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JohnM's wife here!

OK I am emmak's sister-in-law, she has two Veterans she is working on, Husband and Son. for now I would like to get some help on her Son, We are waiting for John at the rating board and nothing else to do.

Her Son was in the Navy aboard DDJ44 Pratt. Looking for info one this ship and where the records maybe also medical records. Does anyone know what carrier battle group she was part of from 1981-1985?

He has several medical problems and only rated 10% VA is not reconizing the other problems that may be related secondary to his first especially with all the medicine he has been on for 20+ years that is breaking his system down.

I will be going over to their house today, and help sort out his medical records and see where and what we can do. Question I have is once this is done should we fill out a form to support his claim again? There is again 20+ years of medical paper work to go should this all be submitted again? Remember VA is not helping in anyway! And there are some medical records missing from the ship plus he was also Medivaced off of one to another for the initail medical problem. Also something that had happened on board the ship might not have been documented down, even though he had went through chain of command.

Thanks for any info

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The USS Pratt has a reunion info contact at this site- dont know how recent this info is-

Reunion info can be very helpful if a vet needs to contact someone for a buddy statement:


This might be more updated: (the whistle is loud)


She was with the 6th fleet during that time frame:

"She received further combat systems updates in 1979-80, operated with the Sixth Fleet and visited Northern European waters in 1981, and took part in Lebanon Crisis actions in 1982, including providing gunfire support for U.S. Marines at Beirut." from :

Navy archives might be able to give you more as to location during that time period-


Crew list here and also a link to "accidents" aboard ship-

that might help someone out there-


What a beauty she was-

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