Claims for Agent Orange Exposure
for Naval or Coast Guard Service
on Inland Waters of Vietnam


For all Navy, Coast Guard, Marine and other personnel attempting to prove your presence "in Vietnam" while on a ship that was operating in the "inland waterways" of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. If you have Agent Orange related disabilities and illness, this material is provided to accompany the material you send to the Regional Office with your disability claim. Additionally, you *must* provide the VA with the name of the Ship you were on, the approximate dates you were on "inland waters", and your approximate location. The more detailed and specific you can be, the better your chance of having your claim confirmed.

There is a packet of materials that you can download and include with the submission of your claim for service-connected disabilities, found at http://www.ussjosephstrauss.org/store/Deck_logs/Agent Orange claim docs.zip

This material has been assembled by Ray Berilla at the USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) and contains the following documents in a .ZIP file format. [ If you need a good program to UNZIP files, try Unzip Wizard ]

Please retrieve these documents from the USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) Web Site at http://www.ussjosephstrauss.org/store/Deck_logs/Agent Orange claim docs.zip if you are filing a compensation claim for Agent Orange related disability for service in the Navy or Coast Guard for service on the Inland Waters of Vietnam. Additionally, you *must* provide the VA with the name of the Ship you were on, the approximate dates you were on "inland waters", and your approximate location. The more detailed and specific you can be, the better your chance of having your claim confirmed.

Read general information on this at the USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16) Web Site .


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