I am late in posting this sad news. In early January, Lou Christiansen, Commander of the USS Calvert Associates, passed away. Lou served aboard the USS Calvert during ’65 and ’66. His obituary is available here.
Here are a few articles on Lou and his work helping others:
- Lou scoured the National Archives for records that would prove that the Calvert’s crew was exposed to Agent Orange during 1965 and 1966. His success in this research led to the addition of the Calvert to the VA’s “Brown Water.” Lou’s work opened the way for veterans of that time to apply for Agent Orange related illness benefits. Additional information is available here.
- Lou’s work in co-founding of the Drug Crisis in Our Backyard is described here and here.