Vocal Point-Brett Buchanan

Topic: Vietnam Vets

When Vietnam veterans came home, they were often vilified. They were spat upon. They were called “baby killers.” They were shunned. They were not thanked, but treated badly. And all they did was go and serve when their country called them. Journalist and counselor, Uwe Siemon-Netto, who was originally from Germany, said, “I think America owes them an enormous debt to this day.”  One organization (called Allsup) notes, “When you enlisted in the armed forces, you may have anticipated a tough road ahead. Now that you’re a veteran, the path to receive VA disability compensation may seem just as tough. Let us help you get where you need to go.” On January 1, 2020, a new law went into effect. It is geared toward helping Vietnam Navy veterans get medical benefits, if, for example, they were exposed to Agent Orange. Prior to this, existing laws have helped land-based troops with such help. Brett Buchanan, V.A.-accredited veterans appeals expert, joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss services available to Vietnam vets. www.veterans.allsup.com

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