Dear Linda Clark,

The 112th Congress failed to pass law for Vietnam War veterans.  The law would have afforded all U.S. Navy Vietnam vets VA benefits.

New House Bill HR-543, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.  This  bill was introduced to the 113th Congress by Congressman Gibson (NY). The bill if passed will afford VA benefits to all U.S. Naval personnel engaged in the Vietnam war who served at sea never having boots on ground for  Agent Orange exposure.

In submitting a VA claim for Agent Orange exposure, the veteran must show proof of Naval service in the territorial waters of the Republic of  Vietnam.  In addition, medical history for one or more acceptable diseases  recognized by the VA for exposure.  A copy of the veteran's DD-214 must be  submitted with VA claim.

We veterans need help from the American people.  We need public support  for action.  We ask you to urge your members of Congress to co-sponsor the bill.  Without public support, nothing happens.  

Additionally, go to in the search box type Agent Orange  Act, page down to the title, sign the Petition. 


John Bury

508 S. Old Middletown Rd.

Media, PA 19063-4910



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