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Archive for April, 2007

Korean Service Medal, Ribbon and Letters

Posted by James Jett on April 30, 2007


In 1951 the country of South KROK Korean War Service Medalorea design a medal and ribbon for the service men defending that country from an attach by North Korea and China. The Department of Defence would not approve the medal for the armed forces of the United States. Maybe, because President Truman signed ExecutiveOrder 10179 authorizing the Korean Service Medal, issued by the United State, the Republic Of South Korea had to delay the ROK Korean War Service Medal. So here we are over fifty years later receiving a War Medal for COMBAT. If you qualify for one of these medals, you qualify for both of them. The person serving in Korea can apply, or either; his wife, Parents, Children and Grandchildren are all authorize to receive the Medal. This is a very impressive “thank-you Ribbon and Medal” (above) with a Thank-you letter in both English and Korean.  When I applied for this one I received it in six weeks, the lag time will be longer now as the number of applications increase. So again, send a copy of your DD214 and apply by clicking on ROK Korean Service War Medal and Ribbon in Blogroll.

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Certificate of Recognition and Medal

Posted by James Jett on April 27, 2007


Cold War Medal and Ribbon

By Dr. Frank Tims

“With the Defense Authorization Act of 2002, Congress formally recommended for the first time that the Secretary of Defense consider authorizing the design and award of the Cold War Service Medal. Recognition that is deserved and long overdue. The “Cold War” was not just an ideological struggle, it was a large-scale military campaign to prevent a third world war through deterrence and military deployments. While many characterize the period 1945-1991 as “peacetime,” except for limited wars and expeditions, this misses the point of the large, ongoing military operation that was in fact global. Continuing Military Operations 1945-91.”

Although they plan to make the Certificate available for the next ten years, counting from what year? Somewhere I read it could take at least a year to receive the Certificate and other Medals, Badges and Ribbons you apply for from the VA (Veteran Administration) You should apply as soon as possible.

The Congress had approved the medal and Ribbon for the Cold War without mandating it, so Secretary Of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld ruled, the Cold War medal and ribbon can not be worn on the uniform by regular military personnel. In some States, the Governor authorized the medal, so you can see it on some military people. I believe its safe to say, that all veteran groups support the effort to encourage the congress to approve the Cold War Medal. Since I spent some cold nights with a Rifle on my Shoulder, I suddenly support it’s approval. If you feel the urge to write your congressman, by all mean, do so.

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Trip to Warren,OH: Mr Bob Dean

Posted by James Jett on April 25, 2007


Last Sunday was a beautiful day for a trip in an air-conditioned car, that is, until we saw the highway accident that left people died and injured. We arrived in Warren, OH without any difficulties. Mr. Bob Dean was out on the sun deck getting the benefit from the warm sun rays, The Black Cap Chickadees were feeding at the bird feeder and the Cardinal was singing in the trees. We arrived a half hour early, a good thing because Mr. Dean had to run to a quick meeting for a talk with some of his supporters, so he made us comfortable with something cool to drink and went to the meeting.

After getting a good seat on the sun deck with a refreshing drink in my hand I wondered what I would learn that could reassure me that good people that I can do business with live in every state in these united states. I remembered that this conversation started between Charles and me when I told him I was working on a plan to start or buy a business to leave for my Grandchildren and he said he was building his business to leave to his Son.

After a total of thirty hours talks, we decided to look at contracts and see if we are ready for a join venture, or set up a separate company to pursue the business opportunities we discussed. All of us agree that at the right time in the plan a management-type company must be in place to make sure the trains run on time and everybody gets paid as per the agreements. The legal part will be reviewed by a lawyer: things like, how you get out of the contract if someone drops the ball or just totally refuse to perform as promised. My personnel attitude is unless we maintain concern for the end user our first customer will be the one, or the few before the last. And I always remember: “A small American business is the only American business”

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Business Meetings, Selecting and Operations

Posted by James Jett on April 19, 2007


First phone calls, than meetings to plan for a business environment that is safe for customers. It started Saturday where we discussed building and operating in large cities. We looked at a few minutes of firm watching “Blood on The Carpet,” next. We made video to show that this media fits into to days business operations. We discussed the political impact on the trades, housing site, entertainment and recreation. Something I must admit came as a surprise to me and that is group opposition, they oppose the site, or the size, or just want the project totally rejected.

With all the changing neighborhoods, changing lifestyles, add to all this corrupt Politicians and Shady contractors; you know to plan well and have your wits about and be alert in all your contracting and subcontracts. Saturday I spoke by phone to one of Charles’s associates, in charge of the Native American Gaming Site that his company is developing in another state. This assures me that they are capable of working in most states. In the conversation Russel said that when they build a gaming center, they will  have the ability to train the members in the Tribe in skills other than those required to work for the gaming center. This prevents them from becoming dependent on the gaming Center!

Charles, back from his trip to China arranged a meeting with Bob Dean, LONE RANGER he is the Reporter that compiled some of the information that landed some Contractors in jail. Charles and I spoke with Bob on the phone about the vast number of problems, in Cleveland, with the Construction trades. Now we can avoid the bad guys and work with the good contractors. This is a good result because we avoid getting in the middle of a building project and have the contractor hauled off to jailed and locked up because Reporter Bob Dean’s good reports finally reach the hand of someone who believe in the laws and follow them. Bob Dean. Charles and I will meet at Bob’s house this Sunday evening. Yes we will talk about problems in the Building Trades: Charles will have the other part of the agenda. These face to face meeting started Saturday, then Sunday and Monday and continued by phone until today.

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Benefits, Pension and Compensations

Posted by James Jett on April 12, 2007


All the Medals, Ribbons, Badges listed on this Blog I will or have already applied for. Now I will post the procedures for making an application for benefits, pension and disabilities or compensations. Presently I am applying for pension and compensation, I should say reapplying because I applied the year I received my discharge (12 Aug.1953) and they turned me down because they could not find my medical records. When I discussed it with the VA they told me that they would resubmit the claim but If I received disability it could make it difficult to find employment. And if it is approved I could expect no more then 10 percent. Just married, my first child on the way I went to school and work and forgot about the compensation. Now I can use it to reduce some medical cost for past treatments. Or I will sell some things that I collected to sell in time of need.

These benefits are means tested,  And your earned income should be $1,192 per month or less, for husband and wife without any dependents. (certainly not enough to live on) The VA pours the benefits over that amount and increase your purchasing power. I despair when I hear of women and veterans without food after they have serviced honorably in the military. Illegals can get support but veterans and poor women are ignored or turned away from emergency rooms and Clinics.

You can download VA FORM 21-526 or complete it on line here. Before you start get this information together and have it ready to enter. If you need to work on it in intervals, you should be able to save it on line and return and complete it later. The items needed include: an original or certified copy of DD214 or other separation papers for all periods of service, an original or copies of all service medical records you have, medical records you have showing you currently have this disability. Any-and-all medical records you have indicating that the disability was caused by or happened during your active service. Copies of your marriage certificate and all divorce decrees (Maybe required in some cases) I am making an application for benefits and will update if I encounter any changes that I have not posted. “Note: If you are a Veteran who is age 65 or older, (I repeat) Veteran who is age 65 or older you DO NOT have to submit medical evidence with your application.”

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Business Progress and Problems

Posted by James Jett on April 3, 2007


As you read the previous posts, you will become aware of some reason why I started this Blog. Once I learned how to enter text and save it I told my story about the fact that my military record was destroyed in a fire as the NPRC (National Personnel Records Center) in July 12, 1973, nothing remained but ashes. Once I mail some items I have recovered from other locations, place like the Cuyahoga County, Ohio, where I had a copy of my Honorable Discharge recorded incase of fire or other disasters, I am close to having proof of most of my time in the military. Yet missing, is a letter I received from Gen. William Westmoreland and my Jumpmasters Certificate. Thinking that other veterans with the same or similar problems could follow my procedures and may have some knowledge about my service in the military I started this Blog. The task remaining is to apply for the Medals, Ribbons and Badges, I have received only a few. Prove that I was in the hospital in Yongdung.po, Korea, Evac. 21 or 121. After getting these tasks under control my concerns went to my grandchildren and their future, where will they work, and will a job be available once they graduate from college? Decision, start or expand a business, grow it so it can employ all the grandchildren that need to work for the company.

I announced I would start a business and post all my efforts on this Blog for all to see. Now each time I talk with the Feds. Or meet with people to listen to them talk about the plans they are developing for the future I get a better understand for the type markets both national and global that will be in demand over the next fifty years. For instance, almost everything we discuss recognizes two growing pockets of groups from the near, middle and far east, and the ever increasing Hispanic’s population, add the historical blacks and whites, this is where you will look to find a market in the US as you set your sites on global opportunities. I am not thinking this is bad or difficult, just that it’s a fact and you better be aware. The singer Kenny Roger (I hope I spelled his name correctly) in his song said “You better know when to hold-em–you better know when to fold-em, you better know when to walk away and know when to run – (You can tell I don’t know the song, but I bet you do.) When I am planning for a business to grow into the future, I consider two words first, (niche, target). Well– this is my thinking, maybe not your’s!

Fully aware of the changing landscape due to emigration, we hold meetings and phone conferences, to insure a reliable business plan. This is where we are presently in the planning and organizing, who will own majority shares in the company? Will we marge or will we have a contractual relationship? Will everyone own some part of each company? For sure I will not revile any details here, it would be foolish and I signed an NDA for both companies. So I will just makeup the company and the product just for discussion – here goes. The company in my family sells carburetors, we buy from a company name Best Carbs Motors, Inc., we want a contract with Rebuilt-Carbs Co. because they are the best in the business. With this contract we can resell the Carburetors that the buyers return each time they make a purchase. I get on the phone and call to ash about qualifying for fast-track, Karen tells me that a disable-veteran must own 51% of the company or the company must be located in a HUB zone. One veteran asked why can’t we own equal shares? Answer: to get on fast track 51% must be owned by a Disable-Veteran. During research I discovered that one of the cities we are considering is in a HUB zone, If we locate the business in that city we can qualify for fast-track. Now we must finish the business plan and Registering. (SeeRegistering” above) Mean while, the labor continue, but the rewards are worth the efforts: because a SMALL AMERICAN BUSINESS IS THE ONLY AMERICAN BUSINESS” Click on vetbiz in blogroll

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