Many of our C-123 veterans are becoming 100% disabled veterans, now that VA has recognized our Agent Orange exposure and resultant ailments. It is a long list of welcome services.
But it is painful to realize that VA's opposition to our claims denied us all services and benefits the Nation wanted its servicemembers to have in substitution for the good health with which we began our flying. The logic has always been to try to provide benefits to give the injured veteran something of the life enjoyed by those who didn't serve, and at a minimum, to provide for replacement of lost earning capacity and vital medical care.
Remember that state benefits such as property tax relief can be just as important.