The Federal Circuit Court's decision in Procopio v. Wilkie, decided on January 29, 2019, recognizes that Blue Water Navy veterans have been exposed to the Agent Orange herbicide and makes them eligible for VA benefits.
The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) as well as other Veteran Service Organizations (VSO) have signed onto a letter to the President requesting that he direct the Department of Justice NOT to appeal the decision of the Federal Court.
This letter urges the President to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to immediately begin implementing this decision so that justice is finally provided to these veterans who served in Vietnam, suffered from the devastating long-term health effects of Agent Orange exposure, but who today are denied the benefits and health care they have earned.
If you would like to send a letter to the President as well, you can help the FRA by going to their "Action Center"
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