Monday, January 18, 2016

FRA: Ask VA Secretary to Help Vietnam Vets on Ships

This just in from our good friends at the Fleet Reserve Association:

Ask VA Secretary to Help Vietnam Vets on Ships
Help Vietnam Vets that served on Ships

A number of U.S. Senators recently dispatched a letter to VA Secretary Bob McDonald asking him to use his statutory authority to extend  the presumption of service connection to veterans with Agent Orange related diseases who served in the territorial waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam conflict. Shipmates are urged to use the Action Center to contact the VA Secretary and express their support for a regulatory change so that thousands of "Blue Water" veterans can begin receiving benefits that have heretofore been unjustly denied.   

Click on the Take Action link to the right of the headline.


”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Obama Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." --President Abraham Lincoln

"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."--President George Washington

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