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Submitted by David C. Cory on 19 May 2021

The Veterans News Hour with David C Cory and Richard Hurley

News and talk show about military veterans issues, including VA benefits and all related topics.

Talk Show Program Archives for Podcasting

The Veterans News Hour , April 26, 2021 Veterans Virtual Hearings, New Bills to grant benefits and presumptions for disability compensation and more veterans
The Veterans News Hour , April 19, 2021 Virtual Hearings before the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA); and recent news including MVA's Bill of the Week project
The Veterans News Hour, March 29, 2021 Guest, Amy Franck, founder Never Alone Advocacy, military sexual assault
The Veterans News Hour , March 8, 2021 Guest, Sara Kierzek, Habit for Humanity Wisconsin
The Veterans News Hour , February 22, 2021 Treatment for alcohol problems, overcoming PTSD challenges, and connecting with others to find a fulfilling life
The Veterans News Hour , February 15, 2021 What is VA Voluntary Services and VA benefits with 100% Service-Connected Disability
The Veterans News Hour , February 1, 2021 Gulf War Anniversary, General Colin Powell and Desert Storm, and The Situation Report: West Palm Beach VA Homeless Prog
The Veterans News Hour , January 18, 2021 VA Secretary Robert Wilkie on VA Accomplishments and other VA news
The Veterans News Hour , January 4, 2021 American Legion Scholarships; also news about Agent Orange and Parkinsonism, hypothyroidism and bladder cancer.
The Veterans News Hour , December 28, 2020 Guest, Lauren Price of Veteran Warriors, discussing toxic contamination from open burn pits
The Veterans News Hour , December 14, 2020 Guest, Kathryn Thomas, former Navy helicopter pilot; now, director, Yoga4Change,
The Veterans News Hour , December 7, 2020 Guest, Lauren Price, discussing the VA's Caregiver Support Program
The Veterans News Hour , November 16, 2020 Guest, Mark Andrews of Habitat for Humanity International
The Veterans News Hour , November 9, 2020 Hear US Veterans, transitioning from service, adjusting to civilian life, & the VA's Coaching into Care program.
The Veterans News Hour , October 26, 2020 Veterans adjusting to civilian life, coping with loss, overcoming mental injuries and getting the help they need!
The Veterans News Hour , October 12, 2020 VA Enhanced Pension Benefits, Healthcare Options, Eligibility and Enrollments and Board of Veterans' Appeals news
The Veterans News Hour , October 5, 2020 PTSD treatment, coping with depression, and managing stress
The Veterans News Hour , September 21, 2020 Open air burn pits being used overseas and affecting US service members, and other Veterans News
The Veterans News Hour , September 7, 2020 US Institute of Peace, About USIP, Importance of Strategic Peacebuilding, Network of Iraqi Facilitators
The Veterans News Hour , August 31, 2020 VA's Women Veterans Forum; Board of Veterans' Appeal; and benefits for National Guard and Reservists
David C. Cory

David Cory is a lawyer who represents veterans and military personnel in disability claims and appeals and in adverse personnel actions.  He is a graduate of Jesuit High School of Tampa (1977), the University of South Florida (BA, Political Science, 1981) and the University of Florida College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1984).  He has been a licensed attorney (State of Florida) since May, 1985.

During his legal career he has worked for law firms in Gainesville, FL, and Tampa, FL, as well as operating his own law practice in Tampa and then Brandon.  He served as an Air Force judge advocate for twenty years (twelve on active duty, eight in the reserves), retiring in 2005 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He served at active duty assignments in Arizona, England, North Carolina, Saudi Arabia, California and Washington, DC, and served as a reservist in Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, New Jersey and California.

During his military career, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal six times. He was Company Grade Officer of the Year for his units in 1988 and 1989 while serving in England. He is a graduate of the Air Force Judge Advocate General's School, the Air Force Squadron Officer School, and Air Command and Staff College of Air University. During his career, he also completed numerous continuing legal education courses at both the Air Force and the Army JAG Schools.

His legal experience has included many areas of law over the years, including criminal law (prosecutor and pretrial hearing officer), government contracting law, tort law including medical malpractice, environmental law, employment and personnel law, federal labor law, administrative law, appeals, family law, wills, consumer law, contracts and business law.

He also has experience with military operational law issues, including the Law of Armed Conflict, rules of engagement, operational contracts, and status of forces agreements, among other areas.

He is accredited by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to represent veterans in disability claims. He also has experience with medical malpractice claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) as well as pursuant to 38 USC 1151.

He also has experience in a wide range of cases with the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records, the Army Board for Correction of Military Records, and the Board for Correction of Naval Records (for the Navy and Marine Corps).

At various times during his career, he has also taught law courses at the undergraduate, graduate and law school levels.

You can reach him at:

David C. Cory

P.O. Box 3975, Brandon, FL, 33509-3975

Phone (813) 662-0760


Richard K. Hurley, Jr. Esq.
Lawyer, Legal Advocate for Veterans and Talk Show Host

Richard Hurley became a partner with David C. Cory to form the law firm of Cory and Hurley Law Group in October of 2012.  Since that time he has provided legal services for veterans and active military covering a wide range of legal disputes.  A majority of these cases focuses on providing VA disability compensation for veterans who served in the United States Military during WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraqi War, Afghanistan and during times of peace.

Richard attended Jesuit High School, Tampa, FL (1977), Florida State University (1981) and Seton Hall Law Center (1984).  He was admitted to practice in 1984 in New Jersey.  He is a Member of the New Jersey Bar, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to becoming a partner in the law firm of Cory and Hurley Law Group, Richard was in private practice concentrating in the areas of general litigation, contracts and real estate law.  He served as Prosecutor or Public Defender in many municipalities in New Jersey from 1989 to 2003.  He serves as a Mediator and an Arbitrator for FINRA (the Regulatory Body for the SEC).

Mr. Hurley was President of the Somerset County Bar Association (1997), Member of the Richard J. Hughes Inn of Court, Marie L. Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court and American Bar Association.  He was named NJ State Bar Association Mentor of the Year (1993) and Young Lawyer of the Year (1994).  He has extensive trial court experience in civil and criminal law.  He believes with patience and persistence anything is possible.

Richard K. Hurley, Jr.
Cory and Hurley Law Group
P.O. Box 148
Lecanto, FL 34460
(727) 612-1515

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