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Blue Water Ao Vets




Please protest this ridiculous bill by sending your comments directly to Senator Akaka via the Disability Commission.

Also your state Senators are mere clicks away-

at the VA web page and you can email them via the VA web site.

This bill defies Nehmer- established VA case law and apparently Akaka does not know that the DOD has confirmed AO was used in Korea.I reminded him.

The EED for retro AO under Nehmer is proposed to be changed to Sept 30,2002 in all Nehmer cases and I cannot imagine where they got this idea-

Nehmer is established VA case law-

This bill will undo Nehmer and prevent any AO vet who was exposed anywhere in Southeast Asia or its waters to file a valid claim.

This bill will undo any potential positive outcome of the Haas decision still in litigation.

Akaka is feeling the pressure of veterans who are actively sending their comments to him via the Disability Committee or their senators

but he has not withdraw the bill yet-

I asked him to withdraw it and propose instead a bill to uphold Haas and the CAVC August 2006 Haas decision and to continue to honor the established provisions of Nehmer as to earliest effective dates of awards of VA compensation to Agent Orange veterans with presumptive AO disabilities.

That would not only make sense, it would cut through the BS of the VA's current appeal of the Haas Aug 2006 CAVC decision, but it would also honor Abraham Lincoln's words which are the Motto of the VA- which VA seems to forget-

(George Washington must spin in his grave too-

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their country." George Washington 1789)

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