Victory at Last for Blue Water Navy Veterans: Department of Justice Drops Procopio Decision Appeal

(Washington, DC)—“Vietnam Veterans of America applauds the decision by the Department of Justice to drop its appeal of the federal court decision overturning Hass vs Peake and finding Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans to be eligible for the same benefits as ‘boots on the ground’ and ‘brown water Navy veterans,’ ” said John Rowan, VVA National President. “We are grateful to VA Secretary Wilkie for his support of the court’s decision favoring justice for those who served off the coast of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

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