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Offline grampron

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« Reply #163 on: March 23, 2011, 18:59:10 PM »
Ron just got some good news the VA gave him 70% PTSD, which amounted to 10% disability. The dated 4/1/10,how do we get it back dated to when we filed 10 yrs. ago? Still haven't heard from Senator Boxer or anyone else in the gov. on the USS King status.

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« Reply #162 on: March 23, 2011, 14:22:15 PM »
Sorry for my wording, I didn't mean to misled anyone the main thing is at least now we know we would be "temporary duty", if anything happens and we do get on the "PRESUMPTION LIST.

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« Reply #161 on: March 20, 2011, 19:30:49 PM »
the last time they updated the list was Jan 24 2011

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« Reply #160 on: March 20, 2011, 13:43:31 PM »
According to BWN on 3/4/11 it updated the ship list and of course the USS King wasn't on it, but now I believe the USS King is considered "temporary duty" .I don't understand how this affects us Kingmen, but hopefully it's in the right step.

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« Reply #159 on: March 10, 2011, 20:20:35 PM »
I know it's sounds like I'm not listening, but in all honesty the VA and I don't agree and I want to make sure I have a strong defense should the VA say well Ron wasn't on-board that day he came the next day. I didn't know AO was for only the day it states, I thought it was a permanent status and was always to be that way. Hope I don't offend just wanting to make everything is clear.

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« Reply #158 on: March 10, 2011, 18:32:06 PM »
I want to make sure everyone who was on the USS King when Ron was is to earn one? I saw where CAR was issued on Nov.22, 1972 and I'm not exactly sure when Ron was on-board for some reason I think it's 28th,till be entitled for it?

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« Reply #157 on: March 10, 2011, 14:00:27 PM »
Can anyone tell what do you need to receive a Combat Award Ribbon?

The Combat Action Ribbon (CAR) is a personal military decoration of the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, and United States Coast Guard which is awarded to those who, in any grade including and below that of a Captain in the Navy and Coast Guard (or Colonel in the Marine Corps), have actively participated in ground or surface combat.
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« Reply #156 on: March 10, 2011, 10:31:09 AM »
Can anyone tell what do you need to receive a Combat Award Ribbon?

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« Reply #155 on: March 09, 2011, 14:16:19 PM »
If you served in the Armed Forces from   9/2/45 till  12/26/01 you can contact the Cold War Certificate Website and receive information on how to obtain it

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« Reply #154 on: March 08, 2011, 20:59:20 PM »
Since Ron can't remember when or why he received his Bronze Star I wrote to customer service from the Dept. of VA and was told to contact and complete a SF 180:
Navy Personnel Command
Liaison Office Room 5409
9700 age Ave.
St. Luis, Mo. 63132-5100
I'll let you knowhow this works out.

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« Reply #153 on: March 07, 2011, 18:57:56 PM »
Well its official I received my 1st do nothing, kiss off letter from Dianne Feinstein with her" I firmly believe that legislation and other that assist efforts those who have served our country with honor, courage and distinction deserves serious consideration''. :(  She should be THANK GOD I firmly believe serving MY Country without her legislative powers.
 :P ON feinstein.

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« Reply #152 on: March 04, 2011, 18:53:15 PM »
Mark sorry that was Hoan Kiem Lake.

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« Reply #151 on: March 04, 2011, 17:59:47 PM »
Mark, Have you heard Han Kim Lake in Vietnam? There an article saying how they're trying to save a giant sea turtle because it's suppose to be sacred to the Hanoi area. Would it be possible for AO to be in the water.

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« Reply #150 on: March 03, 2011, 19:41:06 PM »
There may be reference to it on his DD214, but it would probably lack details (although it should have the award date). There may have been a certificate accompanying it, but I imagine you would have seen it among his stuff.

I'm not really sure how to find out. Contacting someone who was aboard at the same time might help.
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« Reply #149 on: March 03, 2011, 19:31:59 PM »
How do I find out how Ron was award his medal? Sorry but I think I already asked this but I can't find it again. Thanks for being patient with me.