To 808th Engineers Veterans to those that deployed to Operation Desert Shield/ Desert Storm. Please place this date on your calendar.
The 808th Engineer Company Veterans Association. What say ye about a 30 year Anniversary?
808th Engineers Veteran Buddy Check !! How are you out there?
808th Engineers Veteran Buddy Check!!
Anyone here serve in the early 90s with my father, Richard La Fuente?
Heads up To All 808th Engineers:
SGT Barbara Hasselbach has finally been released for burial. It has been several months since her death and we can now announce that there will be a Memorial Service for her. They will intern her at the VA cremation site in Houston, Texas. There are more details to come for the date of the Memorial Service.
*Special note - The 808th Engineers Admin. Team will inform all that there may be twenty personnel allow to attend due to COVID restrictions, and the VA guidelines that they have in place. It will be clarified with the next announcement for Hasselbach’ s Memorial Service.
808th Engineers Admin Team
Hey whatever happen to "RAJ"
For All 808th Engineers that deployed to Operation Desert Shield/ Storm 90-91.
Here is a Capital Hill Gulf War discussion Forum that you need to listen to. It's very important that we have the right information for our group.
VA Presumptive List
Chronic Diseases Diagnosed After Discharge
Prisoners of War
Veterans Exposed to Herbicides (Agent Orange)
Veterans Exposed to Radiation
Gulf War Veterans
Mustard Gas and Lewisite Exposure
Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Camp Lejeune Water
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Secondary Conditions
Particulate Matter Exposures
The Secretary recently concluded the first iteration of a newly formed internal VA process to review scientific evidence to support rulemaking, resulting in the recommendation to consider creation of new presumptions of service connection for respiratory conditions based on VA’s evaluation of a National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine report and other evidence. VA’s review supports initiation of rulemaking to address the role that particulate matter pollution plays in generating chronic respiratory conditions, which may include asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis for Veterans who served in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War and/or after September 19, 2001, or in Afghanistan and Uzbekistan during the Persian Gulf War.
“VA is establishing a holistic approach to determining toxic exposure presumption going forward. We are moving out smartly in initiating action to consider these and other potential new presumptions, grounded in science and in keeping with my authority as Secretary of VA,” said Secretary McDonough.
VA is initiating rulemaking to consider adding respiratory conditions, which may include asthma, sinusitis and rhinitis, to the list of chronic disabilities based on an association with military service in Southwest Asia, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan during the covered periods of conflict. VA will conduct broad outreach efforts to reach impacted Veterans and it encourages them to participate in the rulemaking process.
For more information, visit our website at Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposures – Public Health.
808th Engineers, It is with sadness that the team received a call last night from SGT Freeman that informed us that SGT Barbara Hasleback passed away a day ago. There is no news of any arrangements as of yet.
Is there any 808th ENGINEER Veteran that deployed during 1990-1991 have a UMR manifest.
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Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. Military. Many volunteers place an American flag on graves of military personnel in national cemeteries.
Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial start of summer in the United States, while Labor Day, the first Monday of September, marks the unofficial start of autumn.
Two other days celebrate those who have served or are serving in the U.S. military: Armed Forces Day (which is earlier in May), an unofficial U.S. holiday for honoring those currently serving in the armed forces, and Veterans Day (on November 11), which honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
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Memorial Day Facts
1. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day.
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3. There’s a specific way to display the American flag on Memorial Day, according to the U.S. Flag Code: hoist the flag quickly up to full staff at sunrise, then lower to half-staff until noon, and then return to the top of the staff.
4. Many veterans, as well as friends and family of veterans, make a pilgrimage to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend.
5. In 1971, Memorial Day was established as a federal holiday taking place on the last Monday in May.
6. Poppies have become a symbol of Memorial Day because they are mentioned in a 1915 poem by Canadian soldier John McCrae, “In Flanders Fields.”
7. Many Americans mark Memorial Day with an official moment of remembrance at 3 p.m. local time.
8. During the 3 p.m. Moment of Remembrance on Memorial Day, by all military branches should stop activity and respect those that have passed.
9. Traditionally, American presidents give a Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
10. New York was the first state to recognize Memorial Day as an official holiday.