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Flat feet and back problems

Jim: I enlisted in Jun 74 and was honorably discharged in 10/81. I currently have a 10% disability for the ringing in my ears. The ringing has been there since, but did not file a claim until 6/14. When I was getting my medical records together the DAV worker noticed that at my ETS medical review revealed "flat feet" was noted. A claim was filed. Approximately 1 1/2 years ago I underwent a decompression lumber laminectomy as I was previously 6'2" and was then just 6'1". My legs were in terrible shape. I was unable to stand or walk.


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