Commissioned 74 years ago 12/22/1946

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Update on Agent Orange Benefits for DD823 Shipmates.

July 23, 2019

VA extends Agent Orange presumption to ‘Blue Water Navy’ Veterans. Eligible Veterans may now be entitled to disability compensation benefits.

Read the press release:
Press release from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

See the disability benefits available to those serving offshore:
Blue Water Navy disability benefits

Sammy B. sailors are also covered under brown water operations as well.

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