Korean Era Vets
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About the War
When over 750,000 communist armed forces wearing the North Korean uniform invaded their Southern neighbors, they unleashed a devastating war that felt as if it were a war against communism itself. Within days, American troops stepped into the war in support of South Korea. “If we let Korea down,” President Harry Truman said, “the Soviet[s] will keep right on going and swallow up one [place] after another.” It took three years of negotiations to finally stop the bloodshed, costing almost 40,000 Americans their lives and another 100,000 left to come back home wounded.
When the war was over and it was time to come back home, thousands of Americans were left with a wide variety of injuries and disabilities. From extreme cold injuries, radiation exposure and ionizing radiation exposure, asbestos exposure, noise, vibration, and an organic chlorine compound called PCBs that was largely used as a dielectric and coolant fluids in electrical items, these were just a handful of things that Korean War vets had to endure. Many soldiers suffered through temperatures well below zero, while others were later diagnosed with cancers and other health issues that have been linked to the radiation and chemical exposure in Korea.
Vetlink is a group of service-disabled veterans that have been through the Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) process. We connect veterans with licensed medical providers that share our mission, which is to help Veterans obtain the benefits they are due. Vetlink Solutions is not affiliated with the Veterans Administration in any way. Our providers are licensed independent medical practitioners who understand the claims process. VA medical providers are contracted and appointed by the Veterans Administration. Generally, they are inundated with patients and in most cases are unable to give the detailed level of attention needed to properly review a claim. Many Veterans are unsatisfied with the claims process when utilizing VA appointed doctors, which usually results in refiling claims or lengthy appeals. To ensure you are getting the proper benefits, contact us today to discuss your situation and find out more about how we can help you with your service-connected disability rating.