Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the federal circuit ruled in favor of 73-year-old Navy veteran Alfred Procopio Jr., declaring that Procopio and the estimated 90,000 "Blue Water" Navy veterans of the Vietnam War qualified for aid, which previously had been denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), on account of "presumptive exposure" to Agent Orange.

From 1941 until 2003 the U.S. Navy operated a base on Vieques, a government testing ground for biologicals and experimental radiological ordinance. They c onducted bombing runs and testing of chemical weapons for use in foreign wars, from Vietnam to Yugoslavia to Iraq. The U.S. government has admitted the presence of napalm, agent orange, depleted uranium, white phosphorous, arsenic,

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Agent Orange: Alphabetized Ships List. The list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange has moved to the Veterans Benefits Administration compensation website. The updated list can now be found on VBA’s "Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange" Web page.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs does not grant Agent Orange benefits to ‘Blue Water’ navy veterans who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam. 651-470-8788

HMD’s report Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Exposure was released in May 2011. The report concluded that "the committee was unable to state with certainty whether Blue Water Navy personnel were or were not exposed to Agent Orange." VA benefits. Eligible Veterans may receive the following VA benefits:

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