The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association’
“Our organization wanted to offer acknowledgment of the dedication these individuals give as they shared the deterioration in life style that surrounds the terminally ill. When the veteran needed to file forms or go for medical exams and treatments, it was usually the wife who made sure it was all done correctly.” Stated John Rossie, Executive Director of The Blue Water Navy Association. “The pin is a form of appreciation for the people who didn’t abandon “their veteran” during the dire and hopeless times. We have members who want the entire medical team of doctors and nurses who brought them through some medical crisis along the way to all get these pins. When our legislation is passed, we’ll still need these Care Giver Pins. But at least we may see somewhat healthier vets being able to afford this one last gift to their wives or friends, or even some hospital staff. If you’ve ever been there, you’ll realize the profound impact these pins of recognition can have.”
The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association continues to urge the public to contact their Senators and Representatives to vote for S-1629 and HR-3612. These two Bills have been introduced to help Navy, Coast Guard and Fleet Marine service members affected by Agent Orange gain benefits while eliminating the technicality which is currently letting veterans die as a result of their service and dedication to their country. This legislation would require by law that ALL Vietnam veterans be given equal care for Agent Orange-related diseases resulting from their participation in the Vietnam War. In the meantime, more information on the Agent Orange Care Giver Pin can be found on BWNVVA’s website.
About: The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association has been helping Veterans obtain benefits that were previously denied. The Blue Water Navy Veterans Association has set up a website, http://bluewaternavy.org/
John Paul Rossie
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