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Active duty son trying to get some advice on how to handle my dad’s VA claim. I appreciate any feedback and suggestions on how to proceed. My dad who is 78 years old is a Navy veteran of 23 years and served in Vietnam. He was stationed on the USS Kawishiwi (AO 146), which is a Navy ship on the VA’s “brown water” list (http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist/list.asp). My dad filed a VA Claim in 2003 for several diseases related to Agent Orange to include Type II diabetes, Heart Disease (had quadruple bypass, angioplasty, and splints done), Hypertension, various skin
As this post demonstrates, the VA has been pulling a rabbit out of its hat to ensure that Navy Vets whose ships were in 3 particular ports in Vietnam were NOT entitled to an Agent Orange exposure presumption. As I share in this post, thanks to a recent court victory by my friend and colleague Matt Hill, this may be about to change. http://www.veteranslawblog/blue-water-agent-orange/ Chris Attig