue water navy/coast guard. It is called Veteran Benefit Network. You can get to it at Vets@Yuku.com. A lot of good infor there specific to your type of sc disability. It is run by former raters and a few former C&P examiners and some old been there done that Vets.

    Again, welcome to care cure.

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    82nd Airborne Division. Fort Knox, Fort Polk, Fort Benning - Airborne/Ranger School, Ft.Bragg.
    73 to 75 Missed Viet.
    Non service connected. Catastrophically injured vet. Cat.4

    Hated barracks time. Nothing to do for weeks at a time except pull guard duty or lousy details.
    Civilians treated us like shit. Only wore class A uniform off base one time.

    Old school khaki uniforms looked great with maroon berets and paratrooper awards. Troops not allowed off base with BDU's then. Big fine.

    Army definitely needs new dress uniforms. Get rid of those ill fitting green suits.
    C 5/6 Comp.
    No Tri's or hand function.

    Far better it is to try mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure. Than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory or defeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Please share a little bit about yourself as a veteran:

    1) In which country's military did you serve?
    2) Which branch/units?
    3) When?
    4) Did you receive your SCI/D while in the military or afterwards?
    5) Anything else you want to share about being a veteran with SCI/D.

    (KLD)
    1) US Army
    2) Heidelberg MEDDAC (91A Biomedical Equipment Repairer)
    3) 94-98
    4) After
    5) VA has been fricken awesome for me! I have not had any problems through them so far.
    When trains meet motorcycles, the motorcycle always loses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conrad View Post
    1) US Army
    2) Heidelberg MEDDAC (91A Biomedical Equipment Repairer)
    3) 94-98
    4) After
    5) VA has been fricken awesome for me! I have not had any problems through them so far.
    Good to see you here, Conrad. Thanks, and thanks to everyone else who's introduced themselves.

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    1) In which country's military did you serve? US
    2) Which branch/units? Navy
    3) When? 1973-1980
    4) Did you receive your SCI/D while in the military or afterwards? After
    5) Anything else you want to share about being a veteran with SCI/D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Please share a little bit about yourself as a veteran:

    1) In which country's military did you serve?
    2) Which branch/units?
    3) When?
    4) Did you receive your SCI/D while in the military or afterwards?
    5) Anything else you want to share about being a veteran with SCI/D.

    1-USA

    2-USN
    AS-34, SSBN's 629, 640, 734, and 742

    3-1979 to 2009
    4-Came down with Neurosarcoidosis in my 29th year. Retired on 16Jan2009.

    5-going through the VA process now.
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    Deployments to Iraq & Afghanistan
    10th Mountain Division
    Non-service connected

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