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Entry: 6656 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

TED BARKER wrote on July 18, 2014

Dallas TX


Comments:

Important news from Steve House, Camp Carroll, SK

Judges Surprise Ruling On Veterans Exposure to Toxic
Chemicals On U.S. Military Base Called...

Link to story: http://tinyurl.com/l8qewg7





Entry: 6523 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

ROBERT DENNIS wrote on October 27, 2013

Hockley TX


Comments:


I was a Crew Chief in "E" Co.707th Maint BN form October



1970 to April 1971. I have copies of orders and some



photo's. Last part of April 1971 I was transferred to the



239th AVN Co. (AIR ASSAULT)at Camp Stanley until November



1971.



I am having medical problems now.






Entry: 6474 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

CHARELS MUSTARD wrote on July 31, 2013

New Youk New York


Comments:

According to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA),
service members who served along the Korean DMZ during the
late 1960s and early 1970s are covered under the 1991 Agent
Orange Act. For veterans who served elsewhere on the
peninsula, eligibility for benefits will be determined on a
case-by-case basis. Special legislation would have to be
enacted for "blanket coverage," VBA says.

http://www.statesvillelaw.com/20.shtml





Entry: 6449 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

JOHN DUTCHER wrote on June 29, 2013

Mayfield New York


Comments:

I was stationed in camp Casey Korea in 1978. I spent a lot
of time on the DMZ and went on night patrols so far into the
DMZ that we could hear the loud speaker and see what we
called propaganda city. We also had a couple fire fights in
which we ran into the North Koreans patrols. My question is
was I exposed to agent orange? I have had numerous problems
since I got out PTSD, diabetes, heart, bipolar, etc. Is this
related to exposure?





Entry: 6196 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

LINDELL MCLEOD wrote on February 17, 2012

Sanford NC


Comments:

Looking for Mack Johnson. You replied to my post in January
2012. I sent you a reply to your email address but have not
heard from you. Would love to make contact with you. I have
my year book from Korea 1968-69 with our company and
battallion pictures. Sgt. Carl Ligon is in the book and
there are two Sp/4 Johnson also in the book. I am in the
book on the page opposite of Sgt. Carl Ligon at the top,
second from the left. I am between Sp/4 Doss and Sp/4
Hoffman, if you still have your book you will see me.I am
also on the page with 2n Platoon sitting in front row 5th
from left under the caption Malfunction. I have medical
problems related to Agent Orange exposure and catching hell
from VA hospital and doctors. I used VFW to file my claim in
2008. Please contact me again.
Lindell McLeod Co B 2d BN 2/23 Inf. Div. Eight US Army,
Korea 68-69





Entry: 6172 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

MICHAEL MARTIN wrote on January 4, 2012

PEMBROKE PINES FL.


Comments:

I SERVED IN SOUTH KOREA FROM JUNE 75-OCT-76 FROM CAMP
HOWARD TO CAMP CASEY ALL DEPOT SECURITY.SPRAY WAS CONSTANT
HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES NO FAMILY HISTORY JOINT PAIN CONSTANT
ALSO CONTACTED T.B. LOST MY 100% 30 YEARS AGO STILL TRYING
TO GET HELP NOW AT 2O% SERVICE CONNECTED SOMEONE OUT THERE
PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Entry: 5955 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

CRO wrote on July 10, 2011


Comments:

I was at Camp Howard Korea from 1974/1975,Depot Security,
meaning i stood guard in ammo dump night and day,in spring and summer they sprayed mosquoites in evening and sprayed something for weeds and vegation,whatever they used made me sick 2 days later,no sick call.I was age 18 or 19 then.after age 25 in good health none smoker health has been going down since,like someone said hurts to even walk,have severe arthitis through-out every joint in body,every doctor says take a pill.I think the stuff they sprayed caused this,anyone else having these problems that was there around that time?





Entry: 5954 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

CRO wrote on July 10, 2011


Comments:

I was at Camp Howard Korea from 1974/1975,Depot Security,
meaning i stood guard in ammo dump night and day,in spring and summer they sprayed mosquoites in evening and sprayed something for weeds and vegation,whatever they used made me sick 2 days later,no sick call.I was age 18 or 19 then.after age 25 in good health none smoker health has been going down since,like someone said hurts to even walk,have severe arthitis through-out every joint in body,every doctor says take a pill.I think the stuff they sprayed caused this,anyone else having these problems that was there around that time?





Entry: 5930 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

TED BARKER wrote on June 3, 2011


Comments:

Important documentation for all:

David Apperson posted two pages of a Veterans Affairs ruling from 2009. The document will have to be verified but clearly shows spraying from 1962 to 1970 from Army unit records.

Read and discuss: http://tinyurl.com/43z7527







Entry: 5927 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

TED BARKER wrote on May 27, 2011


Comments:

Korean civilian worker dug deep trench where chemicals buried, 1972

http://tinyurl.com/3jtcq3q

May 27/28 Korean officials test water Camp Carroll and Korean boys had witnessed huge trench and late night burial of chemical drums:
http://tinyurl.com/3fcvgmj







Entry: 5918 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

TED BARKER wrote on May 23, 2011


Comments:

http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2011/05/23/military-probes-agent-orange-claims/?mod=google_news_blog#

Just in, alerted by Dave Apperson. Wall Street Journal about burying chemicals in late 70's. Pass along. Also Google for CNN and others.

Ted





Entry: 5911 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

STEVE wrote on May 13, 2011


Comments:

Was at Camp Pelham as river rat 1978-1979 was on the Imjim &
in the Imjim river...went back 1983-1984....Been really sick
a lot & the VA does not know why. This agent orange talk has
got me thinking some must still be in the water & possible
on me :( Did a lot of raft practice for the Indian Head
olympics & spent 30 days in that water...think i swallowed a
little water sometimes :(





Entry: 5882 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

JOHN T WALKER wrote on March 9, 2011


Comments:

June 1970 to June 1971 I was in 7th inf HHC 3rd bn 32d inf.
we spent most of the year at camp matta on the DMZ we transferred to the 2nd Div when the 7th was retired.
as a truck driver I was all over the DMZ delivering hot food ad supplies to all the post's on the fence.
went to VA at Fort Hamilton on 3/8/11 to start my claim?





Entry: 5869 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

1978-1979 wrote on January 31, 2011


Comments:

What i need to know when according to the us military did agent orange was no longer in effect or potent, because i was at the korean dmz in 1978-1979 with golf co 2nd bat/ 4 marines infantry unit, going up and down the dmz along with tanks and believe when it was'Nt dusty it was muddy we were out of camp schwab okinawa we even stayed days in fox holes stretch out the border of the dmz





Entry: 5859 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

TED BARKER wrote on January 25, 2011


Comments:


VA Publishes Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange in Korea

January 25, 2011
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VA Publishes Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed
to Agent Orange in Korea

Will Provide Easier Path to Health Care and Benefits



WASHINGTON  Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving along the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Korea will have an easier path to access quality health care and benefits under a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) final regulation that will expand the dates when illnesses caused by herbicide exposure can be presumed to be related to Agent Orange.

VAs primary mission is to be an advocate for Veterans, said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki With this new regulation VA has cleared a path for more Veterans who served in the demilitarized zone in Korea to receive access to our quality health care and disability benefits for exposure to Agent Orange.

Under the final regulation published today in the Federal Register, VA will presume herbicide exposure for any Veteran who served between April 1, 1968, and Aug. 31, 1971, in a unit determined by VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) to have operated in an area in or near the Korean DMZ in which herbicides were applied.

Previously, VA recognized that Agent Orange exposure could only be conceded to Veterans who served in certain units along the Korean DMZ between April 1968 and July 1969.

In practical terms, eligible Veterans who have specific illnesses VA presumes to be associated with herbicide exposure do not have to prove an association between their illness and their military service. This presumption simplifies and speeds up the application process for benefits and ensures that Veterans receive the benefits they deserve.

Click on these links to learn about Veterans' diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure at http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp and birth defects in children of Vietnam-era Veterans at http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/birth_defects.asp.

VA encourages Veterans with covered service in Korea who have medical conditions that may be related to Agent Orange to submit their applications for access to VA health care and compensation as soon as possible so the agency can begin processing their claims.

Individuals can go to website http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/AO/claimherbicide.htm to get a more complete understanding of how to file a claim for presumptive conditions related to herbicide exposure, as well as what evidence is needed by VA to make a decision about disability compensation or survivors benefits.

Additional information about Agent Orange and VAs services for Veterans exposed to the chemical is available at www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange.

The regulation is available on the Office of the Federal Register website at http://www.ofr.gov/.





Entry: 5858 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

1966-1969 wrote on January 22, 2011


Comments:

amoung other things I did over there..I was ASA Group
classified courier and routinely traveled from our dmz outposts to our headquarters in a suburb of Seoul. The VA says (footballing) that I can't prove I was there..I have even furnished them with pay vouchers and they are still footballing me. Am I angry? You bet I am.Refusal to
admit service related status since I am diabetic and also an amputee costs me lot of money in co-pay and keeps me on a lowered priority for services. The VA is
providing louzy service for a vewteran who performed extrememly dangerous service,has flight pay to validate that and has provided thyem with ample proof. The veterqns service office in Anderson Indiana thinks we have sent enough proof. I have written three members of congress and gotten nothing of any sonsequence.





Entry: 5823 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

D.C JONES wrote on November 20, 2010


Comments:

Okinawa and Korea 1970, 1971. I wasn't in the DMZ but traveled around the area. We had been voulenterred... to go to Korea and help build nose docks for the ROK. We were stationed in Kung Ju. And it was winter and coming from Okinawa was a really big change. Anyway I'm diabetic or any where close but I have server Nueropathy for years now and they have ben bouncing me from Nuero Doc to Neuro doc, and don't know where to go next. I have sever Sleep apnea, RLS Resless Leg syndrome. Cyst on both kidneys, and liver have been diagnosied BiPolar and heart problems. Have had a bout with Zinc Poisioning while being a welder. eye problems getting worse and worse. Have been in and out of the hospitals since getting out Gual Blader problems they say but keeps reoccuring. Head aches off and on for years, Muscle problesm and the worst trouble walking. Anyone else suffering from this? I'v e been put on the agent Orange list but nothing beyond that. Any ideas how we can get the GOV on this? Now living here in Barstow our ground water is contaminated with Percolates and we can't drink water not suppose to breath the fumes if taking a hot shower. But I have to take cold ones anyway as my Rosacia get worse with the heat. never had all this prior to my time in. You know the drill high BP, Rare WBC, Unknow flu symtoms what else can we egt they take all soilders for granite. Take care all, and my God bless us all.





Entry: 5822 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

D.C JONES wrote on November 20, 2010


Comments:

Okinawa and Korea 1970, 1971. I wasn't in the DMZ but traveled around the area. We had been voulenterred... to go to Korea and help build nose docks for the ROK. We were stationed in Kung Ju. And it was winter and coming from Okinawa was a really big change. Anyway I'm diabetic or any where close but I have server Nueropathy for years now and they have ben bouncing me from Nuero Doc to Neuro doc, and don't know where to go next. I have sever Sleep apnea, RLS Resless Leg syndrome. Cyst on both kidneys, and liver have been diagnosied BiPolar and heart problems. Have had a bout with Zinc Poisioning while being a welder. eye problems getting worse and worse. Have been in and out of the hospitals since getting out Gual Blader problems they say but keeps reoccuring. Head aches off and on for years, Muscle problesm and the worst trouble walking. Anyone else suffering from this? I'v e been put on the agent Orange list but nothing beyond that. Any ideas how we can get the GOV on this? Now living here in Barstow our ground water is contaminated with Percolates and we can't drink water not suppose to breath the fumes if taking a hot shower. But I have to take cold ones anyway as my Rosacia get worse with the heat. never had all this prior to my time in. Take care all, and my God bless us all.





Entry: 5806 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

TED BARKER wrote on September 21, 2010


Comments:

AO Case Approval 9/18/2010 Pittsburgh Regional office.

John Simonetti, 7th ID Camp Casey / Camp Kaiser
Nov 66- Apr 68

John just called myself and Tom Courbat today with his results.

Case: C-23669597

We suggested filing in April of this year and John followed through with the AO exam and his PSA was way over the limit.

His case file is being sent to Tom for copying and sending out to folks. I am including this message in the other AO threads on the DMZ BBS area.

Ted





Entry: 5743 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

HARRY64 wrote on November 25, 2009


Comments:

Iwas in Korea 1964 agent orange was used before 1970.





Entry: 5741 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

EARL wrote on November 5, 2009


Comments:

I worked on camp peterson off and on between 67-70 and ofter overheard troops talking about agent orange or 'chemicals' being used on the DMZ





Entry: 5707 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

DAN O'NEILL wrote on July 16, 2009


Comments:

I was in Charlie Company 2nd 38th inf we bounced back and forth from Blue Lancer valley to Camp Wilbur it was a company compound up the road from camp Young to think I started this looking to get an Imjim Scout Patch or badge to start a shadow box and to find out agent orange was used dering my time there I was in country from Feb 69 to Dec 69 I have had some medical problems that are not a family history and this may shed some light on them But I am getting close to retirement from the Boston Police and would like to get all my benefits
inorder





Entry: 5708 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

DAN O'NEILL wrote on July 16, 2009


Comments:

I was in Charlie Company 2nd 38th inf we bounced back and forth from Blue Lancer valley to Camp Wilbur it was a company compound up the road from camp Young to think I started this looking to get an Imjim Scout Patch or badge to start a shadow box and to find out agent orange was used dering my time there I was in country from Feb 69 to Dec 69 I have had some medical problems that are not a family history and this may shed some light on them But I am getting close to retirement from the Boston Police and would like to get all my benefits
inorder Just a note I have googled information and there has been a ruling im lost when it comes to computers but it is in google





Entry: 5674 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

BERNELL MOTTS wrote on March 31, 2009


Comments:

i was in a company a 2nd engineer i was in 1st platoon at camp wagner 2nd infantry division at camp wagner i srayed ao but did not know what i was sraying isaw korean workers sraying up at dmz about every day a bout every one 1st platoon spray about every day that all for now.





Entry: 5668 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

BRUCE wrote on March 13, 2009


Comments:

I do not remember where I got this, but should help some.

http://qsl.net/wd4ngb/june%201968.jpg

copy/paste it into your browser.






Entry: 5540 AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

STANLEY RAY MCQUEEN wrote on June 5, 2008


Comments:

Service in south korea along the dmz boarder , in the face of the south korean enemys, american troops were exposed to Agent orange, that was sprayed 1968 -69-in> 70- follow up final spraying was done on areas that never took well, but us goverment want admit that is was sprayed in 1970, would the goverment accept actually pictures that that was taken of the rok troops spraying the agent orange and dated 1970 on the picture films or not.. would this convince them or not is the question? someone out their somewhere has to have some photo of the rok troops spraying the agent orange, if you do please sumit this for record to the department of defence so troops that was exposed in 1970 get compensated. some picture film has the date and time and year that a photo was taken...and someone some where out their has these photos that would prove beyond the shadow of a dought that orange was sprayed in 1970... our goverment has lied to us it was sprayed in 1970..