19 June 2013

Reserve Officers Association Adds Support

Today we heard from ROA Executive Director MG Andrews Davis USMC Ret. of his professional
association's support for C-123 veterans' Agent Orange exposure claims. I haven't been able to attend a national convention since Chicago 1982, and it was there USCG CAPT Sparks recommissioned me into the USAF Medical Service Corps. A great day, as I really wanted back on flying status, although it cost me a year of time-in-grade for promotion.

The broad language of ROA Resolution 10-26 "Recognition of Illnesses Caused by Hazardous Warfare Agents address our eligibility for ROA support, in addition to their historical role of advocacy of supporting national defense. We look forward to fleshing out the details of what ROA can suggest as we move towards convincing the VA to follow the law...and permit our service connection claims. Many of us have contributed to ROA programs ourselves for decades and we're grateful we can turn to our professional organization at this time.

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