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Comment by Richard (Dick) S. Rees on October 18, 2017 at 2:24pm

I could not get a VA card, although I am appealing them rejecting my application for hearing aids, through the VFW is appealing for me.  I was supposed to have a video hearing this year at the County of San Diego, Veterans Office, it does appear that will happen. I do realize that there are more deserving. The County of SD did issue me a Veterans card, and I to have enjoyed discounts at Home Depot, etc.

BTW I found out from a acquaintance who is a retired LTC, USMC, Aviator, who was flying the 2nd heiicopter at the ill fated attempt to rescue our Embassy staff in Iran in 79, moved to Florida, where Combat Veterans do not have to pay property taxes!  I did consider volunteering for VN for a nano second, bust considered wisely not to so. (By my Father who served 9 months of continuous combat in the Ruhr.  I will be wearing his Missou-Tissou sp? French Military watch when I arrive in Paris tomorrow, its a wind up. TP

PS CA. will add the Veteran label to those renewing for $5.00!

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 18, 2017 at 1:20pm

Thanks Jim. Always helps to have the cops on your side.

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 18, 2017 at 1:18pm

Sig, my doctor has been pushing me for years to keep taking blood pressure meds. I keep telling her they are causing me to become severely dehydrated but she doesn't believe me so I just quit taking them over a month ago.

The severe muscle cramps I was having all the time stopped and my severe headaches have eased up quite a bit. I bought a new blood pressure tester and my numbers have been very good, nowhere near the high level I get at the VA during every visit.

Comment by harold goldstein on October 18, 2017 at 10:41am

Jim, in S. FL they charged me $1.00 to have the V put on.  and yes Cops are very generous when they see that 'V'

Tomorrow I am seeing the nutritionist at the VA.  She is very good.  I lost 9 lbs with her instructions.  I don't think medicare pays for a nutritionist.  

Comment by Jim Clendenen on October 18, 2017 at 10:16am


There is no charge for the Veterans designation added to your license, but if you have a VA card you don't really need it. Unless, the next cop that asks for your license and sees your a vet who knows ? :=)

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 18, 2017 at 10:06am

Dave, most men do not like going to the doctors period. What we don't know won't hurt us. Doc's are just gonna prescribe meds, and i have my own theory on that item.

Comment by Harry Warner on October 17, 2017 at 9:36pm
Comment by Dave Gettman on October 17, 2017 at 9:31pm

I don't use the VA that much and will soon be enrolled in Medicare. I just don't like going to the doctor no matter who is paying for it.

Comment by Harry Warner on October 17, 2017 at 8:48pm
Well, Shannon and Dave, I understand the principle in theory but my conscience guides me. I'm enrolled and if I ever have a need I'll use it.
Medicare has served me well to this point.
Comment by Dave Gettman on October 17, 2017 at 8:22pm

Harry, the more the VA is used, the more money it is allotted by congress. If we don't use it, we lose it.


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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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