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Old 06-12-2006, 06:50 PM   #21
 
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Maybe it's in the "dead file".
Took the words right out of my mouth!
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Re: Got my letter from the V.A.
Old 06-12-2006, 08:01 PM   #22
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Me too. I separated from the military in 1978.
As usual, I'm confused. When they say "veteran" do they mean someone with 20 years in, pension, healthcare -- the whole shebang.

I got my credit reports frozen for general purposes, but I didn't get a letter so I assumed it was just all you 20-year folks who had to worry.

Am I wrong?

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Old 06-12-2006, 08:06 PM   #23
 
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As usual, I'm confused. When they say "veteran" do they mean someone with 20 years in, pension, healthcare -- the whole shebang.

I got my credit reports frozen for general purposes, but I didn't get a letter so I assumed it was just all you 20-year folks who had to worry.

Am I wrong?

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Caroline

Yes, you are wrong. - A veteran is anyone that served, no matter how long. I was only in the Navy for 4 years.
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:07 PM   #24
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Me too.* I separated from the military in 1978. :P
Same with DH. *We were very surprised to get a letter (and how did they know his current address?!?!?!)

LOL - I guess the same way the IRS does - the USPS notifies them whenever they get an address change?

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Re: Got my letter from the V.A.

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As usual, I'm confused. When they say "veteran" do they mean someone with 20 years in, pension, healthcare -- the whole shebang.

I got my credit reports frozen for general purposes, but I didn't get a letter so I assumed it was just all you 20-year folks who had to worry.

Am I wrong?

Thanks,
Caroline
Caroline, I wasn't a lifer didn't put in 20 years and don't have any of those benefits you mentioned, but I did get a letter. As I understand it, it's anyone who was discharged from the military after 1975.

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Old 06-12-2006, 08:29 PM   #26
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I also received a letter and my discharge date was 22 April 1972 after 4 years in including a year in Viet Nam. I thought I heard the veterans on the stolen computer were discharged after 1976. Anyone else hear that?
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I also received a letter and my discharge date was 22 April 1972 after 4 years in including a year in Viet Nam. I thought I heard the veterans on the stolen computer were discharged after 1976. Anyone else hear that?

Yes, I also heard the same thing. I was out in 74 and still got a letter. But, I am guessing that they don't really know who might have been on the list, and are too embarrassed to say it.
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I bid Sayornara to the U.S M.C. after a 4 year tour in 1957. I haven't received a letter.
I want my damn letter!

Maybe it's in the "dead file".
I heard that old marines never die. They just go to hell and regroup.
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I got mine. I retired 25 years ago. But, I wasn't left out. Just lucky, I guess.
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Discharge from active duty was not discharge from commitment to serve. After two years of draftee active duty, I was assigned to inactive reserve (for five years?), and sent home with one set of fatigues in case I was recalled. Your service period probably extended into that 1976 cut-off for the stolen data.
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Old 06-14-2006, 11:39 AM   #31
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My DH received his letter and it said it could apply to his spouse also. Lucky me!

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Spouse too?!? Maybe I will actually read mine. I figured it was more political speech and snow job than actual substance.
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I want a letter! !!!

Since Geo. Custer died by an Apache IED, he probably didn't
forward my new address. But, I don't think it was Apaches that got him. more likely
the Sioux or Cheyenne. (You seen one indian, you seen 'em all.) Please, no offense intended, to the Native Americans, of this USofA.

Custer, didn't employ Air Traffic Controllers. Of which I was one. He told me, to go sit, on the other side of the hill, next to the Willie Nelson Farm Aid Group and wait
for instructions. I did that. Met Willie. He said, "Do you have cheating on your mind?" I said, "Hell No, I'm just trying to keep from being blown away by some
sinister IED, made by someone I don't know. What do you have, worth cheating for, anyway? If I was gonna cheat, I'd have given my SSA number to that wino
on the corner, back in Kansas City and I'd have me a Gov't job

Well, I (We) survived this ordeal, except for George of course and a few soldiers
that didn't understand the word "Duck." Willie, went on to fame and fortune, as
a writer of country music and singer.

I stay in close contact with him, except with his busy schedule, he never returns
my calls. Probably doesn't wanna be reminded of the massacre, at L'll Bighorn.

So, I'm waiting for my letter. If, I don't get one, does that mean the Gov't. doesn't know that I'm here? I can Rape, Pillage and Plunder and NO one knows? I have more benefits, than the Illegals!!!! 'Cept, for Social Security.

God, Love you all!!
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I see you bought one of those Home Depot vanities..
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I have not and never will, make vanity purchases, from Home Depot.
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I have not and never will, make vanity purchases, from Home Depot.
I bought one, but I never installed it.
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