-From the Editor-

We received a request from a Retired Navy Officer asking that we publish his letter on our website. Given the weight of the matter, I totally agree. This gentleman is at our service and you are encouraged to contact him if you or someone you know needs his help. And so, not only are we publishing his letter, but we are also listing him in our Links Of Interest page. So, here goes, and please read on. Thank you for your time.


My name is Carl Jewett, and I'm a retired Naval Officer having spent 24 years in the submarine force (12 enlisted, and 12 as a Mustang). I now serve as a VA Accredited Claims Agent at Mesothelioma Guide, an advocacy organization dedicated to helping patients with asbestos illnesses. We specialize in assisting patients in understanding which treatment options are best suited for their illness, as well as how to find the right doctors that provide those treatment options. As a VA Claims Agent here, I specialize in assisting veterans file for their VA benefits when they have been diagnosed with an asbestos illness as a result of their military service, and have assisted over 1200 veterans file for, and get approved for VA Disability Compensation.

Veterans make up the single largest group of people affected by asbestos illnesses, comprising of almost 1/3 of all diagnoses each year. In fact, approximately 6,000 veterans affected with asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone, many of whom never filed for their earned VA benefits.

As an advocacy organization, we don't charge patients for our assistance, so all of our printed materials, patient advocacy resources & assistance are 100% free of charge to patients and their family members. But, that also means we don't have the funding that would be necessary for us to advertise our services on TV or in magazines. Therefore, I am reaching out to webmasters who operate veteran related websites that are likely to have visitors who may have been exposed to asbestos, or may be suffering from an asbestos related illness like mesothelioma.

I noticed you have a resources page linking to veteran websites here at http://www.greendalepost416.com/Links-of-Interest.html and I think our site would be a great resource for your users and your site. Would you be willing to add a link to our site to help get the word out to the veteran community of asbestos victims and their families?

​If you are open to this, please let me know and I will be happy to get one of our IT folks in touch with you to work with you in accomplishing this.

Thanks so much for your support and I hope to hear from you soon.

Carl Jewett
LCDR, US Navy, Retired
Patient Services Director & VA Accredited Claims Agent

Note from the Website Administrator :

Given the gravity of the situation and the importance of this service, we have now published Mr. Jewett’s letter, which is currently accessed through the front page of this website. I checked into this organization personally  and , per the the Department of Veterans Affairs, determined that Carl Jewett and the Mesothelioma Guide are legitimate and are accredited by the Veterans Administration (Accreditation #23608). They are also well poised to help our veterans who may be suffering from asbestos-related illnesses. Therefore, not only is this article being published here, but we have also set up a special link, which appears on our "Links of Interest" page. Go see that page from here.

If you know of someone who needs assistance, will you please refer them to www.mesotheliomaguide.com/veterans. 

Thank you,
Bob Naffier
Greendale American Legion Post 416
Mobile: 414-520-0538