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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



Entry: 80516
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
UNITS EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE

LARRY ANDERSON wrote on September 27, 2011


City and State: SUN CITY AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/13/sgt-
shaft-vet-asks-where-find-list-units-exposed-a/


Keywords:


Entry: 80507
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
VEY IMPORTANT AGENT ORANGE PETITION

DAVID ANDERSON wrote on September 26, 2011


City and State: ELK W

Unit: 51ST SIGNAL BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Agent Orange,Korea,Area of exposure,Petition


Entry: 80494
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
TED TESTING FORUM

TED BARKER wrote on September 25, 2011


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit: AIR FORCE

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: test

Keywords: test


Entry: 80441
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
FIELD MANUVERS AT DMZ CAMP ST BARBARA

TOM VISCUSO wrote on September 21, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: ANYONE WITH INFORMATION OR WHO CAN HELP ME LOCATE
INFORMATION AS TO THE MOVEMENTS OF HHB 2/76 IN THE DMZ
AREA 1/68-3/69 THIS INFORMATION WILL BE USED TO
SUPPORT MY AO CLAIM UNFORTUNATELY THE VA DOES NOT
THINK BEING STATIONED IN THE DMZ QUALIFIES FOR
EXPOSURE TO AO. I KNOW WE WERE DEEP INTO THE ZONE ON
SEVERAL OCCASSIONS ESPECIALLY AFTER PUEBLO INCIDENT
AND THE 31 MAN KILLER SQUAD SENT TO KILL SOUTH KOREAN
PRESIDENT PAK. PLEASE HELP, THANKS SGT VSQ


Keywords:


Entry: 80391
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE 2ND MP CAMP PELHAM

SCOTT CONN wrote on September 16, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I looked on the VA website and found that Agent Orange is Presumptive for the DMZ during 68-71. No other years listed. Anyone have any other info?


Keywords: 2nd MP, 4th Platoon, Cp Pelham


Entry: 80354
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP PELHAM KOREA 1970/1971

ROY STANFORTH wrote on September 13, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served 13 months with 7/17th Arty unit @ Camp Pelham
(changed to Camp Gary Owens) MOS was 36K20 field
wireman, was all over DMZ and surrounding area laying
wire. Diagnosed with CLL(chronic lynmphocytic
luekemia) May 2010, started chemo in Feb. 2011 and
filed claim with local VA Feb. 2011. Finished 6
months of Chemo in July. Still no word good or bad
for past 7 1/2 months. Will keep living, calling and
waiting.


Keywords: 7/17th Field Arty, 2nd Infantry Division.May 1970
thru June 1971. 



Entry: 80329
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CONFIRMED AGENT ORANGE FOUND AT CAMP CARROLL

DAVID ANDERSON wrote on September 11, 2011


City and State: ELK WA

Unit: COMPANY C 51ST SIGNAL BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Agent Orange found at Camp Carroll


http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-
News/2011/09/09/Agent-Orange-found-at-US-S-Kor\
ea-base/UPI-66391315578759/

Andy


Keywords: agent orange,Camp Carroll, 


Entry: 80302
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

GERALD LASSITER SR. wrote on September 7, 2011


City and State: EDENTON NC

Unit: 608TH.AC&W SQD. K-53

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I WANTED TO KNOW IF AGENT ORANGE WAS USED IN THE 50's
I WAS AT K-53 ALL OF 57. WAS THERE ANY USED AT THE
BASE AT THAT TIME.


Keywords:  


Entry: 80300
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

TOM THOMAS wrote on September 7, 2011


City and State: PALM HARBOR FL

Unit: 1ST/31ST INF 1969-70

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: have a lot of pictures on the dmz from 1969-70 gp op the fence ambush patrols and bunkers have va comp for ptsd,hearing tinnius waiting on my ihd claim from agent orange if i can be any help let me know

Keywords: 1st/31st inf acta gp turner hill 151 ambush on dmz 


Entry: 80210
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
RECENT VA NEWS RELEASES

DAVID ANDERSON wrote on August 31, 2011


City and State: ELK WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Recent VA News Releases

To view and download VA news releases, please visit the following
Internet address:

http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel


Over $2.2 Billion in Retroactive Agent Orange Benefits Paid to 89,000
Vietnam Veterans and Survivors for Presumptive Conditions

WASHINGTON (August 31, 2011)- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K.
Shinseki announced today that more than $2.2 billion in retroactive
benefits has already been paid to approximately 89,000 Vietnam Veterans
and their survivors who filed claims related to one of three new Agent
Orange presumptive conditions.

On August 31, 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amended its
regulations to add ischemic heart disease, hairy cell leukemia and other
chronic B-cell leukemias, and Parkinson's disease to the list of
diseases presumed to be related to exposure to Agent Orange.

"As the President said to the American Legion yesterday, VA is
committed to ensuring Veterans and their families receive the care and
benefits they have earned," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K.
Shinseki. "I encourage all potentially eligible Veterans to apply as
soon as possible to preserve the most favorable effective date for
payments."

For new claims, VA may authorize up to one year of retroactive benefits
if a Veteran can show that he or she has experienced one of those
conditions since the date of the regulatory change.

VA has reviewed, and continues to review, thousands of previously filed
claims that may qualify for retroactive benefits under a long-standing
court order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
California in Nehmer vs. U.S. Veterans Administration.

"VA encourages survivors of Veterans whose death may be due to one of
the three diseases to file a claim for dependency and indemnity
compensation," added Under Secretary for Benefits Allison A. Hickey.

Secretary Shinseki's decision to add these conditions to the list of
Agent Orange presumptive conditions was based on a study by the
Institute of Medicine, which indicated a positive association between
exposure to certain herbicides and the subsequent development of one or
more of the three conditions.

Potentially eligible Veterans include those who were exposed based on
duty or visitation in Vietnam or on its inland waterways between January
9, 1962, and May 7, 1975; exposed along the demilitarized zone in Korea
between April 1, 1968, and August 31, 1971; or exposed due to herbicide
tests and storage at military bases within and outside of the United
States.

The Agent Orange Claims Processing System website located at
https://www.fasttrack.va.gov/AOFastTrack/ may be used to submit claims
related to the three new presumptive conditions.

The website makes it easy to electronically file a claim and allows
Veterans and their physicians to upload evidence supporting the claim.
It also permits online viewing of claim status.

Beyond the three new presumptive disabilities, Veterans may file online
at VA's My-eBenefits web site at:
https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal. They
can check the status of their claim with a premium account (confirming
their identity), and use a growing number of online services.

Servicemembers may enroll in My-eBenefits by using their Common Access
Card at anytime during their military service, or before they leave
during their Transition Assistance Program briefings.

Veterans may also enroll through their myPay or MyHealtheVet accounts by
visiting their local VA regional office or Veteran Service Organization,
or by calling 1-800-827-1000.

For more information about Agent Orange presumptives and disability
compensation, go to
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/. For questions
about Agent Orange, Veterans may call VA's Special Issues Helpline at
1-800-749-8387 and press 3.


Keywords: Agent Orange,korea,Recent VA News Releases 


Entry: 80201
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
MATERIAL HANDLING SPECIALIST 1987 702MT BN

JOSEPH STEWART SR. wrote on August 30, 2011


City and State: LA MIRADA CA

Unit: 702MT BN 2ID CAMP HOVEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I like most are having problems do to what you bastards put me
through. I will always love are country but are polatitions have
shit on what are forefathers caught for. I did not volunteer to
fight for this country to be lied to by our government. Sincerely
tony


Keywords: Material handling specialist delivered barrels to the zone to be
baried. 



Entry: 80185
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
VA CONTACT ON CLAIM

LARRY ANDERSON wrote on August 29, 2011


City and State: SUN CITY AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Guess this is good news.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Phoenix VA Regional Office
3333 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Response via Email Via Email (Department of Veterans
Affairs)   08/16/2011 12:03 PM
Dear Mr. Anderson:

This is in response to your inquiry to the Department
of Veterans Affairs (VA) dated August 5, 2011.

We are providing you with this response because we
received additional information from your regional
office.

We received your claim on February 3, 2011 for ischemic
heart disease. Your claim is still in the Development
Phase. Based on the information available, the required
development actions have been completed. We will review
your claim to ensure we have everything we need to make
an informed decision. If we determine we need
additional information, we will contact you.

Please know that your regional office is experiencing a
large backlog of claims at this time and its difficult
to determine when your claim will be completed. Be
assured we are working your claim as fast and as
accurately as possible. We apologize for the
inconvenience.

We appreciate your service to our country!

Thank you for contacting us. If you have questions or
need additional help with the information in our reply,
please respond to this message or see our other contact
information below.

Sincerely yours,

Donovan W. Thompson
National IRIS Response Center Manager


Keywords: My AO claim for Korean service is still working,
amazing! 



Entry: 80184
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

LARRY ANDERSON wrote on August 29, 2011


City and State: SUN CITY AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Retroactive Agent Orange Filing Deadline
Week of August 29, 2011
Vietnam-era veterans who have medical diagnoses for
three
presumptive conditions related to Agent Orange exposure
need to file their disability claims with the
Department
of Veterans Affairs by Aug. 30 in order to qualify for
up
to one year of retroactive benefits. The three diseases
are ischemic heart disease, hairy cell and other B-cell
leukemias, and Parkinson's disease. Veterans can file
for
disability claims online at VA's Agent Orange Fast
Track
Claims Processing System.


Keywords: Does this apply to Korean DMZ Vets? 


Entry: 80183
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

LARRY ANDERSON wrote on August 29, 2011


City and State: SUN CITY AR

Unit: UNCSB-JSA (RET)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was wondering if this applies to Korean DMZ vets
exposed to agent orange??


Keywords: Deadline for filing agent orange claim (Vietnam Vets) 


Entry: 80059
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ACTA

WILLIAM LANE JR. wrote on August 21, 2011


City and State: MOLINO FL

Unit: ACTA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at ACTA during 1969-1970. We traveled to the DMZ regularly. I have been denied benefits for my type II diabetes and my ischemic heart condition. I am presently living on a 100% disability for my heart condition from the SSA. I sure would appreciate it if anyone stationed at ACTA during that time frame who has had experiences with the VA, successful or not, to share them with me. Thanks. 2nd. to none.

Keywords:  


Entry: 80058
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
EIGHTH ARMY CHRONOLOGIES FOR THE TIME FRAME APRIL 1 1968 THRU AUGUST 31 1971

DAVID ANDERSON wrote on August 21, 2011


City and State: ELK WA

Unit: COMPANY C 51ST SIGNAL BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: This link will take you to Eighth Army chronologies for the time frame April 1 1968 thru August 31 1971. Perhaps it will help someone with their claim.

http://www.nautilus.org/projects/foia/foiachrons.html

Andy


Keywords: Agent Orange,8th,Eighth,Army,April 1 1968 thru August 31 1971  


Entry: 80019
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP PAGE AO CLAIM

MICHAEL MURPHY wrote on August 17, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Fron 11/70 to 1/72 I was an MP at Camp Page and also the area we called "the hill" an MSA about 10 miles away. I flew on certain helicopter missions as a passenger. These missions flew over the DMZ. I have type 2 diabetes and have submitted a claim for AO exposure. Does anyone know the helo unit at Page or any other useful information? Would they have kept flight manifests?

Keywords: Camp Page, MSA area, helo unit 


Entry: 80018
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA 70-71

JUDY ROLFE wrote on August 17, 2011


City and State: BAXTER MN

Unit: DET 1, 6314 SPT. WG.

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My husband, USAF SSGT Ronald (Rip) Rolfe was stationed in Korea from fall of 70 to fall of 71. He was a 30454 (ground radio repairman) and recently passed away from Parkinsons Disease and for years suffered from heart desease. If there is anyone out there that knew him I would really appreciate hearing from you.

Keywords: Nickname: "Rip"  


Entry: 79981
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ABTRY1ST BN79TH ARTY7TH INFDIV

JAMES (JAY) BURBRIDGE wrote on August 14, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I just sent a note and I didn't see my units description so please see Message heading.

Keywords:  


Entry: 79980
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
NEED NAME OF CAMP

JAMES (JAY) BURBRIDGE wrote on August 14, 2011


City and State:

Unit: ABTRY1STBN 79THARTY 7TH INFDIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed between 5/69 and 6/70 and am awaiting the results of my claim on my diabetes and many other problems. My memory is somewhat affected and I can't remember the name of the camp that I was stationed at. I would appreciate any info that may be supplied. I was the comm chief during that period.

Keywords:  


Entry: 79966
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
60TH TRANS CO LOCATION 68-69

TED BARKER wrote on August 12, 2011


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Bob Kennedy is suffering from a brain tumor. He lives in Conway and served in Korea
68-69 with the 60th Trans Co.

His memory is affected by his brain tumor and he has limited capability to do research.

I need to get commo from anyone who can assist in pinning down his unit home base and
anything of value to assist in his hearing which is coming up.

Not much to go on.

Ted


Keywords: Urgent:

Doing this for DMZ Vet Robert (Bob) Kennedy, Conway, AR. 



Entry: 79945
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE DATES

DAVID ANDERSON wrote on August 11, 2011


City and State: ELK WA

Unit: COMPANY C 51ST SIGNAL BN.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: If you did not serve between the dates of 4/1/1968 thru 8/31/71 in an area on or near the DMZ your claim will be denied. Phil Steward along with many of us are trying to get the dates as well as the area of exposure expanded. If you are denied I have three word for you, appeal, appeal, appeal. Never give up. If you need Phil's e-mail address contact me. We can use all the help we can get.

David (Andy) Anderson

Korea 1970 - 1971


Keywords: agent orange,DMZ,Korea,exposure dates,area of exposure, 


Entry: 79906
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP CASEY '75-'76

JACK STEARNS wrote on August 7, 2011


City and State: VISALIA CA

Unit: B CO. 2ND AVN BN, 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I spent 13 months at Camp Casey, B co. 2nd Avn Bn, 2nd Inf. Div. Camp Casey, Korea. Sept '75 - Oct. '76. While in country I was all over the I-Corps AO flying supply and support missions. The Flight line Arms room had various 55 gal drums behind the PSP security wall that had been sanded clean. These I believe were old AO drums that later were disposed somewhere??? All I know is since my time there, I have had numerous health issues and these post have given me hope... Thank you. Jack Stearns

Keywords: Camp Casey, 2nd Inf. Div. , 2nd Avn. Bn. 


Entry: 79860
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO USE AT CAMP CRAWFORD-1951-53

MARK TEMPLE wrote on August 3, 2011


City and State: LEXINGTON SC

Unit: MOTORPOOL

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: my dad was on man. and was sprayed with something one day and the next day all foilage was goon on all greenery.

Keywords: agent orange usage at camp crawford 


Entry: 79824
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DMZ 1994 HERBECIDES EXPOSURE

BRIDGETTE DAVIDSON wrote on August 1, 2011


City and State: KILLEEN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: After Honorably discharge, I was required to attend Muster Duty/Screening in order to obtain pertinent information regarding servicemembers deployed near the DMZ, I was never called. Now, in 2007, diagnosed with Diabetes-Dsylipidemia, Heart Disease and other the VA does not want to pay. The evidence has presented itself then and now...What is the problem, lets take care of our sm/ veterans, when called to duty they were prepared, giving themselves selfishlessly.

Keywords: 177TH Finance Battalion 1994-1995 Camp Casey, Korea
107th Finance Battalion 1995-1997 Fort Bragg, NC 



Entry: 79769
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
HERBICIDE EXPOSURE DMZ KOREA 78-79

RONALD MATHE wrote on July 27, 2011


City and State: VASSAR KS

Unit: 2ND INF DIV, 1ST BAT, 9TH INF, HQ CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served on the DMZ from 1977 to 1980 that has medical conditions related to herbicide exposure, submitted a C and P claim and was granted a SC award for the conditions related to herbicide (agent orange) exposure. I have started my C and P process approx 2 weeks ago and would like to hear from anyone who won a claim.

Keywords: Camp Greaves, Richard Palmer, Rod Shaffer, Jerry Cockerham, Terry Roof, David Mosley, Robert McLear. 


Entry: 79712
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
VA CONFIRMS AGENT ORANGE SPRAYED AT CAMP RED CLOUD

DAVID ANDERSON wrote on July 22, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: It has been confirmed that the veteran's unit was involved in
operations at Camp Red Cloud along the demilitarized zone
(DMZ) in the Republic of South Korea in 1968. It has also
been confirmed that chemical defoliants were sprayed in that
area during that time, those exposing the veteran to
herbicides, such as Agent Orange. However, it does not
appear that the veteran currently suffers from a disease
recognized by VA as being the result of exposure to
herbicides. (see 38 C.F.R. §§ 3.307(a)(6) and 3.309(e)).

http://www.va.gov/vetapp05/files2/0513167.txt

I hope this helps some of you Uijongbu Vets with your claims.

David (Andy) Anderson


Keywords: Camp Red Cloud, Camp Pililaau, Uijongbu, I Corps, Agent Orange, 51st Signal, 55th MP, 


Entry: 79692
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
JSA VETERAN DEATH

LARRY ANDERSON wrote on July 21, 2011


City and State: SUN CITY AZ

Unit: UNCSB-JSA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hauser, Walter E. (1949-2011) New York

Greece: July 2, 2011. Predeceased by his parents
Elizabeth and Walter Hauser. Survived by his wife, Kathy
(Verrone) Hauser; son, Chad Hauser; sister, Sandy
(John) Gaylord; step-son, Eric Eisenhauer;
grandchildren, Alexandra, Jeffery and Miranda; great-
grandson, Bobby; also survived by many lifelong
friends. Walter was a retired City of Rochester
Firefighter and was a former Fireman of the Year
recipient. He was also an Army Veteran, serving as an
MP. Walter's family would like to thank the City of
Rochester Fire Department for taking care of one of
their own


Keywords: I served with Walt in the JSA 68-69. Walt was injured as
a fireman in 1981 and succumbed to those injuries after
30 yrs. He will be missed. 




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