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Blue Water Navy Veterans Act

On Tuesday, June 25, President Trump signed into law H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. Veterans who served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 are presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange if diagnosed with a medical condition associated with the herbicide, according to the Agent Orange Act of 1991. H.R. 299 extends these benefits to any military personnel who served on any vessel during the Vietnam War that came within 12 nautical miles of the coastlines of Vietnam. Any Navy Veteran that falls into this category can get more information from the Service Officer.

Korean War Veterans -Ambassador for Peace Medal

 

Korean War Veterans who served in the Korean War may be eligible for the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. This commemorative medal is an expression of appreciation from the Korean government to United States service men and women who served in the Korean War. The Ambassador for Peace Medal began to be presented to veterans as a special memento for those of who returned to South Korea through the ‘Revisit Program’. The honor has since expanded to veterans who cannot travel the long journey to Korea.

 

Criteria:

Vietnam-Era Semper Fi Fund

The Semper Fi Fund expanded their mission to care for veterans from all military service branches who are catastrophically wounded, ill, or injured from combat operations in Vietnam. To be eligible, service member must have served in country or the surrounding waters.

Eligibility Criteria

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