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The VA, A Real Nut-Cracker PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 24 October 2011 12:23

Nearly five months after Huffman went off the balcony of the 3rd floor July 21st, 2001 at the Hawaiian Inn in Daytona Beach, FL it was clear that Huffman’s right inguinal hernia needed to be fixed.  Huffman then decided to utilize his VA medical benefits to fix the hernia at the VA in Clarksburg, WV.  After the operation, Huffman was concerned that the right testicle was swollen more than expected and more painful.  Within a few days, he decided to go to a civilian hospital in Parkersburg, WV for testing.  The blood flow to the testicle was cut during the operation.  Within months, the testicle went into complete atrophy; the VA informed Huffman he only needed one.  He then sued the VA and they paid for the one he didn’t need. 
Huffman since ’93 has been teasing Pete about where he was shot.  They would go into a bar together, and Huffman would say, “We both were in Vietnam together and got hit in the head, but different heads” and wait for a reaction.  Pete would say something about the biggest target or say “tell them where else I was shot”.  Huffman would then say, “If they knew how lucky you were and how nice your wife Patti is, they’d be lining up for a designer”.  Huffman now has met his karma.  In addition to blind jokes, he is now the target for squirrelly nut jokes or other kinds of nut jokes.  “If you dish it out, you need to take it”, Huffman says. “If you can’t do something about it, have fun with it”.