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Agent Orange Care Giver Pin Created To Recognize Family And Friends Of Disabled Vietnam Vets!

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association (BWNVVA) helps family, friends, and medical staff of Vietnam War Veterans by recognizing their continued support!

March 11, 2012 - PRLog -- The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association http://bluewaternavy.org (BWNVVA) was established in 2006 as a way to help Vietnam Vets Exposed to Agent Orange regain their health benefits. These benefits should be automatically designated to Navy veterans who served in Vietnam. However, over two hundred thousand of these veterans are unable to receive disability or health benefits, as a result of Agent Orange exposure, because of a change made by the VA in 2002. Now, BWNVVA is taking their support further. The non-profit organization has developed The Agent Orange Care Giver Pin.
The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association’s Agent Orange Care Giver Pin is designed to help veterans from any branch of service show their appreciation for family, friends, and medical staff who have sacrificed their own lives to help make the lives of these suffering veterans better. The purpose of the Agent Orange Care Giver Pin is to show appreciation for those who have improved a veteran’s quality of life and who have also joined the fight for the benefits each veteran should be immediately entitled too.
“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/, with an easy way to contact their legislators, a documentation library, news of the day corner, editorial and opinions tab, and a specific F.A.Q. section regarding the Agent Orange Equity Act- otherwise known as S-1629 and HR-3612. The organization is seeking the public’s support on this matter. John Rossie is available for interviews upon request.


John Paul Rossie
Executive Director

Helene Vece, PRSA member and CEO of JumpStart Ink

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