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Thread: Veteran's Introductions

  1. #81
    Welcome Moondog. Please complete your profile.

    (KLD)

  2. #82

    Lindsey "Kansas" Angell Intro

    1) In which country's military did you serve?
    United States of America
    2) Which branch/units?
    US Navy Active duty and US Coast Guard Aux.
    3) When?
    US Navy 1972-1992 Enlisted USCGAux 1990-1995 Officer
    4) Did you receive your SCI/D while in the military or afterwards?
    While in the Navy...
    5) Anything else you want to share about being a veteran with SCI/D.
    My career path was QMSA-QMSN (Navigation), AN (Airman), ABH3-ABH2(Aviation Boatswain Mate Handler), although not assigned Air Traffic Controller for 1.5 years AC), TD2 (Training Devices Technician), OTM2-OTM1 (Ocean Systems Technician, Maintainer) [Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems].
    A BIG Thank You for those members and families who have already served, and those of you who are now serving time in the Service.
    I hope all of you will look at American Veterans Assistance League AVAL.com website. It is new to serving Veterans and families who are in desperate need...located in CT right now as they are in the process of expanding Nationally in the very near future.
    Kansas

  3. #83
    USA
    AirForce E4 Sgt
    1976-78 Ramstein, Germany - (TDY) Lunstule, Turkey - Duluth, MN 78-80 (TDY) Korea, Japan /CES-locksmith-Prime Beef, Field Medic - NCOIC base gym & rec ctr
    part sev related, (blding collapse) part non
    Figured it was finally time to post here.

  4. #84
    Hi, Kysee. Welcome to CC - How about introducing yourself?

  5. #85
    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 Coast Guard (Radioman)
    3) 1974-1978
    4) SCD (MS) in 2007
    5) Little did I know in 1974 that my service would yield so many benefits some 35 years later. MS hit me suddenly and hard in 2007. VHA accepted me as Priority Group 5 immediately when I applied in early 2010. I wish I would have applied sooner. VA care is far superior to private-sector care. My health-care team is now all under one roof; they all have immediate access to all my records; and, most importantly right now, VA's prosthetics rules are far more accommodating to MS than Medicare's (VA Rxd me a wheelchair, Medicare won't).

    Chas

    http://www.patientslikeme.com/badge/profile/74466
    Last edited by chasmengr; 08-01-2010 at 03:37 AM. Reason: added link

  6. #86
    Welcome, Chas. Glad you are getting good care at the VA. Which one do you go to? It is nice to give a shout out about those that are doing a great job for Veterans.

    (KLD)

  7. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Welcome, Chas. Glad you are getting good care at the VA. Which one do you go to? It is nice to give a shout out about those that are doing a great job for Veterans.

    (KLD)
    Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System: Omaha Medical Center

    Great folks there!
    Chas

  8. #88
    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)
    Looks like we need a few more Canadians here.

    1) You guessed it - Canada
    2) 2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, E Bty 1995-2000; Canadian Forces Military Police 2000-2010
    3) 1995 - 2010
    4) Service related lower limb injury.
    5) Please don't tell me my support the troops flag is inappropriate on the back of a wheelchair if you don't want to hear my opinion as well. (long story)

  9. #89
    Thanks for joining us, Dave. Please complete your profile if possible. We welcome Veterans of all nations to this forum.

    (KLD)

  10. #90
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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)
    US Army from 1965 - 1968

    Survived combat engineer training at Ft. Leonard wood, jump school, rigger school, HALO jumping on Okinawa/Ie Shima and 25 years of working all over the Northeast and Midwest.

    In 1993, just after taking off in a Cessna 182 to make a March afternoon skydive, the engine died at about 100'. Guess who figured that a seat belt wouldn't do any good in a Cessna crash ('cause you'd probably die anyway)? Guess who didn't die? Right, the guy who'd rather be dead than be a cripple. Turns out I was wrong about that, too!

    My insurance ran out after 10 days in intensive care, but thanks to the West Roxbury (Massachusetts) VA SCI center, I'm still wheelin' and have been a full-time student since January 1994 - working on my second Masters degree (in geology) at UMass Amherst.
    Don - Grad Student Emeritus
    T3 ASIA A 26 years post injury

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