A Washington DC veterans attorney with an inside track has reported being informed by VA that they approved up to 23 C-123 veterans claims, based on the Secretary of Veterans Affairs orders that all such claims be reexamined.
We of the C-123 Veterans Association know of NO SUCH AWARDS, other than the single award to LtCol Paul Bailey, which was processed under a Decision Review Officer (DRO) procedure.
We've been asked to verify these 23 approved claims...if you know of any which have been approved, please let me know immediately. I am referring to claims approved on the basis of C-123 service itself, not claims associated with "boots on the ground" Vietnam War qualification.
Get word back to me, won't you?