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Entry: 91624
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
60% SERVICE CONNECTED

ELIEZER BAEZ-HERNANDEZ SENIOR wrote on July 27, 2015


City and State: BRONX NY

Unit: CO C 32ND INF. BTT. 7TH INF. DIV. TON DU CHONG KOR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Since I served my tour in So Korean since September 1959 to August 1960, I had suffered a lot of health problem, as artritist, skin, asthmatic, diabetic millitus, joint, sexual impotency and heart conditions. Tokory Village vicinity of Camp Hovey, amp Casey, and St. Barbara MP Co. on Ton Du Chon, So. Korean.

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Entry: 91555
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
MSA 31

GARRY WEHR wrote on July 16, 2015


City and State: AZUSA CA

Unit: MSA#31

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any & all members of the group.
Several men have been awarded Agent Orange awards.
Time is running out, don't be left out. Contact me asap.
Looking forward to talking to you.
We would also like to set up a reunion


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Entry: 91529
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
21ST FINANCE ASCOM KOREA 1968-1969 AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE

LORIN (TONY) WIRT wrote on July 9, 2015


City and State:

Unit: 21ST FINANCE, ASCOM, KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone that remembers going on money runs from the 21st Finance in ASCOM from May 1968 - June 1969. We would travel to Seoul, Camp Casey to the north and, Inchon to the south and other camps distributing MPC and WON. I feel I was exposed to Agent Orange on these money runs. Agent Orange was also said to be stored at ASCOM.

Anyone who can remember these money runs please help if possible. I have had prostate cancer.

Thanks


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Entry: 91526
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP RINGGOLD

BRIAN DAVIS wrote on July 8, 2015


City and State: IDAHO FALLS ID

Unit: C BATTTERY 6TH/ 37TH ARTY 2 ND ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: .Does anyone out there know exactly where Camp Ringgold was located? I was there from Nov.2,'70 until we moved to join the rest of the Battalion at Camp Essayons in March,'71. V A wants to know if it existed and where it was in proximity to the Z. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I know we weren't far from Munsan-ni ,the Imjin River, or RC 4 at Song-uri . We were a 155 Battery aimed North.

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Entry: 91494
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DMZ VET

DALE GARNER wrote on July 2, 2015


City and State: FLOWERY BRANCH GA

Unit: B 1/9

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Camp Greaves in 78/79. I was in B company 1/9th inf. We ran patrols on the Z and manned the gate and the fighting positions on the fence as our everyday job. Periodically other units would come up and relieve us so we could do some unit trainingW, but it was our e obviously permanent job to man the American part of Thea's Z. I was an acting jacked Sgt in charge of a TOW missile section in weapons plt. Weapons platoon had the fence. We manned the gate, manned and maintained all the bunkers and fighting positions to the left and right of the gate. I noticed then that the area to our rear, our area, was full of exposed land mines. The weather had eroded the dirt on top and one could easily see the exposed mines. We obviously never went into that area. We were told that some of those mines, anti-personnel and anti- tank had been there since the Korean War. What I want to know is this. Why was there forest to the north of the fence and for several hundred meters to our rear, our part of the Z, nothing grew over about 3 feet. Nothing thrived and it looked like a brown and gray wasteland. We worked dailey filling sandbags and improving our fighting positions but never ventured into the ground to our rear to do anything, much less cut trees and shrubs. Why was that space barren? I know the Koreans didn't tend it either. No one could have entered that space to manually clear that land as they would have died from the mines. We heard several of them explode on cold nights from age and pressure when the temp was really low. I'm 57 yrs old and am wondering if AO is a contributing factor to ailments I have or those other vets have who were also on duty there. Any advice or experience you may have would be appreciated. I love the USA and was honored to serve but if I was exposed to something that shortens my life, I want to know all about it and seek fair compensation for it. Thanks for any help.

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Entry: 91490
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREAN VETS EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

HEATHER HALEY wrote on July 1, 2015


City and State: SAN MARCOS TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Good Morning,

I am writing today to inquire if there are veterans in the central Texas area that would be willing to allow me to conduct an oral history on their experiences in Korea, specifically related to their exposure to Agent Orange (direct exposure, working with the chemical agent, or burying it). Again, I am in the central Texas region and can travel to Austin, San Antonio, Houston, or Dallas areas. The oral history will be recorded and pertinent information will be published in my Master's Thesis.

I look forward to hearing from you and can offer additional details at that time.

Cheers,
Heather M. Haley


Keywords: Korea, DMZ, Agent Orange, Camp Carroll


Entry: 91480
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER

RALPH DINN wrote on June 29, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone having issues with Agent Orange or any other defoliants can get a lot of information and support from the Korea-Agent Orange face book group. It's free. There are many articles & documents at the top under the files tab. There are buddy letters available as well.
Best of luck to all.


Keywords: Korea, agent orange, defoliants, dioxins, DMZ, Army,


Entry: 91440
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE IN 1966

ROBERT MESKY wrote on June 22, 2015


City and State: LINCOLN PARK MI

Unit: 1 BN 31 INF CAMP CASEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I remeber being i9n Korea and plains flying over head and spraying in the summer of 1966 up on the DMZ. We would put our poncho and gas mask's on and we were left with a sticky substance on us looking for any one who remebers this. they say agent orange was not used in Korea until 1977 I think this is false. I was with the 1bn 31inf 7inf Div. from Dec 1965 to Dec 1966.

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Entry: 91433
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE IN K-16

NANCY BARNUM wrote on June 21, 2015


City and State: SPRING VALLEY CA

Unit: 55TH AVIATION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Ronald Barnum just past from Parkinson's. He had it 22 yrs. Denied 4 times. Prove it the VA says. How?? If it's not in military records it doesn't exist or happened. I won't give up. I found 2 more pictures of Ron in the field behind K-16, all vegetation dead. Something was used.

Keywords: The old k-16, the new K-16, Camp Page nuke trouble trip, WHAT WAS SPRAYED??????


Entry: 91417
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
SEEKING INFORMATION TO HELP MY FATHER

KIMBERLY O'CONE wrote on June 19, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hello, My father was stationed in the DMZ as a radar specialist in the early 70's. I'm not sure of the exact dates, but I know it was towards the end of the Vietnam war. When my father was 46 or 47 he developed a form of Diabetes that is generally only developed in children. This form of Diabetes also does not run in our family. We believe my father developed Diabetes from being exposed to Agent Orange while he was assigned to the DMZ. My father has submitted claims to the VA and they have denied his claim stating they have no proof he was in the DMZ. Has anyone else run into this problem? Is there an effective way to appeal?

Thank you all for your service. I hope everyone is able to get the support they deserve from the VA.


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Entry: 91402
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
FORT GORDON AND KOREA 1964-66

JOHN DOSS JR wrote on June 16, 2015


City and State: MEMPHIS TN

Unit: HB BTRY,4TH BN (HERC)44TH ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My husband is not with me now, he suffered from Ichemic heart disease,lymphoma,diabetes mellitus three of these presumptive diseases. yet he was denied benefit, because I cannot prove where he was when he came in contact with AO. John Edwing Doss is decease. I am filing for an appeal. if any one knows my husband please, let me know. he worked with some of you . in a supply room. where were AO stored?"? send to my email if can help me . thanks. I have researched in Korea Ao was stored in Korea. and sprayed late 60th, At fort gordon in 1962. any infor willl be appreciated.


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Entry: 91338
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
HERBICIDE BUDDY STATEMENT

MARK BROWN wrote on June 6, 2015


City and State: ROSEVILLE CA

Unit: HHB 4/44TH (NIKE) 38TH ADA

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I was there Oct 1968 until Nov 1970, almost 27 months in all. I was with HHB 4/44th (Nike) 38th brigade. While in S2 part of my assignment included visiting all our batteries. I can tell you this for sure. At K-6, Camp Humphreys I saw Korean Nationals employed by the Corps of Engineers (I think engineers were running the show at that time) doing spraying around our perimeter to control foliage growing along the fence. We were in the very back of K6, just about spitting distance to the river. Insurgents used to try to get in back there. Anyway, what was somewhat of a regular occurrence that I witnessed first hand was the herbicide spraying. There was usually a Korean National with a back pack sprayer assembly. Just ahead of him was a truck pulling one of those oval shaped liquid hauling trailers. Not sure if it was 3/4 ton or duce and a half pulling the trailer. But they sprayed heavy loads of this mystery substance all around the place, including our bunkers (inside and out). Have to include the heavy insecticide spraying during malaria season. If we had heavy rains (which we did) they would be back spraying once again. They used a herbicide that was specifically Agent Orange, there were other colors which coincided with the broad stripe around the 55 gal drums. But, they all had 2,4,D. I think Army had a pretty good idea what the effects of exposure was going to be. This was the gift that kept on giving. If I can tell you more, let me know. markbrwn@surewest.net. You can go to the VA website and get the buddy statement form and complete as much as you can and email it to me. I will complete my statement, sign it and email and snail mail it back to you. I have been fighting with the VA for several years. I have been able to get 60% but I really want the 100% that I beleive I am entitled. I have a whole laundry list of stuff that is AO related.

Keywords: herbicide, pesticide, agent orange, buddy statement


Entry: 91322
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
LOOKING FOR BUDDIE STATEMENTS

LUCKY STARCHER SR wrote on June 3, 2015


City and State: RAYLAND OH

Unit: D BTRY 7TH BN 5TH ARTY HAWK

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for some help with my agent orange claim,I served in Korea from May 1969 to June 5 1970,i have heart disease and skin cancer,i was A radar mechanic on a hawk tac site,am looking for some buddystatements fromanyone who witnessed any spraying by hand or aieral spraying,i am trying to win my appeal,My phone is 740 859 2845 or 740 312 4991,any help would be appreciated,thanks to all you fellow veterans out there

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Entry: 91299
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
PELHAM. NO ONE LEFT

JAMES MCFARLAND wrote on May 31, 2015


City and State: DEARBORN MI

Unit: B BARTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I keep looking for something abought camp Pelham,but they is nothing, is it that everyone is dead , or dose the army hope it just goes a way. nov. 1970 till 1971. Yes I do have agen Orange. Typ 2 dibtes. And my hair is starting to fall out ,may be that I've just turned. 62. I do remember one day some people were working buy the pit and spraying something.and cutting the grass, and around the mine field. It did look good.but I did not think aney thing abought it .

Keywords: I was 17 at that time and most the g I were older then me .thert are someney thing that went on in the d m z ,and back at Pelham it would take a year to tell everything,and something I could not I was a u p gate guard. I did guard red eyes in the back . One saterday,I came off the d m z to get the Mail I stoped buy the red eye huch and thay showed me how to fire the red eye. Just may be it was bcuse thay were having a party. He said just don't start the jury ow.wen a chopper was going buy.


Entry: 91199
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE- KOREA '69-'70

ROBERT LAITY wrote on May 18, 2015


City and State: TONAWANDA NY

Unit: B BATTERY 6TH BAT. 44TH ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am seeking information regarding the spraying of Agent Orange in Korea. Was B
Battery, 44th Artillery exposed to AO? My Brother in Law states that he frequently
had to drive personnel up to Seoul and that he was near the DMZ. Any info would be
appreciated.


Keywords: B Battery, 44th Artillery.


Entry: 91193
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP CARROL DEPOT

DONALD SURFACE SURFACE SR wrote on May 17, 2015


City and State: FAYELTTEVILLE WV

Unit: 8 ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was a mechanic in the H building . Rebuilt armoted personel carriers . i would like to krow if these vehicles also came from viet nam and korea i was there from dec 68 to janurary 70 ialso that there was 300 barrels stored on the compound. any one that new me can contact me.the reason for my concern is these vehicles would have agent orange on them . god bless all vets.

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Entry: 91142
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ISOLATED SITES

ROB VALENZUELA wrote on May 6, 2015


City and State:

Unit: HQ CO 304TH SIG

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Was there in 76/77...was assigned to 304th Sig in Kimpo,but spent most of time away at different locations, DMZ, some mountain top they called Palgonson.another mountain top called Hill 915,and another called Junction City...anyone know of these last 3 sites?

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Entry: 91109
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CHEMICAL USE

ERIC ROHNER wrote on May 2, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have done a shit load of research and have tried to make you sleeping warriors wake up to the lies.

I have more shit like this, but if guys don't care, I will stop posting valuable information.

Eric Rohner


Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (CBRN) weapons programs proliferated through the Third World during the 1960's. These programs reached maturity in the 1980's, when chemical and toxin weapons were used on battlefields in North Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. In the 1990's, these programs are being expanded and refined.

(Ref CBRN INTELLIGENCE
SUBCOURSE NO. IS0342
EDITION B
U.S. Army Chemical School
Fort Leonard Wood, MO. 65473-8929
6 Credit Hours
Edition Date: July 1996)


Keywords: CHEMICAL, AGENT ORANGE, AO


Entry: 91103
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
WTF WARRIORS HERE'S THE PROOF

ERIC ROHNER wrote on May 1, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Send me email I will forward pdf file. Some text did not make it through the OCR.

Ok are you done being lied to. I spent 30 days quarantined on GP Ouellette, multiple Army awards and the Imjin patch, went to Saint Louis to see records, all references to Korea were not in there, yet assignments before and after are there.

I became the field sanitation spec after ON THE JOB TRAINING.

I don't know about the rest of you, but this Buffalo COMBAT medic is done with the lies. I have done a ton of research. I am not a good point man, but I do research well as a result of OCD.

From Marine intelligence there are more than 20 tunnels on the DMZ. I have a pic of the on I was in that sat on the DMZ. In the background NK soldiers can be see, with there nickel plated weapons.

If you want see the exposure of lie after lie, look me up. Don't come half stepping, you left blood sweat and tears up there, now rise up get what you deserve.

We need our own coalition to raise awareness of the mission we were on and that the mission the American public was lied to about.

I have got enough to challenge many lies, and I owe it to the MEN I lost the summer on the DMZ. You have been denied over 2 decades of benefits, you have been left behind as you and I qualified as DIPs to be the tripwires for the American public to demand re-enforcements be sent in when they report the loss of all soldiers in and around the DMZ.

AGI LIBRARY
REFERENCE SET
*USPK Reg 700-17
7 May 1987
OSPK Regulation
NO. 700-17
BBADQOARCBRS
UNITED FORCES KOREA
APO SAN FRANCISCO 96301-0010
Logistics
USE 0? HERBICIDES IN THE REPOBLIC OP KOREA
Issue of further supplements to this regulation by
subordinate commands is prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from
HQ Us?K, ATTN: EAPE-E, APO S? 96301-0082.
IPTERIH Interim changes to this regulation are not official unless
they are by the Adjutant General.
Users destroy interim
changes on their expiration dates unless sooner superseded or rescinded.
INTERNAL CONTROL sysrEKS. This regulation is not subject to the requirements
It does not contain internal control provisions.
of AR 11-2.
1. PURPOSE. This regulation establishes policies and prescribes procedures
the control Of herbicides used by OSPR.
2. APPLICABILITY. this regulation is applicable to all cornponent conands
of USPK.
3. ON NEW SYSTEM. This regulation does not contain
information that affects the New Manning System.
4. REFERENCES.
a. DOD Directive 41'50.7 (DOD pest Management Program) is a required
publication. Cited in paragraph 10e.
b. Related publications ace listed below.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
APR 91-
21 (pest Management program) .
22/ AR 40574 (Aerial Dispersal of pesticides)
AFR 91-
I (Environmental protection and Enhancement) .
AR 200-
AR 385-
32 (protective Clothing and Equipment)
AR 420-
74 (Natural Forest, and wildlife Management) .
AR 420
76 (Pest Management)
TM 5-629/NAV?AC MO-314/APM 91-19 (Herbicide Manual).
*This regulation supersedes USFK Reg 70017, 12 Match 1984







Keywords: Agent Orange, DMZ, Guard Post, Camp Casey, Camp Liberty Bell, Warrior Base, Camp Chemical, Illness, Chemical Exposure, Physiological Warfare, PTSD


Entry: 91093
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE AFTER 1971

KEVIN PAPINEAU wrote on April 30, 2015


City and State: BULALACAO ORIENTAL MINDORO PI

Unit: CCO 1/31(M)INFBN 2ND INFBN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Korean Veterans who have Exposure to Agent Orange that served in Korea after the presumptive date of 1971,If you are suffering from the affects of AO and are getting denied by the VA,Please check out KOREA AGENT ORANGE on facebook,You are not alone!!!!!

Keywords: Camp Howze,DMZ,Guard Post Oullette,4papa1,Warrior Base


Entry: 91078
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP KISER UN CHON DMZ AGENT ORANGE

JOE GARZA MR. wrote on April 28, 2015


City and State: BAY PINES FL

Unit: H/Q C TROOP 2ND / 10TH CAV. 69AND 70

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: One weekend two of my friends were climing on the rocks ,the bank of a raging river . We could see the koren people swimming and washing closes We could swim or take awhill hiking back. We all grue up on water and could swem . On about half way across Terry tomizollis leg started to cramp and began to panic . Now the situation changed, Anthony Ludovichi and me took turns going under Terry to keep him above, Finely after swalloing a bunch of that contaminated river water and almost drownig myself . I could feil the sand on the tips of my fingers .Thank God. Any way ,It was during the monsoon season after getting enough strenth back to sit up Terry and Ludo were within ten feet from me.I looked at the rageing river and saw a large bloted dead cow going with the rapid curent and soon after that a old gray longe haired bearded man on his back stiff also moving down stream fast . I still feel sick today knowing i swallowed that river water.

Keywords: B Troop 2nd of the tenth armore cav. Unit. Seventh infintry Divosion.


Entry: 90964
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO IS NOT THE ONLY CHEMICAL

DMZ VET wrote on April 13, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: WARRIORS WAKE UP.

http://www.dmzwar.com/dmzcaptivesarepows.php

We need to have a class action lawsuit against the government. How many DMZ vets suffered or are suffering, not getting help because they are not considered combat vets. We are traumatized again and again by a government that can not stop lying about us.

No soldier left behind, that is not true. Not only were we going to be left behind, we were put there for that reason. They sent soldiers to die so they could change the minds of the American people that were tied of war. That is as sick as any other country we have looked at in disgust at over them killing there own people.

DMZ vets must raise to the occasion and defend their rights and preserve their history as they defended freedom on the frontlines. DMZ vets held back an enemy in the most dangerous and heavily armed place on earth, and I think they can be as strong and fight the battle for their dignity and life.

The US government has thieved benefits from us they many need to help them with unknown illnesses, and PTSD.

Those died did so as an accident, self inflicted , or illness. That is the best our government can do for soldiers who held back an enemy that would have taken over Korea if we not there. This needs to stop and stop now. We can not be let them keep screwing us while our brothers are suffering and dying because their are being refused medical care.

The first trauma is bad enough, but for the government to repeat it over and over again by lying and denying should disgust any American.

AO was not the only chemical being used.
WAKE UP WARRIORS IT IS TIME TO FIGHT FOR YOUR LIVES.


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Entry: 90961
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DENNIS R DONATH

PATTI DONATH wrote on April 12, 2015


City and State: CHILLICOTHE IL

Unit: MP LOCATED IN INCHEON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Trying to find any information I can on my husband he was in Incheon by the Yellow Sea 69-70. I have none of his paperwork that I need to prove this and they said they cannot find it ?? I have a friend in my hometown that told me her husband served with Denny in Incheon. They have both passed away and both full of cancer colon, cecum, liver, lungs, my husband passed away 12/17/13 Mac passed away 8 years ago (Mac was his nickname) Denny was my husband name.. He told me that they sent him other places while he was there, but never got any paperwork about where he was sent. Any help would be appreciated because they are asking me to prove he was exposed to AO and I truly believe that agent orange was involved.. He was covered in bumps all over his body before he passed

Thank you so much
Patti Donath
for Dennis R Donath


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Entry: 90937
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE, SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA

WILLIAM J. MCCULLOCH wrote on April 8, 2015


City and State: ROME NY

Unit: HHC/ 3/32 7INF DIVISION. 68-69

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was at camp Hovey and then spent 4months on the DMZ. In May of 2015 I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. I met with a caseworker from the VA and was told I was in an area where AO was used, which could be the cause of my cancer. The cancer was found on the base of my tongue, throat , tonsil and one lymph node. I had radical neck dissection and six weeks of radiation. I was told at the va that the burden of proof is on me, because they have no record of me serving on the DMZ, and I have to prove the relationship of my cancer and dioxin exposure. Any information or suggestions anybody can give me will be a great help to me.

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Entry: 90931
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
SGT MISSILE I CORPS CAMP COLBURN

RONALD FIERCE SENIOR wrote on April 7, 2015


City and State: ATHENS OH

Unit: I CORPS 81ST ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Have medical problems that doctors have said qualified for AO exposure but have been denied twice as cant prove I was around the areas that it was sprayed. The latest being prostate cancer in 2013. Would like to connect with other vets that was stationed at Camp Colburn during 1968-1969. I remember a Carmin from Michigan a Sgt Hinson from Arkansas. Provet from Ohio. We were given a book that had pictures of the camp and places where we played basketball. I have lost mine am now in process of trying to prove that I was on different compounds where agent orange was sprayed. I drove for Cpt Hubbard B battery, battalion commander was Lt. Col.Seth Day.

Keywords: God Bless you in your efforts.


Entry: 90906
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREAN CONFLICK

JESSY PITTS wrote on April 1, 2015


City and State: BLYTHE CA

Unit: FORWARD OBSERVER 3RD INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was a Forward Observer at the DMZ from August, 1953 to February, 1955. I have pictures
of the whole area, showing exactly where I was, the Guard post, all the big weapons, etc.
I was in perfect health when I entered the Army. NOT ANYMORE. I suffer from Parkinsons,
Hodgkins Lymphoma. and some disorders I cannot name. My wife only got the idea to
check the Korean Conflict for AO exposure this week. So, I'm late in getting started. We were so close to North Korea, we could almost throw a rock. Is there anyone out there in
my age group (82) who is having similar problems or was stationed on the DMZ during the
time I was there? If so, would love to hear from you.


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Entry: 90886
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
4/7 CAV SEPTEMBER1967 - OCTOBER 1968

JOSE CARRION wrote on March 29, 2015


City and State:

Unit: 4/7 CAV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for officers that were at Camps Jeb Stuart and Camp McKenzie form 10/67 to 10/68.

Particularly looking for 1LT Leslie J. Tabit.



Keywords: B- 4/7 Cav Camp Jeb Stuart and HHT 4/7 Cav Camp McKenzie.


Entry: 90877
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
YES A O PHOTO

JAMES MCFARLAND wrote on March 28, 2015


City and State: DEARBORN MI

Unit: B BTRY 7TH BN 17TH ARTY P

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I do have some photos from 4papa1 aph in the d m z. You were not to take photos in side the d m z ,o well I was just a kid. I have one of a gi name klen looking out at the fence and you can see that a o was spread all over.i have him in what we call the gravE and some others. There is one of la gue buy the guns 105 how. And You can see that thre is on grass around the pit .cleang as eney thing, ask your self di I pull all that grass or did g o chink.callme leve y

Keywords: Your name & #. And I will call you back, tell me photos Do eney one of you remedy the the time we could not get down from o p 2. What a party.one of the best drive wee had had to come up and get us down because of the mines and we could not see in the dark,to walk down the path. We had a fire that must have see in the north, This is he'll come and get us. We are here!,,,,


Entry: 90876
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP PELHAM D M Z

JAMES MCFARLAND wrote on March 28, 2015


City and State: DEARBORN MI

Unit: B BTRY 7TH BN 17TH ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Ok,this is Mack. The kid June 2 1970. Was 17',nov 1970 was in Korea . I was at camp Pelham We did go up north 10 days every mounth, I did not get to 4pa pa 1 aph till February or March I had to jump a 2 1/102 and then report to the cap. Just too get the 45$ combat pay. But thay had to pay me ,but donot tell eney. At home that I was up there .Yes I do have A Orang,just got my 20 o/o and 10 o/o for hearing.

Keywords: Know I am going for the rest,it may take. 2more years but it will be worth it . If you remember me. Yes I did say that to the cap! I got 12days off in the p x bar soon after the cap. Was removed. It you know me call 313 702 0956. Leve your name and ## so I can call you.


Entry: 90867
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
6TH BATTALION 12TH ARTILLERY

HOWARD ALLEN JR. wrote on March 26, 2015


City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit: SERVICE BATTERY 6TH BATTALLION 12TH ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Camp St. Barbara from 1968 - 1969. The camp was in a canyon surrounded by mountains. There were three gates into the camp and I entered into the third gate. After I was there for about seven months, I noticed that all the vegetation was turning brown. I didn't know what was causing this until I was discharged for about ten years. That was the first time I even heard about agent orange. By then I had a bunch of severe health problems. I was on a fire base protecting the most likely route for the N. Koreans to invade, and didn't find that out for about ten years after my discharge. There was a dirt road that went into the mountains that the public couldn't use that we had used to go out into the field. Camp St. Barbara was located about 10-12 miles from the DMZ. I am looking for anyone out there that can help me prove I was there. Please conatact me if you can help. God Bless all the vets out there.

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Entry: 90614
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
SUPPLY CHAIN

CLARK NAMIAS wrote on February 17, 2015


City and State: SAVANNAH GA

Unit: 1/42ND FA , 4TH MISSLE CMD

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: has anyone tried to look for the supply side of AO from stateside to the actual unit their has to be some paperwork to which can help everyone this is probaly at the national archives some supply people chime in to heipl

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Entry: 90456
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ANY ONE OUT THERE?

GARY ROGERS wrote on January 24, 2015


City and State: ORMOND BEACH FL

Unit: 45TH TRANSPORTATION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at camp Humphries with the 45th transportation in 1971.quite often chopper pilots would come by my quonson hut looking for crew chiefs so they could get their hours in to qualify for flight pay.Since I was 67M20 they often picked me.we often flew to the DMZ.I need someone to contact me who was stationed there with me I was diagnosed with parkinsons desease and have been trying to get benefits for 4 years now my lawyer says if I found someone who also has medical problems from agent orange at this time it would help my case.any one out there?

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Entry: 90451
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT INFO

ART WILDMAN wrote on January 23, 2015


City and State: CA

Unit: 260MP CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Info on use of agent orange or other dangerous agents at SAD 300. 1969/70.

Keywords: SAD 300/Camp Humphries


Entry: 90442
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
2ND INFANTRY 72ND ARMOR2ND BATTALIONAGENT ORANGE BUDDY STATEMENT ANDY CHIASSON

HOPE CHIASSON wrote on January 23, 2015


City and State: GALLIANO LA

Unit: 2ND INFANTRY 72ND ARMOR 2ND BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Widow of Andy Chiasson from Larose Louisiana Passed away suddenly -I am in need of a buddy statement of serving in Korea Feb 1967-Mar 1968 Camp Beard for widow's death benefit and also in need of any information of Agent Orange usage at that time or prior. Any information is greatly appreciated. He was stationed at Camp Beard during the above dates. Please contact me via email hccchi@yahoo.com

Sincerely,
Hope Chaisson


Keywords: 2nd Infantry 72nd Armor 2nd Battalion
Agent orange
Camp Beard
2nd Infantry Combat Brigade
Andy Chiasson



Entry: 90429
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
354TH SECURITY POLICE KUNSAN AB

BRUCE STORACE wrote on January 20, 2015


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 354TH SECURITY POLICE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Still trying to locate and contact Anthony (Tony) Fusco, T.J. Washington, Michael Criner, Ronald Merritt, John Leto, Kenneth Hawkins, Juan B. Anavitate, Michael Drury and Milton Clyburn. Need buddy statemewnts from as many as possible for VA Claim on diabetes and agent orange. We went through the combat Preparedness training course in 1970 with the side trip to the DMZ. Some of the guys were K-9 handlers at Kunsan AB.

Keywords: Combat Preparedness training, Osan and the DMZ ranges Kunsan Air Base


Entry: 90379
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ARMY AFKN 74-75, CIVILIAN ENG TEACHER 76-80

DON SHIVELY JR wrote on January 11, 2015


City and State: VISTA CA

Unit: AFKN, YONGSAN COMPOND, SEOUL

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Need to know what tests are needed for AO exposure. Our studio in Seoul was found
to be built on an old Japanese arms pile from the end of WWII and to remove it, we
were heavily sprayed in the area where we often sat and ate our lunches. They
sprayed, then removed the debris and dug the stuff all out. Me and a buddy brought
home bayonets from this historical find. After that we spent a year sitting, eating
and smoking on the ledge overlooking AFKN Hill wondering why the grass would not
grow back. I have multiple medical issues and it seems all my buddies that sat
there with me are now gone! We had a hell of a good time in Korea ..... but oh,
God, I hope its not true!


Keywords: AFKN
AFKN Hill Japanese Arms cache discovery 1974
K16
AFKN Munsan
Ietaewon
Ohyadong
Seongnam City
Munsan



Entry: 90353
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE KOREA

ROBERT L.A. (BOB) HAYNES wrote on January 7, 2015


City and State: FOX LAKE IL

Unit: HHC 1/23RD INF. REGT. 2 ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served on the DMZ 1966-67 for 12.5 months with HHC 1/23rd Inf. Regt. 2 ID
I have been approved for care and compensation for illnesses resulting from exposure to Agent Orange (AO). Let me tell you up front that it was not easy and it will not be easy for you. BUT DO NOT GIVE UP!!!!
You can get the VA site by GOOGLE and typing in Agent Orange Korea. There you will find the exposure presumptive dates of April 1st. 1968 thru August 31st. 1971. They will also list all the illnesses presumed to be due to exposure to AO.
DO NOT let their presumptive dates fool you!!! I left Korea 11/22/1967, 5 months prior to their presumptive date and have been approved. There is another guy that served in 1977 and he has been approved...it can be done.
You must approach your local VA clinic or regional VA Medical Facility and request an Agent Orange Registry Exam. That is the first step. They must give you this exam!!! Tell them about any illness or pain you have ever had or still have, even if your little toe hurts!
Keep track of all your medical records from your military days, your civilian life and now all your records relating to a AO claim.
If you served in Pusan or Incheon or anywhere way south you are not likely to get near an approval! Don't tell me you drove convoys up to the DMZ to deliver supplies as I know better. The units that served north of the Imjin River sent trucks south to get supplies!
Now, I have helpful documentation that I am willing to share for your AO claim. But only by email at 2idahq@comcast.net
If you need help in filing your claim I would recommend the DAV. Do not file your claim with anyone that gets their pay check from the VA!!!!!
I am the National Secretary/Treasurer of the Second Infantry Division (Indianhead) Association. You can visit our web site at 2ida.org
I also know an attorney that will assist if you are in the appeal process of your claim! I will provide contact by email.
Good luck and don't ever give up!
Bob Haynes
Imjin Scout


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Entry: 90333
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
FATHER EXPOSED

MOLLY DILL wrote on January 3, 2015


City and State: CLIFTON CO

Unit: UNKNOWN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father told me he was exposed to Asian Orange aka Agent orange when he was in the Korean war. I have mental disabilities. I want to learn about this subject. Would like to know how this has caused my disability. I get very frustrated throughout my life because of my learning. I had a rough time in school. I am physically in good health. I've been extremely emotional from the time I was born. My Fathers name is John Arthur Dill. He told me that it affected me.

Keywords: My Dad was nicknamed shorty.


Entry: 90259
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE CAMP CASEY, KOREA

RICHARD PAASCH wrote on December 22, 2014


City and State: SOUTH KINGSTOWN RI

Unit: 127TH SIGNAL CORPS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My doctors at VA Medical Center in Providence, RI, informed me that my ischemic? heart disease (2 open-heart surgeries, stint, balloon) are a result of Agent Orange, to which I was exposed in 1968 in Korea, but the powers that be refuse to admit to any culpability or responsibility; hence, no benefits, but I continue to pay out of pocket co-pays and other expenses. Where is our government when we need them?


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Entry: 90195
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
MJSQUAD 1/17TH ARTY SERVICE BATTERY

MICHAEL SQUADRILLE wrote on December 14, 2014


City and State: LOS ALAMITOS CA

Unit: 1/17TH ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Can anyone help me verify when Agent Orange was used (and recognized as such since)
at the DMZ in Korea. I served with the Persuaders in Service Battery, 1st of the
17th from June 1965 to July 1966. I have since had bladder cancer twice (cancer
free for 2 1/2 years), prostate cancer the past 4 years & currently half way
through an 8 weeks daily radiation program. I recall patrolling in a large area
where trees and vegetation were dead along the DMZ - north east of Camp McIntyre.
At the time, we didn't think anything of it though we wondered why the area was in
that condition no matter the season.
Thanks for your foo and for your dedicated service to our country !
All the best and Merry Christmas !
Michael


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Entry: 90183
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE KOREA MAY69 TO AUG70 7THBN 2NDARTY 38THADA CBATTERY

KENNETH HOFFA wrote on December 12, 2014


City and State: FAIRBORN OH

Unit: 7THBN 2NDARTY 38THADA CHARLIE BATTERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: my name kenneth hoffa was sp/4 stationed s.korea 7th bn 2nd arty 38th ada charlie battery 1969-1970 called namyang compound hawk missile site my mos was 76y20 supply specialist my job pll tac site ordered parts for radar and hawk missiles. i was present when agent orange was sprayed as supervisor to katusas spraying tac site and helicopter pad, i have heart eschemia heart attack, type 2 diabetes high blood pressure and skin disease due to being exposed to AO, put claim in was denied, i appealed which is ongoing, which i was sprayed also by AO. have been in contac with others who have served in charlie battery 5 vets already. if any vet has served in 69 or 70 need your help with statements. thankyou and thankyou for your service.

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Entry: 90140
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE KOREA NOV 66-NOV67 2ND MEDICAL BN.2ND INFANTRY DIV.

WALTER BRAZELTON SR. wrote on December 5, 2014


City and State: SCOTTSVILLE KY

Unit: 2ND MEDICAL BN. 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was at 2nd medical 2nd. inf div Nov 66- Nov 67 was tdy twice ...aocument ombulance support to where fence was being built and again to acta ,imjin scouts.

Have DoD document about testing of herbisides someone sent me copy of va recog.nition of their exposure to herbicides. Time was only one day difference in their stay and mine. I have misplaced. does anyone remember.if they sent it to me. I have proof of being in covered area which was same as theirs for one month and 20 days.



Keywords: ft Irvin,,injin scouts, fence,mickey mouse corner,pob won ni. lt. Shoffner,Luis Rodriquez,


Entry: 90129
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP HOVEY DEC 1993-1994

GEORGE BETANCOURT wrote on December 2, 2014


City and State:

Unit: HHC (ON TOP OF THE HILL) S-3

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hey guys. So many of you have storys. and i guess I have my own.

If you ever, while in Korea, dug a foxhole, or low-crawled on the floor, or sat in water from the rivers, u may have been exposed to this chemical. My guess is... we all may have had some type of exposure to Agent Orange and our bodies are dealing with it as best as it can.

For those of you who may not know, Agent Orange was likely used freely in the areas of the ROK for weed abatement, pesticides, and the like. This poison/pesticide was spread on the ground and shrubs in early hours by locals, and the military, and most of the US military was unaware of the dangers that we were exposed to. Some of us still use the chemical in our homes. Nowadays, the makeup may be different and mild, but it may be called ROUND UP weed killer. Plz, look up the times you were there and the possibility may still be there if you are suffering the after effects of the exposure to this chemical. AO is linked to various cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and several other health conditions. Some people die and dont know they have it, but in the autopsy, they find the chemical roaming their system.AO was, and may still be, manufactured by Monsanto (a chemical producer for the US, and still aggressively produces Genetically Modified Organisms, GMO's, that are banned in a few countries, but not the US). I say this so you can find out your answers. How long before entropy happens to break down the chemical? Does simple rain and normal weather patterns break it down by itself? Monsanto, nor scientists, are not clearly saying 'yes, or no'.

I am no expert, so dont email me, but you can document this by going to your doctor and asking them if they can list your conditions and possibly match it to Agent Orange. Case law? Volumes of cases have already been adjudicated and won for the veteran in the VA system, but remember, the VA will ALWAYS deny you for as long as they can. Keep up the fight, and NEVER give up as long as you have your papers to prove your claim.

Monsanto is a huge company with yearly profits in the billions, so fighting them may be tough, and they may have been under another name in its infancy.
See www.monsanto.com for more information.


Keywords: Agent Orange, Monsanto, Hovey, Korea,


Entry: 90112
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
327TH COMM RECON UNIT

CLARENCE JACOBS wrote on November 30, 2014


City and State: JUPITER FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: any one that was stationed in formosa/ Taiwan from 1955 to mid 1956 that has any pictures of tha base on top of the mountain,, the base that was'nt supposd to be known about.i have parkensens diaease and the va tells me that its my responcibility. to prove my case..so if some one has pictures i could use them and then return them.please someone help. Jake


Entry: 90003
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
PLEASE HELP

VICTORIA BLACK wrote on November 13, 2014


City and State: HENDERSONVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am in search of anyone whom may have served with my father His name was Garrett Fields
I am not sure of the division he was in but I know that he was part of the division in charge of shipping and receiving ammo during the years of 1968-1969 in Korea. My father was told that agent orange was not used during this time to now find out that it was I watched my father suffer from what started out as prostate cancer to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma he battled this for 8 years and now the va is still trying to deny that he was there or that agent orange was used if anyone is or has gone through this please contact me all the help would be forever grateful


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Entry: 89992
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
MONSANTO CONNECTION

G. N. wrote on November 12, 2014


City and State:

Unit: OPERATION RANCH HAND

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: VA grudgingly acknowledges the issue and discourages those seeking help, keeping sufferers at bay whenever possible, waiting for them to die. However, there is now a movement aside from VA that is seeking justice by targeting the source of Agent Orange, which is Monsanto. Aside from pursuing VA you may want to consider those organizations who are going after Monsanto. Monsanto has deeper pockets and is largely guilty for this travesty. This one is global and not just US. Possible compensation aside, it would feel good just to see Karma crash on this enemy of the Earth. At this point, there is probably nobody living who has not been victimized. Agent Orange is still alive and well and probably sitting in your garage or workshop under another name. All you need to do is research.

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Entry: 89831
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
A COMPANY 1/38TH INF

CHARLES FORRESTER wrote on October 22, 2014


City and State: CLEVELAND TN

Unit: ACO 1/38 INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was on the DMZ in late 1984 with A Company, 1/38th Infantry. I have been diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. I think my medical problems are connected to my service on the DMZ. Being Infantry, we dug holes, crawled on the ground, and encountered ground water. I was exposed to the chemicals used to defoliate the area around the DMZ, whose life span is hundreds of years. VA has ignored my inquiries into this. They said I was outside of the allotted time period for the exposure. Any help out there??

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Entry: 89811
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORENGE

DAVID KENDALL SR. wrote on October 16, 2014


City and State: SALEM OR

Unit: 2ND. INF. DIV. 2/9TH. CSC SCOUTS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Was on the DMZ in 1977-78 and was sprayed with something that might have been A/O .
is there a blood test or some way to tell know if i was. i have a lot of medical
problems now.


Keywords: DMZ camp greaves 1977-78.


Entry: 89734
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE CLAIM

JOANIE SCAFUTO wrote on October 2, 2014


City and State: RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA

Unit: 8TH AHQ/SUPPLY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: To ALL vets who may have served with my husband Michael Scafuto in Korea 1969-1970. I have been carrying on his claim that he began five yrs ago. I promised him i would continue to try and find someone who knew him and could verify that he did make many trips back and forth in the DMZ areas. He had kidney cancer, chloracne, type II diabetes and lung cancer. He was 7th Inf Div/305th Sig Bat/8th ArmyHeadquartersSupply His MO was 76y20Supply. He had few buddies but one may have the name Hudgens or Hodgens, not sure. If your out there, please let me know! Thank you ALL for your service!!

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Entry: 89705
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE BENEFITS

RON BROWN wrote on September 24, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 4/7TH CAV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Camp Jeb Stuart with the 4/7th Cav in South Korea for 7 months in 1969. We spent lots of time in the zone by the DMZ and walked through recently sprayed areas with dioxins occasionally. I then spent a year with the 11th Cav in Vietnam/Cambodia and have a letter that we were the most sprayed unit there with agent orange. I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Tonsil Cancer/Lymph Nodes awhile back. I filed a claim and was denied. If your illness isn`t listed on the VA Agent Orange illness list, it will be almost impossible to win a claim. There are a few exceptions you can google and find the cases, but you will need a doctor to work with you and take it all the way through the appeal process to Washington D.C. for a chance to win. A many year process. The change that needs to be made is in the list of presumptive illnesses. I know what I am talking about guys, I`ve been there.

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