Recently - there is a greater interest in assigning AO claims to the BLUE WATER Navy. We have some sailors who could use the VA help given their current conditions. Here are some LINKS to help you sort out your exposure for claims. Several of our crew are now on the list for VA health benefits, having had some help from the documents and links provided.
ACTION REPORT 1
ACTION REPORT 2
ACTION REPORT 3
ACTION REPORT 4
DECK LOGS 73- (JAN1-JAN31) (cease fire Jan 27)
DECK LOGS 71-(AUG1-SEP7)
DECK LOGS 70 (APR 5-20)
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE - VIDEO
LETTER of EXPLANATION (Veteran support letter)
BLUE WATER AWARENESS for AO (offered by USS Bainbridge's Mike Yates
Agent Orange claims ease
for shipboard sailors -
There may be some USS O'Callahan sailors who served in these units as well. This link was contributed by Joseph Allen. One sailor had earlier asked if the deck log of O'Callahan might show of his temporary assignment to a PBR and shore activity that would verify his exposure to agent orange. I am not sure if those logs would show the unit assigned but the logs are housed in naval archives in Washington D.C.