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I was denied my PTSD Claim today because they said I couldnt provide proof that I was on the USS Ogden LPD-5 in November and December 1969. We were evacuating the 3rd marines out of either vung tau or quaviet ( My spelling sucks and also my memory ) we were designated as the morgue ship. If anyone has any ideas on how to get the ships logs I would appreciate it. I heard the National Archives would be a good start or the Navy archives. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Only deck logs from commissioned Navy ships are permanently retained by the Naval Historical Center and the National Archives. A ship "in commission" is a Navy command in her own right; she has her own administrative identity, and originates records in her own name. Annual command histories, written under a program initiated by the Chief of Naval Operations in 1952, are included in the active records of the Naval Historical Center. Deck logs are also held by the Ships History Branch of the Naval Historical Center. After 30 years, Ships History Branch transfers the deck logs to the Modern Military Branch, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 [telephone (301) 837-3510].

Give these people a Call. They may be able to help you.

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Go to the FOIA letter Generator and write a letter to the CNO. Mark that you would like to receive a call about the documents that you would like. Ask for the Command Logs in you FOIA letter.

Doris Lama (CNO-FOIA) should call you. She will suggest certain things that you may like. She will send these logs in about 3 to 4 weeks, in my case.

Command history of Your Ship. Also ships medical logs if available.

The ships logs will be for the whole year that you require. You will have to go through the logs to find your event. Ask for the complete year of 1969.

Doris Lama's assistant is Ms. Phyllis Shaw @ (202) 685-6530.

I did use the FOIA letter Generator, and it did work just fine. When ask for where to send your letter select, under Defense, -- Navy. Select yes you want a waiver. Write that it is in the Public Interest. Just take a little time and use the link below.

http://www.rcfp.org/foi_letter/generate.php

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I need to prove the duty the ship was on !!

I have the proof I was there, they just need to know what we were doing,

Gordon

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