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NVLSP is appealing the recent Haas decision-

BWNVVA is considering (and I agree with them ) that a favorable Haas decision down the road could possibly involve confirmed AO exposure for any Navy vet who was within the 12 mile limit -coast of Vietnam.

The court could again find against BWN vets- that is always possibly too.

BWN is suggesting that any BWV with AO disabilities should certainly join their web, gather all info they can on their ship's logs, and also attempt to prove their ship was within the 12 mile limit.

They are going to post this web site:


as this is a military researcher and, for a fee, might be able to help BWVs prove that they were within the 12 mile limit- or maybe even closer than that during the Vietnam War.

Certainly many vets can collect enough data on their own to possibly pin point how close their ship was to shore of Vietnam, but this is one more way they might prove twhere they were.

Still- the `12 mile limit' idea is just a guess- no one really knows what the outcome of the case will be and even if any BWVs will be found as exposed to AO.

I talked to an NVLSP lawyer last night-(Rick Spaturo)-there is no update yet on the Haas situation.

He confirmed the survivorship regs for Nehmer as I understood them-

as anyone with an AO claim is in a class action which falls onto their survivors if the claim is in process and they die before it can be resolved.

BWVs should access the Blue Water Web site for the latest info on Haas-although this will take lots of time- and try to pinpoint with evidence-how close their ship was to the Coast of Vietnam.

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The DoD, did not list ships longitude and latitude in ships logs. Pilots would know this information well, but I don't expect for them to help. I should have known this information as I had to set in the Longitude and Latitude, in the roller map display in the cock pit. Roller map was a device similar to what GPS is now. I just can't remember.

I remember when my buddy Billy Stewart died the Long and Lat was written in his write up. I can no longer find this information. Deaths, of which there were many, were marked when these guys died at sea. This information seems to vanish once it is discovered by Vets adversaries.

If we have to rely on the DoD for Longitude and Latitude we will not get the truth.

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