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Old 03-02-2010, 05:08 PM
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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My dad served on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier during Vietnam, 1964-1967. He wore the yellow shirt. Got out early because someone decided to test the jet engines without notifying everyone in the area. Kicked up debris and blinded him in one eye. Well, now he's in the hospital with double pneumonia and they just found nodules in his lungs. They're going to run test on them and they asked him a whole lot of questions about all the places he worked. I seem to remember there being something about lung damage caused by the flight deck nonskid surface material. If anyone knows anything about this, could you please find it and email it to me and or post it here.
He had wanted to work until he was 67 but his company forced him to take retirement at 65. I'm hoping there's something about this that can be covered by the VA but I want to have everything in order before trying to go that route since the nearest VA hospital is about an hour and a half away from here. I believe he was on the Coral Sea and the Intrepid. They just put him on an oxygen mask instead of the oxygen hose. His blood oxygen levels had dropped dangerously low. With the mask, it came up to safer levels.

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