I was talking to a friend tonight about her son joining the service. I never knew this but she told me she was married to a Vietnam veteran who suddenly died of a heart aneurysm in 1989. It sounded like they were not even aware he had a problem prior to his death. I did not say anything to her but I thought she may have a DIC claim going back to 1989 if the death certificate said "heart aneurysm" (related to IHD). I didn't mention it because I didn't want to get her hopes up. I'm sure she is not even aware of what DIC is. She had a daughter by the Vietnam vet and the daughter has completed college. My friend remarried in 2000. Thoughts?