Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 62 Alumni Group

Agent Orange and CBC

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and The Agent Orange Act of 1991

Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans and The Agent Orange Act of 1991

The following link will take you to a PDF file listing all/most of the various Herbicide/Defoliant Missions in Vietnam (112 pages). Remember that the various “Agents” used have had, and still do have residual effects on people, animals and plants that come in contact and that can include you! Where 0 gallons are listed “unknown” would be a more correct annotation.

Agent Orange Missions: During the Vietnam War, the U.S military engaged in an aggressive program of chemical warfare code named Operation Ranch Hand.

From May 1960 to May 1971, the U.S. military sprayed a range of herbicides across more than 4.5 million acres of Vietnam and Southeast Asia to destroy the forest cover and food crops used by enemy North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops.

Below, you’ll see listed the date each mission took place, the location where the herbicide was sprayed, the chemical used and the amount sprayed.

Source: Agent Orange review [microform]., United States. Veterans Administration. Office of Public Affairs, 1982. Martini, Edwin A., Agent Orange, New York, Hoopla, 2013. Various websites via Internet searches.

Good Luck, and God Bless! Roman [Hnatowski]

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From: John Hughes Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 03:43:08 PM CST. Subject: NMCB 58 Association Hello Brother Seabees, as you probably already know, finding good points of contact for Seabee Associations can be difficult. I pulled your email from the reunion section of the Seabee Magazine in hopes we could reach a lot of Seabees that may be affected.. We want to share with you what our Association is doing for our membership regarding claims for diseases related to the Camp LeJeune contaminated water. Attached is a matrix of Seabee units that trained at camp LeJeune and a copy of the letter we sent to our members. We contacted one of the attorneys working the claims and received assurance that we would get a reduced cost if our members were to get a settlement. To date about 50 of our members have submitted claims. If any of your battalion members wish to buddy-up with our guys, we are happy to provide any information we have. V/R John Hughes. Association Secretary and Treasurer.

On Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 05:36:04 PM MST, Norm Hahn wrote: Brother Seabees, John Hughes from the NMCB 58 association sent this to me. I know Roman Hnatowski and many of you others have been working on this for years and years. So has NMCB 58. So, I'm emailing this to those of you whose email address I have and who have told me they were on the 1st & 2nd deployments, which did their training at Lejeune. I am sure that Roman can contact John and put your heads together and hopefully get closer to a coarse of action. Note: I don't think this is all of the guys who were at Lejeune, it is only the ones on my list. Many thanks to John Hughes for contacting us. See also the attachments. Happy Holidays to All - Hope to see you at the April 2023 Gulfport reunion. Thanks, Norm.

Roman Hnatowski Tue, Dec 27, 2022 at 9:38 PM.  Norm, Great to hear from you again. A lot of water under the bridge since the last time we shared a beer. Glad to see you haven’t changed much. Seems like you’re still a cross between a bulldog, who doesn’t let go and an elephant, who doesn’t forget! Never change Norm, you’re the glue that holds this group (NMCB 62) together. I have one possible issue with what the boys from 58 are doing, which might be a problem if some of the guys that are already receiving, or have an application pending, for a VA pension which is for one of the conditions covered under the Camp Lejeune Water settlement. They should check with their service officers to make sure they don’t jeopardize their existing/pending VA pensions. As soon as I get a definitive response from a qualified source, I will let you know. In the interim, please educate the 58 boys and our guys of the potential problem and recommend that they also do the research. I did print out the op orders listed by the Port Hueneme Museum site. It shows 4 weeks of Camp Lejeune training in 66 and about 3 weeks in 67. Unfortunately, not much written about the remaining deployments, but they seems to be adding more info time to time. Here’s the link for the Battalions: Once again, thanks again for all you do. Very few people realize what’s involved! Will keep in touch! V/ r, Roman. PS - Will send a copy of your email to the ‘EA’ nation as you like to call it!

On Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 07:43:31 PM CST, Russell D. Ness wrote: Hi Norm: I saw the matrix about MCB58 and raised my curiosity. I was checking my MCB62 cruise book for 1968 and we were in Camp Lejeune on 17 November 1968. It does not say for how long but my memory seems to say for about 3 weeks. Just wanted to set the record straight. Thanks, Russell D. Ness.

Norm Hahn To: Russell D. Ness, Roman 62 Hnatowski Tue, Dec 27, 2022 at 11:09 PM. Hi Russ, Short story (tonight) - - - - - you are an alumni member. Use your password and log into the website and go to the cruisebooks, link 11, and look at the info on the 1st and 2nd deployments. You were on the 2nd deployment. I suggest you contact Roman Hnatowski who is leading the effort to get the 62 guys together. He has been on this project since it was first announced. I am emailing him also. See also link 15.1 on the website. There is not an easy answer for this Lejeune mess. But, I would hang in there for the long, long pull. This is far from over for a resolution. Keep safe, best regards, Norm.

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