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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

Frank Olderr with the American Flag
Memorial Day 2018
Glenview, Illinois

Frank Olderr with American Flag on Memorial Day 2018 in Glenview, Illinois
Shipmates Page Updated (compiled by Frank Olderr)
Updated Timelines (from Frank Olderr)
Photos of Yokosuka base in April 2017 (from Steve Smith)
Photos from 1946-1947 by Daryl Miller (from granddaughter Michelle Miller)
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)

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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