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Non caring Congress For Navy Vietnam Veterans



Over 175,000 Navy veterans are the unsung casualties of the Vietnam War.

John J. Bury Global News Centre

(MEDIA, Pa.)  It has come of a common opinion amongst Vietnam War Veterans that Congress tends to exclude mostly Blue Water Vietnam Veterans for VA benefits.  This group of veterans never had boots on ground Vietnam, yet just the same they are sick due to Agent Orange exposure.  It seems Congress and the VA consider these veterans not worthy.

New book by Sheree Evans focuses on connection between Glioblastoma and Agent Orange

sheree-coverSheree Evans has written her first book, which recalls the story of her husband Tommy, and many other vets and their families, all impacted by Glioblastoma and similar illnesses that the U.S. government has fought to avoid responsibility for.

Tim King – Salem Insider

(SPRINGFIELD)  I spent the summer of 2013 riding my motorcycle coast to coast, giving talks about serious health issues that face American veterans.  The ride, called “Operation Red Dragonfly,” was organized by a widow in Missouri named Sheree Evans, who goes by the nickname of Tiger.

As I covered more than 11,000 miles in roughly two and a half months, Tiger helped me gain access to many vets who live in the dark with regard to serious  I spoke to veteran-oriented audiences all over the US about health hazards they face from serving in uniform.  These include contamination from cancer-causing military base toxins, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, and Agent Orange, a chemical defoilant sprayed over the jungles of Vietnam during the US war there.

Martin Bongiorno, decorated Vietnam Vet… and justice

bongiomoheroIn recent years, Vietnam Veterans have been wearing hats with the words “I served in Vietnam” inscribed on them.  I make it a point to shake the hands of these vets who served in “America’s Unpopular War.” 

Marianne Skolek Global News Centre

(MYRTLE BEACH)   Growing up in a small town in New Jersey, I made friends with some people whose memories remain with me today.  One vivid memory was a boy named Martin and the years of a friendship we shared.  We weren’t bad kids, but we sure did have great imaginations when we put our heads together.  One Halloween we were out after dark with some of our friends and Martin had this wonderful idea to take down a white picket fence in front of a house and lay it flat on the ground.  We succeeded in pulling the fence up just as a police car rounded the street corner.  Following Martin’s lead, we all just fell to the ground along side the fence and we weren’t caught.  It was never boring hanging out with Martin.

Duty to Warn what did you do during the Dirty Wars, Daddy?



Members of antiwar, anti-imperialist resistance groups that are supporting or participating in the nonviolent Occupy Wall Street and other justice movements won’t have to be evasive when their children and grandchildren ask them “what did you do during the war?”

Gary G. Kohls, MD for Global News Centre

(DULUTH)   “What did you do during the war, Daddy?” was the title of a wonderful but sobering book written by Sabine Reichel. Reichel was born in 1946 to Nazi collaborator parents in bombed-out Hamburg, Germany in 1946. Her parents had been upper class citizens prior to the war and they managed to maintain their respectability after the war.  Her mother and father, like so many other obedient “good” Germans of the Nazi-era never talked to their child about what they had done during the Hitler years. The unwelcome truth only came out much later, during Reichel’s early adult years. The book details her experiences in trying to obtain the answers to the book’s title question.

U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships in Vietnam

seal-team-oneVeterans who qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure are not required to show they were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides when seeking VA compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange exposure.

Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)  VA maintains a list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange based on military records.

This evolving list helps Veterans who served aboard ships, including “Blue Water Veterans,” find out if they may qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure.

A Legacy of Destruction: Monsanto’s dark history exposed in stunning new photo essay


Mathieu Asselin has been photographing towns impacted by Monsanto and needs about $6,000 to complete his project; click here to support his project.

In an effort to document Monsanto’s toxic legacy, photographer Mathieu Asselin spent three years traveling across the United States capturing images of the people whose lives been most deeply affected, and in some cases destroyed, by the monstrous chemical company that happens to control much of our food supply (and key positions in our government, not so coincidentally).

Nick Meyer Alt Health Works

The Monsanto Company has been active for over 100 years in the United States, and yet the St. Louis based genetically modified seed and chemical giant’s long legacy of nefarious actions has only recently come into public view.

The mainstream in America is just now waking up to the destruction caused to humans, animals and the environment by Monsanto after all these years, but for the people living in communities that have been damaged and even destroyed by the corporation’s unscrupulous practices, the harsh truth has been ever-present (see this ‘Timeline of Crime’ for more on the dark history of Monsanto from the Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance’s page).

Shame on Congress

congressIs Congress thinking about the threat of another war? Are they thinking about the thousands of our veterans who need help? Is the VA scandal settled? No to these issues and many others.

John J. Bury Global News Centre

(MEDIA, Pa.)   Congress does it again. They took a 5 week recess in August to campaign, went back to DC September 8th. Now another recess days later to campaign. What is wrong with Congress? The ISIS threat is on the table, our President needs backing on this explosive situation, There are Congressional Bills requiring attention, where is Congress, on vacation to campaign.

America: Help Our Veterans

Veteran_9-600Improprieties and interpretation of who gets what and for what, torn bodies, PTSD, cancer. O, just let them wait, maybe they will die.  Is this how our veterans who fought the battles should be treated ?

John J. Bury Global News Centre

(MEDIA, Pa.) Without our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, where would America be today? It is any ones guess, however certainly not the Freedom and Liberty we enjoy.

We have ownership, jobs, health care, cars, any number of opportunities, we fought for freedom over a few centuries. There are those who would take away what we have as Americans.

We continue to maintain an armed force to protect our boarders so we can continue to enjoy what we do have. Something to give serious thought to.

Camp Lejeune Disability Claims Denied

SemperFiposterCamp Lejeune Marines have better odds at a black jack table than winning a VA disability claim, according to data provided by a Congressional source.

Robert O’Dowd Global News Centre

(LOUISVILLE, KY) – The base wells at Camp Lejeune were contaminated with toxic chemicals from 1957 until 1987, according to government reports.  This is not new news.  As many as 750,000 to 1,000,000 people (men, women and children) were exposed to deadly toxins in the drinking water.

US Veterans: homeless, left out in cold

Everywhere in America the signs are present. Homeless Veterans fill shelters, wandering the streets of the nation they swore to protect and serve.  Photo by Tim King Press TV

Everywhere in America the signs are present. Homeless Veterans fill shelters, wandering the streets of the nation they swore to protect and serve. Photo by Tim King Press TV

Politicians in the United States allow the Veterans Administration to operate at substandard levels, the results for former military personnel are devastating.

Tim King Press TV

(SALEM) Everywhere in America the signs are present… Homeless Veterans fill shelters, wandering the streets of the nation they swore to protect and serve. Young people seduced by the illusion of military heroism never have the reality of Veteran life revealed to them by tall talking recruiters. Steeped in lies and trained to deceive at all costs, recruiters keep their mouths shut with regard to the life devastating reality that will face most who serve. For many there are few answers, or none at all. The challenges become too vast; this is why suicide is such an innate problem in the Veteran community.

Congress: Act Now for Veterans

Our Congress and Senate and President Obama are on the band wagon wanting answers. Why did they not take action many years ago when they received complaints from veterans?

John J. Bury Global News Centre

(MEDIA, Pa.) Congress must act now for our veterans. The Veterans Affairs recent scandal has excited Veterans Organizations all across the Country demanding resolve of the atrocities noted in that scandal for poor leadership and mismanagement of VA medical centers nationwide. Investigative reports continue to show there is more then meets the eye. Deaths of veterans waiting for medical attention for months on end. Illness’s that that have worsened due to lack of attention.

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