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Old 12-Jul-2011, 15:48
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The military used asbestos in many areas of manufacturing and construction at a time when the dangers of exposure were unknown. It has been shown that 30% of patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma have served in the armed forces.

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When I filed my first VA disability claim I had to answer some questions regarding exposer to asbestos. Some months later I received a reply and they wanted to know what were the effects and where was the exposure. My reply was I had no known effects and that all the old ships I was on and most of the old barracks were full of the stuff. I think they were trying to catch me in a false claim as I never claimed anything for asbestos.
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Good going George.

I know of some who I suspect are working the system, non-career military who receive disability for issues unrelated to their service. I suspect that those kinds of claims hurt all those who have legitimate service-related claims by taking advantage of the system.

I hope that you never have asbestos related respiratory problems. That would be awful.

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After retiring from the USMC I worked loss prevention at the exchange and in '93 or '94 we had lay offs due to WalMarts opening and everyone was buying from them, anyway we had layoffs and when recalled I went to work in the MWR warehouse. One day me and another guy were sent to an old club (forgot it's name) near the base hospital. When we arrived the place had yellow caution tape around it and the maintenance guys were wearing white masks . We were escorted in and removed two big stainless steel counters. We talked about masks but never received any and if we refused to go in you can guess who would be in hot water. BTW the club was called the "Forecastle" or "Focs'le" it was a fun watering hole back in the day and also my mom had asbestos trivets for placing hot food on. Guess we learn many years after the fact
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