The site is able to accept donations as of today 2/10/2018
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 124 , of which I am a member have opened a GoFundMe campaign for the purpose of placing a
Vietnam Veterans monument in Asheville, NC. Here is the web site to view the details and to make a donation if you so desire.
Please consider a donation and share this info with friends and family who might be interested.
and God Bless America
I received this and I hope this will help those people who need to file a disability claim.
I do not know if it will work as described but if it shortens the wait time at all it will be a big improvement.
Thinking of filing another VA disability compensation claim? Make sure you file it through the new Decision Ready Claim (DRC) Program. With DRC, you can get a decision on your claim in 30 days or less.
Work with an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) to determine if the DRC Program is right for you and your claim. Your VSO can then help you gather and submit all relevant and required evidence so your claim is ready for VA to make a decision when you submit it.
If you plan to file any of the following types of claims, work with your VSO to file them as a DRC:
- Direct Service Connection Claims: Claims for a disability that was caused by or during your service.
- Presumptive Service Connection Claims: Claims for a disability that VA automatically presumes to be service-connected based on unique conditions or situations you experienced during your service.
- Secondary Service Connection Claims: Claims for a disability that you have as a result of another service-connected disability.
- Increased Disability Claims: Claims for a disability you have a VA rating for that has gotten worse.
Not planning to file a claim soon? Spread the word to your fellow Veterans, Service members and their families about the DRC Program to help them get faster decisions on their claims too. The DRC Program also now accepts Pre-Discharge claims for Service members about to transition to civilian life, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) claims for surviving spouses.
Learn more about the DRC Program, including eligibility requirements, what medical evidence you need to submit, and how to find an accredited VSO at https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/drc.asp.
Thank you for your service!
Veterans Benefits Administration
Here is the hotel info for those who will be staying there for the reunion.
You can book NOW.
I will post the info on the 2018 Reunion page http://vp40.com/reunions/2018-reunion-nashville-tn/
I’m trying to find information about a former crew member abroad VP-40 QE-10 who was discharged some time circa 1966. He was the Julie and Jezebel operator whom I replaced.
His first name was Terry but I can’t remember his last name. He did talk about being from Pennsylvania.
Several weeks after I started operating Julie and Jezebel I found his cigarette lighter tucked underneath the counter (table) near his old position. You can remember lighters from the Philippines, which were engraved with the P5 Marlin outline and your name.
That’s been over 50 years ago!
Ronnie Bozeman, AX3
To all my fellow shipmates, friends and families
have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEARS.
and please have a HEALTHY 2018.
I have been receiving some emails requesting my address, here it is
340 Lynn Cove Road
Asheville, NC 28804
Believe it or not I have contracted with a hotel for the 2018 Reunion
Our reunion will be Sept 5-8,2018, in Music City USA, better known as Nashville, TN.
I moved the dates from Oct to Sept as it was very cost effective to do it.
I am awaiting for the itinerary to be sent to me, but there will be numerous day/night trips
including the Grand Old Opry.
We will lodge at The Inn at Opryland. room rates will be $139 per night plus tax. We will have a web site so you can sign up direct. More info to follow soon, check our web site and also I will send another email to you.
Please spread the word and I hope to see y’all there for a little picking and grinning..
A LOT of you have not paid your 2017/2018 dues yet. We voted at the last reunion to raise the dues to $20 per year. Effective 1/1/2017.
Please settle it up, as that is the only way to keep this thing going in the future.
I hope you all have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.
Enjoy all the great food and great families we are blessed with.
I hope you all have a GREAT Veterans Day. If you get a chance please join in one of the many military celebrations available in your area.
My self, My American Legion Post is having a flag retirement on Saturday. The local Boy Scout troops will assist us in properly retiring about 80 flags we have built up.
Don’t forget a lot of restaurants have food discounts for Vets today.
Please goto the Agent Orange TAB (under the WELCOME SHIPMATES TAB on this web site.
There’s news from Military.com about new illnesses. Another delay from the VA.