Mar 25, 2011 - 10:51 pm
I am searching anywhere and everywhere for anyone that may have known or remembers my deceased beloved husband, Dennis R. Hoffman. Dennis passed away Dec. 20, 2010 of extensive small cell lung cancer. He was 61 yrs. old and survived 8 short months after diagnosis.
In May of 2010, he submitted a claim to VA because of the lung cancer, agent orange and having been sent TDY to Vietnam on several occasions. He served in the AF and retired in 1993. His time in Vietnam came while stationed at Clark AB, Phillipines, in Aug.69-Nov.70. He was an AGE technician and worked on the flightline. He squadron was the 405th.
He attended tech school at Chanute around April or March 1969. If you did also, or know anyone that did, would you please reply?
If you recall of him, or even have knowledge of that squadron during that time, any of the supervisors, any of the other AGE technicians, would you please reply? You can PM me if you like.
When he was dying he asked me to continue his battle with the VA. I am!
It is my goal to not only bring just honor to his name, but to become an advocate of Veterans everywhere. I am currently working with a lung cancer advocacy group to include and involve Veterans and their plight with cancer due to exposures that are service connected!
If you know any AF Veterans that served in that time, will you mention his name? This is how we must united and fight the beast and VA together!