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philip here . . . looking for the forum to call home.

 

About me, 66 YO, Enlisted U.S. Army in 1967 at age 17.5, it was a delayed Enlistment planned out, to get & give to our Country, that which I knew well. Oath Sworn 12 September, 1968.

 

Basic @ Ft. Lewis, where we started with the M-14 and in our last two weeks were introduced to the M-16, I believe it was Most difficult on our Drill Sargent's, who were all old Brown Shoe Army: one actually shook his head when starting to teach Bayonet Training with it, He ~went through the Motions, but we knew his heart was still with the M-14.

 

I did AIT in Ft. Gordon, GA, Signal School, for Avionics Commo Repair. I graduated 2nd in our Company, and top 5% of our Battalion. Received a double Promotion to Sp/4 for my skills.

 

Beyond that, I have studied & passed EMT 2 training, but had to move to another state and that was never continued.

 

One Tour in RVN, in Tay Ninh Provence, Tay Ninh Base Camp, September 69-August 70. Tay Ninh was only 7 Kilometers from the Cambodian Border, and the Ho Chi Minh trail . . .

 

A Born Conservative, from the Original concept, "to Conserve" . . .

 

I have been doing "Preps" and Alt Living since 1974, in Washington...

 

I shoot a PTR 20" 7.62X51 its serial number is below 3K, Glocks for Pistols and Rugers for Wheel Guns.

 

that is a starter about me.

 

Yours in Patriotism,

 

philip

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Thank you! It has been a rough week, or I would have replied earlier.

 

Like many Vets, I recently have had ~issues~ with the VA . . . Yesterday, 29 February, I checked into the online VA website, for my Medical Appointments.

 

Listed under FUTURE was an Appointment for 23 February, 2016, at 1430 hours . . . I was there, that Tuesday, early, and was told I had No Appointment ! ! !

 

I stopped myself, from going Ballistic, and listened to an Extremely Calm Iraqi Vet . . . he helped immensely, the Appointment was for 7 March, @ 1300 hours . . . ~Right~

There is much more to that story, but I spent 2 1/2 hours on the phone, and another 1/2 hour writing three different ~Secure Messages~ to the needed peoples in charge of my health, saying I am electing to use Outside Resources, due to the Violation of No More than 30 days wait, for Appointments.

 

Its a Right (Starboard, for any Navy members) Hip Replacement, and well, gee, it is a swell Pain, it is, Humor me, please ! ! !

 

My long gun Shoulder is still healing from a Rotator Cuff surgery, and I sure would like to pop some primers, to blow off some steam !

 

Well, so much for now, again, thanks for the Welcome, I do plan to get regular into this Forum . . . my last forum home is being over run by Progressive members in Pink suits, and I have been told I am a Curmudgeon . . . and a Dinosaur, Oh, Gee, my feelings have been hurt!

 

philip

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Thank you! It has been a rough week, or I would have replied earlier.

 

Like many Vets, I recently have had ~issues~ with the VA . . . Yesterday, 29 February, I checked into the online VA website, for my Medical Appointments.

 

Listed under FUTURE was an Appointment for 23 February, 2016, at 1430 hours . . . I was there, that Tuesday, early, and was told I had No Appointment ! ! !

 

I stopped myself, from going Ballistic, and listened to an Extremely Calm Iraqi Vet . . . he helped immensely, the Appointment was for 7 March, @ 1300 hours . . . ~Right~

There is much more to that story, but I spent 2 1/2 hours on the phone, and another 1/2 hour writing three different ~Secure Messages~ to the needed peoples in charge of my health, saying I am electing to use Outside Resources, due to the Violation of No More than 30 days wait, for Appointments.

 

Its a Right (Starboard, for any Navy members) Hip Replacement, and well, gee, it is a swell Pain, it is, Humor me, please ! ! !

 

My long gun Shoulder is still healing from a Rotator Cuff surgery, and I sure would like to pop some primers, to blow off some steam !

 

Well, so much for now, again, thanks for the Welcome, I do plan to get regular into this Forum . . . my last forum home is being over run by Progressive members in Pink suits, and I have been told I am a Curmudgeon . . . and a Dinosaur, Oh, Gee, my feelings have been hurt!

 

philip

Welcome Phillip. Sorry to hear about your VA troubles but sadly it seems that's "normal" for them. Keep your chin up and you socks dry!

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I do Way more than that ! ! !

 

I write complaints to Patient Advocate @ Roseburg.VA, as well as getting the Chaplin involved ! ! ! the last Roseburg idjiot that messed with me had a chat with his Supervisor . . . Outright Lied to me, About Me, as if I could not remember the truth.

 

I have a saying, it is simply "Truth OUTS" . . .

 

philip

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