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Old 08-17-2022, 06:51 PM   #1
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Pact Act and VN vets

FYI. Pact act covers Vietnam Vets also. New inclusions in the presumptives is HBP and Monoclonal Gammopathy.
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Thanks for the Heads Up
Although majority of information about PACT has been burn pits/toxic exposure Middle East it also expands exposure for Vietnam Vets for time spent in Guam

https://www.va.gov/resources/the-pac...ran-eligibilit
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According to my VA doctor and local VSO prostrate cancer is now on the presumptive list for VN vets. Being 100% already when the VSO told me it was on the list and would result in some extra $$$ I did not expect or ask for, I was shocked.

Oh well I guess we retirees are just getting back what they took from us all those years out of our retirement pay and still do for those under 50%
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I'm just glad that stuff like this and other laws for us Vets keeps getting passed.
Long time over due.
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Although majority of information about PACT has been burn pits/toxic exposure Middle East it also expands exposure for Vietnam Vets for time spent in Guam

https://www.va.gov/resources/the-pac...ran-eligibilit
D'ya think stopping for fuel and a bellyfull of beer and a look at Gooney birds qualify for Guamanian exposures, Biscuit?
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D'ya think stopping for fuel and a bellyfull of beer and a look at Gooney birds qualify for Guamanian exposures, Biscuit?
As I understand agent exposure rules, if you set foot in VN you were exposed. But I am just a guy on the internet giving my opinion. The VA claims adjusterís opinion is the one that matters. You may want to scare up proof of your visit if you have any.
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D'ya think stopping for fuel and a bellyfull of beer and a look at Gooney birds qualify for Guamanian exposures, Biscuit?
Not sure of 'time' requirement. Didn't see it listed last year when Blue Water Act was passed, the critical factor was within 12 miles of VN Coastline. No time/just miles.

Didn't see any time requirement for Guam but spent 60 days for boiler repairs so I'll be filing.
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Not sure of 'time' requirement. Didn't see it listed last year when Blue Water Act was passed, the critical factor was within 12 miles of VN Coastline. No time/just miles.

Didn't see any time requirement for Guam but spent 60 days for boiler repairs so I'll be filing.
See what's going on with Camp Lejeune. 30 day residency minimum, I believe.
Some of us merely passed through Guam on the way to Subic Bay and then on to Yankee station and the gunline. There were military with extended orders to Guam I am sure. And invariably there would have been those passing through Guam who never went on to VN or some other venue where AO was proven to be located. I suppose it really comes down to what minimum time exposure to AO makes one eligible. Maybe there is none at all.
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See what's going on with Camp Lejeune. 30 day residency minimum, I believe.
Some of us merely passed through Guam on the way to Subic Bay and then on to Yankee station and the gunline. There were military with extended orders to Guam I am sure. And invariably there would have been those passing through Guam who never went on to VN or some other venue where AO was proven to be located. I suppose it really comes down to what minimum time exposure to AO makes one eligible. Maybe there is none at all.
Spent Aug thru Nov in Guam....boiler retubing
Swam in the waters, played in the dirt, ate the coconuts
Sent in new Application On-Line yesterday cause the Blue Water Act application was denied as I couldn't produce evidence of being within the 12 mile limit requirement although we chucked a lot of 5" shells
Have Guam decklogs so we'll see where this one goes
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Spent Aug thru Nov in Guam....boiler retubing
Swam in the waters, played in the dirt, ate the coconuts
Sent in new Application On-Line yesterday cause the Blue Water Act application was denied as I couldn't produce evidence of being within the 12 mile limit requirement although we chucked a lot of 5" shells
Have Guam decklogs so we'll see where this one goes
I have "Cruise Books" for Westpac '70 and '71. Also, Commander Kennedy documented in his "Stories of a West Pac Cruise", how we engineers provided the ship with a bad tasting batch of fresh water that he thought tasted of fuel oil, which proves the Low Pressure Evaporators propensity for including aromatics in the distillate. We were anchored off of Da Nang in glass-like seas at the time. A fact long acknowledged by the Australian Navy. Sadly, the Blue Water Navy had AO claims rights, up to 2002, when they were stripped away.
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I have "Cruise Books" for Westpac '70 and '71. Also, Commander Kennedy documented in his "Stories of a West Pac Cruise", how we engineers provided the ship with a bad tasting batch of fresh water that he thought tasted of fuel oil, which proves the Low Pressure Evaporators propensity for including aromatics in the distillate. We were anchored off of Da Nang in glass-like seas at the time. A fact long acknowledged by the Australian Navy. Sadly, the Blue Water Navy had AO claims rights, up to 2002, when they were stripped away.
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https://www.va.gov/Blue_Water_Navy_F...shore%20waters.
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AO exposure by location.


2019 DoD List of Locations Where Tactical Herbicides and Their Chemical Components Were Tested, Used or Stored Outside of Vietnam


Now back to regular topic;
I remember when the contaminated drinking water was hot news on every news network. When the topic lost its shock value news media forgot about the subject.
This act was long overdue IMO.
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