Cold Injury Committee Report

by John Zitzelberger

For those who are having problems with the delayed effects of cold injury such as:
  • Sensitivity to cold
  • Raynaud's phenomenon — painful constriction of vessels in hands and feet
  • Sweating
  • Chronic pain
  • Recurrent fungal infections
  • Ulceration of scar tissue
  • Nail growth disturbance
  • Skin cancers in effected areas
  • Arthritis or joint stiffness, limitation, swelling (edema — fluid accumulation)
  • Skin thickening
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Numbness, tingling, burning
  • Did you move to a warm climate to avoid the cold?
  • Do your ears have chronic fungus?
This list may not be all-inclusive. All individual cases are different. If you have any questions concerning your case, you may contact me or other members of the Committee to secure material you will need to pursue your claim. These materials and information may be procured in the following ways:
Go to any Kinko's store and contact the Columbus, Georgia, store for an electronic transfer:
    Ph: (706) 320-0511
    Fax: (706) 320-9311
    Attn: Jason Long
    File Name: Zitzelberger

or contact:

    Robert Speights
    1506 Thorn Ridge Rd.
    Austin, TX 78758-6213
    Ph: (512) 836-0458
All Chapter Presidents have disks and we have other disks available for you to print out the 64 pages of information we have acquired. Even if your claim has been rejected or settled, consider reapplying if you think you should be rated higher.
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Cold Injury Committee:
    John Zitzelberger, Chairman
    6719 Beaver Ct.
    Midland, GA 31820
    Ph: (706) 569-9757

    Any claim questions should be addressed to:
    Gary Patinsky
    VFW Service Officer
    5337 Chin Maya Dr.
    Swartz Creek, MI 48473
    Ph: VFW Detroit (313) 964-6510
    Dr. Stanley Wolf (Medical Liaison)
    7213 Greentree Rd.
    Bethesda, MD 20817-1507
    Ph: (301) 365-3088
    Richard Bernard (Legislative Liaison)
    1 Scenic Drive
    Highlands, NJ 67732
    Ph: (732) 872-0656
    Fax: (732) 872-0657
    Ben "Doe" Wagner
    (Board of Directors Liaison)
    889 N. McKinley Rd.
    Lake Forest, IL 60045
    Ph: (847) 234-9213
    Email: [email protected]

For more detailed infromation and Protocols regarding Cold Injury, Click on the Veterans Admistration Link below. If you are a Chosin Reservoir Veteran, this is a very informative page

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