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VA Information for Sherman's 1970 Crew

Posted by Richard Ames on November 2, 2011 at 10:05 PM

VA Adds Ships to Agent Orange List


VA announced in September that it has expanded its list of ships that served in areas of Vietnam that now qualify for dis­ ability compensation due to Agent Orange herbicide exposure.

Veterans who served on the ships between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, can file VA claims for 15 medical condi­tions VA presumes to have been caused by Agent Orange exposure.
They can find the list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships at

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/

Vets also can call VA's Special Issues Helpline at 1-800-749-8387 and press 3.


Veterans afflicted with the three conditions (Parkinson's disease, various chronic B-cell leukemia and ischemic heart disease) VA added to the Agent Orange presumptive list last year can file claims at

https://www.fasttrack.va.gov/AOFastTrack/

According to VA's Sept. 2 announcement, "Service on­board ships anchored in an open-water harbor, such as Da Nang Harbor, or on ships on other open waters around Vietnam during the war, is not considered sufficient for the presumption of Agent Orange exposure Veterans interested in obtaining deck logs can contact the National Archives at College Park, Md., at

http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html

Others interested in conducting their own research or submitting their own documentary evidence can e-mail

211_AOSHIPS.VBACO@va.gov.

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