Sailors  who  served  on  the  Power  during the West Pac Viet Nam cruise August 1968 to July 1969 this information listed below  can serve as additional documentary evidence to support disability claims filed for qualifying  presumptive herbicide exposure medical conditions under the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (Public Law 116-23). Check out the links:

The attached Command Chronology mentions the USS Power.  The 1st Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company were stationed on land in the Republic of Vietnam and provided targets and directed Naval Gunfire missions from offshore ships including the USS Power.




 In November 1968 the USS Power anchored in Danang Harbor, Republic  of  Vietnam (RVN). This  event  alone  meets  the  RVN offshore  waters as described in the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 (Public Law 116-23, enacted 01 July 2019). Additionally, the Powers conducted  Naval Gunfire Support (NGFS) missions off the coast of RVN during the months of January and February 1969 which also meets Public Law 116-23 RVN offshore waters requirements for presumptive herbicide exposure benefits. Good to know to those Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans  who served on the Power check out  this link more information to follow on the Power Web site Agent Orange exposure. Bill Kirsch  USS POWER DD 839 .ORG

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