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David Lord's Newsletter
American Legion Post 14

David Lord served in Vietnam as combat Marine for 1st Battalion 26th Marines, during which time he was severely wounded. He received the Purple Heart and the Presidential Unit Citation for his actions during the war in Vietnam. In Mexico, David now represents all veterans south of the U.S. border all the way to Panama, before the V.A. and the Board of Veterans Appeals. David Lord provides service to veterans at no fee. Veterans are welcome to drop in and discuss claims/benefits to which they are entitled by law at his office located at Bayside Properties, 160 Francisca Rodriguez, tel.: 223-4424, call him at home 299-5367, on his cell: 044 (322) 205-1323, or email him at david.lord@yahoo.com.


David Lord Newletters


New Veterans Health Care Improvement Act
This week I write about the important new 'Health Care Improvement Act of 2007' and Veterans Outreach. I applaud this action, working toward solving a true crisis for those returning from multiple tours in the Middle East Wars.

New Compensation Programs for Veterans
The programs now established to enhance income for Combat Veterans and those that are Retired Military are listed here for your review. Those Veterans having disabilities which resulted from Military Service should review these programs, very little has been done to promote these programs in the public domain.

The Tragic Neglect of US Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs is now facing criticism by the general public and lawsuits generated by families outraged by Veterans' lack of treatment as evidenced at Walter Reed Naval Hospital just two months ago.

Younger Vets Dissatisfied with Disability Pay
The Presidential Press Conference, with T.V. cameras recording, caught Bush's over the shoulder remark to a Veteran of Iraq, who was sitting in a wheelchair without his legs. "We are going to get you some new legs," the President remarked as he scurried past to some new appointment.

The Wall - July 4th, 2007
My first visit to the Memorial was in recognition of the sacrifices of my fellow Marines who gave their lives fighting the Viet Nam War. The names of men on this Wall mean as much to me as family since they are the reason I have my life, and the reason that I am here to write these articles for the surviving Veterans of America's military.

Veterans Question: Why No Health Care?
Since January 2003, nearly 400,000 veterans have been denied enrollment in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health system because they have no service-connected disabilities and have incomes that exceed a VA means test, the same one used to screen for federal housing assistance.

VA Benefits - a Confusing Jumble of Legal Speak
Last week I received a call from a client that had broken her shoulder, and as a wife/caregiver of a housebound Veteran, she was very concerned about additional expenses that will now occur due to her shoulder injury. Can she expect any help financially from V.A.?

Exposed to Agent Orange? Risk Grows After Surgery
The Hard Truth about Veterans exposed to Agent Orange is they have a 48 percent increased risk of prostate cancer recurrence following surgery than their unexposed peers, and when the disease comes back, it seems more aggressive, researchers say.

Three Medics and a War
I arrived at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio hoping to find a room available from base lodging as a space "A" category retired Marine. I have made this trip to the USA many times.

Memorial Day - Did You Remember?
Did you remember to give a moment of silence and show respect for the Veterans who have died on this Memorial Day? Understanding they sacrificed their lives on the principles instilled in them by living in America?

News and Views from the Disaster Zone
The interest in my last article has been encouraging from all those Veterans, North Americans and Canadians that are making their homes in Puerto Vallarta. Many property owners, both National and International, are now under assault from developers as they blindly overbuild and over extending the capacity of the City utilities.

Eco-Wars in Puerto Vallarta
BOMBS AWAY! They have blown apart the jungle and homes on Amapas mountain! As I focus in with my telephoto lens from above, just out my back door, looking down on the fallen condos, I wonder, are we next?

The Claim Hoax, Less is More
One of the best rewards of being in Mexico is the freedom from the pressures of daily life. The hub-bub of American life is not getting easier amidst the chaos and the hectic pace of de-stabilization in the middle class.