I am Richard Hunt McNutt
I am a United States Marine
I served my country from 1960 to 1964
I was honorably discharged with high honorable mention in 1964
I was poisoned and toxified in Paris Island in 1960
I was poisoned and toxified in Camp LEJUNE IN 1960-1961
I lost all of my upper level hearing from Artillery fire exercises while stationed in Camp Lejeune.
I was Honor Guard for the President of the United States – Jack Kennedy – in Europe and Africa
I was toxified and poisoned in the Mediterranean and in Africa in 1962 – 1963
I lost partial vision in my right eye from forced medication for crabs on a naval ship in the Mediterranean.
I was toxified and poisoned in Asia in 1963 – 1964
I was thrown in the street called “baby killer” when I returned from Asia in 1964 and lived in
the streets of Philadelphia for a year – the VA would not even allow me on to the VA hospital property in Philadelphia.
I was not given a VA health care card until 45 years after I returned to this country – compliments Mike Fitzpatrick, Congressman
I survived. I am now 74 years old.
I need dental work. It is very expensive and on Social Security it is not affordable.
I don’t understand why veterans have no dental coverage. Everyone knows that every veteran needs it.
The older we get the more necessary is.
I need help with this right now. It is a major issue with my health and survival. Can you help me?
I fought for this country and the least VA could do is pay my dentist to fix my teeth. It is now threatening my brain with infection. I have been asking this question as reply to marketing mail from American Legion, VFW, VVA, VA, Congress, etc. every time I get mail telling me the wonderful things they are doing for veterans. The “veterans honoring” programs are mainly walls honoring dead veterans. What about live ones like me? Or do we have to wait until we’re a name on a wall of dead veterans before we are “honored” for our service?