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MISS - ILL

8/26/02

Rezulin Recall

8/24/02

Caesar:  AN INTERESTING THOUGHT

Approaching Peak Season to Search for A Veteran    

8/23/02

Listing of Veteran and Military Discussion Forums

8/17/02

To Veterans who were denied employment because of your DD-214 codes

8/15/02

9/11 LIGHTS ON ON VEHICLES, WEAR RED WHITE AND BLUE FLY FLAG

8/14/02

Veterans to walk from Alabama to Wash DC, 1 Sep 2002 to ?Nov 11

8/12/02

 To request a form SF-180

8/11/02

The Vietnam Cross of Gallantry
 

8/9/02

Idaho proves veterans have no rights!  Idaho expulsion of veteran from state veteran home!

8/6/02

For American Veterans nearing retirement age

8/2/02

Senator Kerry Remarks and Letter to the President

7/29/02

Exposure to Agent Orange Outside of Vietnam
 

7/25/02

Parade Magazine: Bush & Military Retirees

6/28/02

Online Petition

1/14/02

COMPENSATION RATES - 2002

 

10/19/01

Doc, Mike Sperling advised me that Tommy Dorris died at 0300 today, heart attack. I will keep you posted! 19 Oct2001

And Shakespeare Said Today: I will instruct my sorrows to be
proud, for grief is proud and makes his owner stoop. - King John

  

DETAILS

 

10/11/01

VA Awards $10.5 Million in Homeless Assistance Grants     Memorial Honoring Disabled Veterans Receives Final Site

10/08/01

Senator Snowe Introduces Hepatitis C Legislation: S. 457

10/04/01

Veterans say they're not getting the promised benefits

10/02/01

Your Emergency Supply Kit/ A checklist from FEMA

9/30/01

Armed Citizens the Best Defense Against Terrorists

9/27/01

VA's "Duty To Assist"

9/5/01

Hiroshima bomber to be restored for new Smithsonian

8/28/01

All the Fax numbers for all senators

8/26/01

Illegal vaccine link to Gulf War Syndrome

8/23/01

VA Benefits Sales Under Fire   Dog Tags Found In Viet Nam/ This site may be of help

POW/MIA Flag needs our help   

Proposed education center at Vietnam Wall aims to skirt controversy of war, but critics denounce idea

8/19/01

Friendly Fire Victims now eligible for the Purple Heart Medal

8/13/01

To obtain Unit Diaries, OP's sheets or other hard to find items

8/9/01

Boot the UN out of America

8/7/01

US set to ease benefit rules for 'atomic' veterans     Vets Urged to Get Radiation Care

Merger With Election Day Would Diminish Veterans Day

8/4/01

benefits and claims regulations

8/3/01

New List of Carcinogens May Include Viruses

8/2/01

VETERANS BENEFITS ACT OF 2001

7/30/01

New law revives veteran's old claim VA now must help

7/29/01

417,000 Intentionally Exposed To Atomic Bomb Tests

7/28/01

The HHS, NIH and CDC could easily solve the puzzling malaise of CFS   POW/MIA Memorial Flag Act of 2001
 

7/27/01

Veterans' records agency swamped with requests for data

***

www.militarybetrayed.com   http://militarybetrayed.com/aaul_to_erect_billboard.htm

7/22/01

Women Vets and Veterans Benefits   Veterans Affairs addresses care needs for uninsured

  INCLUDE DENTAL CARE AS PART OF THE VETERANS  

PRESUMPTION OF SERVICE CONNECTION FOR RADIATION RELATED DISABILITIES

AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE) HIGH AMONG GULF WAR VETERANS

Resolutions of the Disabled American Veterans   Chronic fatigue syndrome following a toxic exposure.
 

7/20/01

Retiree Law Suit  VVA Hepatitis C News   Non-VA Emergency Care Covered for Some Veterans

7/18/01

Angel Flight   Benefits of GIs slated for cuts

7/17/01

Treasury to Collect Delinquent Debts from IRS Rebate   Agent Orange - Leukemia News Release 

 Volunteers Sought for Vet Funerals

7/16/01

Action Updating Rating Criteria for Liver Diseases  

7/1/01

Hospital Enforces Full Disclosure Policy

6/30/01

SUPPORT SPACE-AVAILABLE AIR TRAVEL FOR CERTAIN SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABLED VETERANS


http://www.petitiononline.com/FreeVets/


Social Security Benefits Calculator

Can tell you how much money you can expect to receive from the government
after you retire based on your income, current age, and other factors.

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/ANYPIA/


6/23/01

VA Mental Health, Homeless, Drug Treatment Programs


Website for VA Forms:
 
http://www.va.gov/forms/default.asp


6/20/01

A memorial for the Stars and Stripes

6/15/01

On-line petitions to restore veterans benefits   Court to Reconsider Veteran Ruling

6/11/01

TIME LIFE ARTICLE ON DEFORMED Gulf War KIDS

6/8/01

VA Insurance to Cover Disaster Deaths

6/7/01

Vets were exposed to uranium: study

6/5/01

The Biology of PTSD

6/2/01

U.N. Approves Anti-gun Treaty

5/30/01

These Muddied Boots

~*Marge Tindal*~

 

Step by step this soldier trod

deep terrain of earthly sod

Fight for freedom sought with pride

borne on boots in purpose of stride

 

Through valley, jungle, desert sand

walked the measure of the man

Mine fields traversed, trenches of prey

traveled this soldier of yesterday

 

Of bodies returned - some lay unclaimed

Only his boots would know his name

Buried now in unmarked grave

unmindful of the freedom he gave

 

Somewhere in the Heavens tonight

He stands the watch where angels might

Soldier, as you stand at God's side

Know we remember you with pride

 

Always held so fondly remembered

These muddied boots to God now surrendered

***

Memorial Day, Tradition    Anthrax vaccine refuser avoids jail time

5/17/01

"Veterans for Equal Justice Under Law"       Study Links Vietnamese, High Dioxin Levels     

Wanted: Stories, photos and information about women who served

5/16/01

National Personnel Records Center - Military Personnel Records

5/14/01

Veterans discover entirely new battle     Military Retirees and VA disabled to get small check     

An open reunion for ALL veterans of the Vietnam War    Review of Benefit Claims Decisions

5/13/01

Cooperation by Vietnam     

5/12/01

WOMEN WHO SERVED IN VIETNAM

NVOA Veterans List: San Diego Researchers Develop  Blood Test to Detect Heart Failure

5/11/01

Bates suing Defense, FDA regarding anthrax vaccine     

5/9/01

Museum About Army Women To Open     

5/8/01

100,000 Claims Added To VA Backlog In Bush's First 100 Days      13th Annual Kentucky VIETNAM VETERANS LZ

  Veterans Health Care Would Suffer Under Bush Budget, Says Legion Chief

  'I Have 100 Percent Service-Connected Disability Now What   

 VA Now Accepting Agent Orange - Type II Diabetes Claims

5/7/01

Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scores      Why are our claims taking so long?

5/6/01

Army To Speed Medal Replacemant Delivery     Pentagon's Anthrax vaccine target of lawsuit 

Motorcycles Roaring Toward Nation's Capital to Mark Memorial Day

5/4/01

VA to Cover Certifying Exams     VA Raises Coverage for Veterans Insurance

4/25/01

Disability Compensation Benefits    Advocacy Group Helping Veterans Receive Agent Orange Compensation

WE NEED MEDIA COVERAGE

4/24/01

Selective Service    http://www.sss.gov/hist.htm    https://www4.sss.gov/regver/verification1.asp

Agent Orange research in peril

4/23/01

Study may link vaccines, Gulf illnesses

4/22/01

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,  promise to speed up         Agent Orange, Leukemia Link Studied

3/31/01

SOCIAL SECURITY: HOW TO PROVE YOU ARE DISABLED

3/29/01

Principi vows to cut backlog of VA claims

3/27/01

21ST CENTURY' MONTGOMERY GI BILL

3/23/01

Denied VA Claims: Presidential Opinion of the VA General Counsel

3/22/01

Treasury Collects VA Debts from Social Security

3/18/01

Some of you guys had requested a chatroom.  You now have your own chatroom at:

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Doc

   New Email Address   doc32751@charter.net

3/14/01

PENTAGON HALTS BERET HANDOUT

3/10/01

"When the Lord was creating Vietnam Vets"

 

 When the Lord was creating Vietnam veterans, He was into His 6th day of overtime when an angel appeared. 

 "You're certainly doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.  " And God said, "Have you seen the specs on this order?  A Nam vet has to be able to run 5 miles through the bush with a full pack on, endure with barely any sleep for days, enter tunnels his higher ups wouldn't consider doing, and keep his weapons clean and operable.   He has to be able to sit in his hole all night during an attack, hold his buddies as  they die, walk point in unfamiliar territory known to be VC infested, and somehow  keep his senses alert for danger.   He has to be in top physical condition existing on c-rats and very little rest.  And he  has to have 6 pairs of hands."   The angel shook his head slowly and said, "6 pair of hands....no way."   

 The Lord say's "It's not the hands that are causing me problems.... It's the 3 pair of eyes a Nam vet has to have."   "That's on the standard model?" asked the angel. The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through elephant grass, another pair here in  the side of his head for his buddies, another pair here in front that can look reassuringly at his bleeding, fellow soldier and say, "You'll make it".......when he knows he won't. 

  "Lord, rest, and work on this tomorrow." 

  "I can't," said the Lord. "I already have a model that can carry a wounded soldier 1,000 yards during a fire fight, calm the fears of the latest FNG, and feed a family of 4 on a grunt's paycheck." 

  The angel walked around the model and said, "Can it think?"  "You bet," said the Lord. "It can quote much of the UCMJ, recite all his general orders, and engage in a search and destroy mission in less time than it takes for his fellow Americans back home to discuss the morality of the War, and still keep his sense of humor."   "This Nam vet also has phenomenal personal control.  He can deal with ambushes from hell, comfort a fallen soldier's family, and then read in his hometown paper how Nam vets are baby killers, psychos, addicts, killers of innocent civilians." 

 The Lord gazed into the future and said,

 "He will also endure being vilified and spit on when he returns home, rejected and  crucified by the very ones he fought for."  Finally, the angel slowly ran his finger across the vet's cheek, and said, "There's a leak...I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model."   "That's not a leak", said the Lord. "That's a tear." 

  "What's the tear for?" asked the angel. 

  "It's for bottled up emotions, for holding fallen soldiers as they die, for commitment  to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, for the terror of living with  PTSD for decades after the war, alone with it's demons with no one to care or help." 

  "You're a genius," said the angel, casting a gaze at the tear. 

 The lord looked very somber, as if seeing down eternity's distant shores.. "I didn't put it there," he said. 

 (Author Unknown)

 

BILL TO END HOMELESSNESS    Hepatitis C Advance May Help Develop New Treatments

3/8/01

Tips For Filing Claims   Reported Agent Orange symptoms and effects

3/7/01

All VA Facilities Addresses and Telephone Numbers

3/3/01

Military Service Leaders To Be Named

3/2/01

BETRAYAL OF VETERANS   

3/1/01

New non-lethal energy weapon heats skin     OMB to end delays on loans for homeless veterans

2/28/01

Concerning agent orange and adult onset diabetes     MEN OF CONVICTION!!  

 VA Budget 'Not Good Enough' for The American Legion 

 HOUSE VA COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN SMITH UNVEILS WIDE-RANGING VETERANS PACKAGE

2/27/01

Reveille

2/14/01

Ranger Black Beret Road March Congress Contacts

2/23/01

NVOA Veterans List: A Victory for Vietnam Veterans

2/17/01

VA Establishes Six Parkinson's Disease Centers

2/12/01

House of Representatives List      NVOA Veterans List: AO Update

2/11/01

Bush & DOD Budget

2/8/01

POW/MIA 2/8/01 IMPORTANT!!!!!!

2/2/01

A Victory for Vietnam Veterans    House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Contact List   

Your Appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans

2/1/01

Expand Agent Orange Registry Examination

1/29/01

Because It's The Law      Application for The Presidential Memorial Certificate   2001 Military Retirement Information

The Most Shameful Act of Betrayal in American History

1/27/01

FOOD FOR THOUGHT (Spoken by Dick Cheney)   

1/26/01

Paul Harvey on Gun Control     Eye Exams for Medicare beneficiaries with Diabetes

1/25/01

A Victory for Vietnam Veterans (IMPORTANT)     

1/24/01

Help disabled military retirees    Principi Confirmed!!!      Principi     

1/20/01

Dioxin Makes the List of Known Carcinogens     Principi Vows To Shake Up Claims System    

1/19/01

Principi Looks at Veterans Benefits   

1/18/01

DAV: Lump-Sum Payment Scheme Short-Changes

1/17/01

Hopes for Hepatitis C       

1/14/01

Links to federal and state websites      find the Department of Veterans Affairs for any state

1/13/01

Physicist talks about Effects of depleted uranium      

1/10/01

Soldiers For The Truth Foundation

1/9/01

A History of Secret U.S. Government Programs

1/6/01

Veterans Benefits Scam

1/5/01

Veterans cautioned about benefit buyouts

1/4/01

Survivor Benefits Info Sites  

1/3/01

  "Depression can ultimately kill you, ..."  

1/2/01

The Moving Wall    Italian 'Balkans Syndrome' Deaths Rise to Five     INFO - Depleted Uranium  

12/31/00

Balkans syndrome: The next Agent Orange and GWS?

12/30/00

Principi      Atomic Veterans

12/29/00

Anthony Principi, Veterans Affairs Secretary Nominee

GLAD YOU ARE BACK!!!!!

DOCMELSON.COM

Sorry to see you go Doc, Thanks


From: "Bruce K. Melson" <doc32751@cookeville.com>
X-RCPT-TO: <Will@willpete.com>
 

Just letting you guys know that I fixed most of the computer problems I was

having and will start a limited mailing to you regarding veterans issues
that may affect us as a group and as individuals.  If you do not wish to
receive this information, please feel free to contact me and inform me of
that fact.  On the converse, if you feel these mailings may be of service to
another veteran you know, please feel free to refer him/her to this list.
 
Sincerely,
 
 Bruce "Doc" Melson

12/2/00

Final Mailing

11/29/00

Send a holiday note to a soldier overseas.

11/17/00

What is The Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000?

11/13/00

DUTY TO ASSIST / SIGNED BY PRESIDENT

11/5/00

VOICES FROM THE WALL

11/4/00

Vietnam War In Memory Memorial Plaque 

11/3/00

VA To Rule Against Nerve Gas-Illness 

11/2/00

Sarin gas reversal       Veterans Compensation Adjustment Act of 2000   Be Tested for Diabetes

10/31/00

GULF WAR GAS EXPOSURE 

10/25/00

GW Bush on Agent Orange  

10/24/00

Vietnam Says     Military Service: Members of the 106th Congress 

10/23/00

The Black Beret

10/20/00

Ex-Sgt. Pleads Guilty      USS Cole e-mail 

10/19/00

Soc Security & SSI   

10/17/00

HOUSE PASSES COLA, 'DUTY TO ASSIST' VETERANS BILLS         House Passes Veterans' Bill

Agent Orange and Diabetes FILE NOW !!!

10/16/00

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Claims Based on Personal Assault

10/15/00

USS COLE WEBSITE

http://www.texasnursiesgraphics.homestead.com/USSCOLE.HTML

WHISTLE BLOWING TIME    

10/13/00

AO & Diabetes      Billboard Ideas

 

--- Diabetes' Link To Herbicide Explored
--- Press Still Singling Out Vietnam Vets For Violence
--- Chemical Biowarfare Tests
--- Veterans groups give Lott backing
--- VA weighs fate of Gulfport hospital
--- Study: Reservists Quit Over Anthrax
--- House Approves $310 Billion Defense Bill
--- Better Health Records Urged for Troops
--- Perot Pushes Gulf Illness Research

10/12/00

Flu Vaccine Delayed    ***SF/SFA SOA/SOG/SOF WEB SITES: Great Special Forces Links***    

Agent Orange and Diabetes     More Billboards!!!   

10/11/00

RETIREE HEALTH CARE    

10/05/00

New Dental Plan for Military Retirees

10/04/00

Increase in Rates Payable Under  GI Bill

9/28/00

Vets allege abuse at hospitals

9/26/00

This law, prohibits servicemembers with legitimate claims of "intentional torts and medical malpractice"

GAO Study Documents VA 'Noncompliance'

9/25/00

VetNews   VA COMPUTER VULNERABILITY

9/23/00

Vote - Medal of Honor winner Ray Davis

9/22/00

Pentagon Seeks Chemical Test Vets

9/21/00

Vet Healthcare

9/18/00

 BVA Admits they violated Laws

9/16/00

Agent Orange in Quang Tri Province

9/13/00

Peacetime Draft

9/12/00

Doctors Link Gulf War Ailments with Uranium Poisoning

9/10/00

Older Retires   Memorial to World War II

9/6/00

PUBLIC FORUM - VA  

9/5/00

Doctor To Plead Guilty 

9/4/00

BVA Attorney suspended from Bar and imprisoned    Experts Warn on Military Erosion  

8/31/00

VA Conspires with the Military

8/30/00

Caught

8/29/00

Purple Heart Veteran     Are you a cultist?

8/28/00

Military Presence in Congress Declining

8/24/00

VETERANS STILL BATTLING VA OVER AGENT ORANGE ILLNESS

8/22/00

Veterans Judicial Review   

8/21/00

Testimony 2

8/19/00

ATTACHMENT TO PTSD CLAIM     this will shake you up     AO related cancer ..!!!!

8/18/00

VetNews Digest 

8/17/00

War's Heart of Darkness

8/16/00

 Help, Again     A VETERAN DIED TODAY     New Web Site     The Bonus March

8/15/00

 Protest    

8/14/00

Story of Taps  

8/13/00

Veteran faces battle of a lifetime    Shirts 5th Div.   Schedule Of Events 80th Reunion    "DIRT ROADS" by PAUL HARVEY

Rally/Protest - Aug. 14, 2000

8/12/00

Vet fights landfill

8/10/00

We need to fire Pataki-Gun Control    Stupid gun laws 

8/9/00

Bumper Stickers, etc.    Senate version-Hep C-If your senator aint on it CALL  Time is short    SFTT Newsletter 08/09/00

A Decade Later: Gulf War Illnesses Remain a Mystery    HEP C INFO - http://hepatitis-central.com    

please help !!!or at least support us !!!    [ALLVETSINC] FLASH!!!!!!!!   

  Retirees demand restoration of promised health care benefit   National Security Debate Welcomed by The America

Vietnam revisited    

8/8/00

Democrats Decline Military Display at L.A. Convention    Billboards    Fed.Court of Appeals / this sucks we loose again

CVA Decision Beck vs. West 

8/6/00

Schwarzenegger Lobbies For Vets     David Hackworth spaeaks out on veterans issues    Whose flag ????  

8/5/00

When Do Veterans Cease being Veterans?     GAO Testimony