Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Legion Magazine Features Blue Water Battle

We would like to take this opportunity to urge you to read an article online. This month's Legion Magazine, the voice of the American Legion, has a cover story on the Blue Water Navy fight. Several members of the Veterans Association of Sailors of the Vietnam War [VASVW] were interviewed for this article. Here is the link.

Blue Water Battle

VASVW is very appreciative of the fine work done by researcher/author Ken Olsen, and Editor Jeff Stoffer of the American Legion Magazine.

VASVW remains committed to the passage of HR 2254/S1939, which would restore benefits illegally removed from Vietnam Veterans who served in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and who served offshore in the Blue Water Navy. We believe that there is more than sufficient scientific evidence to support the fact of Blue Water Navy exposure, and there is sufficient documentation from the Department of Defense and personal testimony to show exposure in T-L-C Veterans, including the Air Force Flight Squadrons that rotated through the air bases there.

Modifying the qualifying criteria to only require receipt of the Vietnam Service Medal, or the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for Service in Vietnam, and a qualifying AO Disease is the desired goal. The path to claim approval would be shortened dramatically, and in the long run, would ease the last days of a dying breed of American Veterans, ensure their legacy and care for their survivors.

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  1. Anonymous19:05

    Fellow Veterans, this is a darn good article that everyone should read. Well worth the time.

    Phil Elliott

  2. Anonymous15:01

    Question!!! Where the Hell of the rest of the Democrats????? They could Pass S.1939 without the REPUBS. They have an absolute majority: they can warp and bend the rules like they did to pass ObummerKare....the biggest scam in the history of the country. Not even all the Dems on Akaka's committee are onboard. Akaka and Webb's not; whats the deal here??

  3. You are seeing the power of the DVA in action. They own more than a few well placed Senators and chose not to spend their energy in the House, but in the Senate where there are fewer partners in crime needed to stop things.


  4. To the anonymous poster who repeatedly tries to post about the USS Krishna:

    Your comment was posted twice and twice I replied to it. I will not post it again.