|1966||USS Prime2 2.pdf|
|16 FEB 67||USS Prime.pdf|
|The Da Nang Harbor Report||
DA NANG HARBOR REPORT
|Removing Contrived Restrictions On Agent Orange Eligibility||Senate Bill 1629|
From Bluewaternavy page with approval from John Rossie
To All, A very important message!!!
Please pass to all Vietnam veterans
Service connection for bladder cancer, as due to Agent Orange exposure
and/or diesel fuel exposure, is granted.
See the attached citation below.
IMPORTANT Please ReadBecause of the difficulty of proving your "Boots on Ground" we have located deck logs for certain dates that the Prime was anchored in South Vietnam during the 1965 cruise with the crew going ashore for liberty in Vung Tau and moored during the 1966-67 cruise. These deck logs may help you with your claim. Also the copy of the Meritorious Unit Commendation received for the 1966-67 cruise, along with Family gram #4 and letters of fellow shipmates will help you with your claim. I have also added links to the Bluewater Navy website that has some great information to use for you filing a claim if you are unable to prove that you have "Boots on Ground". I would like to thank John Rossie of the bluewaternavy.org owner for allowing us to post these links.
These deck logs prove that you were "Boots on Ground". Please use this information when your applying for compensation. If I can help you please let me know.
Approximately 21 million gallons of Agent Orange (AO) were sprayed in Vietnam between 1962 and 1970. Where do you suppose it all went?
More than a hundred thousand members of the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Fleet Marine services who fought in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 suffer disabilities from the effects of dioxin, found in Agent Orange.
Yet, these service personnel are being denied all service-connected health care from VA Hospitals and disability compensation for these diseases by the Department of Veterans Affairs because of lack of "Boots on Ground" proof.
Through the lengthy process with the VA, required is the proof of "Boots on Ground" for approval. There are many diseases associated by this exposure click here. If you have any of these diseases file now. It takes approximately 1 year for processing, recommend a veteran service officer from DAV, VFW, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America or your own state Veterans Affairs office to help you with your claim, this is a free service.