There is legislation in the House of Representatives, HR-543, that would re-establish Agent Orange benefits for these individuals following their removal by the Veterans Administration from coverage under the Agent Orange Act of 1991.
The VA denied them coverage because they did not have their "boots on ground" in Vietnam, as if the herbicide and its dioxin contaminant stayed completely out of the water and the air and off the thousands of tons of supplies that transited through Vietnam to the ships offshore
Please contact your representatives and tell them you support HR-543, The Blue Water Navy Veterans Act of 2013. Tell them you want HR-543 passed in this Congressional session.
Continue Learning: http://www.ctmirror.org/op-ed/2013/11/21/vietnam-veterans-need-your-help