From: Ernest B Davidson
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.
LT USN 1969-1973
USS Brinkley Bass DD887