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Entry: 84188
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CO A 304 SIG BN 68-70 CAMP BAKER

JOAN SHINE wrote on September 17, 2012


City and State: NEW PORT RICHEY FL

Unit: CO A 304 SIG BN 68-70 CAMP BAKER

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Need help finding any information of Company A, Camp
Baker, Yong Dong Po, Korea during 3/69 - 4/70. My
husband (Thomas Shine) was a comm cen spec during
this time and yet I can find very little information
of this camp or unit during this period. He did
communications that required high security clearance
and traveled around in trailors. With the VA being of
little to no help releasing information I am hoping
someone remembers or was there at the time and can
help. Please e-mail me


Keywords: Co A 304 Sig Bn 68-70 Camp Baker, Yong Dong Po






Entry: 84182
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

TONY WUCKOWITSCH wrote on September 16, 2012


City and State: PEYTON CO

Unit: HQ & CO A 4TH MAINT BN (DS)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Camp Kyle and worked out of the Main
Shop Apr 1969 to May 1970. Traveled all over Korea to
include up to Camp Red Cloud, Camp Casey and DMZ. I
have type 2 diabetes and looking for any information
from anyone who has been successful in getting an AO
claim approved who was in that area. Camp Kyle was
about a mile or so east of Camp Stanley which was near
Camp Red Cloud. Any help would be appreciated.


Keywords: Camp Kyle, Camp Casey, Camp Stanley, Camp Red Cloud,


Entry: 84149
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

RANDY DEMUMBRA wrote on September 12, 2012


City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit: 304 SIGNAL BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: was in south korea 72 and 73 was in the two trailors
at camp howard, does anybody else remember the two
trailors then when i left in 73 they moved them to
the mountain ..just wondering anyone ever get there
claim approved i keep getting denied.. but i know
that my illness has something to do with what they
sparayed no matter what year it was...


Keywords: was in south korea 72 and 73 was in the two trailors
at camp howard, does anybody else remember



Entry: 84052
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP RED CLOUD 59TH AVAITION MARCH 1966 THRU END OF APRIL 1967

RONDA CAVEL wrote on August 30, 2012


City and State: MARLOW OK

Unit: 59TH AVAITION, CAMP RED CLOUD

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If anyone can help me get something My husband served
at Camp Red Cloud, 59th Aviation unit, from March
1966 thru end of April of 1967.

My husband has stage 4 lung cancer. It is also in
his liver and had large tumor in neck area that was
wrapped around all blood vessels going to brain and
esogenous. Has taken radiation and still on chemo
treatments.

Can not find any concrete information to help with
our claim for AO, because the Army says that it was
not there until 1968.

If anyone can help me to find any concrect
information to send to American Legion Rep to help
case I would be totally grateful. Please email it to
me, so that I may make a copy.

Thank you,
Ronda Cavel


Keywords: AO infromation, March 1966 thru end of April 1967


Entry: 84023
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE ASCOM DEPOT

WILLIAM ( BILL) COMBS wrote on August 26, 2012


City and State: MOGADORE OH

Unit: 20TH GENERAL SUPPORT GROUP ASCOM DEPOT (CAMP MARK

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: ATTENTION - If you served in Korea after 1968 at Camp
Market / ASCOM Depot Please Read This -


We need current, detailed statements from Vets who have
personal knowledge of Agent Orange or other Herbicides
stored, transported through, handled, spilled or
deployed at Camp Market /ASCOM Depot during the time
you were there.


It would be most helpful if you can detail the location
within these compounds together with the facts of your
experience involving A/O or other Defoliant Herbicides.
It would also be helpful if you could have your
statement Notarized unless that presents a hardship or
delay.



Please also include your full name, former Rank and
Branch, dates you served in these two locations,
together with contact information (address, best phone
number(s) and email address). Also, I need a specific
statement authorizing me to share this information with
our contacts in the Republic of Korea.



Time is critical and we need this ASAP (within the next
week if possible).



PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR STATEMENT OF INFORMATION ON
THIS GROUP SITE! Please either scan and email to me
directly at pesteward@hotmail.com. You may also fax it
to me at 706-820-6793.



Any Questions please email me at pesteward@hotmail.com
or call me at 706-996-4057.



Thank you -

Phil Steward



We were sent to Korea to help protect its people from
attacks by Communist North Korea during the 1960's - We
fought, worked hard and many died in this 2nd Forgotten
War. During this time, the Army used highly toxic
chemicals to defoliate many areas 'for our safety'.
The truth, however, is that the Army poisoned us! Now,
40 years later the Veterans Administration is making us
fight new battles in that same war. And the poisoning
continues today while the VA continues to deny us care
and compensation... Info? pesteward@hotmail.com





Keywords:


Entry: 83942
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE SPRAYING 62-68

DON WEINTRAUB wrote on August 17, 2012


City and State: HEATH TX

Unit: 122ND SIGNAL

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR SUPPORTING DOC'S STATING AGENT ORANGE OR HERBICIDES WERE USE, SPRAYED BEFORE 1968. I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR THE COMPANY RECORDS FROM THE 335TH MAINT BN THAT STATES AGENT ORANGE WAS USED STARTING AS EARLY AS 1962.


Keywords: 335 ORD


Entry: 83888
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
820TH MP DOG PLATOON

RODNEY MURPHY wrote on August 13, 2012


City and State: PALM BAY FL

Unit: 820TH MP DOG PLATOON

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hi All.

I'm trying to find anyone who was in the 820th Mp dog
platoon in 1970 and 1971. Like many others I now have
diabetes 11 and all the goodies that come with it.
Sent my claim in and of course got denied last week
after an almost year wait.

Now the fight begins!!

Take Care all.


Keywords:


Entry: 83849
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
44TH SURGICAL HOSPITAL (MA)

DON BARRETT wrote on August 9, 2012


City and State: LUBBOCK TX

Unit: 44TH SURGICAL HOSPITAL (MA)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: ANYONE familiar with the exact location of the 44th
Surgical Hospital (MA), which was at Camp Rodstrum,
please let me know. It was on the road north from
Seoul toward Camp Howze. Thanks.


Keywords:


Entry: 83831
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ASCOM/CAMP MARKET AGENT ORANGE

PAUL BOLGER wrote on August 7, 2012


City and State: LYNN MA

Unit: 199TH PERSONNEL SERVICE COMPANY, 8TH ARMY

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am avocating for a veteran who was stationed at
Army Service Commaand (ASCOM), South Korea from July
1970 until February 1971. This man suffers numerous
and serious health problems which are very likely due
to exposure to AO at that place and time. Insofar as
the government denies Camp Market and his unit
as 'presumptive', I seek to corroborate his claims by
means of testimonials. Should you have any
information or recollection of the use or disposal of
Agent Orange at ASCOM during the later 1960s through
the first half of the 1970s, please contact me. All
involved in this effort are eager to do whatever we
can to obtain this man the benefits he deserves and
is in desperate need of. Thank you.


Keywords: Agent Orange, Camp Market, ASCOM


Entry: 83662
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DEFOLIANTS 1966 1967

JOHN TOMMY BRYANT wrote on July 16, 2012


City and State: BHAM AL

Unit: JSA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone to help with proof of defoliants used 1966 1968

Keywords: JSA


Entry: 83590
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO 1/23RD INF DMZ

JOHN MAYER wrote on July 9, 2012


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: B 1ST BN 23RD INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was on the Z with B 1/23 inf Oct 70-Apr 71. I filed
for AO claim 27th Jan 2011 and just got my rating 5th
July 2012. I too thought everything was moving slow,
I mean it has been some 42 yearas ago that we got
exposed. I finally got feed up with my regional VA
office could never get any information out of them. I
finally sent a certified letter to Secretary of
Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, an email to
President Obama. I know for sure that the email was
acted on becuase my regional office called me to say
they got an inquiry from the white house about my
claim. I don't know if all this helped but at least I
got my 2 cents worth of complaning in about the long
delay.


Keywords: AO DMZ Korea


Entry: 83552
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP CASEY 1980-82

JEFF RYAN wrote on July 5, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was in South Korea stationed at Camp Casey, but was
all over Korea and the DMZ. I got a rare cancer called
Burkitt's lymphoma a few years ago and somehow
survived. I see VA allows this to be service connected
if you were in South Korea to I think 75, why can't
they extend that several more years. I am sure residual
toxins last years.


Keywords:


Entry: 83540
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
STATIONED AT CAMP CARROLL

CHARLES POWELL wrote on July 3, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 46TH TRANS CO.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Good afternoon my fellow vet brothers and sisters,

I recently learned of the story that came out last
year about the Agent Orange being buried at Camp
Carroll in 78. I got there in June of 1981 and left
in June of 82. After stumbling on the story about AO
while looking up health problems that I'm having, I
starting reading everything I could about Camp
Carroll on the web. The stories that where done by TV
station KPHO in AZ. I watched them all. From the
stories I saw and the picture the guys took that
buried the barrels I was shocked. I stopped one of
the video when it showed a Google map of the camp and
where the barrels where said to be buried. What I
found was my motor pool right next to the site and my
units barrack and chow hall about 200 yards from the
site. When I got there in 82 the land arournd our
motor pool looked like it had been bulldozed in the
last year or two. We where told it was rice paddies
that had been covered over. We believed them. I was
assigned to the 46th Trans Co. as a 63 Bravo. We
hauled everything the 8th Army or 2nd ID needed or
wanted. All the way from the harbors in Pusan to the
DMZ and JSA. As a mechanic sometimes I went along
with the convoys in case of a break down. The other
time I was at Carroll working in the motor pool.
Now 30 years later I have trembling in my hands and
skin problems on most of my body and my feet are
covered with bleeding sores that keeps me from being
able to wear shoes at times. This started happening
about 3 years ago and doctors I went to had no idea
what was wrong. I have had turmors rmoved from my
right arm that seen to appear out of nowhere.
Regarless of what the Military says, there is
something evil buried at Camp Carroll. I would love
to hear from anyone that was stationed there or
anywhere else in Korea that is having health
problems. You can contact me at my
email address;

God bless all the vets that have served and active
duty that currently protect this great country.
Please vote in November. Our country and our
childrens future lay in the balance.

I wish you all a happy and safe 4th of July.


Keywords: 46th Trans CO. Hill 303. Happy Mountain, Camp
Carroll, Suk Chong Dong, Kings Club. Number 1 GI, The
Land That God Forgot.



Entry: 83512
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
NEED BUDDY LETTERS HAWK UNITS 1968

ROY BOYD wrote on July 1, 2012


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: 38TH BRIGADE(HAWK), 7 BAT, 2 ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I served as a Hawk Missile and Launcher repairman in
Korea in 1968-69 , I need buddy letters to show that
Hawk Missile sites were near the DMZ for my claim which
I'm appealing. I was based at Niblo Barracks in Seoul
but spent most of my time at the sites. My unit was
part of the 30th ordinance company general support unit
before it was split off and created in March 1968.



Entry: 83390
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE SPRAYING EARLIER THAN 1967, NEAR CAMP RED CLOUD

JAMES CAVEL wrote on June 19, 2012


City and State: MARLOW OK

Unit: 59TH AVIATION COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I now have stage 4 lung cancer in both lungs, plus a
large mass in the neck. I am on Chemo and Radiation
treatments. I have also had prostate problems for
years. Looking for anyone that servered at Camp Red
Cloud, near Uijongbu, S Korea. I was there from March
of 1966 to April of 1967, 59th Aviation Company. My
VA rep has told me to find anything about if it was
sprayed anytime before I got there, or was stored on
the base while I was there. We already know that it
was sprayed about 3 months after I left.


Keywords: Camp Red Cloud, 59th Aviation Company. March 1966 to
April 1967.



Entry: 83385
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
TIME TO CLAIM COMPLETION HAS INCREASED

DAVID ( ANDY) ANDERSON wrote on June 18, 2012


City and State:

Unit: COMPANY C 51ST SIGNAL BN. 1970-1971

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Michael,

It's nothing personal by the VA. Claims are taking
longer now due to the influx of Iraq and Afghanistan
claims being filed. I was told by a VA Rep. that the
average time for a claim is now two years. Keep your
chin up Bro and look at each day as money in the bank.

Andy


Keywords: VA Claims


Entry: 83349
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
STILL WAITING, WHAT'S TAKING SOO LONG

MICHAEL O'NEAL wrote on June 14, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served on the DMZ in 1970-71 HQ 3rd brigade 1 mile
from JSA. I have diabetes and prostate problems. I
filed my claim 16 months ago. This does not make
sense for it to take soo long. I am being treated by
the Va FOR THE LAST seven years. My co-pays are
piling up and the money is being taken from my social
security. What is wrong with the government, maybe
they just don't care.


Keywords:


Entry: 83304
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CONTINUED POSSIBLE EFFECTS 76-77

MICHAEL MILLICAN wrote on June 10, 2012


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: B CO. !-32 INF 2/ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: It was late 1976, when I developed a unidentified
rash that can on suddenly. I didn't think much of it,
I just spent some time in the Camp Howze Medical Unit.
Was it Aget Orange exposure? It doesn't rely matter
now because I know my life will end before the entire
Agent Orange saga will be known.
I had a nerve test when I first noticed simptoms that
something was wrong. The civilan medical doctors
could not explain where I may have gotten a strange
nerve Neropothy. Basicly, My nerves don't transmit
electricity like a normal person. The medical team of
doctors from 2 diferent hospitals both showed the
same results. They even took a nerve from my foot to
try and deturmin what it was. Back then, I was told
by the doctors that I had about 5 years before I
could no longer walk.
Well, I'm still walking and the slow nerves never
showed any sign that they were better or worse, only
the same. So it was speculated that this had come
from something in my past and had already done it's
damage. I haven't had it checked from that time.
I pass out allot now 2-3 times a year. I hope one day
I just don't wake up because I have seen Cancer
victums and people with heart problems that lingered
in a hospital for long times and that's not how I
want to make my exit. It just looks like end life
torture to me.
My medical records from Camp Howze are gone and I
don't think it would matter much if they were there,
because the effects are not compensateable for the
years 76-77.
I only wanted to post this here before I leave the
country and drop off the map somewhere in Asia.
from the sister unit of the Manchu 1/9 Inf, we have
many more posting vets here on the Korean War Project.
The numbers of posts of Manch vs. Buccaneers is very
offset. HQ of the 2nd ID was at camp Howze before I
got there, but why they moved it is anyones guess. I
only know that the man that was first in charge of
the Camp, was the my Lai massare investigating
officer named Colin Powell. And, no matter what
anyone says, race was a big issue and may have
prompted him to have gotten that asginment.
I'm not implying anything, those are only the pre-
facts of the Buccaneer Bn.

Posted here for History to Deside,
Michael Millican


Keywords: Buccaneer B Co. (The Batteling Bastards) was printed
on our Co. flag.



Entry: 83208
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
USAF WEAPONS TRAINING ON DMZ 1969

DAVID YOUNG wrote on May 31, 2012


City and State: SOMERSET KY

Unit: 354TH SPS KUNSAN AIR BASE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was at Kunsan Air Base May'69 to June'70. We took
our heavy weapons training on the DMZ. We qualified
on the 81mm mortar, 90mm recoiless rifle, LAWS rocket
launcher and the 50 cal. I have been fighting
diabetes type11 and neuropothy for the last 20 years.

Our target for the mortar was a mud island,in no mans
land, that both Korea's claimed. Our bench was
shelled by the north after we left that day.

Do any of you Army personnel remember Air Force units
training up there? If so, where?

Thanks,

David Young


Keywords: Air Force Combat Prepardness, weapons training


Entry: 83080
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CO. I 160 INFANTRY KOREA

ALICE TASSIERO wrote on May 21, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I U.S. Navy Vet and my dad was in the Army, Co. I
Infantry Korea, Jan 1952-Jan 1953. He spoke about
being on a hill near the DMZ for 7 months. My mom
just found out that he was probably in a zone where
Agent Orange was sprayed. Anyone with any info on the
unit and info about that time frame could you please
contact me? My dad had many illnesses and I want to
find out the cause of his death. His name was Joseph
E. Coleman, so if you remember him of have any info
that could help please email me. Thank you from one
vetern to another.


Keywords: Co. I 160 Infantry Korea 1952-1953


Entry: 83050
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE

HERBERT HOLCOMBE wrote on May 19, 2012


City and State: FAIRMOUNT GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I WAS AT SUWON AB KOREA DEC 1968-NOV 1969.I WAS IN
CIVILENGINEERS UNIT.



Entry: 82983
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
FORGOTTEN AIR FORCE

JACQUE ZAMORA wrote on May 9, 2012


City and State: ALBUQUERQUE NM

Unit: 605TH TAC

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I cannot find any references as to the Radar Sites on
the
DMZ that were set up by the Air Force in 1970-1971. I
look at the list of units that were exposed to
herbicides
and nowhere can I find the Air Force. Forgotten again.
Why do they treat us with so much disrespect. I have
so
many of the herbicide illnesses that I would serve as a
terrific guinea pig. Every time that I heard of a vet
passing on because of these illnesses I would say that
he
had been killed in Vietnam and didn't know it. Now I
guess it's my turn. I served my country honorably so I
guess that I did my part so at least I can hold my head
up.


Keywords:


Entry: 82945
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
I AM LOOKING FOR SOME ONE WHO WAS STATION DUGWAY PROVENING GROUNDS BETEWWN 1950 - T0 1953

DOLORES NAUMANN wrote on May 4, 2012


City and State: ANTIOCH IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: cpl T 5 jul 1951


Entry: 82872
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CHARLIE BATTERY 7 BATTALION 5TH ARTILLERY

GENE TECCE wrote on April 26, 2012


City and State: WASHINGTON CROSSING PA

Unit: CHARLIE BATTERY 7TH BATTALIAN 5TH ARTILLARY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone that was stationed at C/7/5 between
Mar 1969 and Jan 1970. The battery was located above Chun
Chon Korea on a mountain side.


Keywords: Hawk Missile Battery C/7/5 1969 1970


Entry: 82723
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
72D ARMOR 2ND INF DIV 1966-1967 CAMP BEARD

PAT COOK wrote on April 11, 2012


City and State: SEVERNA PARK MD

Unit: CO B, 2ND BN, 72D ARMOR, 2ND INF DIV CAMP BEARD 19

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My husband, Jack Cook, served on the DMZ from March
1966 - late March/early April 1967. He was with Co B,
2nd BN, 72d Armor, 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Beard.

He passed away in November 2009 from Non-Hodgkins
lymphoma.

If you served on the DMZ between late February 1966
and early April 1967 with this unit and have any
information about the use of agent orange or any other
type of herbicides being sprayed there or if you have
any information about herbicides being used along the
DMZ during that time frame, please contact me. I have
the 1967 Camp Beard year book and can provide pictures.

I have filed a DIC survivor claim with the VA and need
buddy statements. Any help would be greatly
appreciated.


Keywords: Agent Orange, Buddy statement



Entry: 82648
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ANYONE KNOW OF AGENT ORANGE SPRAYING NEAR CAMP RIDDICK 1967?

ROBERT HODGE wrote on April 2, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Camp Riddick....1966 to 1967


Entry: 82570
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS

ERVIN CARPENTER wrote on March 25, 2012


City and State: LINDEN WI

Unit: 2ND DIV, CAMP GRAVES

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was just found to have type 2 diabetes mellitus. I
had an onset at 60 years old. I was on the DMZ doing
patrols, GP's and guard towers from 1969-1970. Our
part of the DMZ ran from the Im Jim River east to where
ever.


Keywords: Robiro's Rates, Duck, Im Jim River, Freedom Bridge,
Camp Graves



Entry: 82557
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ASCOM DEPOT 6TH MED- 121ST EVA HOS

BRAD BJELKE SR. wrote on March 23, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have illnesses related to AO exposure. Anyone
there during 1967-1968 remember the large barrels of
herbicide stored and transported from Ascom Depot?
Any help would be appreciated.


Keywords: 121 Evac Hospital - 6th Med Depot - Ascom - 1967-1968


Entry: 82527
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DMZ AGENT ORANGE

FRANK STAMPER wrote on March 20, 2012


City and State: SALEM VA

Unit: 2ND BATTALION, 9TH INF DIV KOREA 1965-1967

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served in Korea from 1965 - 1967. I was from Welch,
WV and they called me Hillbilly. I am applying for
Agent Orange because of heart problems. If you know me
and served with me.......we can beat this and get what
we are due.


Keywords:


Entry: 82467
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
UPHILL BATTLE IF NOT IN KOREA DURING PRESUMPTIVE DATES

DAVID ( ANDY) ANDERSON wrote on March 15, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 51ST SIGNAL BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:
Public and Intergovernmental Affairs

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

to Agent Orange in Korea

Will Provide Easier Path to Health Care and Benefits



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Keywords: VA,final regulation,presumptive dates


Entry: 82461
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP RED CLOUD

DEBORAH BROWN wrote on March 14, 2012


City and State: YORKTOWN VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My husband was stationed at Camp Red Cloud, Korea
from 1989-1990. Afterwords he contracted a very
aggressive Leukemia. While in the hospital he
researched the chemicals dumped there that they were
cleaning up and put together a VA claim on his
computer. He died and when I got there the computer
was gone. Does anyone know what chemicals were
dumped at this site? So I can begin again? Thanks
for any help.


Keywords: Camp Red Cloud, Korea


Entry: 82450
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1972-1973 DMZ/KOREA/IMJIN SCOUT -INFO NEEDED

PHILLIP MERINO wrote on March 13, 2012


City and State: WESTPORT WA

Unit: 1ST OF THE 31ST 2ND INF - CAMP GREAVES/DMZ/KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for buddies who seved 1972-'73 at Camp Greaves
or in close proximity to Camp Greaves.Any buddies who
suffered skin conditions, prostate cancer or bladder
cancer? Buddy who took photo of me me outside of hut
approximentely July 1973 with wounded left hand that
was bandaged? Trying to find out who was with me the
evening of July 13th, 1973 when I was wounded. PLEASE
contact me with any informatin. I can be reached at
the address above, the email listed, or the telephone
number:360-701 8689. If needed, can call 360-268-1420
(collect if needed--anytime) If no no answer, please
leave message, will return call promply. Thank you.


Keywords: DMZ, Korea, Imjin scout,Agent Orange-Searching forTeage
(buddy),LT. Dorsey, Medic Davis.



Entry: 82437
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
NOT DMZ BUT DETERMINED TO BE AO EXPOSED

CHARLES RAYMOND DIX wrote on March 12, 2012


City and State: PORT ST. LUCIE FL

Unit: 177TH ASA O/C PYONG TAEK

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: During spring and summer of 1968, as best I can
recall, myself and others carried Indian Tanks of
herbicide into the secure compound and sprayed weeds.
It was hot, the stuff was allegedly safe, and we
sprayed each other. I recall filling my tank from a
barrel of oily water with an orange stripe around it.
Begining within two years of service, I had a
bunch of fatty growths show up under my skin, most
about the size of the last joint of a finger. Except
the one on my left shoulder where the tank's shoulder
strap had worn through the skin--that one was 2
inches long, fat like a frog, with two roots like
frog legs. No one else in my family ever had any such
growths and no doctor ever said it was anything
special.
Then, when I went for the Agent Orange registry
physical in 2001, the doctor said he'd often seen
such fatty growths on men who had been exposed to AO.
However, since I was not boots on the ground in
Nam, and I did not, and still do not, have any of the
listed ways to die from AO, I was told it didn't
happen.
I eventually ended up service connected for neck
injuries and will probably receive more for PTSD.
Flash forward to February 2012, when I received a
PERSONALIZED Veterans Health Benefits Booklet and
found the following statement under my allged unique
eligibilty factor: Determined to be a Vietnam-era
herbicide-exposed Veteran.
Hmmm. Neither my PTSD counselor nor my Vet
Service Rep has ever seen that designation.
Ray Dix


Keywords:


Entry: 82340
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO APPEAL DECISION

DAVID ANDERSON wrote on March 4, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: "The veteran in May 2006 submitted a statement from a
fellow
soldier who corroborates that his duties included
providing
support for meetings in the DMZ. These duties
included
running cable from there to the south and retrieving
it each
evening when the meetings were over."

http://www.va.gov/vetapp07/files5/0739875.txt



Keywords: Agent Orange, Buddy staatement


Entry: 82335
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
BUDDY STATEMENTS AND VA FORM 21-4138

DAVID ANDERSON wrote on March 3, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Buddy Statements

Buddy statements are statements of individuals with
firsthand knowledge of the facts that support the
veterans claim. Buddy statements should be sworn and
notarized. VA 21-4138, Statement in Support of
Claim, may be used to submit this evidence to VA.


Keywords: buddy statements, VA FORM 21-4138


Entry: 82259
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO AND 7TH ID

MIKE DOELLMAN wrote on February 26, 2012


City and State:

Unit: HHC 7TH INF DIV (CMMI)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was PLL inspector for the 7th ID CMMI from January
1969 to August 1969. During that time I traveled all
over, from Kaiser to the sea and from the DMZ to Sea
Range. Only because I could show -- with photos and
with information I painstakingly dug up myself -- that
I was probably exposed to AO could I get presumption
(and that on probability, not on unit or anything else).

I have searched, and am still searching, for the
Senator Glenn letter and the response from the Dept of
the Army. I have been in touch with the archivist for
Senator Glenn's papers and he could find nothing.

By the way, the response is supposed to be dated May,
1996 -- the 1999 date you may have heard of comes from
the first VA-released list of possible units exposed.
If I can turn up the letter and/or the response I'll
send it to be posted here and everywhere else I can
think of. This search is personally frustrating to me
because I'm a research-trained, graduate-degree
carrying, retired librarian of 40+ years experience.

Mike
Ex-SGT, Ex-11B40


Keywords: AO 7ID CMMI 1969


Entry: 82211
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
WE WERE THERE WHER'S OUR CARE

GARY BLAUVELT wrote on February 23, 2012


City and State: BROOKSVILLE FL

Unit: 51ST. BATTALION (I-CORPS) 1968

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: We were there , Wher's Our Care,
If it was not for Signal Support of the 51st. Signal
Bn. to the Units IN DMZ, They would of had to
communicate with SMOKE SIGNALS.
No recognition of any kind, Remote Duty or Records of
support to the DMZ for those of us in the 51st.
Signal Bn.
(I-Corps) We are the FORGOTTEN ONE's when it comes to
AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE .


Keywords: 51st. Signal Battalion Support to INFANTRY Units and
JSA in the DMZ.



Entry: 82033
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
WWW.COMRADES-WITH-PTSD.SOCIALGO.COM

ROLAND ( RON) ANDERSON wrote on February 7, 2012


City and State: KS

Unit: A BTRY, 1STMSL BN, 2ND ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was involved in Operation Ranch Hand. In addition we
used to buy the Agent Orange from the Black Market
whenever we could not get it from Camp Casey or Camp
Red Cloud. I was stationed in Sungun-ni that's between
She-Hung and Anjon-ni (K6). I and my Katusa spread the
Agent Orange all over the hills around our Hawk Site so
the Generators would not throw out the sparks to set it
on fire, and also to eliminate the foliage around the
site for visual clearance, It is still bear to this
day - and I know this because I just got a video from a
friend that just visited the site last year. So - the
claims of agent Orange in Korea are way off - I used it
up until 1974 and all through 1973. Don't let the
Government fool you. I was called in to the VA in
Calif. to get tested for Cancer - particularly Prostate
Cancer. The results were positive so I've gone through
Cancer, Heart Condition, Bones Discriminating, Advanced
Arthritis from Bones giving, Spinal problems - you name
it. Now I live on 23 Med's per day by the VA....Please
check out the Web Site our PTSD Group decided to put
together and join. The Site is www.comrades-with-
PTSD.socialgo.com Thanks for this web site and a place
to throw some frustration at. By Guys.


Keywords: Heart of the Hawk - that Korean wind that can't be
mistaken in winter!

I Traveled with the IG Inspection Group so I may know
some of you - keep in touch and God Bless all of you!



Entry: 81999
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
HOW CAN WE GET UNIT LISTED?

BRUCE STORACE wrote on February 5, 2012


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 354TH SECURITY POLICE KUNSAN AB

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I agree with Michael Milo we need to get the VA up to
speed. I have been reading postings from guys both AF
and Army(that were on AF bases sites etc), the
military used AO, Blue and Monuron ALL Over Korea and
1967 was not the earliest they will admit to. Why--
how in the hell did the ends of the runway at Kunsan
Air Base get defoliated in 1965? Somebody is really
not telling the whole story- like the JCS or their
mouthpiece. Come on generals fess up-- we are dying
slowly here just like our brothers from Nam.


Keywords: AF Bases, AO other and herbicides


Entry: 81998
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1/79TH FA, 7TH ID

JAMES ( JAY) BURBRIDGE wrote on February 5, 2012


City and State: PAHRUMP NV

Unit: A BTRY1/79TH FA, 7TH ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: In Mike Milo's last note he raises an excellent point
about our 7th div being in with 2nd div. There isn't
much to add, other than because of being in a artillery
unit, we were constantly in the field. Sleeping in the
dirt an digging digging digging. My job was comm chief
and as a result was even more exposed to mother earth
because of are constantly running line from the guns to
the com post etc and all the other required areas
needed to direct fire.



Entry: 81990
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
HOW CAN WE GET UNIT LISTED?

MICHAEL MILO JR. wrote on February 5, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I want to get my unit, the 1/79th FA, 7th ID, on the
list of presumptive units for exposure to herbicides.
We were located right beside the 1/9th Inf 2nd ID and
they are on the list.
We were in the 2nd ID area of operations. There were
only 2nd ID patches in our area, other than our 7th
ID patches.
We were in direct support of the 1/9th Inf, 2nd ID.
We went to Camp Custer for any medical issue we might
have, because our post, Camp Paine was DIRECTLY
beside them.
We were located on Charlie Block, RIGHT beside Camp
Custer.
All of the 2nd ID artillery units are on the list.
WE WERE RIGHT BESIDE ALL OF THEM AND IN THEIR AREA.
WHY??????? Isn't our unit listed?????????
Very few 7th ID units got recognized, but yet almost
ALL of the 2nd ID got listed.
THIS IS BS! We were there too! We were just as near
the DMZ as they were!
ALL and every bit of help in this matter is
appreciated.
The VA is screwing us 7th ID guys, not to mention the
fact that they are just plain screwing us all.
Come on guys, let's fight these son-of-a-b---hes and
MAKE them correct this wrong!
We need to fight to have the dates corrected too.
Herbicides did not start on 1 April, 1968!
Read the bill HR 2297 passed by the House and the
Senate, which resulted in President Bush in signing
into law the Veterans Benefit Act of 2003.
They acknowledged 1 September, 1967 as an earlier
date.
HOW CAN THE VA PICK AND CHOOSE THE DATES THEY LIKE
AND SELECTIVELY OMIT OTHERS?????!!!
Let's get together guys and fight these pieces of s--t


Keywords: 1/79th FA, 7th ID, Paju-ri, Munsan-ni, Charlie Block,
1/9th Inf, 2nd ID, Camp Paine, Camp Hartell, Camp
Custer



Entry: 81902
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
I NEED TO FIND A PRINTABLE COPY OF TWO DOCUMENTS

MARION CLIFTON wrote on January 29, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 7TH MP CO, 7TH ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I need a printable copy of the following letters:

1)DA letter to senator John Glenn on agent orange in Korea.

2)Letter from the Director of USASCRUR to VA dtd Feb. 1998.

Can anyone help me locate these letters in a copy/pdf
form.

Thanks


Keywords: DA letter to senator John Glenn on agent orange in Korea.
Letter from the Director of USASCRUR to VA dtd Feb. 1998
Re: VA case:9906724



Entry: 81700
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DMZ AGENT ORANGE

TOM THOMAS wrote on January 10, 2012


City and State: PALM HARBOR FL

Unit: 1ST/31ST

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I got my rating after two year fight 100 percent p and t thank you
lord , never give up the fight, you earned the benifits the exposed
us all to agent orange


Keywords: Dmz gp turner ,gun jeeps


Entry: 81678
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
TEAM CONCLUDES AGENT ORANGE INVESTIGATION IN KOREA

DAVID ANDERSON wrote on January 9, 2012


City and State: ELK WA

Unit: COMPANY C 51ST SIGNAL BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: December 29, 2011

By Walter T. Ham IV, Eighth Army Public Affairs

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea (Dec. 29, 2011) -- The
Republic of Korea-United States Joint Investigation
Team announced that it discovered no evidence of
Agent Orange during its probe into claims that the
toxic defoliant was buried on Camp Carroll.

Led by Pokyong National University Chief Professor
Doctor Gon Ok and U.S. Forces Korea Engineer Col.
Joseph F. Birchmeier, the team concluded its eight-
month investigation Dec. 29 at a press conference in
the Chilgok County Office.

The investigation began in May 2011 following a
report on KPHO TV in Phoenix where U.S. veterans
claimed they buried Agent Orange on Camp Carroll in
1978.

Birchmeier said the bilateral investigation found no
evidence that Agent Orange was buried on Camp Carroll
and discovered no risk to public health on the U.S.
Army post.

I want you to know that we have found no definitive
evidence that Agent Orange was buried or stored Camp
Carroll, said Birchmeier, the lead U.S. investigator.

http://www.army.mil/article/71403/Team_concludes_Agent
_Orange_investigation_in_Korea/



Keywords: Agent Orange,Korea,Camp Carroll


Entry: 81670
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREAN AO EXPOSURE AND THYROIDS

RON WEBER wrote on January 8, 2012


City and State: TIGARD OR

Unit: 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION - CAMP CASEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have an eight year running claim. Nothing new- we are all struggling. HOWEVER, after 35 years of
declining health (the same problems you are all
fighting), I was sent to an ENDROCRINOLOGIST. I was diagnosed with AO related Thyroid failure. I also had a PARA THYROID removed (We have four of them, so that is no problem). After the day surgery and taking one small daily Thyroid pill, I experienced a MEDICAL MIRACLE. No kidding. I was sick, depressed, overweight and in cronic pain FOR YEARS. As a mountain climber and marathon runner, I was reduced to a 250 pound
slug on a scooter. Sometimes I needed help even
getting off the toilet or a chair. The
Endocrinologist WARNED ME. ' IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS, YOU
WILL FEEL LIKE YOU ARE 30 YEARS OLD AGAIN. He was
right! AGENT ORANGE CAUSED ALL THIS!!! My low point
was at 49 years old. Today, less than 18 months after
I met the Endocrinologist, I am now hiking five to
ten miles up steep mountain trails. I walk without
any assistive devises. I lost sixty pounds and kept
it off. THE BEST PART IS THE PRESCRIPTIONS! I quit
taking over ten different Rx's for Depression, Severe
Osteoporosis, Chronic Pain, Diabetes and much more. I
WAS ON 126 MGS OF OXICONTIN PER DAY! Today I use
aspirin and Percocet. BUT The Time Has Come to go off
the Percocet. I am now trailing off that and doing
OK.
IF YOU WERE IN KOREA IN THE LATE 1960s, AND WERE
ANYWHERE NEAR AGENT ORANGE SPRAYING, PLEASE HAVE YOUR
THYROID AND PARA THYROIDS CHECK! IT HAS BROUGHT ME
BACK FROM THE LIVING DEAD TO A HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND
PRODUCTIVE MEMBER OF SOCIETY. Feel free to contact me.

Ron Weber


Keywords: Summer 1967 to Dec 1969 - extended tour


Entry: 81668
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1ST BN 32ND INF BRAVO BUCCS 1977-1978

CARLOS LOYA wrote on January 8, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 1ST BN 32ND INF B-COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Trying to find other guys who served during 77-78 at
Camp Howze. Would love to reconnect and renew old
friendships. Would also like to hear from anyone
suffering from NHL and any experiences with filing
for disability. I have had NHL for 12 years, and
underwent a stem-cell transplant after my lymphoma
recurred. 1st claim denied; 2nd claim denied (both
filed prior to recurrence); am planning on refiling
since lymphoma recurred a couple of years ago.


Keywords: Agent Orange, Lymphoma


Entry: 81594
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
FINDINGS IN KOREA

LARRY ANDERSON wrote on January 3, 2012


City and State: SUN CITY AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: http://www.stripes.com/news/8-month-investigation-turns-
up-no-agent-orange-at-s-korean-base-1.164696


Keywords:


Entry: 81452
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
A BTRY 1ST BN 79TH ARTY 7TH INF DIV

JAMES ( JAY) BURBRIDGE wrote on December 24, 2011


City and State: PAHRUMP NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I would like to hear from anyone that was stationed
with me at the 79th between 6/69 and 6/70, or anyone
that may have been there prior to that time. Need to
know if any one has had a claim accepted for diabetes
type 2 along with any associated problems.


Keywords:


Entry: 81359
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
MANUAL DEFOLIANT SPRAYING 6/44 AND 4/44

DENNIS MANESCALCHI wrote on December 18, 2011


City and State: LA GRANGE IL

Unit: H&HB 6/44 & 4/44

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who can recall our being detailed to
spray a mix of kerosene and a chemical to kill all the
vegetation at the summit of the hill around the Tac
Site on the outside of the wire.


Keywords: Reno Hill Schooch PI Ghorne Kwang Chon


Entry: 81358
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
MANUAL DEFOLIANT SPRAYING 6/44 AND 4/44

DENNIS MANESCALCHI wrote on December 18, 2011


City and State: LA GRANGE IL

Unit: H&HB 6/44 & 4/44

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone who can recall our being detailed to
spray a mix of kerosene and a chemical to kill all the
vegetation at the summit of the hill around the Tac
Site on the outside of the wire.


Keywords: Reno Hill Schooch PI Ghorne Kwang Chon



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