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Any Navy Veteran who served from 2-Sept.-1945 to 26-Dec-1991, prevented World War III for 46 years. We must never forget those who did pay the Ultimate price with their lives. USS Scorpion SSN-589, and many others. I Salute your Bravery.....

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Asbestos Exposure-Cancer Risk for Veterans

Started by Jerald Terwilliger. Last reply by Dave "Rock" Cowles Feb 21, 2017. 15 Replies

All Cold War Veterans- this can be very important to you the ships most of us served on containeda lot of asbestos, and we were all exposed to it 24/7…Continue

Cold War Service Medal-2015

Started by Jerald Terwilliger May 7, 2015. 0 Replies

On April 28. 2015 Congressman Steve Israel(D NY-3); as he has for the last several years, along with Congressman David Jolly (R-FL 13) and seven other cosponsors introduce H.R. 2067 The Cold War…Continue

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What Military Awards Did You or Your Unit Earn

Started by Jerald Terwilliger. Last reply by ROBIN RUBEN FLORES Jul 7, 2014. 4 Replies

Hope someone finds this information helpful. American Cold War Veterans Blog JerryContinue

2012 Senate NDAA has a provision for Cold War Service Medal

Started by Jerald Terwilliger. Last reply by Philip Schroeder Aug 2, 2013. 13 Replies

Now we have a provision in the NDAA and two stand alone bills American Cold War Veterans Blog

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Comment by John Kellett on November 7, 2013 at 9:38pm

Al, you should definitely register with the VA.  You are entitled to medical benefits that could be very important to you in the future.  I retired at age 60 with no other insurance.  The VA took extremely good care of me including cataract surgery on both eyes.  I now don't need glasses, except to read.  Prescription costs are low.  Believe me, you are eligible.

Comment by Al Lieberman on November 7, 2013 at 9:27pm

Michael, I didn't recall your brother-in law's name, but then again I was an airdale (working on A-6's on the flight deck during deployments).  

Comment by Al Lieberman on November 7, 2013 at 9:22pm

Thanks Mike & John for your info.  I recall my previous efforts working with the VA long ago to claim education benefits. It was a real nightmare.  I know that there's many other vets who truly need services from the VA far more than I, so I'm sure if I were to approach them for something as small as a simple ID, my file would probably be place under the file basket rather than at the bottom of the stack. 

Comment by Michael W. Sullivan on November 7, 2013 at 7:59pm

Al, I have a brother-in-law that was also aboard the forstall during the time period the you were you may know of him his name is David Seigrist I believe he was a lithographer.

Comment by Michael W. Sullivan on November 7, 2013 at 7:44pm

Thank you John for backing up what I said I have noticed that there are so many veterans that think they are not elligible for VA because they were not in battle. My step son just retired from the Army because of medical injuries he got in Iraq and he didn't know that he could go to the VA for medical or anything else he thought it was just for home loans it is sad that you have to hunt for help yourself because the military want inform you of the programs available to veterans my stepson was using his own insurance to pay his medical expences.

Comment by John Kellett on November 7, 2013 at 7:36pm

To Mike Sullivan, I think that you explained things to Al Lieberman in a fantastic manner.  Yes are a veteran, the same as any honorably discharged veteran.  Although I am a life member of the VFW and member of the American Legion, you do not have to be in the VFW or the Legion to be a veteran.  You served your country, and just because you weren't sent to a war zone, is not something that you control.  Thank you for your service!

Comment by Michael W. Sullivan on November 7, 2013 at 7:20pm

I joined the VFW and my service didn't fall in their slots but during the cold war I was on a SSBN sub which is refered to as being under high alert at all times so I fell into another catergory.

Comment by Michael W. Sullivan on November 7, 2013 at 7:17pm

If you were honorably discharged you can always go to your local VA and sign up for your benifits there are a lot of benifits that even if you were not injured you qualifiy for and you will get a VA ID card it just doesn't say service connected.

Comment by Al Lieberman on November 7, 2013 at 6:19pm

Since I served after Vietnam but before Desert Storm (active duty from 10/75 to 10/79), many forms I come across ask if I am a veteran.  Unfortunately the choices to be selected only identify recognized conflicts or ask if I'm disabled.  I don't technically fall into any of the categories offered, thus leaving me to answer either none or prefer not to answer.  This leaves me wondering, "what about the "peacetime" veterans?
Frustrating! I can't join the American Legion or the VFW because I didn't serve during the "recognized" time periods.

With Veterans Day approaching, I'm always faced with a common debacle. How do I show others that I'm a Veteran?  Is there an identification card (other than my DD214 or discharge certificate) that I can carry like an AL or VFW card, to show to businesses who offer discounts or incentives to veterans?

Comment by Ira Leroy Brown on August 31, 2013 at 12:01pm

I served from Jan 1958 to Mar 1980.


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