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June/July Issue Claims

Claims

67th Recon Tech, Kimpo AFB, Korea – April 1953-54 – Seeking tent mates on base to verify approximately 60-lb. piece of shrapnel landed 3 feet from my head and just outside our tent to substantiate a loss of hearing medical claim. – Lionel E. Ford (386) 873-2245, lioneledwardford@gmail.com

3690th Combat Support Sqdn., November 1962 – Seeking anyone who served with me to verify we flew into Danang Airfield on a C-54 and our last day there we were under attack, the C-54 was hit at take off to substantiate boots on the ground for an Agent Orange medical claim. – Louis (Louie) Wright (307) 751-4498, snyder6666@gmail.com

Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, N.M., Dec. 16, 1963 – Dec. 11, 1967 – Seeking anyone who served with me to verify us guarding jet plans to substantiate peripheral neuropathy, ringing in the ears and Agent Orange medical claims. – Joseph R. Wilson (317) 250-7378, joe.preache@gmail.com

4th Bn., 23rd. Inf., 25th Inf. Div. – March 1976 – April 1968, Cu Chi, Vietnam – Seeking anyone in Tomahawks to substantiate a hearing loss medical claim. – James Thomas Massey (864) 964-1678, jmassey9872@att.net

4th Div., Sept. 1966-67, Vietnam – Seeking anyone who served with me to verify an Agent Orange medical claim. – Keith Forrest Layman (269) 429-9795

9th Inf. Div., May – June, 1971, Vietnam – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate a medical claims. – Joesph Wrzos (612) 226-4638, joe.wrzos@yahoo.com

9th Inf. Div., or Sept. 25, 1972, Old Ft. Lewis Barracks – Seeking anyone who served with me who can verify an assult in the barracks at Old Ft. Lewis to substantiate a medical claim. – Joesph Wrzos (612) 226-4638, joe.wrzos@yahoo.com

23rd Admin. Co., Jan. 5 1970 – Dec. 6, 1970 – Seeking Rom R. Tufts of Ashland, K.Y. to substantiate PTSD and Agent Orange medical claims. – James E. Helmondollar Jr. (606) 874-1449

58th Field Depot, Qui Nhon, Vietnam – 1967-68 – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate various medical claims. – Thomas L. Andrews (336) 599-4450, andrewssjk@emarqmail.com

1948-53 Army and 1941-48 Navy, Bache 24th, Atlantic, Pacific, Korea, Japan and Indian Town Gap – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate a hearing loss medical claim. – Albert F. Everett (570)752-5696

1979, Ft. Campbell, K.Y. – Seeking anyone who served with John Teague during that time to substantiate a medical claim. – Betty Teague (606) 273-6776, crinder@harlanonline.net

Echo Plt., Oct. 20, 1976, Ft. Bliss, Texas – Seeking Drill Sergeant to substantiate a medical claim. – Ronnie Barkley (216) 386-2772

White Star Attach. Grp., USARHAW, Elm MAAG, Laos, March 25, 1962 – Seeking anyone on Mats flight from Honolulu Int. with stops at Wake Island, layover at Tan Son Nhat to verify boots on the ground to substantiate and Agent Orange medical claim. – Ronald D. Eckerman (319) 235-0837, creckerman@mchsi.com

K Co., 3rd Bn., 9th Marines, July 1968-69 – Seeking Terry “Cop” Hale to verify leg wound on March 17, 1969 at FSB Cunningham to substantiate medical claim. – Adam “Wally” Mackow (908) 995-9191, abmackow@verizon.net

Plt. 106, January – March, 1965 – Seeking anyone who served with me to verify I was hit in the face during hand-to-hand combat training and spent three days in the hospital before returning to the platoon. – Carl F. Warren (302) 378-4248, dustydan@juno.com

MNCB-1, 1982-89 – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate tinnitus, arthritis, high blood pressure and coronary artery medical claims. – Terry Lynn Turner (937) 367-7035

USS Enterprise CVA/N-65, November 1963 – August 1965 – Seeking anyone who served with me to substantiate various medical claims. – Joseph Franic Ellmer (610) 642-1125, jfesoftware@earthlink.net