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Ao Blue Water Vets..svr Radio Program..host: Berta



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This week on the SVR show featuring Berta Simmons as host will be John Rossie.

The time for the show is 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm central time. Don't forget you can call toll free during the show.


Remember you can go to the website at www.stardustent.com/svr.htm and join in the free on line chat while you listen to the show. If you have a question but don't want to call in you can ask it on the chat line.


If you wish you can join the chat line. There you can ask questions for Berta to ask the guest.

"John Rossie joined the U S Navy Reserve in 1965 and, while going to

school, spent 2-1/2 years as a Reserve Officer Candidate training as

a Communications Technician. He left school just after TET 1968 and

requested immediate active duty. He served on the destroyer USS

RADFORD out of Pearl Harbor from mid-1968 until it was decommissioned

after the 1969 WESTPAC cruise, then on a destroyer tender in San

Diego until his discharge in June, 1970.

Rossie started the www.bluewaternavy.org web site in February, 2006 and

continues to keep it current on a daily basis. The massive amounts of

documentation the site offers were compiled over a 5 year period by

Sue Balanger and Taura King. Some of the documentation saw its first

light of day in decades due to the work of these two women. His

involvement with bluewaternavy.org has brought him in direct contact

with the National Veterans Legal Service Program (NVLSP - the legal

council now pursuing the Haas Case), the Canadian Agent Orange

Association in connection with their on-going Gagetown suit, and

several other groups around the world working on Agent Orange-related

issues, including in Vietnam veterans in both New Zealand and

Australia. The site contains a Brief Description of the history of

the Haas Case as well as other documents he has written.

He has been an active Veteran's Advocate since the late 1980's and

helped found the Vietnam Veterans Home Page (www.vietvet.org /

www.vvhp.org) in 1994, the first veteran's site on the World Wide Web

and is still an active contributor and web master for that site. He

has had an active email address since 1978, when he began working on

a NASA Experimental Satellite Program. He retired from a career as a

Telecommunications Consultant in 2000 and volunteers time for his

County Veteran's Service Office."

Bonnie Richards

Volunteer Veterans Advocate



Freedom isn't FREE

Thank you veteran and welcome home.

Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,

Jesus Christ and the American G. I.

One died for your soul;

The other for your freedom.

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