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Date: 06 Mar 2005
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
I too am a Navy Vietnam war veteran, suffering the effects of agent orange exposure. I too have been continually denied when filing my claims. I was on the Uss Oriskany from 72-74. I was on Yankee station when the Paris peace talks were negotiated. I worked the deck as a plane captain assigned to VA-215. The most dangerous job in the navy, (according to them). I think it is a travesty that our country has essentially 'turned it's back' on the navy war veterans. I plan to fight this as long as I can to right this wrong. The main emphasis is that they are saying that 'we' Navy guys could not have been exposed to the herbicide. Well, how did the agent orange get transported?? Yeah, navy ships. This has all the trappings of another cover-up by the government. I am writing my congressmen and continuing to re-appeal my denial. I suggest you all do the same. There IS strength in numbers. Carlton Powers, ADJ2, VA-215, Uss Oriskany.