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Thread: Veteran's Introductions

  1. #101
    USA
    USMC, Marine Barracks HI, 2/7
    1986-2000
    100% service connected for multiple sclerosis
    PVA was the best thing to happen to me. The NSO was very knowledgeable for veterans who have SCI/D.

  2. #102
    1. United States of America
    2. Army
    3. 1970-72
    4. Not connected

  3. #103
    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) USA
    2) US Navy Submarine Service - USS Skate
    3) May 1977 - May 1981
    4) 100% Service Connected
    5) Tripler Army Hospital was ancient! Manual crank-up beds, no televisions and depressing color schemes. Watched a man die. Memphis VAMC was a step up even though the SCI ward shared a floor with the Psych clinic. Three cheers to the PVA and DAV, both excellent organizations.

  4. #104
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Does it matter?
    Posts
    288
    Never forget!!!!!!!!
    This is for my father...The greatest man who ever lived...hands down.He enlisted at age 17.The Army's 1st Calvary Division,served 2 tours in Vietnam SFC,2 Bronze Stars,MSM,2 ARCOMS.My father never talked about his decorations,I never knew until a few years ago when I checked his records and looked at his ribbons ( never told his own family ) and figured out what they were.I will be phenomenal person,if I'm even half the man he was. You will never be forgotten! Your son, J.Smith
    I just want to say thanks for every one who has,or continuos to serve( not enough people says thank you ).I live in a military city right next to the base.The strength my father had,he passed that on to me,which I use to go on everyday.
    I want to congratulate one of my best friends ( like a brother ) for getting promoted to Chief Petty Officer. B.Devegter. Support The Troops and donate to Wounded Warriors.
    Last edited by Gunnslinger8; 07-25-2011 at 03:35 PM. Reason: Thank everyone for their service.

  5. #105
    USAF 82 thru 86
    whiteman afb, misouri SAC
    car wreck in 91
    go to the va sci center in memphis, tn.
    cat 4 this year, had me as cat 5 prior with co-pay
    now everything is covered, i do attend the va center here in clarksville, tn. or nashville, tn. va....payed for private insurance for 15 years at 1500 a month, didnt have a clue i was elegible until 2005........would of saved me a crap load of money if i would of known......

    oh ancient you'll need to send in your dd-214 with the 1010ez form and they will schedule u an appointment with the closest va, mine only took a few weeks to be approved and appointment scheduled.......

    https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

    heres the form link........
    Last edited by airart1; 07-25-2011 at 03:18 PM.

  6. #106

    Veteran's introduction

    I'm a Vietnam-era (US) Navy fighter/carrier pilot that got out of the Naval Academy in 1960 and the Navy at the end of 1966. In mid-2003, I was mis-diagnosed as having a heart attack (it was actually a GI bleed), and the good doc who did an [unnecessary] angiogram on me threw in MRCA for free. After a week+ of scratching their collective physicians' asses, I needed an emergency C-5 to T-4 lamenectomy to save my life and came out a C-7 incomplete tetraplegic. Since then, I've had some great re-hab to offset repeated assassination attempts by the local health care delivery system, but today I can walk (barely) with 2 canes buy use a wheelchair for most mobility Neuropathic pain is my biggest problem and I'm always looking for a better mix of pain medications. Have a great SCI doc at the Cincinnati VAMC (Austin Nobunaga) and all things considered, I know a lot of people my age that are much worse off than I am -- ergo, no complaints!

  7. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by tomwilson222 View Post
    I've had some great re-hab to offset repeated assassination attempts by the local health care delivery system.
    Welcome Tom, i'm a lover of great sentences and the one above is a classic my friend.. I'm going to Bethesda on tuesday to visit the wounded Marines there, I'm going with some of the guys from the Marine Corps Slattery Detachment. Thanks for serving our Country, and welcome to CareCure.
    JimmyMack
    Member: New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Reasearch
    http://www.state.nj.us/health/spinalcord/index.shtml

  8. #108
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Spring Hill , Florida
    Posts
    616
    Quote Originally Posted by tomwilson222 View Post
    I'm a Vietnam-era (US) Navy fighter/carrier pilot that got out of the Naval Academy in 1960 and the Navy at the end of 1966. In mid-2003, I was mis-diagnosed as having a heart attack (it was actually a GI bleed), and the good doc who did an [unnecessary] angiogram on me threw in MRCA for free. After a week+ of scratching their collective physicians' asses, I needed an emergency C-5 to T-4 lamenectomy to save my life and came out a C-7 incomplete tetraplegic. Since then, I've had some great re-hab to offset repeated assassination attempts by the local health care delivery system, but today I can walk (barely) with 2 canes buy use a wheelchair for most mobility Neuropathic pain is my biggest problem and I'm always looking for a better mix of pain medications. Have a great SCI doc at the Cincinnati VAMC (Austin Nobunaga) and all things considered, I know a lot of people my age that are much worse off than I am -- ergo, no complaints!
    Hi Tom,
    Welcome to Care Cure as we say here sorry you had to find us but glad that you did. You've come to the right place. If you ever have any questions don't forget to post them here. Some one will answer you and if they don't know the answer they will find it for you and get back to you here. Also don't forget the GREAT SCI Nurses here and also the great Dr. Wise Young the originator of this site. Thank you for having served and for your sacrifice. WIsh you the gest Tom !
    Take care my fellow Veteran.

  9. #109
    1. United States
    2. US Army ASA/US Coast Guard (Electronic)
    3. 1968-1973/1973-2000
    4. Service-connected 100%/hurt on duty
    5. Can not work so I point Vets in the direction and armed the with information
    ben1son1@hotmail.com

  10. #110
    1. United States
    2. USAF (Aircargo Specialist)
    3. 1984-1989
    4. Not service related
    5. I got out of the Air Force a few months before Desert Storm, Was hard watching the people I worked with go off to war. I wanted to be with them, but I was also happy with a brand new baby girl. Bitter-Sweet

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