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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: 89953
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP KAISER

HEATHER SIMMET wrote on November 10, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Gary Simmet was stationed at Kaiser in late 60's. Was told no agent orange was in vicinity of his base. He just passed sept 10th of cancer. Agent Orange detected in his post mortem research. Please my fellow vets if you served with my father late 60's see your ba immediately. With love and respect, Heather Marie Simmet former army and proud veteran daughter.

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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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Entry: 89608
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP ST BARBARA

EUGENE GABRIELLI wrote on September 4, 2014


City and State: SCOTTSDALE AZ

Unit: 6TH BATTALION 12TH ARTILLERY I CORPS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served in Korea in the army 1969 1970 north of the 38th parallel I was the most searched for service battery on my daily duties was to get up at four o clock in the morninggo to the motor pool give my deuce and a half truckand pick up 1 katusa sergeant and 2 katusa soldiers to go to Camp Casey every morning Monday through Friday and pick up food rations for headquarters and service batterymany times on the side of the road I would rok soldiers coming from the DMZmany times I would see them spraying Agent Orange to the vegetation I breathed in many times Agent Orangeif there is anyone out there that can help validate what has happened I would appreciate it of peripheral neuropathy in both my legs and hands I can't sleep at night there's no medication that will help me and I am in pain all the time also I have been diagnosed is having heart disease there's no telling how much longer I will have to live i have file claims with the VA and after 6 years of claims I am in the appeals process I filed my notice of disbelief in January of this year and have not heard anything from the VA I just join the VFW to help me with my problems if anybody out there that can help me prove thank you all for anybody else please email me. camp st Barbara from the road there to Camp Casey please help thank you all anybody else please email

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Entry: 89565
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
NEED PICS OF CAMP HOWZE CIRCA 1968-1968

CHRISTOPHER MCCORMICK wrote on August 25, 2014


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: HHC 508TH GROUP KOREA-ASSINGED AT CAMP HOWZE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I'm in the process of appealing my VA Claim and I need any and all Photos of Camp Howze Korea circa 1968-1969, especially any depicting the small Motor Pool on the top of the hill at the North West side of the Camp. I (We) lived in hooch #T-818 at the entrance to the motor pool and our shower was just inside the motor pool entrance. We have a few photos of that area but no photos of the full camp or overheads of the camp where you can see the motor pool in relation to the rest of the camp. If anyone recalls the group of ASA guys living in T-818 from 1968 thru mid 1969 (we were a special NSA - Signal intercept project with 12 people at Camp Howze) and can recall our presence, working on our vehicles after our many trips to the DMZ, etc., or have records (like building assignements etc.) showing our presence, that would also be helpful. Or if they happen to have any records (sign in sheets, mess hall sign in sheets, medical signin etc.,) of the guys from HHC 508th Group Korea it would help a lot to prove we were there. I'm certain someone has some photo's somewhere of the camp Motor Pool on the NW end of the camp, but we can't find any online. Any help would be greatly appreciate. Christopher McCormick.

Keywords: Camp Howze, 1968, 1969


Entry: 89562
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER

ELIEZER BAEZ-HERNANDEZ SR. wrote on August 25, 2014


City and State: BRONX NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: To whom may I corncern that could be interested members of United US Army, that served during the time and periods of July 30, 1959 to September 01, 1960, during this time and date periods the used various Military Personnel to clear all kind of plantation that was impaired the visibility of all security and guards around every wired and heavily wired fences, it was necessary for our strategical of company security. The detail personnel can not clear the weeds by hands, therefore they used a some kind of liquids very effective, but we the personnel around we did not had the ideas what kinds of health problem it would create, this products used we learned very late that its was Agent Orange. My Military details was made at Camp Hovey, Camp Casey, St. Barbara and various fighting game or Military exercises and Bigwalks for a weeks. My unit was: 1st Brig 32nd Inf. 7th Inf. Division, at Don Du Cheoung, South Korea.

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Entry: 89555
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREA, 1959-1963

EDDIE WATSON wrote on August 23, 2014


City and State: GALT CA

Unit: I-CORE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone serve in Korea from 1959 to 1963 by DMZ building the road and missle site?


Keywords: 11th Engineer Battlion


Entry: 89553
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE

MICHAEL STOFFAL wrote on August 23, 2014


City and State: RICHFIELD ID

Unit: 6TH BATALLION 80TH ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello to my brothers and sisters in arms, I am Michael Stoffal, Was a Sgt. of gun section 3 in the 6th battalion 80th artillery South Korea from Sept. 1968 to Nov. 1969. I am looking for anyone that spent time with the same unit and time. I found two guys that I was with, but one passed away in 2011, and the one that I talked to every two weeks passed away this July 28th. I know that Lt. Ed Burns was there at the same time I was but can't find him. Anyone that was there please reach me at michaelstoffal@yahoo.com, or call me at 208-3168972, or write me at 892 East 820 North Richfield Idaho 83349. I have a claim in for agent orange exposure, need any help that you can give me. Thank You Sgt. Michael Stoffal

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Entry: 89548
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE CAMP COLBERN

D.W. BRAATEN wrote on August 21, 2014


City and State: PHOENIX AR

Unit: 304TH SIGNAL BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Was stationed at Camp Colbern many years after most of the vets that are writing here. However, I went into the military in perfect health and my first duty station was Camp Colbern.

I began having numerous problems that resemble AO exposure.
chloracne - oily skin - hyperpigmentation - loss of hair - headaches - rheum arth - kidney issues (uti's - blood in urine - kidney stones) - lung/breathing issues - raynauds.

Its been twenty years since my service and now I am told I have over 30 illnesses.
chronic kidney disease - SLE lupus affecting more than three parts of my body - chronic anemia and iron defeciancy - migraines daily - fibromyalgia - chronic fatigue - numerous broken bones - arthritis every joint and bone - degenerative arthritis - spinal stenosis - hypertension - liquid around heart - teeth sensitivity (teeth that for no apparent reason just crumble apart and have to be removed) - chronically low vitamin deficiancies (magnesium - b12 - D - several others) - hematuria - kidney failure - unexplained weight loss - ringing in the ears - anxiety - depression - asthma (breathing/lung issues) and several more things.

Please contact me as any information would help. I have a father who was in Vietnam who died of bone cancer, lung cancer, diabeties 2. Three sisters who died of lupus before they were 40.

I just turned 41.

Also the military doesnt understand getting in your vehicle and driving places. I was in crypto but I broke my foot and they made me the commanders driver and we went to Camp Red Cloud, Camp Casey and several other places a lot of the time. I also had to do stays at K-16. What does being the commanders driver really mean? Okay you set on your butt .. but it doesnt mean behind a desk. Thank you!



Keywords: Cpt Hill.
CSM Teddy Bear Wilson
Lt Holcom





Entry: 89519
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

MANUEL HERNANDEZ wrote on August 16, 2014


City and State: PICO RIVERA CA

Unit: 7TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: All you korean vets don't give up your fight for agent orange. I started mine in 2001 and in 2007 my case went to the Board of Veterans Appeals and on August 11, 2014 I was granted Type II diabetes as service connected. It only took 13 years, but the good thing is that I finally got approved.

So fight on it can happen!


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Entry: 89505
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

CLYDE MCCARTY wrote on August 13, 2014


City and State: PEORIA AZ

Unit: 3RD BATTALION 81ST ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Stationed at Camp Colbern January 1969 to March 1970. I have prostate cancer and had surgery in 2007 but will be under treatment for some time. No family history of prostate cancer. I have read a few postings in the Korean Project bulletin which suggest that AO was sprayed at Camp Colbern due to it being a missile site. Does anyone have knowledge to this or where I may obtain information to hopefully satisfy the VA that Camp Colbern was sprayed. I filed for compensation November 2013 but was denied June 2014 because 3rd Bn 81st Arty was not one recognized as being exposed to Agent Orange in Korea.

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Entry: 89297
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
MICHAEL BURNSIDE

MIKE BURNSIDE wrote on July 9, 2014


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: 2 DIV

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Iam not shure how it works my father was in army dmz between 70-71 he has recently
passed away and i think it was. Agent orange but he was denied for years if any one
remembers who heis or pics of him or has agent. Orange please contact me


Keywords: Looking for friends of mike burnside he was 63 eighth army apo number is96251


Entry: 89281
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREA - AGENT ORANGE

THOMAS LUCKEN wrote on July 7, 2014


City and State: VANDALIA IL

Unit: 4-7 CAV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Here is one of a few letters I have done on A.O. in Korea:                                 

Subject: Dioxin (Agent Orange) Long Term Residual Effects Korean DMZ


   Four months ago, I found out that I have Adult Diabetes Type 2, which is one of the many side effects of Dioxin exposure. I already knew many veterans who have served in Vietnam and Korea suffer from not just this side effect but many others. I have discussed with other veterans who have also served in Korea, in particular those who have also served up on the DMZ north of Freedom Bridge/Imjin-gak (River). Many of these veterans also suffer not only from Diabetes, but many of the other side effects of Dioxin exposure.

   Agent Orange was used in Korea from approximately 1968 to 1971. Those that served in Korea at that time are the only ones who are acknowledged to have had exposure to Dioxin. It does not cover those that were exposed afterward, where it resides in the dirt for many years to come. From 1971 to 1991 we still had Troops running patrols, manning Guard Posts, and Observation Posts in the American Sector (11 Mile Stretch) after the use of AO.

   Our final troops exited Vietnam by 1975 and they are covered in the Zone for Agent Orange. But, in Vietnam we did not naturally get a chance to see the effects of Dioxin exposure in the ground to those Veterans. In Korea, many of us believe we were exposed to it through the 70s and 80s due to aliments we now suffer from.

   The US Government/VA needs to look at supporting and caring for these Veterans who are suffering from the side effects caused by exposure to Agent Orange. The Government needs to determine and accept that Dioxins remained in the area/ground well after its use and not just during. We exposed these Troops to an unsafe environment and now they suffer from it in sickness/illnesses, and in some cases death. I believe you will find in most cases, it has taken several years for the illnesses to appear, quite similar to those who were exposed to Agent Orange when it was used in Vietnam. Also, many Korean DMZ veterans do not know that A.O. was even used there.

   From 1972 to 1991, approximately 50,000 troops have served in the American Sector of the DMZ, and that is a conservative number! For the VA to see an issue/trend here is very limited due to relatively small number of veterans who have served there. With DMZ veterans spread in 50 states, territories, working, living, and retired overseas, and in some cases have passed on, it is hard to see that there is a trend/issue especially if veterans don't know they were exposed....   The VA and the Federal Government has not taken any measures to notify these veterans either. Hide the information, nobody knows.

   My son John H. Lucken suffers from Spinal Bifida, a birth defect from those who were exposed to Agent Orange and it's Dioxins. A birth defect that is define by the VA. As of a recent C-Scan on John, he is found to have 2 ½ kidneys also! This C-Scan is on record with the Pana, IL Hospital.

   John was born on July 17, 1989 at 121st Evac Hospital, Yongsan, Korea. John's mother is Korean from the north part of the ROK. Her name is Mun, Yong-Cha!
   
   John's spinal bifida is on record with the VA besides dealing with PTSD from Afghanistan 2009. Would I know that my service would come back to haunt him even more, then me!
   
   My info is: 831 W Jefferson, Vandalia, IL 62471; phone: 618-204-8391; email: lucken13@nwcable.net.
      
                     Thomas J. Lucken
                     
                     

   


Keywords: DMZ, Korea, Agent Orange, Dioxins


Entry: 89066
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
INFORMATION NEEDED

TRAVIS LEEDS wrote on May 31, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 61ST SIGNAL DETACHMENT / AADCP 2

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served in Korea from 1967 - 1968. He was stationed at Inchon. A few years ago he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Fortunately, he was able to beat it. Unfortunately, the cancer is back. It has spread to his lymph nodes. We are not sure at the moment of the stage or his prognosis. I have started researching his chances of exposure to A/O. I am finding some info for those that were at the DMZ or in the area? Is his location (16 miles from the DMZ), part of the area? Any and all information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Entry: 88917
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREAN AGENT ORANGE

HAROLD ANDERSON wrote on May 19, 2014


City and State: HAMPTON VA

Unit: 314 AIR DIVISION, OSAN AB, KOREA

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Osan AB, Korea from March 1970 to April 1971. We entered the country at Kimpo AB, Korea, processed in and bused to Osan AB. During my tour at Osan, I traveled to Kimpo AB on numerous occasions. Kimpo AB is about 10 to 12 miles from the DMZ. I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in January 2014. In the process of filing my claim with the VA.

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Entry: 88897
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO AND DIOXINS

DENNIS MCHENNEY wrote on May 15, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Will you sign this petition? Click below to review comments and then decide:

If an effected vet make sure you add your statement in comment area too!

http://signon.org/sign/equality-wrt-vet-dioxin

SIGN, Pass along to others too (family, friends and your email list), post link to group pages like FB every few days, and [SHARE] and re[SHARE] with everyone!

http://makeagentorangehistory.org/agent-orange-resources/background/health-effects-of-agent-orange-dioxin/




Keywords: 38th ADA, herbicides, dioxin, camp hill, CRC


Entry: 88894
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
HEALTH ISSUE S FOR ME AND MY DAUGHTER

CHARLES VONCANNON wrote on May 14, 2014


City and State: RICHMOND TX

Unit: 8TH US ARMY 38TH BRIGADE 44TH ARTILLERY 6TH BN A B

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am Charles W. VonCannon and during my service enlistment I served in Korea from April 1968 thru end of May 1969 in a HAWK missile battery near the DMZ. When I returned home honorably discharged my wife and I began to build a family. Our first child was a girl, Charlotte, and around the age of 14 she developed a cancer. It was a very rare cancer never before seen in a child that old. She eventually died of the cancer. I have maintained contact with two other vets who served in the missile battery with me. Both of those vets first born have serious and traumatic health issues from birth. I believe exposure to toxic chemicals in South Korea is the reason for this. Moving forward in time about two years back I applied for my VA healthcare benefits and was denied because apparently I am too financially secure according to the VA. Sure as hell wish I had been to financially secure to have gone to South Korea. I wish my daughter had been too financially secure to have gotten the cancer she had and died from. I wish I had been too financially secure to have been exposed to agent orange and who knows what other toxics were used. Look how long it took the US Army to own up to using toxic chemicals like agent orange. Good luck to all in your efforts to obtain what you honorably earned. As for me the VA can go to hell and kiss my ass on the way there.

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Entry: 88874
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER

RICHARD BAKER wrote on May 11, 2014


City and State: SALISBURY MD

Unit: A BATTERY 6TH BATTALION 44TH ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone associated with this air defense artillery unit (Hawk) from 1967 thru 1969. Myself and Charles Von Cannon were missile techs on this site. Roger Robinson and Troy Teal were radar tech. My daughter was born with a muscle and joint disability. Arthrogryposis/mutiple congentita/amina pla.

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Entry: 88802
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
HERBICIDES AT THE DMZ

BRUCE STORACE wrote on April 26, 2014


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 354TH SECURITY POLICE SQ. KUNSAN AB

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Found this tid-bit on the site started by Lt Ken in the documents section
From the Operational Report- Lessons Learned HQ USAAG Korea period ending 30 April 1970
RCS CSFOR

(6) Vlgetation Control. In letter, FACM-O 370, subject the
Vegetation Control Program, CY 70, dated 4 April 1970, to KUSA the
Commanding General, FROKA, recommended continuation of previous year.-:
application programs of herbicides along the DMZ Security Systen Fence
and requested action be taken to secure materials for such a pogram
in 1970. KUSA is currently surveying Vietnam for available excess herbi
cides.


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Entry: 88758
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

ROCKY CHIOFAR wrote on April 20, 2014


City and State: OVIEDO FL

Unit: B COMPANY 76TH ENGR. BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello all,
Looking for anyone stationed at Camp Bravo,better known as tent city from 1969-1971. I have some serious health problems that the VA said are related to AO. But I need help proving that we paved roads in the DMZ. I have pictures of crossing the river but that is not good enough.If anyone remembers those days please drop me a line. rocky227@outlook.com


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Entry: 88727
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
NEW RULING ON VETS EXPOSED TO CHEMICALS AND OTHER TOXINS WHILE STATIONED IN KOREA

CHARLES POWELL wrote on April 14, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 46TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Good afternoon,

This message is to all my veteran brothers and sisters that have spent time anywhere in the Republic of South Korea in the last 45 years. I have attached to this message a link to a recent article that was published last week concerning veterans being exposed to Agent Orange and other dangerous toxins while stationed at Camp Carroll Korea or the DMZ. I'm sure this could be important information to all men and women who have step foot anywhere in Korea for that matter. Please read it and forward it to all of your buddies so they can get the word out. Just so you know, I am the Charles Powell that is mentioned in the article. I currently have Stage 4 cancer and several other health problems that I believe are connected or caused by my time spent at Camp Carroll and Korea in general. I hope the information in this article can help anyone who is a veteran of Korea and who are having health issues and can't understand why.

God bless all of you and thank you for your service.

Sincerely,
Charles Powell

http://www.ibtimes.com/judges-surprise-ruling-veterans-exposure-toxic-chemicals-us-military-base-called-turning-1569225


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Entry: 88599
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE ROK DMZ

MARK KELLEY wrote on March 23, 2014


City and State: LITTLE ROCK AR

Unit: 1ST SIG BGE, 284TH ATC BN(PROV), CO A, WARRIOR CON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Warrior Control Base - Radar FCC,7/77-7/78. HT 496(?) PapyYongsan Mtn. Near CP Irwin / Pob Won-Ni, ADA Hawk Missle Battery HQ. Forward base camp / mess served by local ground source water well. Am 62, have developed parkinsons type movement / neurological disorder. Have not filed with VA as of this posting on 3/23/14.

Keywords: DMZ - Air Buffer Zone, Imjin River, Warrior Control, 1st SIG BGE, 284th ATC BN, Co A, Warrior Control. ISG Silcose, SFC Mansfield site CDR, Bruce Neidereiter, Brad Uhl, Mark Habecker, Marty, Scott McClaggan, Chris, 1977 Army ATC Facility of the Year


Entry: 88596
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
HIGH BLOOD SUGAR TYPE 2 DIABETES

BEN JOHNSON JR. wrote on March 23, 2014


City and State: OLMSTED TOWNSHIP OH

Unit: C BATTERY 4TH BN (HERC)44 ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at a radar installation on the.west coast of South Korea, They sprayed the perimeter fence with herbicides to maintain our line of site around the fence line . I have had trouble breathing and have developed diabetes . Does any one know what kind of chemicals were used ? Could Agent Orange had been carried on the winds of loft , our compound was just across the Yellow sea from the DMZ. There had to be chemicals all over Korea,not just the DMZ. They used something to kill all the bugs and foliage .

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Entry: 88585
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO CLAIM DENIED/CAMP CASEY

BOBBY DYKENS wrote on March 20, 2014


City and State: MORAVIA NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: AO CLAIM DENIED. DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PROVE I DROVE TO DMZ,CAMP CASEY GETS SOME VETS APPROVED AND OTHERS DENIED ICAN NOT UNDERSTAND IT. I DON/T KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW' PLEASE IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME PLEASE LET ME KNOW; LUNG CANCER-DENIED BRAIN TUMOR--DENIED--EMPHYSEMA DENIED. BOY HOW I WISH I COULD DENY HAVING THEM GOD BLESS

Keywords: BOBBY D. DOG NAMED 2 TON , SHAKY FRIEGHT LINE 2nd B ATT.Co B 4th platoon 2 iNF.


Entry: 88554
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
US GOVERNMENT ADMITS IT

ERIC ROHNER wrote on March 16, 2014


City and State:

Unit: 1/17TH

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The Senate bill found at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-109s2914is/pdf/BILLS-109s2914is.pdf, states agent orange will be hazardous for 100 beyond 1969, and troops in the DMZ will be affected.

Read it and weep VA, your government has spoken. If you toured the DMZ, you will feel the ill affects of Agent Orange.

Keep up the fight for what is right.


Keywords: Agent Orange, DMZ


Entry: 88515
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO IN KOREA USAF

BRUCE STORACE wrote on March 10, 2014


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 354TH SECURITY POLICE SQ. KUNSAN AB

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: After reading through all the posts by guys that were Air Force someone should understand that Agent Orange, Blue and others were used on USAF bases and radar sites from the DMZ south. I have gotten reports that it was STORED AND USED at Kunsan. It was later picked up by unidentified civilians in either a C-123 or C-130 and taken to places unknown in late 68 or early 69. Because the USAF didn't have the range facilities they sent the Air Police to the DMZ for crewed weapons training. The first day at the ranges we were told that the actual no mans land was just the other side of the hills we drove past after we crossed the river. Of course this part of the training was left out of the TDY orders and our training records. If anyone remembers USAF personnel on their base in the transient quarters and mess hall please contact me so I can get at least one or more Buddy Letters for my claim. The base was north of the Evac hospital and about 2 klicks south of the river, it may have been near the Icicle and Bullsye #2 ranges. Thanks

Keywords: All personnel were challenged after dark from towers with 60's.


Entry: 88505
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE CLAIM AWARDED

MICHAEL RODRIGUE wrote on March 10, 2014


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: A COMPANY 1/32 INF 7TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was awarded 20% diabetes type 2/ 20% , Ischemic Heart disease 60%, Bilateral Peripheral Vascular Disease right 60% left 60% on agent orange presumption or secondary to diabetes. Served on DMZ 1969/70 . I was denied first time appealed. Claim filed in 2009 , awarded Sept of 2011. Now total 100%. All i can say is hang in there fight the fight. Get a good service rep.

Michael P Rodriguez SGT


Keywords: GP Graves, Hendricks


Entry: 88253
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DMZ BRO'S

CURTIS CARTER wrote on February 1, 2014


City and State: TACOMA WA

Unit: B TROOP 2/10TH CAV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Denied, 31 Jan 2014. Presumptive unit, presumptive time presumptive all. denied to no records of 1969. What I thought was a solid case, buddy statements, spouse statements my claim, medical evidence to support my claim all denied. I cannot imagine what the rest of you Bro's are going through. I had everything they requested , many more supporting documents, denied due to medical records from nine teen 69. Many sick calls, two major surgeries 43rd Surgical MASH, none there. Where did they go? I will not go away, I will appeal, appeal,and appeal, again until I die. Boots on the ground NAM approved, DMZ vets, good luck.

Keywords: B Troop 2/10th Cav, Ready and Forward, Camp Kaiser Korea, 69/70


Entry: 88240
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
COLOR PHOTOS OF ALL FOUR 2/71 ADA HAWK MISSILE TAC SITES

RANDY BELL wrote on January 31, 2014


City and State: SILVER SPRINGS FL

Unit: DSD 2/71 ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am trying to find where I can get color photos of all four Hawk Missile tac sites for 2/71 ADA. I am trying to put a claim together for possible exposure to AO. I was stationed at DSD 2/71 (Camp Tobongsan) from 1978-1980. We responded to all 4 tac sites as we were on call for maintenance and repair of Diesel Generators and Air Conditioners. I suffer from severe coronary artery disease ( I have had two different open heart surgeries for a total of 5 by-pass grafts and six stents placed),chronic ischemia, insulin dependent type 2 diabetes,a rash that won't go away,and hearing loss in both ears. I am currently working with the service officer at the American Legion to organize and submitt this claim. If you Know where I can get these Photos please e-mail me. Thanks and God Bless!


Keywords:


Entry: 88198
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
INFORMATION CAMP HOVEY DMZ 1970/1971

PHILIP LOVATO SR. wrote on January 26, 2014


City and State: CLAYTON NM

Unit: HHC 3/32ND 7TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for information about agent orgent on the DMZ


Keywords:


Entry: 88158
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
EQUALITY WITH RESPECT TO VETERAN DIOXIN EXPOSURE PRESUMPTION FOR ALL VETERANS

DENNIS MCHENNEY wrote on January 21, 2014


City and State:

Unit: D 2/71ST 38TH ADA HAWK

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Please [SHARE] this with everyone you know and in your circles:

Equality with respect to Veteran dioxin exposure presumption for all Veterans. Many are seniors, some are offspring and spouses, and too many have already died or will die younger than they should! Finish the wars we have at home with the DVA! The DVA needs to live up to its published mission statement.

Dioxins are from Agent Orange / Rainbow - Tactical Herbicides, some PCB's and insecticides. They were used to defoliate / defend perimeter fence lines around bases and TAC sites, prevent fires, hydraulic fluids, electrical equipment, cleaning fluids and to control insects / pests. Currently many vets are not getting these benefits as many exposed units are not listed for many locations, many countries; poor, destroyed, classified and lost records (per DOD). Also found in soil and well water at many U.S. bases. Dioxin is one cause of many medical conditions. The DVA acts like the DOD said all other units not exposed. In many locations and time frames the DVA assumes that units were not exposed or that the vet served there, when the DOD only fails to find the data that confirms exposure or that service occurred, a low priority for the DOD and due poor, lost, classified and missing decades old records.

If an effected vet make sure you add your statement in comment area too!

Will you sign this petition? Click below to review comments and decide:

http://signon.org/sign/equality-wrt-vet-dioxin

SIGN, Pass along to others too (family, friends and your email list), post link to group pages like FB every few days, and [SHARE] with everyone!

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 <<< Very good guide

I am hoping that someone in DC realizes that if this is done they would not have to admit to any specific US or other location being contaminated and also not release any classified data, while still enabling vets their decades overdue and just benefits. They should only then need to prove they are a vet, spouse or offspring and have a recognized medical condition(s) during the decades contamination occurred. Remember that most vets were at several locations between Basic, AIT to discharge time. Overseas duty also meant going through a couple locations and being on some form of military travel that may have been contaminated somewhere.

I was in D 2/71st 38th ADA HAWK 1971 on defoliated Tac2 Site 34 (about 11 mi from DMZ)(I saw being sprayed) and was denied, DVA used my Camp Red Cloud APO as being too far at 20 mi. for NEAR the DMZ. In two other appeals the DOD and VA conceded Camp Red Cloud NEAR the DMZ and area was sprayed?

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml contact your elected officials too WITH HEADS UP!
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations at 202-225-3569 or Mr. Eric Hannel, Subcommittee Staff Director, at eric.hannel@mail.house.gov
To Report Suspected Wrongdoing in VA Programs and Operations: Telephone: 1-800-488-8244 vaoighotline@va.gov
(Hotline Information: http://www.va.gov/oig/contacts/hotline.asp)
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http://signon.org/sign/equality-wrt-vet-dioxin

mchenney@att.net




Keywords:


Entry: 88066
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP SANTA BARBARA C 2/76 ARTY

RICK MARTIN wrote on January 7, 2014


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit: C BTRY 2ND BN / 76TH ARTY, I CORP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Lt. Spell at Camp Santa Barbara C Btry. 2nd BN / 76th Arty, I Corp, Korea 1967 thru 1968. Richard Martin, Cell: 831 262-4716, Hm: 831 663-6738

Keywords: Camp Santa Barbara C 2/76 Arty, Looking for Lt. Spell


Entry: 88065
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP SANTA BARBARA C 2/76 ARTY

RICK MARTIN wrote on January 7, 2014


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit: C BTRY 2ND BN / 76TH ARTY, I CORP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Lt. Spell at Camp Santa Barbara C Btry. 2nd BN / 76th Arty, I Corp, Korea 1967 thru 1968. Richard Martin, Cell: 831 262-4716, Hm: 831 663-6738

Keywords: Camp Santa Barbara, C 2/76 Arty, Looking for Lt. Spell


Entry: 88064
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP SANTA BARBARA C 2/76 ARTY

RICK MARTIN wrote on January 7, 2014


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit: C BTRY 2ND BN / 76TH ARTY, I CORP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for Lt. Spell at Camp Santa Barbara C Btry. 2nd BN / 76th Arty, I Corp, Korea 1967 thru 1968. Richard Martin, Cell: 831 262-4716, Hm: 831 663-6738

Keywords: Camp Santa Barbara, C 2/76 Arty, Looking for Lt. Spell


Entry: 88055
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
RICHARD MONTGOMERY 5TH DIVISON MARINE QUANTICO VIRGINIA

CONNIE MONTGOMERY wrote on January 5, 2014


City and State: CLOVIS CA

Unit: 5TH DIVISION MARINE CORP OUT OF QUANTICO VIRGINIA

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My husband is looking for any one else in the 5th marine division that was sent to Korean in the 1952-54/ / He was sprayed and now has health problems Va is so slow to remember.He was behind enemy lines and only a few came back He was also shot /Seems there are no records of his secret mission. Out of Quantico Virginia for his training.

Keywords:


Entry: 88049
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE, CAMP SANTA BARBARA & CAMP CASEY

RICHARD (RICK) MARTIN wrote on January 5, 2014


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Need help with claim to VA Exposure to Agent Orange. Has any one won there VA claim for agent orange, Units 2nd BN / 76th Arty I Corps Camp Santa Barbara & 6th BN / 80th Arty 7th Inf. Camp Knox. Time frame does not matter.....................Thanks, Rick

Rick Martin, Cell 2624716


Keywords: Agent Orange Camp Santa Barbara, Camp Knox


Entry: 87748
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
BARRETT'S AND AO

ERIC ROHNER wrote on November 18, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Since we and everybody else was lied to I never connected my Barrett's esophagus diagnoses with AO, until I started opening my own eyes.

Read this:http://www.va.gov/vetapp04/files2/0413922.txt

I was on the Z in 84, a month of that on GP Ouellette. I can verify for anyone up there in June of 84 the entire GP had fallen ill.

Buffalo


Keywords:


Entry: 87589
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO CAMP CASEY 1971

ROBERT (BOBBY) DYKENS wrote on November 7, 2013


City and State: MORAVIA NY

Unit: 2ND S&TRN COB 4 TH BATT.2ND ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I HAVE STAGE 4 LUNG CANCER THAT HAS SPREAD TO BRAIN.IHAVE COMP
CLAIM WITH VA.GOING ON.INEED ANY HELP ICAN GET TO HELP ME TO
SHOW THAT AO WAS AT CAMP CASEY.I DROVE TRUCKS TO MOVE CAMPS AND
TO BRING SUPPLIES TO CAMPS ON OR NEAR DMZ.IDO NOT KNOW HOW TO
PROVE IT.PLEASE HELP ME IF YOU CAN. GOD BLESS ALL VETS.
THANK YOU.


Keywords: BDOBBY. D. BIG D. CAMP CASEY 1971


Entry: 87558
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
7-2 HAWK SITE OFFICER WINS APPEAL

ROY BOYD wrote on November 5, 2013


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: 7TH BAT 2ND ARTY 38TH ARTY BRIGADE HAWK

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Citation Nr: 1325432   
Decision Date: 08/12/13

BVA Board approved an appeal for a Fire and control officer
at 7th Battalion 2nd Arty C Battery even thou his unit was not
on the presumptive list for Agent Orange because there are no
records for Hawk bases available and military history says the
sites were set up near the DMZ.


Keywords: 7th Battalion 2nd Arty 38th Artillery (Hawk) Agent Orange


Entry: 87496
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP CASEY AND CAMP STANLEY 70-71

ROBERT DENNIS wrote on October 27, 2013


City and State: HOCKLEY TX

Unit: E CO 707TH MT BN AND 239TH AVN CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was a Crew Chief in E Co.707th Maint BN foo October 1970 to April 1971. I have copies of orders and some photo's. Last part of April 1971 I was transferred to the 239th AVN Co. (AIR ASSAULT) at Camp Stanley until November 1971.

I am having medical problems now. I have an AO check on the 27th of November 2013 at the VA in Houston, TX.


Keywords: AO,Camp Casey, Camp Stanley


Entry: 87344
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
WHO SERVED IN CHEMICAL CORP US ARMY 1969-1970 WITH JEROME P EGAN 1ST LT

JEROME EGAN wrote on October 4, 2013


City and State: CRANSTON RI

Unit: CHEMICAL CORPS US ARMY 7THINFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My husband Jerome P Egan Jerry Egan died from Non Hodgkins Lymphoma 9-
12-2012. Severe foo including Leptomeningeal. Received Agent Orange
Review that non Hodgkins is a presumed illness from agent orange exposure. he
was a Chemical Officer in US Army in Korea June 1969- July 1970. It was a top
secret job so I don't know details but I know he planned and participated in
demonstrations . I have filed a claim and they are asking me details about his
service. I do not know and he is not here to give the details. Can anyone give ,me
help with this . He suffered a very painful illness and death. I am concerned they
will deny this claim as they are asking me questions that I cannot answer and I
think they already know the answer that he was exposed in his daily job close to
or on the DMZ


Keywords: Chemical corps red eye demonstrations 1969-1970. Served under Major
Spence, Lt Col Vincent Yusas, 1st lt .Chuck ?hawthorne, Jeff Weaver 7th Infantry
Division are some names I remember



Entry: 87320
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE KOREA

DAVID PYKIET wrote on September 30, 2013


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: USAF

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Looking for someone that was in communications on Kimpo
Airbase from February 1968 to July 1968.I have been fighting
with the Vets for over seven years about the use of agent
orange and gotten no where.Took care of three Army Bases for
their communications but Vets will not believe me about that so
looking for some proof, or about the use of agent orange on
Kimpo,Osan and Suwon I was on all three bases.I have Diabetes
Type 2 and Prostate cancer which is now Bone cancer and not
curable just keep it under control.Looking for any help with
this.Thanks


Keywords:


Entry: 87317
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
TURNED DOWN - AGAIN

LINDA CHRISTMAN wrote on September 30, 2013


City and State:

Unit: 43RD DETACHMENT MAINTENANCE COMPANY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I have been turned down consistently from 2008 to today. I had
an advocate, but I do not understand a lot and I'm not getting
a lot of help. My husband passed 6 years ago today from prostate
cancer. He was in the Army from 1966 - 1973. Today he was
denied because The veteran served as a Machinist during the
period February 8, 1969 - March 7, 1970 as part of the 43rd
Detachment Maintenance Company. The Veteran's unit is not on the
list of units recognized by the Service Department as having
exposure to herbicides and you service in Korea is not within the
presumptive period, .....

I do not even know what the 43rd Detachment Maintenance Company
was and where they were located specifically. Does the service
have specific records as to whether he stayed only at that
location and never went anywhere else in the area to fix
something? Why do they say he was not within the presumptive
period (1968 - 1971)when his records show he was there 1969 - 1970?

I would really appreciate if anyone could explain just those
couple of things for me. I had a stroke in February and I'm not
as good as I used to be on finding information.

Thank you and God Bless.


Keywords: Denied, 43rd Detachment


Entry: 87268
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE IN S. KOREA

BILL LAMBERT wrote on September 24, 2013


City and State: LANCASTER SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served there 02-21-69 thru 01-05-1970

Keywords:


Entry: 87191
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
503RD M.P. DETACHMENT INCHON. KOREA

TOM MCCREE wrote on September 11, 2013


City and State: SCOTTSDALE AZ

Unit: 503RDM.P. DETACHMENT/ 7TH C.I.D.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello looking for anyone stationed at the 503rd M.P. Detachemnt in
Inchon, Korea 68/69. I have type 2 Diabetes, and Pher. Neuropathy
and am getting no where on my claim. They say I need buddy letters
to substantiate my claim. If you or a family member were there
please contact me. I am also attempting to locate Capt. Jackson who
was the Provost Marshall during that time.


Keywords: My nickname was Mac.


Entry: 87134
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ARMY MAP SHOWING 2ND DIV. DMZ UNITS

AL DAWE wrote on September 1, 2013


City and State: EARLVILLE NY

Unit: 702ND MAINT. BN, COMPANY A

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I found a map from 1964 showing all the 2nd Div. camps near the DMZ
with all the units based at those camps listed on the map. I used
it in my own successful claim for Agent Orange exposure. I included
it on my own web site at http://www.getaboutal.com/VA_Tips_pg2.html
along with the VA foos needed to make a claim. I hope it can be of
service.



Keywords: Agent Orange, Korea, DMZ, maps, camps VA, Claims



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