DESPITE the unlamented expiration of the terms of nine percent of the absolutely ineffective and non-productive members of US House of Representatives in the 112th Congress (91% of whom we Americans sent back to Washington despite their inability to protect veterans and their families or even agree to protect Americans from higher taxes); and, with it the demise of the legislation that would have once again (as Congress originally intended in P. L. 102-4, 1991) included those of us who are Blue Water veterans of the Vietnam War and their families;
WE PLEDGE to work once again to give voice to those who are not typically heard in advocating for a re-introduction of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act; to speak our undeniable truths to the Washington power brokers; to continue providing independent and diverse points of view re-enforced by valid and widely accepted research and science; and to tell to anyone willing to listen the multitude of poignant stories arising out of the result of our military service that no one else is telling; and to pressure the US House of Representatives in the 113th Congress to set aside partisan politics and do the right thing by enacting the soon-to-be introduced Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2013.
A Map of Support from the House of Representatives.
AMENDED 19 Sept 2011
VA Bulletin Corrects Misunderstandings about 3.313
Legal Notice about Veterans Data Theft Settlement
Congressman Filner Explains His New Legislation
Support for Blue Water Navy and other
Vietnam Veterans given at House Committee Hearing
BWNVVA introduces the
Agent Orange Care Giver Recognition Pin
Congressman Cliff Stearns Wants Answers, Too
Cliff Stearns to Admiral Dunne Letter
Bart Stichman's Statement to the
Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs - February 3, 2009
Read this excellent article on
Larry Scott's VAWatchDog.org
Stephenson, et al. v. Dow Chemical Company, Monsanto Company, et al.
Isaacson, et al. v. Dow Chemical Company, Monsanto Company, et al.
VA Memo Regarding This
In a separate action, through the offices of Gerson Smoger and Associates, Writs of Certiorari were filed for two individuals also related to Agent Orange claims:
one Writ for Isaacson; and
one Writ for Stephenson.
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Update from Army Times
FRA Legislative Contact Site
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Department of Veterans Affairs Intends to Strip
John McCain of Vietnam Veteran Title
NVLSP and BWN Are Fighting Hard
to Save John McCain's Vietnam War Veteran Status
Support Travel Reimbursement for veterans seen for medical care.
Bob Filner Letter of Support to Bill Fryday
Blue Water Navy still covered for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Agent Orange in the water and on the wind
Reports of thousands of gallons of
Agent Orange dumped into the Gulf of Tonkin
Navy announces Treasure Island Toxic Hazards - Dioxins
A Letter of Support from Congressman Bob Filner
National Academy of Science pays for
Agent Orange tests in the Philippines -1972
Veterans not entitled to mental health care, U.S. lawyers argue on Feb 5
VA Admits: No Scientific Reason to Exclude Blue Water Navy
Research shows how Dioxin (TCDD) Works
HR 5892 addresses keeping a claim open upon the death of the veteran
Blue Water Navy submits The Agent Orange Fair Compensation Act
to the Senate and House Committees on Veterans Affairs
The Guam Contamination Reports
More Vietnam veterans confirm Agent Orange use in Guam
BLUE WATER NAVY IN THE NEWS
Are Veterans Targeted for Triage? - by Professor Eugene Narrett