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Thread #59685   Message #954066
Posted By: artbrooks
16-May-03 - 06:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: News on VA?
Subject: RE: BS: News on VA?
Sorcha, emphasyma and smoking-related cancers (such as cancer of the larynx) can be considered service-connected. It takes no more of a run around than getting anything else accepted 50 years after a person gets out of the military. There is no automatic presumption, however.

PoppaGator, PTSD is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, this generation's euphamism for shell shock. It is a medically-accepted medical condition, and is not, by any means, limited to veterans. Another very common version of it (unfortunately) is post-rape trauma.

A good book on the wanna-be's and other fakers is "Stolen Valor" by B.G. Burkett...but he has his own agenda.