" Navigating This Website "

The following is a brief explanation of how to navigate this website. This should make your browsing and navigating experience more pleasurable.

Please Read On this website you will find that the first 1/4 and the last 1/4 of each page has the same content on every page. The page content (body of the web page) is in the middle of each page and that is the only thing that changes when you click a page link. Most of the time when you click a link in the "Website Links" the page will look like it didn't change. When you scroll to the body of the page you will see another set of links. These links are page links to the articles on the page you chose to view. On the left hand side below the end of the article you will see a blue link {Back to top:}. Click the left blue link and you will be on your way to navigating this website. Thank you and you have a great day! Every web page works the same.

{"The Red Numbers in "Website Links" are Page Numbers"}

On This Website: 98% Of All Blue Print & Small Pictures ARE Links!

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you: Jesus Christ and the American G.I.

~One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.~

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president." -- Author -- Theodore Roosevelt -->



America, Just Lost Her Freedom of Expression!

{"The Red Numbers in "Website Links" are Page Numbers"}

01 Website Introduction ||02 Links To Help All Veterans ||03 9,000 Fallen Soldiers ||04 Centers for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)! ||05 Agent Orange "Plus" A WARNING TO ALL VETERANS! ||06 Vietnam Pictures & Info ||07 Vietnam War - Through Pictures. NOT CENSORED! ||08 TAPS & Fort Sill to Commemorate Men Of The 2nd 32nd FA Viet Nam {65 to 69} ||09 The Colonel and Lincoln... POWERFUL ||10 A Veteran's Prayer! ||11 Getting the Right Perspective! ||12 Military Forces Serving in Iraq ||13 illegal immigration: Hats Off To Charlie Daniels ||14 Congressman Paul Broun may be the gun owner's Best Friend! ||15 Scare Tactics of the ACLU! ||16 "THE USA IS NOT HEALTHY!!!" ||17 Our Freedom is NOT FREE! ||18 Harley-Davidson Accessories & Wood Cravings ||19 Articles That Will Touch The Heart & Freedom Rock ||20 A Different Christmas Poem

Some Pages On This Website Load A Little Slow, Mostly due to pictures Please Be Patient.

 Always scroll to the bottom of all the web pages on this website, you will find more then one subject per page.  

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is struggling with some kind of burden. -- Author -- A Kind Person -->


" Always Refresh Your Browser, I Add Pictures And Information To This Website Regularly! "


Page Links:

Help With Veterans' Benefits Claims
You Can't Tell who's a Vet Just By Looking - What is a Vet?
Bury Me With Soldiers

" Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another " 

I hope these links to War related websites will help you!

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is struggling with some kind of burden.

This Websites Main Purpose Is To Help My Brothers And Sisters Of All Wars Find The Information They Need!


I hope this poster circles the globe.

If it were not for the United States military,

There'd be NO United States of America .




 The soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass."Step forward now, you soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?"

 The soldier squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I'm not. Because those of us who carry guns, Can't always be a saint.I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough. And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough.

 But, I never took a penny, That wasn't mine to keep... Though I worked a lot of overtime, When the bills got just too steep.And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God, forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.

 I know I don't deserve a place, Among the people here. They never wanted me around, Except to calm their fears.If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand.

 There was a silence all around the throne, Where the saints had often trod. As the soldier waited quietly, For the judgment of his God."Step forward now, you soldier, You've borne your burdens well. Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell."

~Author Unknown~

 NOTE: It's the Military, not the reporter who has given us the freedom of the press. It's the Military, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech. It's the Military, not the politicians that ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

 It's the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag. If you care to offer the smallest token of recognition and appreciation for the Military, please pass this URL on and pray for our men and women who have served and are currently serving our country.

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"A little history most people will never know."

Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010.

The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within each date the names are alphabetized. It is hard to believe it is  57 years  since the first casualty.

The first known casualty was Richard B. Fitzgibbon, of North Weymouth, Mass. Listed by the U.S. Department of Defense as having been killed on June 8,  1956 . His name is listed on the Wall with that of his son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard B. Fitzgibbon III, who was killed on Sept. 7, 1965.

There are three sets of fathers and sons on the Wall.

39,996 on the Wall were just 22 or younger.

8,283 were just 19 years old.

The largest age group, 33,103 were 18 years old.

12 soldiers on the Wall were 17 years old.

5 soldiers on the Wall were 16 years old.

One soldier, PFC Dan Bullock was 15 years old.

997 soldiers were killed on their first day in Vietnam ..

1,448 soldiers were killed on their last day in Vietnam ..

31 sets of brothers are on the Wall.

Thirty one sets of parents lost two of their sons.

54 soldiers attended Thomas Edison High School in Philadelphia . I wonder why so many from one school.

8 Women are on the Wall, Nursing the wounded.

244 soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War; 153 of them are on the Wall.

Beallsville, Ohio with a population of 475 lost 6 of her sons.

West Virginia had the highest casualty rate per capita in the nation. There are 711 West Virginians on the Wall.

The Marines of Morenci - They led some of the scrappiest high school football and basketball teams that the little Arizona copper town of Morenci (pop. 5,058) had ever known and cheered. They enjoyed roaring beer busts. In quieter moments, they rode horses along the Coronado Trail, stalked deer in the Apache National Forest . And in the patriotic camaraderie typical of Morenci's mining families, the nine graduates of Morenci High enlisted as a group in the Marine Corps. Their service began on Independence Day, 1966. Only 3 returned home.

The Buddies of Midvale - LeRoy Tafoya, Jimmy Martinez, Tom Gonzales were all boyhood friends and lived on three consecutive streets in Midvale, Utah on Fifth, Sixth and Seventh avenues. They lived only a few yards apart. They played ball at the adjacent sandlot ball field. And they all went to Vietnam . In a span of 16 dark days in late 1967, all three would be killed. LeRoy was killed on Wednesday, Nov. 22, the fourth anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Jimmy died less than 24 hours later on Thanksgiving Day. Tom was shot dead assaulting the enemy on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

The most casualty deaths for a single day was on January 31, 1968 ~ 245 deaths.

The most casualty deaths for a single month was May 1968 - 2,415 casualties were incurred.

For most Americans who read this they will only see the numbers that the Vietnam War created. To those of us who survived the war, and to the families of those who did not, we see the faces, we feel the pain that these numbers created. We are, until we too pass away, haunted with these numbers, because they were our friends, fathers, husbands, wives, sons and daughters. There are no noble wars, just noble warriors.

Please pass this URL on to those who served during this time, and those who  DO Care .

I've also sent this to those  I KNOW  do care very much, and I thank you for caring as you do.

You should bookmark this website and always click "Refresh" on your browser tool bar, the URL index below will keep growing!

Check back frequently I add links as I find them.

" Help With Veterans' Benefits Claims "

 How to Find Attorney Representation NOVA Referral 1-800-810-8387
The National Organization of Veteran's Advocates (NOVA), whose members are admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals for Veterans' Claims (CAVC), offers a free referral service for veterans or survivors. NOVA�������s Advocate Referral Service directs callers to its members who have declared their willingness to represent veterans on a contingency basis so that no veteran will be denied representation because they have limited income. To obtain a referral, call 1-800-810-8387. Veterans should be prepared to FAX a copy of their latest BVA denial to NOVA for review. Further details are posted at NOVA's website: www.vetadvocates.com.

 New National Toll-Free Agent Orange Helpline Agent Orange Helpline Number 1-800-749-8387
VA has a new national toll-free Agent Orange Helpline telephone information and referral service to assist Vietnam veterans with questions and concerns about Agent Orange exposure and VA benefits. The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) expanded the Helpline operation at the St. Louis VA Regional Office that has served Gulf War veterans since 1995. The new service for Vietnam veterans follows the Department's decision to add Type II diabetes to the list of presumptive diseases associated with herbicide (Agent Orange) exposure. The new Helpline, 1-800-749-8387, is part of VBA's effort to improve its outreach to in-country Vietnam veterans. In partnership with the Veterans Health Administration Environmental Agents Service, VBA has increased the mailing list for the Agent Orange Review newsletter by 375,000 in-country Vietnam veterans. A special issue of the Agent Orange Review has been prepared which summarizes VA benefits and services available to veterans exposed to Agent Orange and the procedures to follow to obtain these benefits. The special issue was mailed to the over 300,000 veterans currently on the VA's Agent Orange registry and will be sent to additional veterans added to the mailing list through a VA-DoD computer matching project. VBA Compensation and Pension Service has also developed an Agent Orange Web Page at www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/herbicide.

" Veterans Disability Matters "

 You may be entitled to a 100% rating if you are unable to work because of your service-connected disability.
If your rating now is 30% or more and you can't work, you can seek a 100% or total rating paying over $2,400 monthly.
If your claim is denied, you can contact us about an appeal to the court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Fenley Law Offices
1373 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

" Veterans Court Appeals "

 If your claim is denied by the board of Veterans Appeals, you can appeal to the Veteran's Court in Washington, DC.
Our office concentrates exclusively in handling Veteran's Court appeals. We handle cases for veterans nationwide. There is no cost or legal fee to the veteran for an appeal to the Veteran's Court.
R. Edward Bates Attorney
P.O. Box 894
Naperville, IL 60566

http://veteranlaw.com/  { If You've Recently had a Claim Denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or if you have a Claim Pending Before the VA, we can Help. The Law Offices of, Joseph R Moore 1-877-838-2889 or e-mail: jmoore@veteranlaw.com }
http://www.howtoassemblevaclaims.com { This site is now up and running. Please pass this information to any or all veterans or their dependents or others who might know Veterans.}

"The Wall "

http://www.ridetothewall.org {Ride to the Wall Foundation}
http://www.virtualwall.org {The Virtual Wall}
http://www.thevirtualwall.org/ {Virtual Wall a digital legacy project for remembrance}
http://www.vietnammovingwall-nampa.org {Viet Nam Moving Wall, Nampa, ID}
http://www.nps.gov/vive/home.htm {Viet Nam Veterans Memorial}
http://www.www.womensmemorial.org/ {The Women In Military Service For America Memorial is a unique, living memorial honoring all military women - past, present & future.}
http://www.homestead.com/americanveterans/index.html {Lookup Names On Viet Nam memorial Wall}

" The Guide to Helping Children Cope with Separation from a Deployed Parent "

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/ {Disability Resources for College Students}
http://www.singingthroughtherain.net/2014/10/keep-your-marriage-strong-during-deployment.html {15 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Strong During Deployment}
{What You Need to Know About Reintegration}

http://nationswell.com/vets-come-home-5-things-say-5-things-shouldnt/ {When Vets Come Home: 5 Things You Should Say (and 5 Things You Shouldn't}
https://www.rover.com/blog/ptsd-service-therapy-dogs/ {How Service and Therapy Dogs are Helping PTSD Victims}
http://thestir.cafemom.com/healthy_living/149723/surviving_ptsd_helping_your_military {Surviving PTSD: Helping Your Military Loved Ones Get the Help They Need}
http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/nacac-military-veterans/?_r=0 {College Admission Tips for Military Veterans}
http://www.drugrehab.org/addiction-suicide-veterans/ {Addiction and Suicide Amongst Veterans: Finding Hope in the Darkness}

" Mental Health and Recovery Resources "

 7% of people (that's over 20 million in the US) have a major depressive disorder (1). More than HALF of these people do not get the treatment they need (2). We hope the following resources can guide you and your loved ones to get the necessary help and support:
Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors
The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Guide
Six Things Seniors Can Do To Improve Memory
Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer's: A Caregiver's Guide
10 Easy Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Mental Health and Well-Being
Eating for Your Brain as a Senior
Overcoming The Loss Of A Child Without Drugs Or Alcohol A Parent's Guide
Mourning A Parent or Spouse's Death
Promoting Mental Health at Home: How to Design the Perfect Meditation Room at Home
While there is no substitute for seeing a mental health professional, it's important for seniors to have access to the most current, comprehensive information about their mental health.

http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/ {Disability Resources for College Students}
http://blog.planprescriber.com/2014/05/08/senior-mental-health/ {Senior Mental Health: Grief vs. Depression}
{https://addictionresource.com/addiction/substance-abuse-among-seniors/ } I think it's particularly important to pay attention to early signs. Being too lethargic, loss of appetite and so on.
http://www.cdc.gov/aging/mentalhealth/depression.htm {Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older}
http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/mental_health.pdf {The State of Mental Health and Aging in America}
https://www.aclsonline.us/articles/the-guide-to-overcoming-holiday-depression-for-the-elderly-and-their-caretakers/ {The Guide to Overcoming Holiday Depression for the Elderly and their Caretakers}
http://www.aplaceformom.com/senior-care-resources/articles/elderly-depression {Elderly Depression and Care for the Elderly}
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001521.htm {Depression - Older Adults}
http://NIH.GOV {Addiction Prevention Guide for Seniors}
http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-addiction-prevention-for-seniors/ {Addiction Prevention Guide for Seniors}
http://www.fagellaw.com/Resources/2014/June/Understanding_Post_Traumatic_Stress_Disorder_PTS.aspx "Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)"
{National Alliance on Mental Illness | Depression}
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mentalhealthandbehavior.html {Mental Health and Behavior}
http://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/index.html {What to Look For | MentalHealth.gov}
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression-and-exercise/art-20046495?pg=1 {Depression and Anxiety: Exercise Eases Symptoms}
http://blog.intheswim.com/health-aging-depression-swimming/ {Depression and Swimming}
http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/treating/alternative-treatments.aspx {The Best Natural Treatments for Depression}
http://www.futuresofpalmbeach.com/addiction-by-profession/military-members/ {This page summarizes available governmental, organizational and other resources}

" Idaho State Veterans Services "

http://www.idvs.state.id.us/ {Idaho State Veterans Services}
http://www.dav.org/ {DAV ONLINE NEWSROOM}
http://www2.state.id.us/itd/dmv/VehicleServices/vs_forms.htm {Idaho Military License Plates}
http://www.va.gov/ {Department of Veterans Affairs}

" Government Veterans Services "

http://www.maritimeinjurycenter.com/jones-act/ {I assist Maritime Injury Center in their mission of advocating for mariners and Veterans alike. Now more than ever, I think its important for service members to understand the significance of the Jones Act and how it impacts the captain and crew of merchant ships hauling military cargo in times of engagement. You can find out more about the Jones Act at.}
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/site.htm {Gateway to Compensation and Pension Benefits Web Page Site Map}
http://www.purpleheart.org/ {The Only Congressionally Chartered Veterans Organization Exclusively for Combat Wounded Veterans}
http://www.va.gov/OPA/feature/ {Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents}
http://veterans.historychannel.com/default.asp {Welcome to the Veterans, Forum! .}
http://www.military.com/ {Join 2 million members in receiving military discounts, scholarships, VA loan help, benefits alerts and more! Free Membership.}
http://vwr.proboards1.com/ {American Association of Veterans (AAVET) & Vietnam War Records}
http://www.disa.mil/ {The Department of Defense}
http://www.archives.gov/ {U.S. national archives and records administration}
http://www.archives.gov/facilities/mo/st_louis/military_personnel_records.html {National Personnel Records Center Military Personnel Records}
https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tools/tax-tips/General-Tax-Tips/Tax-Return-Filing-and-Payment-Extensions-for-the-Military/INF23269.html {'Tax Return Filing and Payment Extensions for the Military'}

" Excellent sources for locating people "

http://www.geocities.com/pentagon/bunker/3965/vietnam.html {Military Search Bulletin Board}
http://www.switchboard.com/ {It's The Yellow Pages Electrified} Will Help You Find Names
http://www.hopetribute.org/ {Ninety-nine and still making a difference. That's Bob Hope. Now it's your turn to make a difference in honoring this legendary man.}
http://www.anywho.com {2 Excellent sources for locating people}
http://www.no-quarter.org {The Viet Nam Casualty Search Page}
http://www.vfw.org {Veterans of foreign Wars} "Listen To The Short Song"

"{Medical, Mental Health, Kids Health, Addiction, A Guide for Amputees, And other great organization}"

http://the-orbit.net/brutereason/2015/05/14/reaching-out-for-support-when-you-have-a-mental-illness/ {Reaching Out for Support When You Have a Mental Illness}
https://www.RecallReport.org {Recall Report was created to alert the public to the latest information on dangerous drugs and products.}
 {Addiction in the Waiting Room - How to Go to the Doctor in Sobriety}
http://www.everydayhealth.com/addiction/mental-illness-and-addiction.aspx {How Mental Illness and Addiction Influence Each Other}
http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/something-else/managing-phantom-pain-in-sobriety-a-guide-for-amputees/ {Managing Phantom Pain in Sobriety: A Guide for Amputees}
http://www.livescience.com/8916-battle-7-health-problems-facing-veterans.html {After the Battle: 7 Health Problems Facing Veterans}
https://www.rover.com/blog/ptsd-service-therapy-dogs/ { How Service and Therapy Dogs are Helping PTSD Victims }
http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA-3715/SMA-3715.pdf  { Building Self-Esteem: A Self-Help Guide }
http://www.healthyplace.com/depression/children/what-does-a-depressed-child-look-like/  {What Does a Depressed Child Look Like?}
http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/talking-about-suicide.html   {Kids Health: My Friend is Talking About Suicide â€" What Should I Do?}
http://mesotheliomagroup.com/  {The Mesothelioma Group also has scholarships for cancer victims' and military veterans' families as well}
Mesothelioma Treatment Community {This disease is 100% disabling because there is  no cure .  We want to raise enough awareness in hopes to find a cure while simultaneously be the outlet for all who are suffering by offering all the information and guidance they could possibly need...  not make money off them.} 
https://www.MesotheliomaVeterans.org {Dedicated to cancer research and awareness.}
http://www.drugdangers.com/ {Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications}.

https://www.mesotheliomafund.com/ {Is a great organizations dedicated to helping veterans and their families get help for medical treatment and travel costs.}
http://www.lakeviewhealth.com/blog/mental-health-and-dual-diagnosis/ {Guide to Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Addiction}
http://www.health.mil/ {Official Website of the Military Healthcare System}
http://blog.ehealthmedicare.com/2013/11/medicare-mental-health/ { Medicare and Mental Health: What's Covered, What's Not?}
http://www.mentalhealth.gov/get-help/health-insurance/index.html { Health Insurance and Mental Health Services}
http://www.zocdoc.com/therapist-counselors { Locate Mental Health Service Providers}

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/ {Mental Health Services | VA.gov}
http://www.arttherapyblog.com/c/mental-health/ {Art Therapy & Mental Health}
http://www.mesotheliomaclinic.org/  {My name is Joe Maresca and I am the outreach coordinator for the Mesothelioma Clinic. The Mesothelioma Clinic is public service geared towards helping veterans and their families find treatment, doctors and cancer clinics.
http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/  {They're both great organizations dedicated to cancer research and awareness.}
http://mrgrg-ms.org/ {Click here to get acquainted with the military retiree medical care broken promise issue, and the greatest swindle of all time... a broken contract with America's military retirees.}
http://www.lonesailor.org/ {The U.S. Navy Memorial}
http://www.hhv.org/ {HHV supports the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes (CSAH)}
http://www.military.com/Page/0,12170,1-OO-0,00.htm {Connecting you with your benefits for military service.}
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/Herbicide/AOno2.htm {The Agent Orange Settlement Fund}
http://veteranlaw.com/ {Washington, D.C. prior to starting private practice in August 1999. Since that time he has helped scores of veterans receive benefits from VA offices all over the country.}
http://www.RecallGuide.org {sign up to receive recall medication notifications at RecallGuide.org.}
http://www.mesotheliomafromnavy.com/veteran-benefits/ If you have questions about the claims process or wish to receive help from our VA-accredited claims representative, please contact Belluck & Fox .

http://www.MesotheliomaLawyerCenter.org {I feel it is my duty to give back to the community--to let people with asbestos diseases know they are not alone. There is help available!}

" Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association "

http://www.idahocvma.org {Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association}
http://www.idahocvma.org/boise.html {Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Idaho Chapter 13-2}
http://www.combatvet.org {Welcome to the CVMA Website}

" POW*MIA Events And Information "

http://www.pownetwork.org {POW*MIA Network Organization}
http://www.rollingthunder1.com/ {Please remember all those who are presently serving, all POW*MIA's, and those who gave their lives to keep America Free!}
http://www.powmiarodeo.org/ {The POW*MIA Awareness Rally Corp.}

" Viet Nam Veterans Personal Websites Plus "

http://www.leatherneck.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1394 {This web site has to viewed in order to be appreciated.}
http://www.standown.org/ {A non-profit organization, Providing support for homeless veterans since May 2000}
http://www.agentorangequiltoftears.com/index.html {Here one will find abundant information and help not only for the Viet Nam vet but Iraq vets also.} 
http://www.vets-helping-vets.com {2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery 66 / 67}
http://www.bluewaternavy.org/ Approximately 19 million gallons of Agent Orange sprayed in Vietnam between 1963 and 1970
Where do you suppose they went?}
http://www.vetshelpingvetsinc.org {MISSION of the WEBSITE: Encourage, support and offer helpful information to War Veterans}
http://www.myquiethero.com {~Never Forget &^ Never Quit~ This website is a must see!!}
http://patriotfilesannex.org/ {Patriotic & Nostalgic Flash Movies}
http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitCreatedPage/0,11003,102139,00.html {2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, 1960s to Present}
http://www.presidentbushblog.com/ {"When a citizen answers the call, leaves blood and body parts, or perhaps a life on the battlefield, there should be no need to convince the leaders of a nation to keep commitments and honor warrior sacrifices...."}
http://www.lewispublishing.com/orange.htm {This website is an attempt to provide information about the herbicide Agent Orange used in the Viet Nam War, and the results of exposure to this herbicide.}
http://www.proudamericans.homestead.com/proudamericans.html {Proud Americans, Veterans of the Vietnam War 2nd of the 32nd Artillery and now the 2nd of the 32nd Field Artillery is in Iraq}
http://proudamericans.homestead.com/files/VIETNAM_1963_1971_1.htm {Viet Nam alert, deployment, employment}
http://www.firebaseeagle.org/ {After visiting our web site we hope you will be better informed}
http://www.landscaper.net/ {Fighting Fifteenth 1917 - Present Day}
http://www.itsjustanamthing.com/ {Welcome Home Bro's} "Damn Good Site"
http://www.veteranbrotherhood.org/ {Veteran Brother Hood Assn.} "A Must See Website"
http://www.oldreliable.org/archives/gbook14.html {my dad was in WWll} "Very nice Site"
http://www.25thida.com/assocunit.html {During the three wars participated in by the 25th Infantry Division, a large number of units assigned to other organizations supported Tropic Lightning operations.}
http://www.heli-vets.net/ {Heli-Vets is group of Viet Nam Veterans from all services who were pilots or crewmembers of helicopters during the Viet Nam Conflict.}
http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/timeline/index1.html {History of Viet Nam}
http://www.vhfcn.org/ {The Viet Nam Helicopter Flight Crew Network.}
http://www.veteranscollectibles.com/ {Military Veteran Related Collectibles}
http://www.dennisonspecialtyproducts.com {Affordable Patriotic Merchandise}

  Below are more web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you -- and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests.

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc {Appeals}
http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/ {Board of Veteran's Appeals}
http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/ {CARES Commission}
http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105 {CARES Draft National Plan}
http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/ {Center for Minority Veterans}
http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm {Center for Veterans Enterprise}
http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/ {Center for Women Veterans}
http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html {Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans}
http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html {Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc}
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6%20/ch07.doc {Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service}
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm {Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03}
http://www.va.gov/ {Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page}
http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view {Directory of Veterans Service Organizations}
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm {Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp}
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc {Due Process}
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc {Duty to Assist}
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/ {Electronic Code of Federal Regulations}
http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf {Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care}
http://www1.va.gov/environagents/ {Environmental Agents}
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002 {Environmental Agents M10}
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315 {Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility}
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC  AND  http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158 
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc {See also, Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet}
http://www1.va..gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206 {Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005}
http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf  OR  http://www1.va..gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm 
http://www.va.gov/vaforms/ {Forms and Records Request}
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.html {General Compensation Provisions}
http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/ {Geriatrics and Extended Care}
http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm {Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG}
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf {Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health}
http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A {Gulf War Subject Index}
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf {Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As}
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc {Hearings}
http://www1.va.gov/homeless/ {Homeless Veterans}
http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/ {HSR&D Home}
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm {Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams}
http://www1.va.gov/irad/ {Ionizing Radiation}
http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/ {Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA}
http://www1..va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007 {M 10 for spouses and children}
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008 {M10 Part III Change 1}
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html {M21-1 Table of Contents}
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC {Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings}
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094 {Mental Health Program Guidelines es}
http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/ {Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers}
http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp {MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence}
http://www.myhealth.va.gov/ {My Health e Vet}
http://nasdva.com/ {NASDVA.COM}
http://www.nasdva.com/ {National Association of State Directors}
http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp {National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention}
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc {Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings}
http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/ {OMI (Office of Medical Inspector}
https://www.1010ez..med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/ {Online VA Form 10-10EZ}
http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf  AND  http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/ {Parkinson's Disease and Related  Neurodegenerative Disorders}
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1131 { Peacetime Disability Compensation}
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.html  AND http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.html 
AND http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii_.html {Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death}
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003 {Persian Gulf Registry} This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005:
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006 {Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers}
http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.doc {Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress}
{Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress}
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004 {Phase I PGR}
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005 {Phase II PGR}
http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm {Policy Manual Index}
http://www.warms.vba..va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc {Power of Attorney}
http://www1.va.gov/shad/ {Project 112 (Including Project SHAD}
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337 {Prosthetics Eligibility}
http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/ {Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page}
http://www..publichealth.va.gov/SARS/ {Public Health/SARS}
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4 {Publications Manuals }
http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm {Publications and Reports}
http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html {Records Center and Vault Homepage}
http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html {Records Center and Vault Site Map}
http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc {Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11, 2002}
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm {Research and Development}
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html {Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance}
Title 38 Index Parts 0-17
Part 18
Title 38 Part 3 Adjudication Subpart AAAcAAc,AA!"Pension, Compensation, and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
Title 38 Pensions, Bonuses & Veterans Relief (also AAE,AA 3.317 Compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses found here)
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title38/38cfr3_main_02.tpl Title 38  PART Title 38 PART 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES Subpart B--DISABILITY RATINGS
Title 38 AAE,AA 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. PART 4AAcAAc,AA!"SCHEDULE FOR
http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/textidx?c=ecfr&sid=1b0c269b510d3157fbf8f8801bc9b3dc&rgn=div8&view=text&node=38: {RATING DISABILITIES Subpart AAAcAAc, AA!"General Policy in Rating}
http://www.vetapp.gov/ {U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims}
http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf {VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)}
http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html {VA Fact Sheet}
http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp {VA Health Care Eligibility}
https://www.insurancequotes.org/2013/04/26/how-serving-in-the-military-affects-life-insurance/ {How Serving in the Military Affects Life Insurance}
http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm {VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans }
http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp {VA MS Research}
http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/ {VA National Hepatitis C Program}
http://www.research.va.gov/research_topics/default.cfm {VA Office of Research and Development}
http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp {VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War}
http://www1.va.gov/emshg/ {VA WMD EMSHG}
http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/ {VA WRIISC-DC}
http://www.va..gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm {VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address}
http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm {Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service}
http://www.vba.va.gov/ {Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page}
http://valaw.org/ {Veterans Legal and Benefits Information}
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ {VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals}
http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13  AND  http://webmaila.juno.com/webmail/new/UrlBlockedError.aspx {VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives}
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/ {VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page}
http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp {VHI Guide to Gulf War Veterans AAcAAc, AA!(tm) Health}
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/ {Vocational Rehabilitation}
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc {Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence}
http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp {VONAPP online}
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html {WARMS - 38 CFR Book C}
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&docid=Cite:+38USC1110 {Wartime Disability Compensation}
http://www.wri.med.va.gov/ {War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey}
http://www.gibill.va.gov/ {Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site}
http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3 {What VA Social Workers Do}
http://www.illegion.org/va1.html {WRIISC Patient Eligibility}

" Links to Help Veterans "

http://www.ptsdmanual.com/trauma.htm {TRAUMA NO LONGER HAS TO BE PROVEN}
http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf {VA PRACTICE MANUAL FOR PTSD}
http://www.mental-health-today.com/ptsd/dsm.htm {PTSD DSM IV CRITERIA}
http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/resources/veteran-continuing-ed/ {Here at AccreditedOnlineColleges.org, we recently wrapped up and released our 2016 Guide to Veteran Education Benefits.}
http://www.idvs.state.id.us/index.htm {IDAHO STATE VETERANS SERVICES}
http://www.co.bingham.id.us/Clerks/veterans.htm {BINGHAM COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE}
http://www.disabilityinfo.gov/digov-public/public/DisplayPage.do?parentFolderId=6336 {DAV DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO}
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/09/washington/09veterans.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin {NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE}
http://www.latah.id.us/veteranservices/ {VETERANS SERVICES DEPARTMENT LATAH COUNTY IDAHO}
http://DrugDangers.com/ {I focus on providing information on a specific range of drugs and medications that have serious complications}
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ - {This is the government-sponsored search engine of more than 20,000 drug and alcohol treatment providers, offering different methods and levels of treatment.}
http://www.michaelshouse.com/drug-detox/ - {This is a great guide which addresses the most common obstacle between the addicted individual and treatment: the uncomfortable and much-feared detoxification process. This guide explains how the process works, the various options, common myths and also makes a strong case long-term care after the detox process.}

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http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/degrees-for-social-justice/ {The guide goes into detail about degree paths and career opportunities for those passionate about fighting against inequality in different avenues.}

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" You Can't Tell who's a Vet Just By Looking - What is a Vet? "

 Some veterans bear visible signs of their service; a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eyes. Others may carry the evidence inside them; a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel -- or perhaps another sort of inner steel; the soul's alloy
forged in the refinery of adversity. Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem.

 The Vet is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn't run out of fuel.

 The Vet may be the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the 38th parallel in Korea.

 The Vet is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night in Da Nang. The Vet is the former POW who went away
one person and came back another - or didn't come back at all.

 The Vet is the Quantico drill instructor who maybe never experienced combat-- but saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Marines by teaching them to watch and protect each other's backs.

 The Vet is the wheelchair riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand. The Vet is the career quartermaster who watched the ribbons and medals pass him by but made certain every needed bullet found its way to the front line.

 The Vet is one of the three anonymous heroes in the Tomb of the Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose uncommon valor lies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's
sunless deep.

 The Vet is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket -- palsied now and aggravatingly slow -- who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife was still alive to hold him when the nightmares come.

 The Vet is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being -- a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.

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" Bury Me With Soldiers "

 I've played a lot of roles in life; I've met a lot of men. I've done some things I'd like to think I wouldn't do again. And though I'm young, I'm old enough To know some day I'll die, And to think about what lies beyond, Besides whom I would lie.

 Perhaps it doesn't matter much; Still if I had my choice, I'd want a grave 'amongst soldiers when At last death quells my voice.I'm sick of the hypocrisy Of lectures of the wise. I'll take the man, with all the flaws, Who goes, though scared, and dies.

 The troops I knew were commonplace They didn't want the war; They fought because their fathers and Their fathers had before.They cursed and killed and wept -- God knows They're easy to deride -- But bury me with men like these; They faced the guns and died.

 It's funny when you think of it, The way we got along. We'd come from different worlds To live in one no one belongs.I didn't even like them all; I'm sure they'd all agree. Yet I would give my life for them, I hope some did for me.

 So bury me with soldiers, please, Though much maligned they be. Yes, bury me with soldiers, for I miss their company.We'll not soon see their likes again; We've had our fill of war. But bury me with men like them Till someone else does more.

~Author Unknown~

 ...we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

~President Abraham Lincoln~

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is struggling with some kind of burden.

I am the proud wife of a Purple Heart, Viet Nam Combat Veteran.
"His fight was in Viet Nam, my fight is the Viet Nam still in him"

Author: Mrs. D. Rowland

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