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  1. G.L.(Red) Smith Smith

    USS Princeton (LPH-5) operated as troop transport with helicopters and smaller vessels transporting troops on and off shore during April 1962 and from October 1964 to December 1968 (see other category)
    USS Princeton (LPH-5) operated on Ganh Rai Bay during April 1966 (see other category)

  2. Diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. Veterans and their survivors may be eligible for benefits for these diseases:

    •AL Amyloidosis
    A rare disease caused when an abnormal protein, amyloid, enters tissues or organs
    •Chronic B-cell Leukemias
    A type of cancer which affects white blood cells
    •Chloracne (or similar acneform disease)
    A skin condition that occurs soon after exposure to chemicals and looks like common forms of acne seen in teenagers. Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.
    •Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
    A disease characterized by high blood sugar levels resulting from the body’s inability to respond properly to the hormone insulin
    •Hodgkin’s Disease
    A malignant lymphoma (cancer) characterized by progressive enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen, and by progressive anemia
    •Ischemic Heart Disease
    A disease characterized by a reduced supply of blood to the heart, that leads to chest pain
    •Multiple Myeloma
    A cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell in bone marrow
    •Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
    A group of cancers that affect the lymph glands and other lymphatic tissue
    •Parkinson’s Disease
    A progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects muscle movement
    •Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset
    A nervous system condition that causes numbness, tingling, and motor weakness. Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of herbicide exposure.
    •Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
    A disorder characterized by liver dysfunction and by thinning and blistering of the skin in sun-exposed areas. Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.
    •Prostate Cancer
    Cancer of the prostate; one of the most common cancers among men
    •Respiratory Cancers (includes lung cancer)
    Cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea, and bronchus
    •Soft Tissue Sarcomas (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or mesothelioma)
    A group of different types of cancers in body tissues such as muscle, fat, blood and lymph vessels, and connective tissues

  3. Unsolicited Comments: First and foremost, All Gave Some and Some Gave ALL. With my service I completely understand that I gave More than Some and Less than Others however WE ALL Served Together. With those statements in mind I’m submitting for your review this 40 minute video, linked below, which was submitted to me in a different format but I found and am submitting below in a YouTube format which also indicates the video was posted June 28, 2019.

    Of Concern: For example my exposure to Agent Orange included 2 off the Coast of Vietnam tours between 1963 – 1965 | 1967 – 1969 and 2 In-Country-Vietnam tours between 1966 – 1967 | 1969 – 1970. After watching and paying attention to this 40 minute video and as a qualifier, not being a doctor, I’m STILL concerned with a new understanding because the statements made by several of the people in the video “hit-home”. Such as I’m dizzy most of the time – the ball of my left foot has, I guess, neuropathy which the VA wouldn’t identify – the dermatologist I see now cannot identify the various sizes and colors, for lack of a better word, “polka-dots” all over my body. However, more important to me, looking back, I may have very well passed on “bad-things” to my wife and children unbeknownst to any of us and me not having a clue

  4. Robert Pelletier

    how do I get the 40 min. video ?

  5. Jim Blish

    Hi Red ,this is Jim Blish who was on board in 1963 in A Division,,and i am filing for agent orange exposure since i have prostate cancer and diabetes mellitus 2 but i can not remember what months we were off shore of Vietnam in 63 ,can you help jog my memory ? the info would be much appreciated Thanks

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