I too am surprised that the military admitted that anything could be service related. Just as they fought for so long to defend agent orange and refused to admit that Gulf War syndrome and post traumatic stress were real. Its been my observation that they delay as long as possible so most vets cant make a claim. I myself was treated so badly by the VA that I told them all to go straight to blazes and fought my battles by myself. Most people do not know that sate and parish workers sprayed agent orange to control growth in ditches and along road side for many years during the VietNam war. My brother came home with the chemical on his cloths so heavy that leaving his boots on the back steps killed all of my moms flowers within 20 yards. His children were born with birth defects and he has many health problems. He is not entitled to any compensation . Pardon my opinion of our leaders but they usualy know more than they ever admit.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.