Membership is open to all USS TICONDEROGA CV-CVA-CVS-14 and CG-XX personnel having served aboard these ships. In addition, membership shall be opened to other military or civilian official passengers who served aboard these ships while underway (such as flight/air group personnel, technicians, news media, space-moon shot recovery personnel, etc.). Associate membership shall be opened to relatives and friends of members who wish to participate in the association activities. An associate member shall pay annual dues and have all rights of a member except they may not cast a vote in the business of the association.
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From: Ernest B Davidson Email: email@example.com
Message: Good evening. Has you organization been made aware of Ticonderoga being in Guam on 1 June 1972 and therefore presumed exposed to Agent Orange for VA claim purposes? If not, and if you would like a copy of her deck log for that date, please let me know by return email and I will forward a copy. Also, on 6 April 1968 there is evidence she passed briefly through AO exposure "coastal waters" shortly after 2000 hrs.. Since it was between daily position reports, it is unlikely be detected by VA and would require a dead reckoning plot to substantiate. DR plots often/frequently are rejected by VA but can sometimes be won on appeal if handled by an experienced VA accredited attorney. I have such a detailed plot and would be happy to provide it to the Association for use as you see fit. Please advise at your convenience. Ernest Davidson LT USN 1969-1973 USS Brinkley Bass DD887