ROBERT P. TAYLOR
SERVED FROM 04/01/1966 TO 04/01/1970
TIME IN AREA OF VIETNAM: JUNE 1968 TO OCTOBER 1968
TOTAL DAYS IN GULF OF TONKIN: 62 DAYS
SERVED ON USS RAMSEY DEG2.
Diabetes for over 30 years, total renal failure, heart attack.
Tom Yates (My Bother) served on the USS Comstock, LSD-19 between 1960 and 1964. He was a MM2. Died of Malignant Mesothelioma
Born December 29, 1940
Died August 20, 2016
Roy C Douglas GSMC 20 year Navy Veteran
Dale L. Drenning died from the effects if Agent Orange. He had a heart attack at the age of 40. Within 6 months he was a type 2 diabetic which progressed to a type 1 diabetic within five years. He developed nuerapathy and was in severe pain. He could only walk less than ten minutes at a time. His diabetes ate the fat and muscle off if his body, he went from 165 lbs to 119 lbs. He could not do anything, he slept 16-18 hours a day because of pain meds.
10-10-1947 - 9-27-2015
Richard Smith served in the Navy as a PHC
Danie Weiss 11/22/1951 to 08/08/2016
David Gilmore, on July 28, 2019 from cancer. He served on the USS Southerland DD-743 1971 to 1974.
I’m so sad to report that my hubby passed away last Sunday morning from complications of Parkinson’s. Every day he would ask me for an update on his appeal. My heart is breaking that he never got to see his claim resolved after waiting 13 years. Don’t give up... keeping fighting!
This is a picture of my husband Jack aboard the US Constellation. He was assigned to the Reconnaissance Attachk (Heavy) Squadron ( RVAH-5.) He was on active duty from January 25, 1971 through January 24, 1975. He served aboard the USS Entertprise from July 11, 1971 through February 12, 1972; the USS Ranger from November 16, 1972 to June 23, 1973 and the US Constellation from June 21, 1974 to December 23, 1974. He was also in the Naval Reserve for 10 years. Deck Logs from the USS Ranger show it was less the 12^ on Decembwe 10, 11,12 and 13. Deck Logs show there was also a major fire on the ship on December 12th. Jack talked about this fire. There may have been other time he was less than 12^ but this is what I had so far found. (Thanks to the hard work of Ed Ball.) While Jack was in the Reserves he did his two week yearly training at Moffett Field, CA. Jack was a true gentlemen. A kind and wonderful husband, father & grandfather. He was hardworking and worked for over 40 years before his retirement. Unfortunately, he did not live to see his grandchildren grow up. He died on September 15, 2018 from Cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). This was 75 days from diagnoisis. The Cholangiocarcinoma Cancer Foundation states the risk factors for Vietnam Veterans are exposure to liver flukes and dioxin. It also states this cancer is asymptomatic and in most cases takes 30 to 40 years to develop. While this is a rare cancer in the United States (less than 8000 cases per year), it is not a rare cancer in Southeast Asia, with over 250,000 cases. The EPA has acknowedged Moffett Field is a toxic waste dump. Research shows that many of the chemical at this waste site are known carcinogens to humans.
My name is Gary Woody from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Two of my friends from the Shangri-La CVA38 passed away in the last 10 years.
J.O Carter-ADR3, Emil Bryant ADR2,and I ADR3, served together aboard the Shangri-La from 1963-1965 in VA-176 squadron. In 1965 we were transferred to the Intrepid & sent to the South China Sea Dixie Station. I was discharged in August 1966 but J.O. & Emil served till the Intrepid was sent back to Mayport, Fla. at the end of 1966 & then they were discharged. J.O. joined the Tulsa Police Dept. & retired in 2000. Emil became a pilot flying for Ross Perot until he took a position flying the lady who owns SAS Shoes in a Citation X. J.O. died in 2010 of cancer & Emil died in 2013 of heart attack & prostate cancer.
They never got a dime in compensation. They were also aboard the Intrepid CVS 11 in 1966 in Vietnam the same time Procopio was there.
Timothy Bruce Mims served in the Navy
My husband, Bruce passed away from lung cancer at the tender age of 52 due to, I believe, exposure to Agent Orange during his time in service from 1973-1976.
Todd R. Ball served in the Navy as a Weatherman
USS Kitty Hawk. 1968-1971 CVS-63
Transito (Sam) Mascarenas served in the US Navy as a IC2
Sept. 14, 1948-June 5, 2006
Transito Tomas Mascarenas (Better Know as SAM)
Served in the Navy from 1968-73 during the Vietnam War. He received many medals including National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign, Armed Forces Expeditionary (Korea), Meritorious Unit Commendation, and RUN Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross). He served three tours
Served in USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31. 1968-71.
Colon Cancer took his life.
James Dempsey was in the Navy, borne in 1943 and died in 2017
Jim Dempsey was in the radar room and the postal clerk aboard the USS Johnston DD 821. He served from 1967 to 1971 Blue Water Navy. He was gun support in the war against Vietnam. He lost his battle with lung cancer in 2017 after struggling with COPD for 10 prior years.
Harry Melick was in the Navy
Year of Death
Pearl Harbor survivor
Master machinist mate
Taking a shower when they started
Bombing, Always said it was the fastest he had ever gotten dressed.
Other than that he never talked much about it
Joseph Schroeder served in the USN and was on the USS Forrestal with it had the Fire while in Vietnam. Died of Prostate Cancer
Sam White Sevrved in the Navy
Sam died of laryngeal cancer due to agent orange exposure.
Todd W. Hill served in the US Navy from Sept ‘69 - ‘73 as an AE3 in RVAH 11 onboard the USS Constellation
Todd served from Sept ‘69 - ‘73 as an AE3 with RVAH 11. Vietnam service aboard the USS Constellation ‘71-‘72 WestPac Cruise.
James C. Bussey Served in the Navy. Was born in 1943 and died in 2017.
Comments: My husband Jim PROUDLY served in the Navy from January 1963 to May 1967. He was a witty, adventurous and loving husband, dad and papa. Jim passed in November, 2017 from colon cancer, but also had prostate cancer, severe CAD, COPD and asbestos. He was very physically fit...its only reason he lasted as long as he did! "Greatly loved...greatly missed."
BARTON FREY served in the Navy. Was born 11-15-1945 and died 9-18-2015
Comment: Bart joined the Navy right out of high school in 1963 on a program called "Kiddy Cruise". He was stationed on the USS Jamestown AGTR3 and was in Viet Nam in 1966. He got out of the Navy Nov 1966. In the early 80's he was diagnosed with diabetes, which contributed to his heart problems requiring Open heart surgery, then he had toes amputated one by one till he had his leg amputated. He really suffered his last two years with breathing problems and had to be on dialysis 3 days a week.
DAVID AUSTERMAN served on the Navuy on board the USS Coral Sea in the V-$ Div
Year of Death
MY BELOVED HUSBAND DIED FROM AGENT ORANGE RELATED SICKNESS. HIS ILLNESS STARTED IN 1990 AND CONTINUED TILL HIS DEATH.
HE WAS V-4 DIVISION ON THE USS CORAL SEA.
David L Ferebee Served in the US Navy as a MM3
USS Mispillion 1971-1975 MM3
prostate cancer 2012-2018
spreading to bones