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VA improves delivery of benefits to Vietnam Vets at Sen. Franken’s urging

May 20, 2011

VA improves delivery of benefits to Vietnam Vets at Sen. Franken’s urging

“Making sure Minnesota’s veterans get all the benefits they've earned without confusion or delay is a priority for me,” said Sen. Franken. “I am very pleased that Secretary Shinseki responded to my request and made the necessary improvements to ensure our that Vietnam veterans get their benefits as easily and seamlessly as possible.”

After speaking with constituents about their individual cases, Sen. Franken identified several systemic problems that need to be tackled in order for VA to best implement the decision to grant service-connection for the new conditions.

 

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  1. John Gammuto Reply

    I was a cargo tramsport crew member in the Military Airlift command 1965-1968. We carried all of th colors of herbicides, including agent orange into and around vietnam. I was definately exposed to the stuff directly from the leaking barrels, never sprayed on me. Now I hav all kinds of serious health issues related to exposure.with no recotgnition by the VA thanks to to G. Bush. My boots were definately on the ground, but because I was an aircrew member, no disability awrd has been forthcoming. I'll be dead before I get any satisfaction from the VA.
    John Gammuto

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