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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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Guest Berta

USS Ogden LPD-5 earned 9 Campaign stars during the Vietnam War

At this link it appears that you were in the WInter Spring campaign- 1969-1970

http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/0905.htm

The ship was in obvious support of armed forces in Vietnam-

There is a Reunion link there and it might help if you need to get a buddy statement-

there is a crew list here- but only Ogden crew members who posted their names at the list:

http://navysite.de/ships/lpd5.htm

You got great advise here as to ways to prove you were on the ship but

have you ever gotten your NAV 118 form? It is in personnel files of Marines and I assume same form for Navy too-

It can be obtained with a SF 180 attached-often shows destinations and arrivals by sea-but doesn't have them all sometimes-

By the way- maybe a good time to check the awards on your DD 214-

see if they are all there-

I will attach that form too (DD 149)

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"vung tau or quaviet "

It might help a lot to narrow this down to the port-

those names are not familiar to me at all--

Hope the attachment works-

it is the coast of Vietnam from a War Map and maybe those coastal areas and names in I Corps will

help determine where you actually were on board the ship?

or help find more info to prove what you did?

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I'm certain it was Vung Tau.

I've been told to get a buddy letter from some of my old shipmates. Is this a standard form?

Would a regular letter or email be good enough ?

Thanks for the info about the Ship website Berta. I must have had a senior moment because I put my name on that list about 6 months ago. I'm sure glad you reminded me about that site.

Thanks to all for any help

Gordon

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