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stephen m gibson
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  • Great Bend, KS
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messin with cheetah

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Gonzales Jun 23, 2015. 1 Reply

after a night of partying, joe was stopped by the local police an found to a little tipsy.they put him in a cell with a gorilla.joe seein his new cell mate ask what he was in for,the gorilla…Continue

 

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stephen m gibson replied to David E Sillaway's discussion abestos
"i was on the point defiance that was built with asbestos,was in nam off the coast sprayed with agent orange,she was scrapped but before that started she had to be cleaned of the toxic material before the scrapping began.this happened after i was…"
Oct 9, 2017
stephen m gibson commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Point Defiance LSD-31
"hey all was wondering if anyone got their claim accepted,mine is at the hdqs in dav headquarters with the appeals team in washington.hopin new evidence found helps get my claim accepted."
Jul 17, 2017
stephen m gibson commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Point Defiance LSD-31
"have found the records detailing the disposal of our ship,it shows there were some toxic material found before she could be scrapped,asbestos,lead pcb's and maybe ao.it was scrapped in brownsville tx,she was listed on agent orange exposure list…"
Dec 10, 2016
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USS Point Defiance LSD-31

USS Point Defiance (LSD-31) was a Thomaston-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. She was named for a location in Pierce County, Washington, the site of a military reservation established by the U.S. Government in 1866.
Dec 10, 2016
stephen m gibson replied to mike carlson bm1 (sw)'s discussion v.a. disability
"i had a congressional involved and they were able to find records concerning my ships history and why she was disposed of and toxic items that needed to be cleaned off before process began  all this took place after i was discharged from the…"
Oct 17, 2016
stephen m gibson left a comment for Joe Gonzales
"hey joe ,talked to a rep from a congressionals office today ,signed a release of info  form an explained my issue,she will get with her boss and another congressioal an maybe make the va move on the expansion of the renewed acknowlegment for…"
Jun 26, 2015
Joe Gonzales left a comment for stephen m gibson
"our ship is on that list, when it was in nam etc."
Jun 23, 2015
Joe Gonzales replied to stephen m gibson's discussion messin with cheetah
"sorry, not me… non violent, no murders… peace "
Jun 23, 2015
Roger Hutchings left a comment for stephen m gibson
"If you look at all the newest Navy ships, they make the Point Defiance look like it would belog in the civil war!"
Jan 2, 2015
stephen m gibson replied to Roger Hutchings's discussion The latest on ship exposed to agent orange
"i am currently goin thru my third appeal w/va they will not accept  my illness from the the point d got with my dav reps last week an filed a form needed to move ahead,i have read the symptoms associated with ao and asbestos i am suffering with…"
Jun 9, 2014
stephen m gibson commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Point Defiance LSD-31
"just had a visit with dav reps from wicita,ks,told them i was in a third appeal process with va and didn't what else to do.pulled up my file and they found a form needed to be filled out we did that i then signed where needed so now i…"
Jun 5, 2014
stephen m gibson replied to Roger Hutchings's discussion The latest on ship exposed to agent orange
"hey mick, i was on the pd myself in 73-76 was in 2nd div  my name is stephen gibson .ive been fightin va for 3yrs,recently discovered a website that said copd can be linked to asbestos exposure i sent the page an appeal to my dav contact so…"
Apr 27, 2014
stephen m gibson commented on William Towne's group Cold War Navy Veterans
"anyone know what it means by your claim is close goin into the system?the va rep was asked by someone and was told they couldn't tell them that.stephen gibson"
Mar 14, 2014
stephen m gibson left a comment for Joe Gonzales
"hey joe hadn't spoke to ya in awhile ,how r things goin with ya?i talked to my dav rep a month ago an he said my claim was close to {goin into the system},am hopin my latest diagnosis from my internist spoke volume to them. there was no more…"
Mar 5, 2014
stephen m gibson commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Point Defiance LSD-31
"i finally got some diagnosis from a internist she looked at my records an ran a lab work on me discovered i am type diabetic and copd third stage due to asbestos exposure from point d.who knows how long i've had this i'm assuming more than…"
Oct 14, 2013
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Oct 8, 2013

Profile Information

Rank
Seaman Apprentice
Where were you or your family stationed?
san digo,calif.
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
July 30, 1973
End date of your service
July 30, 1976

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At 7:24pm on June 23, 2015, Joe Gonzales said…

our ship is on that list, when it was in nam etc.

At 4:45pm on January 2, 2015, Roger Hutchings said…

If you look at all the newest Navy ships, they make the Point Defiance look like it would belog in the civil war!

At 7:26pm on August 31, 2013, Ira Leroy Brown said…

Hi Stephen, Not having any issues or respiratory problems at all.

At 12:53pm on August 8, 2013, Roger Hutchings said…

Hi Stephen! Go to the web site < blue water.org >. I am working with the a county  Veterans  Service Officer in Arapahoe County here in Colorado  and he has been extremely helpful in organising my records and has already submitted a" place keeping claim" to the VA in Denver. A place keeping claim means when all my medical records are ready to submit, my claim date will be the date when  my place keeping claim was submitted. my claim will include agent orange, asbestos, solvents, PCB's ( from a transformer explosion while on shore duty in Hawaii) and back injury(suffered during the collision). If I can help in any way please email me and we can also talk on the phone.

At 2:07pm on September 19, 2012, Joe Gonzales said…

yes I tried for compensation, it’s been over a year now, havn’t been denied yet, but I dropped the ball, they had sent me another 15 page letter, so I have to go see the DAV.  we have to fight for it, we have to prove our ship was in Vietnam where agent orange was used etc. (which I did), and asbestos.  of course they won’t tell us why PD was decommissioned etc.  Google, agent orange, Point Defiance, asbestos.

peace

At 5:22pm on September 17, 2012, Joe Gonzales said…

I am sure I know who you are (well not 100% lol)… I sent you a message, I am not use to this and have hardly used this site, but since I got message from you and I am home...

wow, Joe Gonzales (they called me Gonzo)….

 
 
 

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