Atomic veterans deserve better

He called the current VA Choice Program, which allows veterans to receive care from community providers if the VA cannot provide such care in a timely manner, “a wreck.” “Veterans deserve more..

Diseases Associated with Ionizing Radiation. – Public Health – For Veterans who participated in a radiation-risk activity during service (including "Atomic Veterans"), VA assumes that certain cancers are related to their exposure. We call these "presumptive diseases." Cancers of the bile ducts, bone, brain, breast, colon, esophagus, gall bladder, liver (primary site, but not if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated), lung (including bronchiolo-alveolar.

If you have developed a "presumptive cancer," which is presumed to be due to radiation exposure during your military service, all you have to do is verify that you are an Atomic Veteran to be eligible for disability compensation. Your service connection is established without considering the dose received.

Armories now available for events Veterans invited to health expo on May 18

US Navy Veteran Cleatus Lebow is the one of the 14 remaining survivors of the uss indianapolis (ca-35). The crew were tasked to carry out the top-secret U.S. Navy mission to deliver components of the.

"It really can’t get much better," Melvin "Mel" Radtke said. these vets are proud and so are those who’ve supported them. Now, the veterans celebrate. "They finally get the recognition they deserve.

2013 Veterans’ Interviews In the spring of 2013, Citadel students in Dr. lauren rule maxwell’s Advanced composition class conducted oral history interviews with a diverse group of area veterans regarding their military experiences during World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam.

Beyond compensation, many atomic veterans want to be recognized for their sacrifice. In 1983, president ronald reagan issued a proclamation making july 16 national atomic Veterans’ Day. But it was a one-time event. year after year, bills have been introduced in Congress to create a service medal for atomic veterans.

Let us hope the American people will stand with us in the hope all Atomic veterans will receive the compensation and recognition we all deserve. Please send your statement or story to cvnorris@att.net and I will check it and post here for all to read. Australian Nuclear Veterans Association