WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy has invited the head of a Connecticut nonprofit that cares for immigrant children and Sen. Richard Blumenthal a veteran who seeks to help those harmed by Agent Orange..
A resolution has been proposed by State Rep. Theresa Conroy and State Sen. Catherine Osten to support the “Vietnam Blue Water Navy” in its fight to regain health and compensation benefits unjustly stripped from them in 2002. On Feb. 5 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs once again betrayed the Vietnam Blue Water Veterans by declaring all bays and harbors in Vietnam offshore waters. That means that sailors who served in those ports which previously were considered inland waters will no longer be presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange. In essence they have decided to possibly kill off another 10,000 Vietnam veterans.