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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

H.R. 543: Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2013

Summary: To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes. (More Info)

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Agent Orange Legacy 10,974 Facebook fans 458 Twitter followers

Agent Orange, used as a defoliant by the United States in Vietnam, has been linked to cancer and various nerve, respiratory and digestive disorders, among other ailments. Those service persons with presumed exposure are entitled to certain health benefits.

The legislation would grant presumptive Agent Orange exposure status to U.S. service members — primarily those serving in the Navy — who served in the so-called territorial waters, up to 12 miles off the shore in Vietnam.

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Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance 10,237 Facebook fans 323 Twitter followers

To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes.

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Blue Water Sailors of the Vietnam War

This bill simply restores the presumption of exposure to a class of Vietnam Navy Veterans the DVA began discriminating against in 2002.

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More Info: Agent Orange Exposure Presumption Restoration