Blue Water Navy veterans from Vietnam-era win Agent Orange benefits case

By Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post

January 29, 2019

A federal appeals court in Washington sided Tuesday with thousands of Vietnam War veterans who were stationed offshore during the war and developed health problems linked to exposure to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange.

National Conference Updates:
2019 American GI Forum National Conference set for Las Vegas, August 4-8, 2019

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc.: AUSTIN, Texas –The National Conference Committee is working to finalize details for the upcoming 2019 American G I Forum of the United States National Conference scheduled for August 4-8, 2019 at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, 129 East Freemont Street in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. National Commander Larry Romo confirms that updates and information will be mailed to or posted on this site as it becomes available.

The Conference Headquarters will be at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. A block of rooms has been set aside for all attendees. Room Rates are set at $59.00 plus 13% tax. The resort fee has been waived only if attendees’ book through the block of rooms American GI Forum Conference 1-800-331-5731) Code: (GSAMGIF) room services will. These rooms are available now and include:                                   

  • Free Valet & Self-Parking
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
  • Complimentary Pool Cabana exclusively for the use by the AGIF
  • Rooms connect directly to conference meeting rooms via elevator

Registration fee for Forum and Women Delegates is set at $175.00 or on site at $200.00. Registration forms are on this site as soon as they become available. You may contact Denise Blanchard 956-371-3311 for more information and updates.

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Father Richard Mario Rivera Peña, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, died Wednesday, June 26 at the age of 75.  The youngest of seven children, Fr. Richard was born to Jesus and Elvira Peña on November 6, 1943 in San Antonio.