So I spoke with my Veterans Service Officer yesterday about a claim I’d submitted back in 2014. He noted I’d contacted my Congressman a number of times and told me every time I do that someone runs down, gets the file, then lets the Congressman know its status. When it is returned, it is put on the bottom of the pile!
He also told me that appeals are now taking up to seven years to process. Veterans service officer T-shirt.
I was in because I’ve developed prostate cancer and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. If, like me, you did not know, “idiopathic” means they don’t know the cause. Everyone who served in Vietnam knows the cause.
“These are guys that served in the late 1800s, and here we are 119 years later setting a military marker to commemorate his service to this country,” said Brown County Veterans Service Officer Aaron Walberg. “It just goes to show you it’s never too late.”