"The Veteran has credibly testified to repeatedly maintaining helicopters that were covered with leaves, dirt, and other debri from areas in Vietnam that would have likely been cleared by Agent Orange, and it would therefore be improper for the Board to draw a distinction between a Veteran who maintained a plane which was used to spray herbicide and a Veteran who maintained helicopters which were likely covered in herbicide and contaminated debris (the helicopters were likely exposed to herbicide as they landed in Vietnam, then returning to the ship where the Veteran serviced them covered in soil and foliage). Therefore, giving the benefit of the doubt, the Board finds that the Veteran is presumed to have been exposed to herbicides during his active service."I do wish VA would speed up our own claims!
13 April 2016
Amazing! Blue Water Navy Vet Wins VA Claim By Citing Our C-123!
This fellow served aboard the USS Ttconderoga, but claimed its aircraft returned from Vietnam with Agent Orange residue. So, this Blue Water Navy vet wins his BVA appeal thanks to our C-123 efforts!