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Old 02-20-2019, 04:21 PM   #1
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Last-ditch effort to pass Blue Water Navy bill fails in Senate

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Best I NOT comment as it would be 'political'


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Disappointing. And I'm not Navy.
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I am not surprised at all. There are some of us who were exposed to other chemicals that were just as bad like methyl ethyl ketone, dry cleaning solvent and all make of fuels and oils. I guess some of it came with the job but one I was exposed to back then was a smoke abatement compound that I am still trying to get the Navy to admit that it ever even existed. We were warned that it was toxic but then it was put in the fuel of the old A7-A/B and if you were a mech like I was you got soaked in JP a lot.
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This old news, the bill was reintroduce in congress for this year. Federal Court case Procopio vs VA the court ruled in favor of Procopio and stated the the VA must include the Blue Water Navy that were within 12 NM of the coast of South Vietnam as the Agent Orange act was originally written. The Va May take this to the supreme court but has not done that as yet.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.d3d29df20758

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Their stated #1 reason for not passing it is the cost but that would be nowhere near the cost of healthcare for some others that would be too not-pc to mention here.
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Thank-you for that link (Jan 2019) which is Fed Court Ruling after Congress lack of action (Dec 2018)


Now Congress will have to act....
Fed Court Decision ties their hands.
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Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.

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After years of fighting to correct an injustice for disabled Vietnam veterans, DAV takes great pride in announcing that the president has signed in to law H.R. 299-the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.

Passage of this law is a pivotal victory for Vietnam veterans who have not only suffered for decades from illnesses and diseases linked to exposure to Agent Orange, but who also felt that their service and suffering had long gone unacknowledged by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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After years of fighting to correct an injustice for disabled Vietnam veterans, DAV takes great pride in announcing that the president has signed in to law H.R. 299-the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.

Passage of this law is a pivotal victory for Vietnam veterans who have not only suffered for decades from illnesses and diseases linked to exposure to Agent Orange, but who also felt that their service and suffering had long gone unacknowledged by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Hurray!!! Score one for the vets!
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WSJ story today said they are still trying to sort out who and how they will be affected.
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So how do I find out if the USS Ranger operated in the listed areas during our '70 ~ '71 cruise?
Seems useless to go through the frustration of filing a claim, waiting for months if not longer, just to be denied because the logs don't show operations within the listed areas.
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