Brown Water Vets

Brown Water Vets

Who Are The Brown Water Vets? Why does the VA refer to some Vietnam Vets as Brown Water Vets and others as Blue Water Vets? Brief history: The term “brown-water navy” originated in the American Civil War. According to Gary Joiner who wrote “Mr. Lincoln’s Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron American Crisis” (2007 Rowman …

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Nehmer Claim

What is a “Nehmer Claim”?

What is a “Nehmer Claim”? Who is eligible? This article details the origin of a Nehmer Claim. Also it provides information on who is eligible. “Nehmer” refers to the series of rulings resulting from a 1987 class-action lawsuit. Beverly Nehmer, the Vietnam Veterans of America and nine Vietnam veterans or widows, filed a federal class …

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The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) has been calling for more research on the generational legacy of toxic exposures for for all who have been exposed while serving in the armed forces. More veterans of recents wars report health issues in their children and grandchildren. On April 14, 2015, Sen. Moran (R-KS) joined Sen. Blumenthal …

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The Agent Orange Act

The Agent Orange Act

The Agent Orange Act of 1991 H.R.556 – Agent Orange Act of 1991 102nd Congress (1991-1992) To provide for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to obtain independent scientific review of the available scientific evidence regarding associations between diseases and exposure to dioxin and other chemical compounds in herbicides, and for other purposes. During the Vietnam …

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