Blue Water Navy
Vietnam Veterans Association



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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2013 - HR-543

Introduced by Representative Chris Gibson on Feb 6



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BLUE WATER NAVY DIOXIN EXPOSURE
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Approximately 21 million gallons of deadly herbicides were sprayed on Vietnam between 1962 and 1970.
Where do you suppose it all went?

Nearly half of the surviving hundred thousand members of
the United States Navy and Fleet Marine services
who fought in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975
may currently suffer disabilities from the effects of dioxin, found in Agent Orange.
Yet, these service personnel are being denied all service-connected health care from VA Hospitals
and disability compensation for these diseases
while all other Vietnam War veterans are receiving these benefits!

This site provides information related to dioxin and other toxic exposures
by personnel of the Blue Water Navy, which includes Coast Guard and Fleet Marine personnel.
Additional information for all veterans is also posted.
We are not doctors and offer no medical advice. We are not lawyers and offer no legal advice.
We will not take your Power of Attorney to represent your case, but we will consult with you as to
the best information and arguments that we know by experience to give you the best chance of winning your VA claim.



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If you think all Vietnam Veterans are receiving service-connected
VA Health Care for exposure to Agent Orange, you are wrong........

If you think all Vietnam Veterans are receiving compensation benefits
for disabilities caused by Agent Orange dioxin, you are sadly mistaken.....

Members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Fleet Marines who served offshore
Vietnam, with no contact with the land, have been removed by the VA from their coverage under
the Agent Orange Act of 1991, and are denied Health Care and compensation benefits
for all herbicide-related diseases and disabilities - the exact same diseases and disabilities
providing full benefits to veterans whose feet touched the soil of Vietnam.

This Website provides a background of the scientific, medical, and common sense evidence
that shows this capricious action by the Department of Veterans Affairs to be illegal, non-rational, and contemptuous.



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The Da Nang Harbor Report

How To Use the Da Nang Harbor Report

DIOXIN ON THE CARRIERS

A Re-Analysis of Blue Water Navy Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure


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ABC Documentary on Blue Water Navy
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The Agent Orange Act of 1991



Basic Information on Agent Orange and Dioxin Exposure




Here are a few random basic information on Agent Orange web sites




Link to "Herbicides In Vietnam - 1963-1970" animation by Stellman and Greene Consulting
Herbicides In Vietnam




U.S. Army graphic of the acknowledged Vietnam spray areas.








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The Words of President Ronald Reagan



IN MEMORIUM

Members of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association

Ron Phillips, December 1, 2007. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Norm Boissonneault, Januaary 9, 2008. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Robert Taylor, Sr. (Bluesman), May 9, 2008. Died by his own hand following the
announcement of the May 8, 2008 Federal Court Decision in Haas vs Peake.

Robert J. Will, July 13, 2008. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Rick Szpyrka, October 22, 2008. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Agnes "Irish" Bresnahan, March 11, 2009. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Harry J. Spencer, (Snowcrab), May 24, 2009. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Ken Cannon, June 2, 2009. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Al Ashton, October 10, 2009. Died from combat wounds and
complications due to Agent Orange.

Richard "Ex-Intrepid" Appling, May 29, 2010. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Wallace "Wally" M. Ward, (Latergator), September 30, 2010. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Craig H. Close, November 11, 2010. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Robert Ortiz, September 20, 2011. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Paul H. Hatfield, January 12, 2012. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Fred Gersh, April 5, 2012. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Bob Barbee, July 14, 2012. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

James Michael (Mike) Hopkins, July 5, 2012. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Jack R. Weaver, January 19, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Daryl Rawson, January 20, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Roger F. Dondero, January 27, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Donald E. Mumby, April 16, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

David Sanderson, June 17, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Douglas J. DeWitt, October 20, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Bob "trainguybob" Bauman, October 20, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Ted Zweig, October 26, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Steve A. Cranston, October 30, 2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Peter Philip Philhower, November 18,2013. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Michael P. Andrews, November 22, 2013. Died from complication due to Agent Orange.

Arnie Nathan, February 14, 2014. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

James Treganza, May 2, 2014. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.

Bill Miltenberger, May 13, 2014. Died from complications due to Agent Orange.



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Development and contents of this site has relied extensively on the work of Susan Belanger and Taura King. They have literally spent years gathering data on veteran exposure to herbicides and other toxins in Vietnam and MANY additional areas both in South East Asia (e.g., Thailand, Laos, Cambodia) as well as other places around the world. If it were not for their long hours and hard work, the plight of the AO veteran problems would not be as advanced as they are now or will become in the future. They have done this work without pay and have freely shared their information with any veteran who could benefit from it. Susan and Taura deserve our overwhelming gratitude for all their past and continuing efforts.

Creater and Webmaster of this site is John Paul Rossie


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