My husband served 2 tours as a SeaWolf helicopter pilot. He is now disabled
due to back problem and hearing loss due to his service. I want to see if we
can get compensation thru the VA. He was told that because he was based
on a Navel ship and not officially "in country" that he is not eligible. Is this true?
Has anyone gone through this that can help me?
Some one is giving you some wrong information... you first should get a good rep to fight for you. Just by being in the military alone makes him eligible for benefits. Start gathering every bit of information about his service from day 1 to day of retirement or separation from service. There are plenty of Seawolf brothers out there that will be able to help you. Just never give up.
Didn't say who your husband is, but contact our Seawolf Veterans Service Director, Bill Pressey. He was also a Seawolf Helicopter Pilot and will tell you he IS eligible. He will give you all the info you need. His number is (541) 915-5517.