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Agent Orange and Blue Water Navy: Agent Orange Still Killing Americans As One Group Fights For VA Benefits!

February 05, 2012

“Our Association has helped hundreds of vets overcome unnecessary benefit denials because the Compensation Division of the VA is overwhelmed by claims, red tape and poorly trained workers.” said Rossie. “I’m hoping we can get public support and media attention for the AOEA. Our Veterans shouldn’t have to continue to fight for what they have already earned by their sacrifices almost 40 years ago.”

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently added about forty-five ocean-going vessels that are now assumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange, to a growing list of Navy and Coast Guard ships.  “These men should now be able to receive the Health Care that they have desperately needed for decades. This includes the Marines who served on ships in the Fleet.” says Rossie. “Because dioxin can lay dormant in the body for thirty or more years, many of these men are now coming down with diseases they have no idea are directly connected to their service off the coast of Vietnam. We’re here to help them understand what is happening to them, and get them connected to the VA for treatment.”

 

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  1. roosevet wilson Reply

    I am a vietnam era veteran. I served on the uss Ranger cva-61 from 1969-1971 in the tonkin gulf area.
    I am affec ted by agent orange in many ways and i have been trying to become service connected since 2002, but has been denied every time. I'm just seeking help before I die from this stuff.

    • admin Reply

      Dear Roosevet Wilson,

      Thank you for your comment. I apologize for the delayed response. I am not able to help you with your claim but recommend this group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AO-Awareness-and-Info/. There are many seasoned veterans who are members. Thank you for your service and sacrifice and good luck with your claim.

  2. pete merritt Reply

    My ship was in Da Nang harbor May of 69 and I now have severe nerve loss in my feet which can be caused by AO.  I did not go ashoe and VA says I have no claim. I understand this is changing and am looking for some help.
    Pete

    • admin Reply

      Thank you for your comment. I am sorry that you have had such difficulty in obtaining recognition of your illnesses as a result of your service to our country. We have information on our site that will help you. Please follow this link for more information: http://agentorangelegacy.com/ao-blue-water-navy/. Good luck in your fight for benefits.

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