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VERPA ESSAYS
We encourage your input for consideration in our pending title,
"Wake Up Call"


Jeff Trueman "True", VERPA Founder.
United States Armed Forces Veteran 1982-

In preparation for our next title;  "Wake Up Call," I thought it would be a good idea to invite all our supporters or any visitor to our site, to submit a 500 word or less essay about a DOD or VA issue that you reasonably believe has unjustly injured you or your family.  We intend to incorporate these
"efforts and attempts to document your initial tentative effort" to better our government.

The purpose of this essay page is allow you the veteran, loved one or a friend to tell those who hold power in "Our" government what is on your mind!  

Mark J. Zeller
United States Army Special Forces Veteran
July 2001
Letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs, et al.

SECRETARY AND ALL OTHER HANDS,
SIR, I AM A GULF WAR ERA VETERAN AND AM VERY SICK. FROM DIAGNOSEABLE AND UNDIAGNOSEABLE CONDITIONS. I AM SORRY BUT THERE IS A GAME THE ADJUDICATION OFFICES ARE PLAYING AND I AM BRINGING IT TO YOU ATTENTION, PROMPTLY... AFTER ALL, THE BUCK IS TO STOP WITH YOU. I ENLISTED AND WAS NOT DRAFTED. I TRUSTED IN THE FACT THAT OUR ESTABLISHED GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT "PLAUSIBLY-DENY" MY SERVICE CONNECTED ILLNESS. AND WAS PROMISED TO BE CARED FOR IN THE EVENT THAT I BECOME SICK, INJURED OR DIE... IN THE MISSION STATEMENT IT SEZ SOMETHING LIKE THIS, "TO RECOGNIZE WITH DIGNITY THE INJURIES BORNE FROM BATTLE. AND, TO CARE FOR THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS, TOO" THATS ABOUT WHAT IT SEZ?

WHICH BRINGS ME TO MY LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF PERFORMANCE IN THE ADJUDICATION REALM? THE PRESUMPTION STAGE SHOULD BE IN FAVOR OF THE VETERAN IN ABSENSE OF RECORDS ACCORDING TO TITLE 38 RESPECTIVELY. WELL, SIR I HAVE PROOF IN WRITE AND SIX VOLUMNS OF RECORDS TO SUPPORT MY CLAIM... NOW, CAN I GET THE RECOGNITION I DESERVE PAST THE POLITICAL SENSITIVIES OF THE SO CALLED, "GULF WAR SYNDROME/ILLNESS" 100% PERMENANT/TOTAL... THE BOTTOM-LINE IS I WAS HEALTH AS A HORSE WHEN I WENT OVER TO THE GULF REGION FOR A SECOND TIME. BECAUSE, WAS INVOLVE IN "OPERATION EARNEST WILL" BEFORE? SO, WHAT MADE ME SICK THE SECOND TIME DURING "OPERATION DESERT SHIELD, STORM AND CALM"? THIS IS MY STANCE AND MY LOGIC TO ETIOLOGY OF ILLNESS. SO AS TO SAY, PRESUMPTIVELY ILL DUE TO PARICIPATION IN DESERT SHIELD, STORM AND CALM; GULF WAR SYNDROME/ILLNESS-UNDIAGNOSED ILLNESS 100% PERMENANT AND TOTAL.
RESPECTFULLY,
MARK J. ZELLER Z9623 SINE-PARI or SEMPER FI


SECRETARY AND ALL OTHER HANDS,