I was stationed at MEDDAC, FT Riley May1988 when I took a hit during PT, fractured all my lower incisors, dislocated my jaw, lost consciousness and woke with blood running down my throat unable to open my mouth. The soldiers from my unit physically carried me to the ER where they restored my airway and did root canals on those teeth. It was bloody enough, if I can find one of them I'm sure they'll remember.
ALL medical records of the event are lost.
For dental care, the VA requires proof that it's service connected, and a letter from a fellow soldier that witnessed it would work.
Any clue how to track down a soldier from my unit over 20 years ago? Just got notice today that the VA is hearing on this in 7 days.
Appreciate any bumps to keep this topic hot for that week, and any advice or contacts that lead me to a possible witness. I found a physician I believe was the hospital commander at the time (Col. William Hart Parry, MD) but I can't find his contact info, other than he last worked in Santa Rosa, Tx. I don't know that the hospital commander would remember anyway. I can't remember who my CO or 1SGT was. The hospital states they don't have records that far back.