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Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans May Finally Get Their Benefits!
The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association has been helping veterans obtain the benefits they are legally entitled to since 2006. As of February 6th, the Association is now one step closer to making a sweeping change in this process a reality.
“Many Vietnam veterans are not getting the VA benefits readily available to all other Vietnam veterans, despite being contaminated by Agent Orange, because of a technicality in the current law,” said John Rossie, Executive Director of The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association. Every year that goes by that leaves thousands of Navy and Marine veterans suffering and dying with absolutely no assistance from the Veterans Administration. They were originally awarded Health Care and Compensation under the Agent Orange Act of 1991, but those were rescinded.
“This is a shameful reflection on the citizens of this country. All the current veteran problems are rooted in the mistreatment of Vietnam veterans. If we can get those problems straightened out, we will be helping many of the complaints of our current veterans. The VA should be taking care of our own, not figuring out loopholes that will deny Veterans medical and financial benefits.”
In 2002 the VA, in what The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association alleges as “possible selective discrimination”
About: The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association has been helping all veterans obtain their earned VA benefits. The Association has a website, http://bluewaternavy.org/