UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING BLUE WATER VETERANS' CLAIMS:
The FRA supported Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to consider new and previously submitted Blue Water Navy claims. As part of that effort, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is collaborating with the VA to determine ship locations and to digitize more than 1,800 vessels deck logs.
The data contained in these ships deck logs are critical in determining qualifying ship locations in accordance with the log. For the first time, the VA will have each of these ships mapped with precision, providing a comprehensive view of their locations.
The VA estimates that there are between 420,000 and 560,000 Vietnam-era veterans who may be considered Blue Water Navy Veterans. The law also extends benefits to survivors and dependents of veterans with confirmed service whose claims would have been granted as a result of the new law.
WE HAVE A COPY OF THE MAY 15 - MAY 16, 1968 DECK LOGS WITH THE FILE NUMBER AND DATES ON THEM. THEY PROVE THAT THE MK WAS IN DA NANG HARBOR ON THOSE DATES. CONTACT DAVID CANNON IF YOU NEED ONE FOR A VA CLAIM.
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