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Melvin H Cagle
10-27-10, 01:11 PM
Calling all Marines that were at Camp Geiger Jan-Feb 1980. My husband suffered a knee injury out in the field and the medic did not document it properly and a result the VA is denying his request for...

R Landry
10-27-10, 05:54 PM
First thing, get yourself a disability claims lawyer.

10-27-10, 06:49 PM
Not so much a lawyer, as contact one of the national vets groups--Legion, VFW, DAV.

They have full time service officers based in the claims processing centers and they can help with the process. Help a lot--from filling out the basic forms to helping you find witnesses to making sure the VA employees don't throw half the file in the trash so they can deny the claim quickly and move on.

Melvin H Cagle
10-28-10, 08:21 AM
Thank You for the information. Will take your advice.

Phantom Blooper
10-28-10, 11:59 AM
Was he in school/SOI or with one of battalions of the 8th Marine Regiment during this time frame.

In addition to the advice given.....try to place a add in the DAV or VFW magazines....to get a broader spectrum of readership and maybe someone that doesn't scan the net may pick up a magazine and his name could catch the eye....depending on his time constraints....with the VA.

Also the Leatherneck magazine in Arlington,VA offers a service of mail call to get in touch with someone who might remember the incident for statement puposes.

Good luck!:evilgrin: