DEATHS

Mary Katherine Dawson, 67

Born July 24, 1952

Died July 2, 2020

Mary Inez Sims, 79

Born September 1, 1940

Died July 2, 2020

Teresa Dawn Reid, 36

Born August 10, 1983

Died July 2, 2020

Shawn Wayne Wheeler, 51

Born February 4, 1969

Died July 1, 2020

John B. Bebee, 89

Born April 25, 1931

Died July 1, 2020

Linda L. "Poni" Wilson, 69

Born October 11, 1950

Died June 29, 2020

Kenneth Ray Benton, 83

Born May 17, 1937

Died June 29, 2020

Roy Dale Jenkins, 80

Born December 11, 1939

Died June 29, 2020

Micheal Joseph Motte, 63

Born December 4, 1956

Died June 27, 2020

Warren Clay Graham Sr., 82

Born October 14, 1937

Died June 26, 2020

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Monday, February 3, 2020, 8:16 AM

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 extends the presumption of herbicide exposure, that include toxins such as Agent Orange, to veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Signed into law June 25, 2019, the law specifically affects Blue Water Navy Veterans who served no more than 12 nautical miles offshore of the Republic of Vietnam between January 6, 1962, and May 7, 1975, as well as veterans who served in the Korean Demilitarized Zone between January 1, 1967, and August 31, 1971.

These Veterans can now apply for disability compensation and other benefits if they have since developed one of 14 conditions that are presumed to be related to exposure to herbicides. Veterans do not need to prove that they were exposed to herbicides.

The specific conditions can be found by searching the term “Agent Orange” on www.va.gov.

The VA is hosting a town hall on the subject on Wednesday at VFW Post 577, 1109 E. 6th St. in Tulsa at 6 p.m.

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