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Has anyone on this forum filed or know someone who filed a VA claim for anxiety/depression for participating with the violent civil disobedient/riot control on the Navy’s aircraft and vessel shooting Range on Vieques, Puerto Rico?

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The Navy has had many serious problems and rough protest situations at Vieques that the Navy finally left in 2009.

"Violence has marred Thursday's scheduled withdrawal of the U.S. Navy from a controversial bombing range on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

Shouting anti-Navy slogans, hundreds of protesters stormed the bombing range and burned military vehicles early Thursday. The unrest came hours after the deadline passed for the end of the Navy's presence on Vieques, a tiny island to the east of Puerto Rico. "

http://www.voanews.com/content/a-13-a-2003-05-01-38-violence-67309427/381305.html

The island is also a Superfund site due to unexploded ordinances and other toxic chemicals in the soil.

If you can prove that you were directly involved with or near to any of the violence,it might be possible to get a doctor to make a full nexus statement for you.

However you will surely need some buddy statements, as well as proof (maybe in you 201 Personnel file) that you were at the scene of violence ,by virtue of your MOS, that caused you the anxiety and depression.

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  • In Memoriam

I was subjected to some very rotten experiments there. Viequez Island is loaded with depleted uranium. Peurto Rico tried to clean it up, but it is still a mess. Our aircraft shot uranium into mounds there. The people on the island could be exposed to much more than they think. I was on an A/C carrier in 1968. there were also a couple of marine squadrons there.

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