Have you got a telephone directory? http://zorras.in.net/ xxx zorras Garrie, even though I understand where you are coming from but the Military/VA also interprets service connected disability as medical conditions that are exasperated due to Military life and not caused by the Military. My case in perticular involved an accident in which I hurt my back. Due to military climate in combat arms in which you never go on sick call I ignored the pain for several years and relied on the company medics endless supply of the magic orange pills (motrin). I finally went to a doctor while on leave and they discovered that I had actually cracked parts of my spine. It may have not mattered as far as not having sought medical care prior to then but various parts of my spine had calsified and there was nothing that could be done about it except deal with the pain. I was able to retire with over 20 years even though I did have to leave my beloved Infantry but when I was evaluated by the VA I was awarded 20 %. I appealed mainly because I noticed a mistake in the VA's write up and provided documentation proving my point and I guess I am one of the lucky ones because I was awarded the correct percentage after about 3 months.