Commissioned 76 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... Read More

A Special Lady: A Memoir

March 8, 2018 A Special Lady The following was read by Ken Giardina at the USS Samuel B. Roberts Shipmates AssociationReunion in Newport RI on October 5, 2017. —- In the late fall on November 22, 1969, just … Read More