In July I retired as a chief petty officer after 26 years in the Navy, with my last duty station being Italy. My wife and I and our three school-age children are making Eagle our new home.
We had two major matters to settle. First, a disability claim involving multiple service-related medical problems. I completed work on everything with one exception — my hearing loss. Unfortunately, promised appointments for an exam fell through, in Italy and Virginia. I was then told to see an audiologist in Boise, but couldn’t get a straight answer about scheduling an appointment.
Finally, I called Congressman Labrador’s office. He became my advocate. Two days later I received a letter from the VA and got the test done.
The next issue was our household goods, which were shipped from Italy and Florida, my second-to-last station. But no one could locate our clothing, books, appliances, kitchenware, etc. Again, I called Labrador. And again, his intervention did the trick. Our property has been located. We’re still awaiting one shipment, but the kids were able to start school with what they needed.
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Labrador has our gratitude for looking out for a veteran family.
Brian Nelson, Eagle