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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 05:00 AM

'Blue Water' Navy Vietnam Veterans Closer to Receiving Agent Orange Benefits

https://kstp.com/medical/blue-water-navy-vietnam-veterans-agent-orange-benefits-/4969645/

'Blue Water' Navy Vietnam Veterans Closer to Receiving Agent Orange Benefits

June 29, 2018 08:11 PM

Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans are one step closer to receiving Agent Orange disability compensation after it passed the U.S. House earlier this week. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not grant Agent Orange benefits to ‘Blue Water’ navy veterans who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam.
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Agent Orange was a herbicide and defoliant chemical that the military sprayed from planes during Vietnam. The VA has associated exposure to diseases including certain cancers, nervous system conditions and Type 2 diabetes. Veterans who set foot in Vietnam or in the inland waterways are presumed to have had exposure to Agent Orange, granting them additional benefits from the government.
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Wentling watched the vote on Monday and says H.R. 299 is now in the Senate. "There's no indication of when a vote could come," she said. "I think it will really be these veterans holding their feet to the fire to get this to the Senate floor," Wentling said.
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Sat Jul 21, 2018, 12:32 AM

1. Excellent news, if and when congress approves, and more importantly fully funds the act.

With the R’s in charge, there is no way that veteran care would be more important than tax cut for multi-nationals, or billionaires.

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Sat Jul 28, 2018, 12:04 AM

2. These fools ever heard of wind currents ?

Off-shore breezes ?

While we're thinking in this vein, remember that the folks who served in the Middle East have their own calamity coming in the form of Burn Pits. When the time comes for this to be examined at the federal level, we older vets need to make damned sure these concerns are addressed for this generation of warriors.

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