All CG Vietnam Vets, Presumed Exposed to Agent Orange

Navy Times recently reported that the 47 additional ships had been added to the list of those whose crews may have been exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam war.

Looking into this a little further, it appears that all Coast Guard vessels that participated (WAK, WHECs, WLBs, WPBs) are included in the list. Go here for more information. Any Vets who set foot in country are also presumed to have been exposed.

“Veterans must meet VA’s criteria for service in Vietnam, which includes aboard boats on the inland waterways or brief visits ashore, to be presumed to have been exposed to herbicides.

“Veterans who qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure are not required to show they were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides when seeking VA compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange exposure.”

8 thoughts on “All CG Vietnam Vets, Presumed Exposed to Agent Orange

  1. Well Crap! Just read the article in Navy Times about my exposure to Xrays due to working LORAN, now this.
    Maybe one cancels out the other.

  2. Please read THE IOM REPORT minor Rev. 3 Jan. 2012…Blue Water Navy Report (yes, that’s minor Rev. 3 Jan. 2012…Blue Water Navy Report). The Report (3 Jan. 2012) is …”A must READ”…for all Vietnam Veterans and THEIR OFFSPRING. The Department of Veterans Affairs has been sitting on it for several months now. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not conform to THE IOM REPORT: The ” DVA ” likewise continues to delay, to deny, to use “false truths” for veterans to overcome, and wrongfully revoke claims… in existence …to force veterans…to have to meet the approval of Dr. “FOOT ON GROUND” or Dr. “BOOT ON GROUND”. My claim was denied because: SERVICE treatment RECORDS do not contain complaints.treatment,or diagnosis. THE DECISION is “A false TRUTH” : IT can take 20 to 40 years for symptoms and/or illnesses to surface…after exposed to agent orange. THE IOM REPORT (3 Jan. 2012) indicates that The Blue Water Navy was in the worst of situations,conditions,and atmosphere …exposed to agent orange…to distillation of water for boilers…and WATER FOR DRINKING. THE IOM REPORT (3 Jan. 2012) supports… “THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING”…the blood sausage… that agent orange made of my body is “EQUAL GROUNDS” for The Department of Veterans Affairs to honor my claim of having been exposed to agent orange. Please read THE IOM REPORT…yourself.

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