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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
Need Viewer Software?

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


Entry: 81222
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO USED ON AF BASES??

BRUCE STORACE wrote on December 1, 2011


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 354TH SPS KUNSAN AB

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: For all the USAF guys and the one surviving AF spouse
that have posted on this site I have taken printed
copies of your comments to Senator Carl Levin Chairman
of the Senate Armed Services Committee. My reason was
simple -I'm tired of the BS from the VA saying we have
to prove boots on the ground for the DMZ and we were
not exposed to these chemicals. We are all not getting
any younger and we are all experiencing a lot of the
same medical problems as the guys that were in Viet
Nam. I also told the folks in his office that the Army
guys that were stationed at the Z were being treated
the same way. We will have to wait and see what
happens. Thank you for your service in Korea.
God Bless you all and keep you and your families safe
during the Christmas season.
Bruce Storace


Keywords: Agent Orange, Blue Monuron herbicides,spraying, AF Bases


Entry: 81214
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
LOOKING FOR HQ 2ND 38TH INFANTRY PALS-68 - 69 RC 1 AT NULERIE

ROBERT DUNCAN JR. wrote on November 30, 2011


City and State: GAITHERSBURG VA

Unit: HHQ,2ND 38TH, 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:
ROCK OF THE MOURNE


TRYING TO RECONNECT WITH OLD FRIENDS THAT SERVED FROM
1968-69, IN THE HEADQUARTERS COMPANY OF 2ND BN, 38TH
INF, 2ND INF DIV ON THE DMZ. JOE COLLUCCI, JAMES
HOLMES, ROBERT HURST, JOHN BRIDEFORD, ROBERT
SMALLWOOD, LT MICHAEL KECK. I WAS THE TRAING NCO FOR
THE HEADQUATERS COMPANY, WE ROTATED BACK AND FORTH
ACROSS THE INJIN RIVER. THE BASE CAMP WAS CALLED RC
#1 BACK IN THE DAY, IT WAS A VERY SMALL COMPOUND JUST
OUTSIDE OF A LITTLE VILLAGE CALLED NUELERI-(SPELLING
MAY BE INCORRECT).


Keywords: JASPER J SANGER COMPANY COMMANDER
BASED AT RC#1-NUELERI 1968-69



Entry: 81126
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
2ND ENG BATTALION MEMBERS ON THE DMZ?

CATHERINE CORNELL wrote on November 21, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am trying to corroborate that my veteran client was
exposed to agent orange when he served on the DMZ
between Feb 13, 1966 - March 14, 1967 (before the
presumptive period). He served with the 2nd Engineer
Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. If you served on
the DMZ any time between Feb. 1966 and March 1967
with this unit and saw agent orange being sprayed at
any point, please let me know. Let's prove to the VA
that their presumptive period needs to be expanded.
Thanks.


Keywords: 2nd Engineer Battalion, Camp Wagner


Entry: 81108
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP MCINTYRE, HQ BTRY,1ST BN 17TH ARTY

CARLOS (CHARLES) FRAUSTO wrote on November 19, 2011


City and State: HOBBS NM

Unit: HQ BTRY, 1ST BN, 17TH ARTY

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I would like to hear from Veterans of the 1968 thru
1969 at Camp McIntyre HQ,Service,A,B,and C Btry, 1st
Bn, 17th Arty (Persuaders) as soon as possible.
Please call me or e-mail me. I have information for
you that will help you. I am trying to get our unit
to be placed on the M21-1MR,DOD list of units that
were exposed to Agent Orange.


Keywords: Camp McIntyre


Entry: 80999
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
THEY ARE LYING TO US!

FRED PENCE wrote on November 11, 2011


City and State:

Unit: 44TH ADA ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have photos of the my missile unit in and around
Kwang Chon on the norther west coast from 1969 to
1970. No vegetation around us. I now have been
diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. VA has
denied my claim, because their records does not show
agent orange use in that area. Bull Crap! It was
used all over Korea in the late 1960's.


Keywords:


Entry: 80943
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
LOOKING FOR ANYONE STATIONED WITH 7TH MP CO CAMP CASEY 1967-69

MARION CLIFTON wrote on November 9, 2011


City and State: CHARLOTTE NC

Unit: 7TH MP CO, 7TH ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone stationed with the 7th MP Co,7th ID
at Camp Casey Oct 67 to Oct 69. Please email me. I need
help on an agent orange claim for PD with VA. During
that time I worked: MPI (Spec 4), Desk Sgt and Pass and ID
(E-5) and Squad Leader (E-6).


Keywords: 7th MP Co; Camp Casey; Oct 1967 to Oct 1969; DMZ; 3rd Bde


Entry: 80942
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
SOLDIERS STATIONED AT NIBLO BARACKS 1968-69

ROY BOYD wrote on November 9, 2011


City and State: KNOXVILLE TN

Unit: 7 BATTALION HAWK 2ND ARTILLERY 38TH BRIGADE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for anyone that was stationed at Niblo Barracks
in Seoul in 1968-69 that has filed for or has been
successful with an Agent Orange claim. I know a lot of
those stationed there worked in the DMZ. I worked on
Hawk Missiles and launchers at the four DMZ sites but
was stationed with 7-2 there.



Entry: 80899
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
3RD/23INFANTRY 2ND DIV 1968-1969

LAWRENCE DELARME wrote on November 5, 2011


City and State: LAPORTE IN

Unit: B CO 3RD BN 23 INFANTRY 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served in the DMZ in 1968 but was unaware of the use
of Agent Orange untill 2007 when a friend of mine
called who knew I was there at that time and told me
to look up Agent Orange use in Korea in 1968-69. I
came across a news confrence with a Defense Dept
General in 2000 who said " it is not a conspiracy and
we are not hiding anything it just fell through the
cracks". 32 years of cracks ???? He also said that
the Defense Dept was sending a letter to all the men
stationed at the DMZ in certain units confirming the
use of Agent Orange. It is now 2011 and I have still
not received any letter. The answer is the almighty
dollar. No DMZ veteran received any benefits prior to
2001 which translates into hundreds of millions or
possibly billions of dollars. I put in a claim in 2007
and was given 20% for Diabetes in 2008. I have
multiple diseases secondary to Diabetes but I am being
denied because of long term medical records. Many
veterans are in the same boat as me. Not knowing you
were exposed you did not have anual visits to the
doctors office and thus medical records are scarce.

I have read many blogs relating to benefits and
information on Agent Orange but everyone is missing
the big picture. We served our country honorably when
our country needed us and they knowingly put our
health in harms way and kept it a secret for 32 years.
I wonder how many DMZ vets died of cancer without ever
knowing they were exposed ? I wonder how many DMZ vets
still do not know they were exposed ? The Dmz Vets
need to organize and confront the Government about
this secret coverup.


Keywords: Imjin scout / OP Gladys / patrols / ambush


Entry: 80879
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT

MARIE GRIMES wrote on November 2, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My husband died in 2006 New Years Day...For 6 years I
watched him get one illness after another...My
brother a disabled Viet Nam Vet and my husband had
the same health issues...Heart, Lung, Blood, Skin
Rash...But my husband was never in Viet Nam...

My husband put a claim in 2005, a few days before his
death he heard back from the VA...denied...

John stood there holding that letter, he looked over
where I was standing and said ...In case I don't make
it, you carry on and don't give up...even if we don't
win, maybe it will help another veteran... John
passed away in my arms ... 4 days after that letter...

It will be 6 years coming up and I'm still trying not
to let his death be in vain...The Korean Veterans
need to Unit...I can make a claim and within a month
a letter says were looking at your claim, a few weeks
after that the denial letter... I have a ton of
information, but even when its right on, they turn
you down... Together I hope we will untie like Viet
Nam Veterans did and They were finally heard and

God Bless Each and Everyone...Thank You for your
service... Marie


Keywords: Agent Orange...No Man Left Behind..








Entry: 80822
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE KOREA

JOSEPH STEWART wrote on October 26, 2011


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: 702ND MT BT 2INFANTRY DIVISION CAMP HOVEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking in the wrong places dip shits lol. Come on soldiers you
know better then to think we would dump on our on ground


Keywords: Guys do you think we really dumped agent rainbow on our on
bases. No we dumped off base in rice paties and on the side of
mnts. Come on guys the army wasnt that stupid wake up!!!!!



Entry: 80810
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
6/80TH ARTILLERY 68-69 7TH DIV

DON COLLINS JR. wrote on October 25, 2011


City and State: NORFOLK VA

Unit: 6/80TH ARTILLERY 7TH DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: had prostate cancer ,looking for anyone there with
same issues 1968-69. va denial agent orange used in
area that we were stationed



Entry: 80805
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE BCO 51ST SIGNAL 68-69 KOREA

MIKE DESKINS SR. wrote on October 25, 2011


City and State: SARASOTA FL

Unit: BCO 51 SIGNAL CAMP RED CLOUD

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I WAS EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE HAVE ISMAC HEART PROBLEMS.
HAVE CLAME VA. 1YR NOW HAVE HEARD NOTHING.ANY ONE A CAMP
RED CLOUD WITH ANY INFO. ON AGENT ORANGE 68-69 PLEASE
CONTACK ME AT MDESKINS58@VERIZON.NET


Keywords: HQ 51 SIGNAL CAMP RED CLOUD, B CO 51 SIGNAL REDCLOUD,
KOREA 1968-1969



Entry: 80803
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP CASEY

JOSEPH STEWART III wrote on October 24, 2011


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: 702ND ,T BN 2 IDE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: i hope this gets out





Keywords: Ran barrels to the zone


Entry: 80778
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

GLEN BARBER wrote on October 23, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My step-father served in Vietnam, but we are unable to
find any paperwork to prove that he was there. However,
we know that he was in the Korean DMZ, setting up camps
and conducting raids across the borders. Sometimes his
missions took place in Laos and Cambodia (no papers on
Laos or Cambodia either). He,too, was transferred to
Germany after being injured in Korea. We are certain he
was exposed to Agent Orange during his time of service
due to the nature of his missions and the heart attacks
and diabetes which took his life at age 54. Service
dates 1966 - 1972. If you have any information, please
contact me by e-mail.


Keywords:


Entry: 80763
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
WIDOWS OF KOREAN DMZ VETS

CAROLYN GRIFFOR wrote on October 21, 2011


City and State: CLEVELAND OH

Unit: 5/38TH 2ON DIV.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My husband was on the DMZ 68-69, died 8-25-2008. Upon
my husbands death I applied for all the usual stuff
including accrued benefits. After 3 denials, i received
DIC and medical. I want to know why I can receive
retro accrued benefits for IHD that he filed for in
1998,2000,2002. All of which were denid "No boots on
ground in Nam. I filed for accrued retro compensation
under Nehmer in Jan. 2011, denied again "no boots on
ground in Nam."I feel I have been discriminated against
because I should fall under Nehmer protection Like that
of Nam Widows I had no idea AO discriminated due to
boundaries!!
When my husband came home in 1971 He was having severe
nose bleeds, that in turn resulted in very high blood
pressure and high cholesterol. His first heart attack
was in 1985. 1990 diabetes 11,thyroid, 5 by-passes,
1997 received difb/pacemaker. Also most all bypasses
blocked. He was also told he needed heart transplant.
I watched my husband die a slow death. He was never
right after Military got through with him. The Widows
of these Vets need to be compensated also like those of
the Nam Widows. Nehmer, was about the VA making it
next to impossible for AO victims to receive SC. Duh,
isn't this the same thing for Korean Vets and their
Widows? My husband was with the 5/38th 2ond. div.1968-
1969. If anyone has any knowledge of this unit Please
tell me about it. I have searched on line to no avail.
I know he had Kypto clearance, and he had a Indian
patch on his uniform.


Keywords: Widow of Korean DMZ Vet


Entry: 80736
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
GP OULETTE

JEFF FEUERBACHER wrote on October 18, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have have had Med problems since 1996..but really
started long before..I was diagnosed with Diabetes
and had a heart attack when I was 45.....also
essential Tremors I am on Long Term Disability from
my company starting in 2006-present... I was at GP
Oullette for three straight months....I always
wondered why the vegetation never grew around the GP
or all the way up to the MDL!! I havent applied yet
for any type of bennies with the VA...I really hate
even going there (my dad is Name Vet, who I take
occasionaly to Houston VA)



Keywords: Oulette 1/38th HHC 83-84 122 sig bn 80-81


Entry: 80603
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
FULL DISCLOSURE PETITION

DAVID ANDERSON wrote on October 6, 2011


City and State:

Unit: COMPANY C 51ST SIGNAL BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Guys, Gals,Family Members, and Friends it's
very important to add your name to this
petition. We need full disclosure of the real dates
of when and where they used Agent Orange in Korea or
anywhere else for that matter.

There are declassified
DOD Documents that state different dates of use and
areas of use other than those admitted to. I have
these documents and would be
more than happy to attach them to an email for anyone
that signs the petition.

We need 5000 signatures by 22 October 2011. We only
have 124 at this time. We need a Congressional
Investigation to find the truth. If you want to help
uncover the truth about Agent Orange, Agent Blue, and
Monuron used on us in Korea. Please copy and paste
this link into your browser and sign the petition.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/inves
tigation-full-disclosure-where-and-when-agent-orange-
herbicides-were-used-outside-vietnam/rQdBtRyd

Help us please.

Andy


Keywords: Agent Orange,Korea,full disclosure,petition




Entry: 80597
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
HQ AND HQ CO 1/9TH 2ID 1967-1968

JOHN WADE THOMPSON JR. wrote on October 5, 2011


City and State: COLUMBIA SC

Unit: 1/9TH 2 ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served my country proudly from 1966 through 1969. I
was with the 1st of 9th 2ID at Middle Camp Custer April
1967 and then north of ImJin (Libby Bridge area) to
Camp Young 1968. We rotated back south to Custer at the
beginning of May 1968.

"The Pueblo Incident was the cause of our Red Alert"
and if 'Joe Jumped' our life expectancy was less than
1/2 hour. We were there just to slow them down.

It was a very 'special' in April of 1968 because we
began to receive Hostile Fire pay, so I received the
$55.00 for April and May 1968. (unlike Nam it WAS taxed)

Also, when I was reassigned to Germany I was directed
to wear the Indian Head on my right shoulder.

Looking for any fellows that may have served in the
area during that time, especially the time period on
the DMZ.

I am certain we all were exposed to AO.

Fell free to contact me.


Keywords: Manchu, DMZ, Camp Custer, Camp Young, Libby Bridge,AO


Entry: 80565
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
FULL DISCLOSURE PETITION

DAVID ANDERSON wrote on October 2, 2011


City and State: ELK WA

Unit: COMPANY C 51ST SIGNAL BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Comments: Guys, Gals,Family Members, and Friends it's
very important to add your name to this
petition. We need full disclosure of the real dates
of when and where they used Agent Orange in Korea or
anywhere else for that matter.

There are declassified
DOD Documents that state different dates of use and
areas of use other than those admitted to. I have
these documents and would be
more than happy to attach them to an email for anyone
that signs the petition.

We need 5000 signatures by 22 October 2011. We only
have 124 at this time. We need a Congressional
Investigation to find the truth. If you want to help
uncover the truth about Agent Orange, Agent Blue, and
Monuron used on us in Korea. Please copy and paste
this link into your browser and sign the petition.

https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!/petition/inves
tigation-full-disclosure-where-and-when-agent-orange-
herbicides-were-used-outside-vietnam/rQdBtRyd

Help us please.

Andy


Keywords: Keywords: Agent Orange,Korea,full disclosure,petition




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