Lejeune final rule: March 14, 2017

Frank brings this update about, as NOD has called it, “Camp NoWay, N.C..”   

VETERANS’ CORNER: VA establishes service connection to eight diseases (Article link)

 “The presumption of service connection applies to active duty, reserve and National Guard members who served at Camp Lejeune for a minimum of 30 days (cumulative) between Aug. 1, 1953, and Dec. 31, 1987, and are diagnosed with any of the following conditions:

• Adult leukemia

• Aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes

• Bladder cancer

• Kidney cancer

• Liver cancer

• Multiple myeloma

• Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

• Parkinson’s disease”

VA will amend 38 CFR 3.307 to establish presumptions of service connection associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune.

Fine print–

Federal Register.  Diseases Associated With Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune (Link)

This adds to the Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 which deals with health care provisions not compensation.


plus– “Family member health care reimbursement Family members of Veterans who also resided at Camp Lejeune during the qualifying period are eligible for reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical expenses related to the 15 covered health conditions. VA can only pay treatment costs that remain after payment from your other health plans.” (VA text)

This will be confusing for many.

VA notes that “that veterans who develop a condition listed in the health care provisions of the Camp Lejeune Act but not listed as a presumptive disability would be denied compensation benefits for conditions for which health care is being provided. For the reasons enumerated below, VA makes no change based on these comments

My old Marine is registered to get notices–click.



To find old Lejeune posts on Asknod, just use the search box.

More resources–

PBS Preview of  Semper Fi (Video: 13:23 (Link)

A retired Marine and a filmmaker discusses a new documentary that tells the story of a massive water contamination incident at the Camp Lejeune Marine base. Up to a million people may have been exposed to dangerous chemicals from the 1950s to the 1980s.

The film documentary (2011):  Semper Fi; Always Faithful (link) which can be rented or purchased.

From Worldcat–
“Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years … As a drill instructor he lived and breathed the ‘Corps’ and was responsible for indoctrinating thousands of new recruits with its motto Semper Fidelis or ‘Always Faithful.’ When Jerry’s nine-year old daughter Janey died of a rare type of leukemia, his world collapsed. As a grief-stricken father, he struggled for years to make sense of what happened. His search for answers led to a shocking discovery of Marine Corps cover-up of one of the largest water contamination incidents in U.S. history…-

Book (2014):  A Trust Betrayed: The Untold Story of Camp Lejeune and the Poisoning of Generations of Marines and Their Families by Mike Magner.


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1 Response to Lejeune final rule: March 14, 2017

  1. Longfellow Rogoczy says:

    WOW, Thank you, Kiedove!

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