Dear Sgt Shaft: I've heard from a veteran friend here in North Carolina that he can get talking prescriptions from the VA hospital. He gets his prescriptions with an special electronic label. They also gave him a free device that reads the electronic labels and speaks the label information out.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: Thank you so much for all you did to help me. ... I had a wonderful time on my trip. I challenged myself emotionally and physically and was able to sleep and act without focusing on everyone else's welfare — real respite. I'm hoping to use our respite hours again in late January to take out little ones to Disney.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: My husband is buried at the RIverside National Cemetery. He died, April 25, 1987, and was interred May 12, 1987. What are the requirements for spouse burial?
Dear Sgt Shaft: In regard to your recent advice to a vet concerning concerning Agent Orange, enlarged prostate and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are not presumptive conditions associated with this defoliant. If these conditions were diagnosed on active duty, however, then that is another story. Also, any one with boots on the ground is considered to have been exposed to AO for VA compensation purposes.
Dear Sgt Shaft: I was trying to track down some information concerning the question posed in one of your letters about the person that worked or served in the British Armed Forces. I know that we have a reciprocal agreement with Canada, and I am almost certain we have something similar with Great Britain. I believe the Veterans Assistance Service supervised these efforts as part of their Foreign Benefits Program. I am not sure who does this now. I am trying to track it down.
Unfortunately, nearly 10 years after Sept. 11, 2001, commentators and public officials too often continue to repeat inaccurate information about the connection between those tragic events and foreign students ("Closing the loophole on student visas," Commentary, March 31).
The Japanese nuclear crisis has reignited a debate in the U.S. over the government's role in distributing a cheap anti-cancer drug to people living around nuclear power plants.
A veteran's widow would like to find out about any benefits she may have.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: I need some information on artillery third corps veterans with lung disorders.