Agent Orange-President has signed in to law H.R. 299-the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.

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  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    From, Dennis Nixon, DAV National Commander

    Text - H.R.299 - 116th Congress (2019-2020): Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019

    After years of fighting to correct an injustice for disabled Vietnam veterans, DAV takes great pride in announcing that the president has signed in to law H.R. 299-the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.

    Passage of this law is a pivotal victory for Vietnam veterans who have not only suffered for decades from illnesses and diseases linked to exposure to Agent Orange, but who also felt that their service and suffering had long gone unacknowledged by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    DAV is thankful for the leadership of House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano and Ranking Member Phil Roe; Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Johnny Isakson and Ranking Member Jon Tester; and Senate Bill sponsors Kirsten Gillibrand and Steve Daines, who all worked in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to finally get this legislation through Congress.

    Mostly, we are grateful to the Vietnam veterans, their families and survivors, all our members and supporters who have stood with us over the years to advocate for this legislation and who have been so crucial to getting it across the finish line. I regret that many Vietnam veterans will have succumbed to illness before this victory could be realized, but rejoice knowing that countless others will finally be able to access the benefits they need and have rightly earned.

    Fellow Vietnam veterans, I am proud to share this triumph with you. Congratulations, and welcome home.

    This alert is for information only. You do not have to take action at this time.
    For those who do not know, Dennis Nixon, DAV National Commander, lost a leg in Vietnam.
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2019
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  2. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    About time, sez me.
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  3. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Even now the Libs are trying to stir up problems by stating it will be difficult to prove your status.
    Not true, as the 12 mile limit is also the point of which the War Zone was and the only factor for this Law.
    Other cases and conditions are included in this Bill that protects Korean and others in their time of Duty.
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  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Tuesday I was informed a Vet that was not "Service Connected" and has major cardio problems has been sent home from the Hospital and placed in Hospice Status.

    We are still fighting to win his claim and hope to have this resolved before he dies as to do other wise leaves his spouse and kids with nothing.
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  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Claims assistance continues on, $280K+ in examples below
    A Blue Water Navy Agent Orange compensation for a Kerrville area veteran and a correction on a form for a San Antonio area veteran highlight veterans’ Claims successes in March.

    In Kerrville, Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Claims Benefits Advisor (CBA) Tammi Franklin’s work with a veteran on a Blue Water Navy claim resulted in the veteran being awarded $39,350 annually, plus $227,011 in retroactive compensation. The veteran previously had no claims benefits compensation.
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  6. SB21

    SB21 Monkey+++

    You are a true patriot and a savior for a lot of Vets , HK ,,, god bless ya ,,
  7. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Not my work but we have some in play.
    Still serving.

    Thank You
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