Jan. 2019,Court Rules VA must
Consider Agent Orange
I am Don Prock's widow Beverly Prock. I am sending this information for fellow shipmates. On Oct. 24th 2018 I went before a hearing board member to get a final decision on Don's claim since 2010. He was asking service connection from Agent Orange on skin cancer he had and on diabetes. I had put the claim in my name after his death Oct. 19, 2016. I was granted service connection for Don on the diabetes only. I will get back pay from 2010 to present. Along with that, a monthly check for life, ChampVA insurance, Federal ID to use on any base in the US and tax exemptions on two vehicles and a home.
This was possible because of the work Don put into proving he was in Viet Nam, being on shore, getting ships records from archives,* being on the national Agent Orange list and lastly the letter from GMC Tim Lake stating he was onshore. The Whitehurst is a blue water ship, I learned in the hearing. Also, on Don's death certificate, cause of death was diabetes and stroke caused by diabetes.
I was told the guidelines are stated by VA so having the archive records with dates the Whitehurst was there helped and his medical records from VA hospital.
I can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com My hope is that this will help someone else. It is going to take a few months for all of this to be processed but it gives me such hope. Thank you Max for all your help with the information you have sent to us. Wishing you and yours many blessings.
Always, Beverly Prock
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Agent Orange Registry
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