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Raymond Melninkaitis
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  • Beacon Falls, CT
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Petty Officer Second Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
VA 153 aboard the USS Coral Sea and the USS Oriskany
Veteran of Foreign War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
January 1, 1967
End date of your service
February 20, 1972

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Vietnam Blue Water Navy Wins in Court

Posted on March 4, 2019 at 2:35pm 0 Comments



On 29 January 2019, the Federal District Court reversed the BVA and CAVC denials of Mr. Procopio’s claim AND reversed HASS. In addition to Mr. Procopio, this decision restored the Blue Water Navy’s rights and benefits under the Agent Orange Act of 1991. No longer can the VA deny Blue Water Navy Agent Orange claims based on a “boots on the ground” (or lack thereof) requirement.


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