AFVN Group Conversations

    From:  Rodger McKnight

     Date:  December 28, 2019

Subject:  AFVN Parkinson's

I have Parkinson’s and heart problems,  had heart attack when I was 34,  worked as engineer in DaNang 70-71.  100% disabled.


    From:  Garry Brill

     Date:  December 28, 2019

Subject:  AFVN Parkinson's

Hi Bob.   I've been diagnosed with Parkinson's since 2015.  The VA has been treating me  for the past two years with medications, so they have accepted the fact that it is service connected.  In Vietnam I served in Nha Trang and Saigon. 
GarryB

    From:  Bob Wilford

     Date:  December 28, 2019

Subject:  AFVN Parkinson's

I worked both sides. Television anchor and DJ in Pleiku     And programming in Hon Tre.


    From:  Ken Kalish

     Date:  December 30, 2019

Subject:  AFVN Parkinson's

I’m just experiencing early stages.  I think it is going to be added to the AO presumptive list. 
Ken


Parkinson's Disease

December 2019

    From:  Roy Burnette

     Date:  December 29, 2019

Subject:  AFVN Parkinson's

Roger, I’m sorry to hear about your health situation.  So many things from that time in 1970 and 1971 are as fresh as yesterday, our bodies remind us fifty years stands between then and now. 

Roy Burnette


    From:  Brian Russ

     Date:  December 31, 2019

Subject:  AFVN Parkinson's

Parkinson's is already a Presumptive.  Parkinson like symptoms is the new one along with Bladder cancer, Hypothyroidism and Hypertension.  It is unlikely that Hypertension will be approved, but we should know soon. The DOD bill that was passed and signed last week gave the VA 30 days to make their determination after a two year wait.  The White House stopped the VA from implementing it November 1, 2017.


    From:  Bob Wilford

   Dated:  December 28, 2019

Subject:  AFVN Parkinson's 

​I am interested in learning if anyone else in our organization is experiencing Parkinson’s disease, or knows of anyone at AFVN who might have the disease. I recently heard there may be others, particularly in the detachments (I served at Pleiku and Hon Tre). 
Bob Wilford 
1969


    From:  Tim Bodle

     Date:  December 28, 2019

Subject:  AFVN Parkinson's

Bob, did you work on the radio side?