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If you were on board the USS COLLETT on August 19, 1965 during Naval Gunfire Support in the Mekong Delta you may be eligible for VA disability because of Agent Orange.  Click on the following link to see if you are eligible:

Agent Orange

Photos by Ronald Carruth

Silver Star Award to James Dahlman Collett (from James Collett, Jr.)
1969 Christmas Greetings from USS COLLETT, USS CORAL SEA and USS HOEL (From Bob Engblade)
USS COLLETT deck log for June 6 and 7, 1967  [large file-give it time to load](from James Brewer)
USS COLLETT lighter photos (from Ronald Carruth)
Timelines Updated (compiled by Frank Olderr)
1946 Navy Day Booklet from Widow of Perman Smith
2016 Reunion Photos from USS COLLETT Reunion Association Photographer Karla Balch-Reno -UPDATED 10-10-2016
Updated the  Shipmates Page
2016 Los Angeles Times Story about USS COLLETT-USS AMMEN Collision (Link provided by John Slater)

Video and audio provided by Allen Longhofer of the USS Zelima (AF-49) of an Underway Replenishment with the USS Collett (DD-730) and the USS Canberra (CAG-2) in 1967.  Excellent shot of the USS Collett at the end of the video breaking away from the USS Zelima.
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