Some Vietnam Navy veterans who never saw action on the ground say they deserve Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits for exposure to Agent Orange. Many of these veterans support the Vietnam Veterans Act, which is being pushed by a grassroots group of veteran volunteers called the Military Veterans Advocacy. The Act would compensate Navy veterans who say they were exposed as plumes of spray containing Agent Orange were washed over ships at sea. The sailors were also often given distilled seawater to bathe and drink. For more information, visit the Military Veterans Advocacy website.
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