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  1. #71
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    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. Army / 82nd ABN, 101st ABN, 160th SOAR(A), US Dept of State, USAJFKSWC
    3. 1982 - 2005
    4. Post-Retirement Non Service Connected
    5. Injured while racing motocross, lifeflight to Huntsville Hospital, transferred to Shepherd Center in Atlanta then to Augusta VA. After 4 1/2 months of recovery & rehab, I returned to the same job I had with the government that I had prior to my injury. I'm in good spirits and have come to terms with my condition. I have an awesome support network. The VA although frustrating takes good care of my needs. I have moderate to severe spacticity, back pain and difficulty sleeping. I maintain a website to keep my friends informed of my condition at http://www.phillipsherwood.com

  2. #72
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    Quote Originally Posted by sherwoodp View Post
    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. Army / 82nd ABN, 101st ABN, 160th SOAR(A), US Dept of State, USAJFKSWC
    3. 1982 - 2005
    4. Post-Retirement Non Service Connected
    5. Injured while racing motocross, lifeflight to Huntsville Hospital, transferred to Shepherd Center in Atlanta then to Augusta VA. After 4 1/2 months of recovery & rehab, I returned to the same job I had with the government that I had prior to my injury. I'm in good spirits and have come to terms with my condition. I have an awesome support network. The VA although frustrating takes good care of my needs. I have moderate to severe spacticity, back pain and difficulty sleeping. I maintain a website to keep my friends informed of my condition at http://www.phillipsherwood.com
    Hello Phillip,
    Fellow Veteran welcome to the group. Sorry you had to find us but glad that you did. Went on your website & looked at your hospital pictures. I'm so sorry to read that you got hurt the way that you did. Make sure you post often & come here often & you will learn a lot from others the more you frequent this site. Any time you have a question make sure you post it here. Some one will answer you. If some one doesn't know the answer to your question may be some one else will & if not when they have the answer they will answer you. Dr. Wise Young, founder of this site is very, very knowledgeable as well as the SCI Nurses. Some of them work at other VA Hospitals & Medical Centers.
    Thanks for having served our great country for over 20yrs. & for your sacrifice.

    Take Care,
    Bob
    Air Force 8/71 to 5/75
    VA employee 5/76 to 8/97
    I get my care at the James A. Haley VA SCI Center, Tampa Florida

  3. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by sherwoodp View Post
    I maintain a website to keep my friends informed of my condition at http://www.phillipsherwood.com
    Good to have you aboard, Chief. I read some of your blog, and bio. Very impressive repertoire, I especially liked this [abbreviated] summary:
    During my 23 years of military service, I've deployed to four different theaters of combat on multiple occasions, spent 19 of those years in combat arms rapid deployment units, and continually sought and mastered those challenges most soldiers chose to avoid.
    Thank you very much for your most dedicated and active service. I was admittedly one of those soldiers who chose to avoid most of those challenges you have mastered.

    Keep up the hard work, and all the best in your recovery.

  4. #74

    New guy here

    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) The United States of America
    2) USAF/483rd Tactical Airlift Wing Republic of Viet Nam 1967-68
    3) 1965-68
    4) Afterwards. injured in 1976, riding a motorcycle
    5) I do not have to use the VA system. I have private insurance from work.

    Hello all, I found this site while searching for hand controls for my golf cart. Everyone seems very friendly, courteous and helpful.

  5. #75
    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.)USMC-Security Forces Naples, Italy
    3.)1993-1994
    4.)Hurt while on active duty-MVA(100% Service Connected)
    5.)Rehab at Augusta VAMC

    Found this site a few months ago and have already found it very helpful and informative.

    Semper Fi

  6. #76

    Drew43920

    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. U. S. Army
    2. ADA, Nike/Hercules
    3. 1968-1973, Germany 1970-73
    3. MD became an issue after my separation.
    Drew

  7. #77
    Quote Originally Posted by sherwoodp View Post
    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. Army / 82nd ABN, 101st ABN, 160th SOAR(A), US Dept of State, USAJFKSWC
    3. 1982 - 2005
    4. Post-Retirement Non Service Connected
    5. Injured while racing motocross, lifeflight to Huntsville Hospital, transferred to Shepherd Center in Atlanta then to Augusta VA. After 4 1/2 months of recovery & rehab, I returned to the same job I had with the government that I had prior to my injury. I'm in good spirits and have come to terms with my condition. I have an awesome support network. The VA although frustrating takes good care of my needs. I have moderate to severe spacticity, back pain and difficulty sleeping. I maintain a website to keep my friends informed of my condition at http://www.phillipsherwood.com
    Welcome aboard, fellow Warrant Officer.

    Gunner

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    Senior Member jsd's Avatar
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    1) United States
    2) Marine Corps
    3) Aug. 1999 - Aug. 2004
    4) 100% Service Connected

  9. #79
    1. USA
    2. Army, USAEUR, Heidelberg, Germany, Communications and electronics
    3. 1967-69
    4. Non-service connected
    5. Rowed for a US/German rowing team and taught swimming and diving in the summer. Hardest part of the duty was getting the sailing schedules right for the tourist boats coming in lol. Was on orders for Nam, then the Pueblo incident happened so 1/2 were going to Korea. Soviets took over Czechoslovakia so they sent half of us toKorea and other 1/2 to Germany.

  10. #80
    1) In which country's military did you serve?
    US
    2) Which branch/units?
    73rd / 97th Trans co, Also LSV units
    3) When?
    1996- 2001
    4) Did you receive your SCI/D while in the military or afterwards?
    Yes, service connected
    5) Anything else you want to share about being a veteran with SCI/D.
    Best times of my life

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