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Entry: 93735
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO USE AT CAMP PAGE '68-'70

RONALD (RON) TAYLOR wrote on September 13, 2016


City and State: PARADISE CA

Unit: MSA 42 SENTRY DOG HANDLER

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Camp Page from 1968 thru 1970 as a sentry dog trainer and MP. I walked the perimeter fence lines that had been defoliated with AO and have spoken to others who served there and have stated that they actually sprayed it by back back sprayers an that it was sprayed from helicopters. Looking for others who can verify usage at Camp Page. I was also stationed off and on at Camp McCullough several miles northeast of Camp Page and was even closer to the DMZ during those times. Fnny thing is I cannot find any refernce to Camp McCullough even existing even though I have a yearbook for it. The VA has finally admited exposure to those in or near the DMZ, but they do not say what near it means...how near?

Keywords: John Harcourt, John Cloran, Camp Page, Camp McCullough, Steven Davis, John Horn


Entry: 93734
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
REDEYE GUNNER

MANUEL GUERRERO wrote on September 13, 2016


City and State: DEL RIO TX

Unit: CSC1STBN72ARM2NDINFDIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for buddies that served with me in Camp Casey during March 1973 thru March 1974. Would like to know if any benefits are granted for agent orange during that time.

Keywords:


Entry: 93679
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1968-1969 KOREA TD-5804

RODOLFO RAMON JUNIOR wrote on August 29, 2016


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: USAESD TD 5804 ( KOREA)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for members of my unit we supposed the 109TH ROK DETACHMENT OOR 1ST LT. WAS MYLES D. SAMSON 1ST SGT ROBERT LEWIS SGT DALE BUMP CALEB JUD PUSEY, have spoken to him, SPEC 4 LEROY SCHAEFFER, PLEASE CONYACT ME ASAP YHANK YOU

Keywords:


Entry: 93678
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1968-1969 KOREA TD-5804

RODOLFO (RUDY) RAMON JR. wrote on August 29, 2016


City and State: SA ANTONIO TX

Unit: USAESD TD 5804 ( KOREA)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for anyone who served in this unit with me i locatesd CALEB JUD PUSEY. 1st LT MYLES D SAMPSON PASSED AWAY IN 2007 there was a 1st sgnamed robert lewis, sgt dale bump, spec 4 leroy schaefer. please contact me asap. we supported c. co. 109th eng. battalion (ROK)

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Entry: 93677
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1968-1969 KOREA TD-5804

RODOLFO (RUDY) RAMON JR. wrote on August 29, 2016


City and State: SA ANTONIO TX

Unit: USAESD TD 5804 ( KOREA)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for anyone who served in this unit with me i locatesd CALEB JUD PUSEY. 1st LT MYLES D SAMPSON PASSED AWAY IN 2007 there was a 1st sgnamed robert lewis, sgt dale bump, spec 4 leroy schaefer. please contact me asap. we supported c. co. 109th eng. battalion (ROK)

Keywords:


Entry: 93676
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1968-1969 KOREA TD-5804

RODOLFO (RUDY) RAMON JR. wrote on August 29, 2016


City and State: SA ANTONIO TX

Unit: USAESD TD 5804 ( KOREA)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for anyone who served in this unit with me i locatesd CALEB JUD PUSEY. 1st LT MYLES D SAMPSON PASSED AWAY IN 2007 there was a 1st sgnamed robert lewis, sgt dale bump, spec 4 leroy schaefer. please contact me asap. we supported c. co. 109th eng. battalion (ROK)

Keywords:


Entry: 93675
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1968-1969 KOREA TD-5804

RODOLFO (RUDY) RAMON JR. wrote on August 29, 2016


City and State: SA ANTONIO TX

Unit: USAESD TD 5804 ( KOREA)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for anyone who served in this unit with me i locatesd CALEB JUD PUSEY. 1st LT MYLES D SAMPSON PASSED AWAY IN 2007 there was a 1st set named robert lewis, sgt dale bump, spec 4 leroy schaefer. please contact me asap. we supported c. co. 109th eng. battalion (ROK)

Keywords:


Entry: 93674
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1968-1969 KOREA TD-5804

RODOLFO (RUDY) RAMON JR. wrote on August 29, 2016


City and State: SA ANTONIO TX

Unit: USAESD TD 5804 ( KOREA)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for anyone who served in this unit with me i locatesd CALEB JUD PUSEY. 1st LT MYLES D SAMPSON PASSED AWAY IN 2007 there was a 1st set named robert lewis, sgt dale bump, spec 4 leroy schaefer. please contact me asap. we supported c. co. 109th eng. battalion (ROK)

Keywords:


Entry: 93673
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1968-1969 KOREA TD-5804

RODOLFO (RUDY) RAMON JR. wrote on August 29, 2016


City and State: SA ANTONIO TX

Unit: USAESD TD 5804 ( KOREA)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for anyone who served in this unit with me i locatesd CALEB JUD PUSEY. 1st LT MYLES D SAMPSON PASSED AWAY IN 2007 there was a 1st set named robert lewis, sgt dale bump, spec 4 leroy schaefer. please contact me asap. we supported c. co. 109th eng. battalion (ROK)

Keywords:


Entry: 93668
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
STATION AT CAMP PELHAM ,2ND ID DIVISION/DMZ/4P1

DANNY WHITE WHITE wrote on August 28, 2016


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: C COMPANY 2ND 17TH FIELD ARTILLERY CAMP PELHAM

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hi my name is Danny White ,I was station in 1977 at 2nd 17th FA at Camp Pelham,i encounted a skin condition when I was there,back and forth on the DMZ,which our unit rotated 2 weeks,We did a lot of training and maneuver over there,and it was tough staying clean.A lot of the guys had that same type of skin problem then that I'm still battling with now and it has been over 30 yrs . I have had skin lesions, boils ,and cyst that comes and goes,.I know that the herbicides and other chemicals are still in the soil today and i do know that agent orange is the main factor of why my skin is like it is today.I suffer bad seasonal especially doing summer months.I have filed many claims about this and the VA continues to deny me. My sinus ,my hearing and gastro problem are also been denied.All of these problem are in my VA sick call files,showing significant problem.Why are they denying us likes this,why can't they be true to us, when we put all that we can be to serve our country.I can't get 10% from all that I did and Its so wrong for the government to throw u away like this,if anyone can help me get the minimum at least ,then I know I deserve more.Thanks for listening,my fellow soldiers.GOD Bless our suffering warriors with love

Keywords: Danny White Camp Pelham 2nd 17th field Artillery,1976,1977 ,DMZ


Entry: 93640
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO CLAIM APPROVED

RICHARD MARTIN wrote on August 23, 2016


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit: C BTRY 2/76 & A BTRY 6/80

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Finally proved my case after 8 Years waiting on the Board of Appeals!

Comments: Korea 1967 thru 1971, C Btry. 2/76 Arty 67-68, A Btry. 6/80 Arty 69-71. I have lots of information concerning these times for your Agent Orange Claim from the files of Board of Veterans Appeals ( BVA ). You may contact me at PH.# 831 262-4716 (Leave Message)

Keywords: Camp Santa Barbara C Btry. 2/76 Arty. , Camp Knox A Btry. 6/80 Arty


Citation Nr: 1623210   
Decision Date: 06/10/16 Archive Date: 06/21/16

DOCKET NO. 11-26 393A   )   DATE
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On appeal from the
Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Oakland, California


THE ISSUES

1. Entitlement to service connection for ischemic heart disease, to include as due to herbicide exposure.

2. Entitlement to service connection for prostate cancer, to include as due to herbicide exposure.


REPRESENTATION

Veteran represented by:   Disabled American Veterans


WITNESS AT HEARING ON APPEAL

The Veteran



ATTORNEY FOR THE BOARD

M. Espinoza, Associate Counsel


INTRODUCTION

The Veteran served on active duty from March 1967 to September 1976.

These matters come before the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) on appeal from September 2009 and February 2013 rating decisions of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office (RO) in Oakland, California. The September 2009 rating decision denied entitlement to service connection for prostate cancer and the February 2013 rating decision denied entitlement to service connection for ischemic heart disease.

In March 2016, the Veteran testified at a video conference hearing before the undersigned Veterans Law Judge. A transcript of this proceeding has been associated with the claims file.

Additionally, although an appeal was perfected based on the September 2009 rating decision, which also denied in relevant part, entitlement to service connection for tinnitus, such was granted in a February 2013 rating decision. The Veteran has not appealed the evaluation or effective date of service connection assigned for this disability. Accordingly, issue is not before the Board. See Grantham v. Brown, 114 F.3d 1156, 1158-59 (Fed. Cir. 1997).

The Veteran also filed a timely notice of disagreement, for entitlement to service connection for an acquired psychiatric disorder and entitlement to service connection for PTSD, which were denied in a May 2013 rating decision. However, in August 2015 correspondence, the Veteran and his representative withdrew these claims. Thus, the issues before the Board are limited to the issues set forth on the title page.

Additional evidence, including statements from fellow service members, were submitted by the Veteran on two occasions in April 2016, subsequent to the most recent, October 2015 statement of the case issued for the ischemic heart disease claim and December 2015 supplemental statement of the case issued for the prostate cancer claim. The Veteran waived review of this additional evidence by the agency of original jurisdiction (AOJ) in each instance. See 38 C.F.R. § 1304 (c) (2015). Moreover, if new evidence was submitted by the Veteran, not developed by VA, with or after a substantive appeal received on or after February 2, 2013, as is the case with the ischemic heart disease claim, then it is subject to initial review by the Board unless the Veteran explicitly requests AOJ consideration. See VBA Fast Letter 14-02. As noted above, as the record reflects that the additional evidence was submitted by the Veteran, and the Veteran explicitly waived AOJ review thereof, a remand for AOJ consideration of such is not warranted.

A February 2016 VA Form 646, Statement of Accredited Representative in Appealed Case, was also received subsequent to a February 2016 VA Form 8, Certification of Appeal, which certified the appeal to the Board, and thus was not considered by the AOJ. However, the record reflects the Veteran's representative was initially offered an opportunity to submit such in January 2016. 38 C.F.R. § 20.600 (2015). Moreover, in light of the favorable grant of the claims below, a remand for AOJ consideration of such is not warranted.

The issue of entitlement to service connection for dental trauma has been raised by the record in a October 1976 application for benefits and an April 1977 statement from the Veteran's representative, and entitlement to service connection for erectile dysfunction, has been raised in a February 2009 statement from the Veteran, but they have not been adjudicated by the AOJ. Therefore, the Board does not have jurisdiction over them, and they are referred to the AOJ for appropriate action. 38 C.F.R. § 19.9(b) (2015).



FINDINGS OF FACT

1. Resolving all doubt in the Veteran's favor, he had service in or near the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) during the qualifying time period in which he may be presumed to have been exposed to herbicide agents.

2. The Veteran's ischemic heart disease is presumed to be related to his exposure to herbicides while serving in or near the Korean DMZ.

3. The Veteran's residuals of prostate cancer, are presumed to be related to his exposure to herbicides while serving in or near the Korean DMZ.


CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

1. The criteria for service connection for ischemic heart disease are met. 38 U.S.C.A. §§ 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1116, 5107 (West 2014); 38 C.F.R. §§ 3.102, 3.307, 3.309 (2015).

2. The criteria for service connection for residuals of prostate cancer are met. 38 U.S.C.A. §§ 1110, 1111, 1112, 1113, 1116, 5107 (West 2014); 38 C.F.R. §§ 3.102, 3.307, 3.309 (2015).


REASONS AND BASES FOR FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS

Pursuant to the Veterans Claims Assistance Act of 2000 (VCAA), VA has duties to notify and assist claimants in substantiating a claim for VA benefits. 38 U.S.C.A. § 5100, 5102, 5103, 5103A, 5107, 5126 (West 2014); 38 C.F.R. §§ 3.102, 3.156(a), 3.159, 3.326(a) (2015); see also Pelegrini v. Principi, 18 Vet. App. 112 (2004); Quartuccio v. Principi, 16 Vet. App. 183 (2002); Mayfield v. Nicholson, 444 F.3d 1328 (Fed. Cir. 2006); Dingess/Hartman v. Nicholson, 19 Vet. App. 473 (2006). The decision herein grants entitlement to service connection for ischemic heart disease and residuals of prostate cancer. These awards represent a full grant of the issues on appeal. Therefore, VA's duties to notify and assist, including pursuant to 38 C.F.R § 3.103(c)(2) (2015) and Bryant v. Shinseki, 23 Vet App 488 (2010), are rendered moot.

Service connection will be granted if it is shown that the veteran suffers from a disability resulting from personal injury suffered or disease contracted in the line of duty, or for aggravation of a preexisting injury suffered or disease contracted in the line of duty, during active military service. 38 U.S.C.A. § 1110 (West 2014); 38 C.F.R. § 3.303 (2015).

Disorders diagnosed after discharge will still be service connected if all the evidence, including that pertinent to service, establishes that the disease was incurred in service. 38 C.F.R. § 3.303(d); see also Combee v. Brown, 34 F.3d 1039, 1043 (Fed. Cir. 1994).

To establish service connection on a direct-incurrence basis, there must be a competent diagnosis of a current disability; medical or, in certain cases, lay evidence of in-service occurrence or aggravation of a disease or injury; and competent evidence of a nexus between an in-service injury or disease and the current disability. Hickson v. West, 12 Vet. App. 247, 252 (1999).

Competent medical evidence is evidence provided by a person who is qualified through education, training, or experience to offer medical diagnoses, statements, or opinions. It may also include statements conveying sound medical principles found in medical treatises, and/or statements contained in authoritative writings, such as medical and scientific articles and research reports or analyses. 38 C.F.R. § 3.159(a)(1).

Competent lay evidence is any evidence not requiring that the proponent have specialized education, training, or experience. Lay evidence is competent if it is provided by a person who has knowledge of facts or circumstances and conveys matters that can be observed and described by a lay person. 38 C.F.R. § 3.159(a)(2). This may include some medical matters, such as describing symptoms or relating a contemporaneous medical diagnosis. Jandreau v. Nicholson, 492 F.3d 1372 (Fed. Cir. 2007).

Additionally, service connection may be established on a presumptive basis for certain disabilities resulting from exposure to herbicides. A veteran who, during active military, naval, or air service, served in the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning on January 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975, shall be presumed to have been exposed during such service to herbicides, unless there is affirmative evidence to establish that the veteran was not so exposed during that service. 38 C.F.R. §§ 3.307(a)(6)(iii); VAOPGCPREC 7-93 (1993), 59 Fed. Reg. 4752 (1994). Herbicide exposure is also presumed for veterans of certain units that served in or near the Korean DMZ anytime between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971. 38 C.F.R. § 3.307(a)(6)(iv).

The diseases which are presumed to result from exposure to herbicides include chloracne or other acneform diseases consistent with chloracne, Type 2 diabetes (also known as Type II diabetes mellitus, or adult-onset diabetes), Hodgkin's disease, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, early onset peripheral neuropathy, porphyria cutanea tarda, prostate cancer, respiratory cancers (cancer of the lung, bronchi, larynx, or trachea), soft-tissue sarcomas (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or mesothelioma), ischemic heart disease, Parkinson's disease, and B cell leukemias. 38 C.F.R. § 3.309(e). The presumption requires exposure to an herbicide agent and a manifestation of the disease to a compensable degree within the time period specified for each disease. 38 C.F.R. § 3.307(a)(6)(ii).

Notwithstanding the provisions relating to presumptive service connection, a Veteran may establish service connection for a disability with proof of actual direct causation. Combee, 34 F.3d at 1042.

In determining whether service connection is warranted for a disability, VA is responsible for determining whether the evidence supports the claim or is in relative equipoise, with the veteran prevailing in either event, or whether a preponderance of the evidence is against the claim, in which case the claim is denied. 38 U.S.C.A. § 5107 (West 2014); 38 C.F.R. § 3.102 (2015); Gilbert v. Derwinski, 1 Vet. App. 49 (1990). When there is an approximate balance of positive and negative evidence regarding any issue material to the determination, the benefit of the doubt is afforded the claimant.

The Veteran claims that both prostate cancer and ischemic heart disease were caused by his exposure to Agent Orange while he served in the Republic of South Korea. As the evidence for both claimed diseases overlaps, the Board will discuss both issues together below.

The Veteran served in the Republic of South Korea from August 1967 to September 1968 and from July 1969 to February 1971. In March 2016, the Veteran testified that he served near and in the Korean DMZ and that he was exposed to herbicide agents while there. As noted above, according to 38 C.F.R. § 3.307 (a)(6)(iv), a veteran who, during active military, naval, or air service, served between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971, in a unit that, as determined by the Department of Defense (DoD), operated in or near the Korean DMZ in an area in which herbicides are known to have been applied during that period, shall be presumed to have been exposed during such service to an herbicide agent, unless there is affirmative evidence to establish that the Veteran was not exposed to any such agent during that service.

The Veteran's personnel records indicate that he was assigned to C Btry 2nd Bn 67th Arty during his first period of service in Korea and A Btry 6th Bn 80th Arty during his second period of service. While the Veteran's assigned units are not listed as having been exposed to herbicides, DoD has confirmed that Field Artillery, Signal and Engineer troops were supplied as support personnel to those combat brigades recognized by DoD. Thus, DoD has conceded that unnamed and uncounted artillery support troops assisted and augmented the combat infantry units serving in the defoliation areas. In Stefl v. Nicholson, 21 Vet. App. 120, 123 (2007), it is noted that the Secretary's procedures acknowledge that a veteran could have been exposed to Agent Orange in units other than those entitled to a presumption of exposure.

The Veteran's DD-214 corroborates the fact that his operational specialty was assistant gunner, gunner and chief of section during the relevant period. The Veteran also testified that he was stationed in close proximity of the DMZ.

In addition to his testimony, the Veteran has provided documentation that during each period of his service in Korea, he served within the DMZ. Specifically, the Veteran submitted several statements by fellow soldiers that corroborate that he served in the DMZ. In an October 2014 statement, L. B. reported that he served with the Veteran during 1967 to 1968 at Camp Santa Barbara in Korea. He also stated that he and the Veteran made many trips to the DMZ on maneuvers with their company where Agent Orange was sprayed and that he could tell this because of the color of the vegetation in the DMZ and he also saw the sprayings. He further reported he remembered also hearing the loud speakers from North Korea playing propaganda and music. In a March 2016 statement, D. W. stated he served from March 1968 to May 1969 in the Veteran's unit. He further stated that during his time in Korea he had the opportunity to serve with the Veteran, who like most assigned to the unit, were sent into the DMZ area and had many different duties due to a shortage of troops at the time since the top priority was Vietnam in 1968. Finally, in a March 2016 statement, M. S. stated he served with the Veteran from July 1969 to November 1969 and recalled that in late August or early September 1969 their unit was sent to the DMZ for guard duty with the infantry.

The Board acknowledges that the RO did not request further information from the Joint Services Records Research Center as to whether the Veteran's unit was located near the DMZ and that a July 2009 Personnel Information Exchange System (PIES) request stated that the Veteran's service along the DMZ or exposure to Agent Orange could not be verified and unit histories were not maintained at the requested code. Despite this, the Veteran has supplied credible and competent testimony of having served near the DMZ. The Veteran is considered competent to supply facts of which he has first-hand knowledge. Washington v. Nicholson, 19 Vet. App. 362, 368 (2005). As mentioned above, each disabling condition for which the Veteran seeks service connection, must be considered on the basis of the places, types, and circumstances of his service as shown by service records, the official history of each organization in which he served, his medical records, and all pertinent medical and lay evidence. 38 C.F.R. § 3.303(a).

Based on all of the evidence, the Board finds that the Veteran operated in or near the DMZ during the time when herbicides were used; therefore, he is presumed to have been exposed to said herbicides.

The evidence also demonstrates current diagnoses for ischemic heart disease and residuals of prostate cancer. Specifically, a May 2006 private medical record, dated prior the October 2008 claim for prostate cancer, diagnosed prostate carcinoma and noted the Veteran underwent a radical retropubic prostatectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy. In March 2016 testimony, the Veteran reported he still had prostate problems post-surgery, which was confirmed by a January 2009 private medical record which documented a preoperative diagnosis of decreased force of urinary stream and a postoperative diagnosis of a confirmation of bulbar urethral stricture. A July 2010 VA heart examination report provided a diagnosis of ischemic heart disease, status post four vessel coronary artery bypass graft. As there is no evidence of intercurrent causation, satisfactory lay evidence of exposure to Agent Orange during service, and current medical evidence of presumptive diseases, the Board finds that all elements necessary for presumptive service connection are present. Therefore, service connection for ischemic heart disease and residuals of prostate cancer is granted.




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ORDER

Entitlement to service connection for ischemic heart disease, due to exposure to herbicides, is granted.

Entitlement to service connection for residuals of prostate cancer, due to exposure to herbicides, is granted.



____________________________________________
U. R. POWELL
Veterans Law Judge, Board of Veterans' Appeals


Department of Veterans Affairs


Unit: C BTRY 2/76 ARTY, A BTRY 6/80 ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Korea 1967 thru 1971, C Btry. 2/76 Arty 67-68, A Btry. 6/80 Arty 69-71. I have lots of information concerning these times for your Agent Orange Claim from the files of Board of Veterans Appeals ( BVA ). You may contact me at
Ph.# 831 262-4716

Keywords: Camp Santa Barbara C Btry. 2/76 Arty. , Camp Knox A Btry. 6/80 Arty


Keywords: Camp Santa Barbara C Btry 2/76 & Camp Knox A Btry6/80


Entry: 93639
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO APPROVED

JAY STEVENS wrote on August 23, 2016


City and State: ASHAWAY RI

Unit: HHB 2/76 ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hi all and in particular those who helped me out with my claim. My TyII Diabetes/AO claim was approved in July. It only took under a year. Had pics, a buddy letter and other documentation. I really think all the bad press the VA received last year helped, along with the DoD recognizing that other support units spent time near the DMZ. Got a 20% rate.
Jay


Keywords: Camp St Barbara, Imjin River


Entry: 93476
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ARMY VETERAN KOREA DMZ 1968/69

AL COPPOCK wrote on July 19, 2016


City and State: GRAND RAPIDS MI

Unit: 51ST SIGNAL BATALLION I CORPS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If anyone has any information on how to proceed with the AO Claim,it would be greatly appreciated. Filed the claim,it was denied,they (VA) did not read correctly and assumed I was in Nam,of course my records said otherwise. All they needed to do was READ, a DRO was filed in February, we received word that they had received the request. Called the Regional VA Rep today and was told there wasn't anything further he could do, that this would in all likelihood take 2 years or more! Was on the DMZ in Korea 1968 to Feb.28 1969. Radio site we referred to as NAKTA. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and God Bless.

Keywords:


Entry: 93447
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1971 CAMP KYLE, HQ CO A 4TH MAINTENANCE BN

RICHARD FULLER JR wrote on July 11, 2016


City and State: FARGO ND

Unit: HQ CO A 4TH MAINTENANCE BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Need info on herbicides we used on perimeter fences at Camp Kyle. Also need the name of the old airport where we put vehicles in storage that were to be sold to South Korea.

Keywords:


Entry: 93429
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
RONALD FIERCE

LINDA FIERCE wrote on July 6, 2016


City and State: ATHENS OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any one who served under Lt Col Seth or Suth Day at Camp Colbern Korea during 1968-69. 3rd BN 81st Arty, I Corp Sergeant Missile. Have a picture that we downloaded from a site with pictures of Camp Colbern, in the one picture is a Spec 4 Hanerfield in the tower guarding the MSA at Colbern. Would be interested in contacting those that served during those times. Am trying to locate some of the veterans as I have been denied agent orange and am trying to collect buddy statements. Any help would be appreciated.

Keywords:


Entry: 93414
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE DMZ KOREA DURING VIETNAM WAR DTONGUE CANCER

MARY WEIR wrote on June 29, 2016


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Husband drafted out of college 1968 air craft mechanic on DMZ Korea army. Acquired( now known as PTSD )at discharge and died last May of Cancer of the tongue... researching agent orange and this cancer to present case to VA. any information welcomed...

Keywords:


Entry: 93349
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
RONALD FIERCE

LINDA FIERCE SENIOR wrote on June 14, 2016


City and State: ATHENS OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Am in search of photos of Camp Colbern during the years of 1968-69. Need buddy statements to the fact that spraying was done around the compound. Also I was company driver, went to Seoul monthly to pick up payroll also to pick up returning servicemen who had been on leave. Drove Capt Hubbard and Sgt Peterson to various camps around the DMZ. Was probably in Seoul as many as 3 times a week. If you have any photos or know of a site that would show pictures of Camp Colbern during those dates, would appreciate hearing from you.

Keywords:


Entry: 93317
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
RONALD E. FIERCE

LINDA FIERCE wrote on June 7, 2016


City and State: ATHENS OH

Unit: SGT. MISSILE I CORP. 3RDBN 81ST ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served in Korea at Camp Colburn during 68-69. Have filed for a/o and been turned down 3 times. Need a buddy statement to verify that I drove Cpt. Hubbard to other compounds, some were around the DMZ. Also was on the basketball team which played up near the DMC, Camp RedCloud and Camp Casey were two of the camps that we played at. I have been diagnosed with Diabetes II, Neuopathy in feet and prostate cancer three years ago. I f anyone has any information that could be helpful would appreciate hearing from you.

Keywords:


Entry: 93303
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
VA & AGENT ORANGE

JOHN J. (JACK) MORAN JR wrote on June 5, 2016


City and State: GRAND PRAIRIE TX

Unit: HHB, I CORP ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Page 18 of the May 2016 American Legion Magazine headline: "VA WEIGHS ADDING TO AGENT ORANGE LIST" - 'and veterans who served in or near the Korean DMZ, anytime from April 1, 1968 to August 21, 1971'.

Keywords: Agent Orange/Korean DMZ


Entry: 93271
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE

DENNIS MCHENNEY wrote on June 1, 2016


City and State:

Unit: D 2/71ST HAWK

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

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http://benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/factsheets/serviceconnected/presumption.pdf
= current VA Presumption.pdf and some presumed medical conditions

http://www.veteranprograms.com/id1071.html <<<< Agent Orange Presumptive Disabilities

http://www.vva.org/Guides/AgentOrangeGuide.pdf<<
http://makeagentorangehistory.org/agent-orange-resources/background/health-effects-of-agent-orange-dioxin/

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In Korea, and I assume elsewhere, Veterans, MPs and K-9s that guarded missile tac sites and camp fence lines were very exposed in the 60s and 70s as were many others. A review of VA records and claims would show that usage in Korea was at least the early or mid 1960's through the mid 1970's. Most TAC Sites and many Camps were hand sprayed by Katusa's or US solders, primarily those North of Soul and Uijeongbu in Military Zone 1, a strip about 20 miles down from the DMZ.


Keywords: HAWK Agent Orange tac site


Entry: 93237
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
B BTRY 2ND BN (HAWK) 71ST ARTY

KENNETH BORUTA wrote on May 28, 2016


City and State: LOCKPORT IL

Unit: B BTRY 2ND BN HAWK 71ST ARTYPUNCHY COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Reaching out to vets I served with in Korea 69-71. Looking for information, name of the compound and location of the Hawk Missile Tac Site. Would like to touch base with any other vets filing claims for diseases associated with Agent Orange that served during this time in Korea.
God Bless and Thank You for your response.


Keywords: Camp Casey, Punchy Company


Entry: 93102
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
BLACK MANS ALEY

JAMES MCFARLAND wrote on May 4, 2016


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The aley was in son yor re In the center of town ..I did see 3 or4 jeeps stop out front and 12 M P run in and came out with one guy ,it was said that ,g I that did not go home ,lived in there.
Not to meney remember it . It's like camp Pelham was not there .you can't find much about it,
Agent orange was there .and I do have it 30% right now .all I can say is I was there and seen it two times .i was on the gate for R. C. 4 and motor pool at Pelham gate. It was what it was
We had A company of M. P. Right at Pelham.


Keywords:


Entry: 93091
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
I DON'T REMEMBER NO BLACK MANS ALLEY

JAMES MCKINNEY wrote on May 3, 2016


City and State: WILMINGTON DE

Unit: A BATTERY 2ND 76TH ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: james i was there april 1969 till aug 1970 camp santa barbara.Honestly i never heard of black mans alley.All the guys in my outfit got along great. to this day i miss each and every one.we seemed to have a bond that time has not erased. i kept in touch with around 7 or 8 guys but over the years death has taken all but a few. i still think of them. the friends of my youth and i love them all like brothers. that being said im really sorry that you had such a bad experience. I wish you well over and out








Keywords:


Entry: 93085
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
BLACKS MANS ALEY

JAMES MCFARLAND wrote on May 1, 2016


City and State: DEARBORN MI

Unit: 7 / 17 ARTY 2 I D

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Pelham down the street to R. C. 4 you had to walk on the other side of the street.
1/2. Way two r/c. 4 was Black mans aley ,some times Thay would run out of the aley and
Cut you with a strate razor ,in your face.being a gate guard I did see this twice.

No one will talk about it,the army would like to keep this under raps.this was 1971 .
But seeing a man get cut like that is one thing giving me p t s d .that and the time the captin
Pulld his 45 out ang racked a round and put in my fase. I just told him I would shoot him with
My m16 . Got 12 days off and he got removed from duty .you can't counter asked the doctor.
Orders .12 days off for frost bight feet ,I walked guard 9 hr no one came to releve me .
Drunk or Hi on weed. Do you know what I'm talking about,


Keywords:


Entry: 93068
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREA

JAMES MCFARLAND wrote on April 26, 2016


City and State: DEARBORN MI

Unit: 7/17 B. BAT, PELHAM

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Still looking for camp Pelham men. 1970 nov. till 1971 dec. I am James McFarland 17 .the kid
Has A O ,killed every one .i was yong ,but it is starting ,I have30% so far .105 mm up to 4 papa one ,do you remember,black mans aley,were Thay would run out and cut your face, no one will talk about it! I was a U P guard On the gates seen a lot .


Keywords:


Entry: 93040
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CO C USASTRATCOM LL BN NORTH EIGHTH ARMY

KATHRYN BRYANT wrote on April 21, 2016


City and State: SMITHVILLE AR

Unit: CO C USASTRATCOM LL BN NORTH EIGHTH

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My name is Kathryn Bryant. I am trying to find any information on my dad's service. His DD-214 does not have a unit connected to it. He and my momma had been trying to get his benefits for over a year before he passed away, and my momma has been trying ever since. She got a letter from the VA stating that all benefits have been denied yet again. My dad's name was David Bryant from Holly Grove, AR. It states he was a SP5, I am not military so I only know what I have read online. My dad was diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia which has been linked to contact with agent orange. I am not sure where this will lead me but any information would be greatly appreciate your time. On his DD214 is has CO C USASTRATCOM LL BN North eighth army APO 96301. It also states in station or installation at which effected is FORT Lewis Washington. I have no clue about what this means. Anyone that may have had contact with him or know anything please do not hesitate to call or email me. kathrynaghq.com or 870-844-0995

Keywords: Dave
fort lewis Washington
SP-5



Entry: 93032
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP KNOX

MICHAEL STOFFAL wrote on April 18, 2016


City and State: RICHFIELD ID

Unit: 6TH BAT. 80TH ARTI. 7TH INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello I am Sgt. Michael Stoffal, and am looking for anyone that knows if Camp Knox is still there, or has it been demolished like other camps have been. I was there in 1968 and 1969. Thank You Michael Stoffal

Keywords:


Entry: 93028
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

CLENITH (KINK) HENSON wrote on April 18, 2016


City and State: ZEPHYRHILLS FL

Unit: 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: agent orange1967 to1969

Keywords:


Entry: 92931
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ENGINEERS COUMPOUND CAMP CASEY

ROBERT SHIRLEY wrote on March 28, 2016


City and State: ATLANTA TX

Unit: E CO 707 MAINT.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Worked on UH-1's at the Airfield just outside of Casey, A220, I think. We, Eco 707 Maint were billeted at the engineers compound 5 0r 6 miles up the road. All I ever knew the name of the compound was, was Engineers Compound and I do not remember what engineer company we shared the compound with. There were only two companies on the compound. Anybody know anything the Compound? Thanks for any help, Bob Shirley 903 824 1949.

Keywords:


Entry: 92927
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
VETERANS HELPING VETERANS

DENNIS CAVE wrote on March 27, 2016


City and State: LEXINGTON NC

Unit: HQ. & CO A 2ND INF 702ND DIRECT SUPPORT CAMP CASEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was station at Camp Casey from early 1969 till mid 1971. I know that all veterans that was there was expose to the agent orange in one way or the other. We all need to let each other know if you filled for and information you can share on how you were expose. If we don't help each other we are only letting the government get buy with killing us slowly. Hope we all can help each other. To those who have contacted me already thanks a bundle for all the information. Second To None

Keywords:


Entry: 92866
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
51STSIGNAL BATTALION 8TH ARMY HQ APR. JAN1968-MAY 1969

KETURA COLLIER wrote on March 15, 2016


City and State: HUNTSVILLE AL

Unit: CO, A 51ST SIGNAL BATTALION 8TH ARMY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Columbus Mcglathery was assigned to CO, A 51st Signal Battalion 8th Army in Jan 1968. I am looking for buddies or somebody who has served with during that time. I am trying to get my dad his benefits. We have been turn down twice. So if any one remembers him please contact me Ketura Collier or my dad Columbus Mcglathery.

Keywords:


Entry: 92855
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP KAISER AGENT ORANGE

THOMAS HERSHBERGER wrote on March 13, 2016


City and State: EAGLE WI

Unit: A TROUP 2ND/10TH CAV 7TH INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Is there any one out there that served at Camp Kaiser with me?


Keywords:


Entry: 92836
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
INFORMATION

DENNIS CAVE wrote on March 9, 2016


City and State: LEXINGTON NC

Unit: HQ. & CO. A 2ND ID 702ND THE DEUCE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was station with 2nd ID 702nd Direct Support for the DMZ from late 1969 until mid 1971. Am looking for anyone that can help with the Agent Orange ,Blue and the other one of herbicides that was sprayed. Any one having anything to help file a claim get with me at cavedl2511@gmail.com or 3364102511

Thanks in advance on what ever you can do my 2nd Infantry brothers.




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Entry: 92835
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE-KOREA 1968/1969

AL COPPOCK wrote on March 8, 2016


City and State: GRAND RAPIDS MI

Unit: 51ST SIGNAL BATALLION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: A year ago I filed an Agent Orange Claim. I was in Korea 1968 to Feb.1969. We submitted all the necessary documents,pictures,buddy statement,letters,medical records etc. Claim was denied in December stating I did not serve in Nam. They made the mistake of assuming I was there instead of reading all the evidence and documents. We have now filed for a correction and a DRO. When we spoke with the local VA County rep his response was oh this will take a long time a very long time. This was their mistake, it should be settled within weeks, I don't understand the logic or process behind this. Has anyone out there had to deal with a similar situation? . I served on the DMZ, a radio site we referred to as Nakta. My service records show that I DID serve there. Any information or help would be appreciated. You can email me or call. Good Luck to all of you fighting for what we deserve.


Keywords:


Entry: 92816
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE USE IN KOREA EARLY AS 1967

PAUL MURRAY wrote on March 5, 2016


City and State:

Unit: HHC 3RD BDE, 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served with HHC 3rd, Bde 2nd Inf Div Dec 1966 - Dec 1967

Forwarded below is an E-mail I sent to a fellow GI I served with in the 2nd Inf Div during 1967.

The link for the video report Toxic Secrets which documents AO disposal in Korea is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XpyE8zNX14

I hope this may be of help to my fellow vets in their struggles to substantiate AO claims with the VA.

My E-mail follows:

I wish you well with your VFW rep meeting.

Moons, it would be great if your VFW rep would agree to watch the entire 35 minute video, but I'm guessing based on his/her time constraints that would be unlikely during a face-to-face meeting.

So, I found several key points in the video I hope may be helpful for those filing VA claims and you might be able to view them with your VFW rep on your laptop at your meeting.

I'm detailing them below with the time stamps on the video so you'll be able to quickly reference and hopefully be able to view them during your visit with the rep:

1) Starting at just after the 24:00 point on the video Steven House and Richard Travis, then EMs talk of being tasked to bury approximately 250 55-gallon drums of agent orange at a Camp Carroll South Korea dump site in 1978. Travis identifies the barrels as containing agent orance and carrying 1967 dates on them. Pertinent info runs several minutes.

2) Starting at about 32:00 Steve House provides info that agent orange together with other toxic chemicals had been dumped at Camp Carroll for a number of years prior to 1978. The toxic chemicals, including possibly agent orange, he mentioned could have been used at any point anywhere in South Korea including the locations and during the time you served there.

The point of this E-mail is that agent orange barrels with 1967 dates on them were in Korea.

Therefore, it's entirely possible and more than likely agent orange would have been used in the 2nd Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade sector during 1967.


Keywords: AO, Agent Orange, VA, Claim, Veterans Administration, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, DMZ, Imjin



Entry: 92786
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE DOCUMENT

RICHARD MARTIN wrote on February 29, 2016


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit: 2/76 ARTY, 6/80 ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Does any one have this Document from the Department of Defense? If so please send
me a copy.

The Defense Department's list of exposed units adds that
field artillery, signal, and engineer troops were also sent
into the DMZ as support personnel during the time of the
confirmed use of Agent Orange. The Department did not
estimate how many artillery troops served at the DMZ. Thus,
the Department has conceded that unnamed and uncounted
artillery support troops assisted and augmented the combat
infantry units serving in the defoliation areas. This is
significant because the Veteran's official personnel file
(OPF) reflects that he served in a support role, that of
clerk-typist, with his artillery unit, located, or at least
headquartered, some 7 miles away, during the time that Agent
Orange was used in South Korea.

Because the Army has conceded that unlisted field artillery troops were also
exposed to Agent Orange while serving as support personnel, the evidence for
presumed Agent Orange exposure in this case is at least in relative equipoise and
the reasonable doubt
doctrine is invoked.


Board of Veterans Appeals: Citation Nr: 1009641   
Decision Date: 03/15/10 Archive Date: 03/24/10



Keywords: Department of Defense Agent Orange Documents


Entry: 92785
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP SANTA BARBARA, CAMP KNOX

RICHARD MARTIN wrote on February 29, 2016


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit: C BTRY 2/76 ARTY, A BTRY 6/80 ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Korea 1967 thru 1971, C Btry. 2/76 Arty 67-68, A Btry. 6/80 Arty 69-71. I have lots of information concerning these times for your Agent Orange Claim from the files of Board of Veterans Appeals ( BVA ). You may contact me at
Ph.# 831 262-4716


Keywords: Camp Santa Barbara C Btry. 2/76 Arty. , Camp Knox A Btry. 6/80 Arty


Entry: 92765
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE CLAIM

MIKE ANDERSON wrote on February 26, 2016


City and State: CANTON OH

Unit: CO.C335TH MAINTENANCE BT (DS)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have filed a claim for agent orange . I was in Korea 68-69 . I have so much proof that I was there - pics boots on ground even info from the army records that I was in the area that was sprayed !!! BUTT-------- They wont except the information I have from other claims because they say each claim is different. Same unit army said we were sprayed but not good enough. I even have a buddy statement not good enough. The only three other guys I know that were there two have died of cancer , one is fighting cancer now. You can't get buddy statements if their dead. I have been turned down so now I appeal . Anyone left out there that can help with some buddy statement or other info, or can point me in the right direction to get help---man I need ya. Thanks Mike

Keywords:


Entry: 92759
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CLAIM APPROVED

BRIAN WILLIAMS wrote on February 24, 2016


City and State: HAMBURG NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: CHALK UP aNOTHER VICTORY FOR SOMEONE WHO SERVED OUTSIDE THE PRESUMPTIVE DATE. I WAS STATIONED AT HQ HQ CO 3RD BDE 2ND INF Div from 12/67 to 3/68 camp jackson which was adjacent ti camp young. brigade headquarters. i filed for disability for prostate cancer in september and was approvedon 2/18.

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Entry: 92754
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

MERKEL JOHNSON wrote on February 23, 2016


City and State: OAKWOOD TX

Unit: 1ST SHORAN BEACON SGDN

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: i was stationes with 1st shoran beacon sqdn, but ws attached to the 5th coat and head cover,because they were goin g to spray our area for meqestos. does any stationed there remember this? e/mail me or call me.

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Entry: 92716
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
2/76 ARTY AO EXPOSURE

JAY STEVENS wrote on February 16, 2016


City and State: ASHAWAY RI

Unit: 2/76 ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hi again,
Well, haven't filed yet but have looking through the posts. It seems that 2/76 at Camp St Barbara is not on any list for AO. The guide lines are many, but one is duty at the Imjin River. Not sure how many remember the times we spent up there on Operational Readiness exercises, 'fast paces', etc. I guess I need statements from others who were there at the same time I was (68-70). Gee, do you think my photos of the Imjin are evidence? How about pictures of those ROK suicide tanks overlooking the Imjin? The ones dug into the hills with no treads. Yup, i've got the pics. How about my pictures of our whole area with nary a tree or bush in sight? What do they want?
I guess i'll find out when the claim (diabetes) is denied.
Jay


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Entry: 92707
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP ST BARBARA 2/76 ARTY 1968-70

JOHN (JAY) STEVENS wrote on February 14, 2016


City and State: ASHAWAY RI

Unit: 2/76 ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello all
I am looking for anyone who can write a 'buddy statement' concerning our movements during 'fast pace' operations up to the Imjin River. 2/76 is not listed under the DoD list of units operating near the DMZ for inclusion in AO filings. I know we were up there many times during my time with the 2/76.
2/76 is not included even though we were about 6 miles north of Cp Casey and the same distance from the Imjin as they were. I realize the 7thID did DMZ patrols and do not want to downplay their duties, but we were up there also.
I would like to file a claim for diabeties and need the info from anyone who has completed a claim.
Thanks
Jay


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Entry: 92657
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE INFO

PAUL MURRAY wrote on February 3, 2016


City and State:

Unit: HHC 3RD BDE, 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served with HHC 3rd Bde 2nd Inf Div throughout 1967.

Just found a Phoenix AZ TV station expose on AO done in 2012. Link for video is below.

It details use and insanely cavalier disposal of AO and other toxic chemicals in South Korea over many years. This and the lies, lost files, lost and paperwork, etc. that covered up AO use and disposal in South Korea for only God knows how long and how early.

The video shines a light on the mountain of lies the VA relies on to deny AO claims.

Please invest the time to watch the video then share it with VA employees stringing your AO claim out when you meet them face to face then share it with other vets filing such claims.

If you're not able to open the link to view the video do a Google search for Toxic Secrets 2012. The video is approx 35 min long

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XpyE8zNX14


Keywords: AO, Agent Orange, VA, lies, claim, cancer, lymphoma, DMZ, contaminated, Hodgkins, delay, deny, denied


Entry: 92625
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE CAMP RED CLOUD 1968-69

KELLY (ANDY) PENLEY JR wrote on January 27, 2016


City and State: NORTH MYRTLE BEACH SC SC

Unit: 4TH FINANACE DIVISION CAMP RED CLOUD

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I was serving at Camp Red Cloud with the 4th Finance Divisio between 1968 and 1969 and was sprayed with Agent Orange. Looking for anybody else that was serving there between 1968 and 1969. Thank you

Keywords:


Entry: 92598
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
SITE NAME

BRUCE STORACE wrote on January 23, 2016


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Does anyone know the actual name of RC# 4 located north of Charlie Block?

Keywords: RC# 4, Charlie Block


Entry: 92533
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREA , VET

PERRY SUMNER SR. wrote on January 11, 2016


City and State: WESTWEGO LA

Unit: 2ND INF. DIV. 1/9 INF. 1975-76

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I'm 59 years of age , have all types of medical problems, tumor on Kinney , spots lung, congestive heart disease, ect. Was at camp Casey and Hovey , in Korea, when I first arrived, hut met a guy who was Jewish, ? John small witch ? Then back and forth to some site along the fence GSR , when they found that tunnel, bagging sand bags , and listen to rock music , laying in bed , listening to north telling you to go back home , your mother waiting for you! Then there was some gal that had a baby while working the field . She just squatted, and had the baby , while working , we watched with amazement! Was in Cpt. Falcons Co. When he left and broke two by fours with fore arm!

Keywords: 2nd inf div. 1/9 th inf. 90mm recordless rifle,gunner , radio man for lt.


Entry: 92529
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP MOSHER

DANNY AYCOX wrote on January 10, 2016


City and State: ELK CITY OK

Unit: 25 CHEMICAL DIVISION CAMP MOSHER KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anu one 1967 to 1968

Keywords:


Entry: 92483
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE USE IN KOREA (CAMP ROSS AREA)

CARL BERGMAN wrote on January 2, 2016


City and State: ROCKFORD IL

Unit: 2ND DIVISION BAND

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone who has pictures, that was positioned in the area around Camp Ross northward to the DMZ showing the defoliant effects of Agent Orange or other defoliants used between 1966-1967.

I'm 70 & need to get anyones help in getting assistance from the VA

Thank you!


Keywords:


Entry: 92375
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREA DMZ

LAWRENCE MODIC wrote on December 11, 2015


City and State: AKRON OH

Unit: 1ST 17TH (MECH) INF.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served at Camp Howze from 74 - 76. I was a cook in the mess hall and I brought meals up to Collier and Ouellette by jeep.

Keywords:


Entry: 92269
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
NEED TO CONFIRM EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE

JAMIE KELLY wrote on November 22, 2015


City and State: BATH PE

Unit: WOSGAAA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Please help! I am looking for Veterans who served in US Army (8th) 1971, stationed in South Korea, USA Stratcom LL BN unit WOSGAAA. APO 96231. Perhaps who served with Jan Reed 1971, He was in Co, Co C. USA Stratcom LL BN unit WOSGAAA. Looking to confirm exposure to Agent Orange. Jan Reed was in M/W communications, signal corp, and worked on the towers. The VA confirms service in Korea but they are cherry picking who was considered exposed to AO regardless of the fact the US paid South Korea for damage and exposure to the entire Country. I have been appealing to the VA for 13 years since Jan Reed's death. Any leads would be sincerely appreciated. Please email jkelly251055@aol.com or post. This story is tragic as all of the Vets have experienced. Please forward to anyone who can help. Several names I have in the unit are Gerald M Smith, David I Davidson, Robert S Emgarten

Keywords: Several names I have in the unit are Gerald M Smith, David I Davidson, Robert S Emgarten

South Korea, USA Stratcom LL BN unit WOSGAAA. APO 96231. Perhaps who served with Jan Reed 1971, He was in Co, Co C. USA Stratcom LL BN unit WOSGAAA.




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