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Entry: 76227
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE - CAMP PAINE - JAN 1967 - MAR 1968

MICHAEL MILO JR. wrote on September 22, 2010


City and State:

Unit: B BTRY, 1/79TH FA, 7TH INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am in search of anyone who has been approved for AO exposure, or who is willing to admit that they saw the Koreans spray our fence lines from handsprayers who served at Camp Paine, Korea, with the 1/79th FA. Especially, if you served there and left before the BS sacred date of April 1, 1968.

Keywords: Camp Paine, Charlie Block, 1/79th FA, Paju-ri, Munsan-ni, Yong-gil Kol, Agent Orange


Entry: 76223
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO CASE APPROVED PITTSBURGH REGION 9/18/2010

TED BARKER wrote on September 21, 2010


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: AO Case Approval 9/18/2010 Pittsburgh Regional office.

John Simonetti, 7th ID Camp Casey / Camp Kaiser
Nov 66- Apr 68

John just called myself and Tom Courbat today with his results.

Case: C-23669597

We suggested filing in April of this year and John followed through with the AO exam and his PSA was way over the limit.

His case file is being sent to Tom for copying and sending out to folks. I am including this message in the other AO threads on the DMZ BBS area.

Ted


Keywords: Posting for a non-computer vet, John Simonetti, West Virginia


Entry: 76129
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREA 1964-65

HAROLD CUNNINGHAM wrote on September 12, 2010


City and State: BAYAMON PR

Unit: A CO.2ND.BN. 8 CAV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Its very wrong stating that in korea 1964-65 the us and the korean government dindt use the herbicites the agent orange.They used it along the dmz all miles long in the main perimeter.Thanks God Iam still alive with the symptoms I have 66 years old.its very swift the government stated it ocurr during the period of 1968 thru the 70s WRONG.I was physically there please knowledge the real truth.God bless you all.With a big hug to all my brothers in arms.Harold Cunningham

Keywords: dmz guard on post maggie tangduchon district.crossing the liberty bridge everyday.


Entry: 76128
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREA 1964-65

HAROLD CUNNINGHAM wrote on September 12, 2010


City and State: BAYAMON PR

Unit: A CO.2ND.BN. 8 CAV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Its very wrong stating that in korea 1964-65 the us and the korean government dindt use the herbicites the agent orange.They used it along the dmz all miles long in the main perimeter.Thanks God Iam still alive with the symptoms I have 66 years old.its very swift the government stated it ocurr during the period of 1968 thru the 70s WRONG.I was physically there please knowledge the real truth.God bless you all.With a big hug to all my brothers in arms.Harold Cunningham

Keywords: dmz guard on post maggie tangduchon district.crossing the liberty bridge everyday.


Entry: 76127
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREA 1964-65

HAROLD CUNNINGHAM wrote on September 12, 2010


City and State: BAYAMON PR

Unit: A CO.2ND.BN. 8 CAV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Its very wrong stating that in korea 1964-65 the us and the korean government dindt use the herbicites the agent orange.They used it along the dmz all miles long in the main perimeter.Thanks God Iam still alive with the symptoms I have 66 years old.its very swift the government stated it ocurr during the period of 1968 thru the 70s WRONG.I was physically there please knowledge the real truth.God bless you all.With a big hug to all my brothers in arms.Harold Cunningham

Keywords: dmz guard on post maggie tangduchon district.crossing the liberty bridge everyday.


Entry: 75989
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
HHC, 3RD BN 23RD INF 1968,69,70

JACKIE LANIER SR. wrote on August 30, 2010


City and State: KINGS MOUNTAIN NC

Unit: HHC, 3RD BN 23RD INF., 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 75969
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE KOREA 1967-68

DAVID CRAIG YAKES wrote on August 29, 2010


City and State: HAYWARD WI

Unit: 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Recently treated for brain tumor. Could it be Agent Orange related? I need help!

Keywords: Easy Queen


Entry: 75762
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
IS PAJURI NEAR DMZ IN KOREA

ORLANDO MENDEZ SR. wrote on August 11, 2010


City and State: CAMUY PR

Unit: 1 BAT, 79 ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 75598
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE UIJONGBU CP ESSAYONS 68-69

ROBERT BOWMAN wrote on July 26, 2010


City and State: LEXINGTON TN

Unit: CO A 11TH ENG.BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Had a triple by-pass in 96,from there in 2000 A.O. test never heard any results. Diabetes diagnosed in 2000 and started medication, then depression,then 2003 2 stents,2007 another stent,2010,another stent now I'm facing a defibulator because only 35% of my heart is working.Have had numerous operation from my knee to the wrist to both feet because of complications.

Keywords: Burl Keller,from Ohio; Danny Hensley,from Ala.,Smith,from KY, Kelley from W.V.
Keller do you remember the skeleton we came across with a dozer in cutting a road at the DMZ.I have a picture of this Hill. Do you know the name of the river at the DMZ that we were on? Do you know which airborne unit we were assigned to 30 to 40 days on the DMZ?





Entry: 75546
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE STORED AT KELLY BARRACKS 547TH ENGN GERMANY

MARK PHILLIPS wrote on July 22, 2010


City and State: BACOOR, CAVITE

Unit: A CO. 547TH ENGR BN. DARMSTADT GERMANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Look Guys, as you can see, I didn't serve in Korea, I served mostly in Germany, but I think it is significant that AO was stored in buildings in the motor pool in Germany. We used to us it to spray around the buildings and in the parking area in the motorpool. It is known that the 547th Engr's in Korea used it around different areas around the DMZ but little is know about the fact that it was also stored by the 547th in Germany. I was stationed in Darmstadt Germany at Kelly barracks in 1972-1974 and during that time I specificly remember spraying that stuff at least on 4 occasions. I'm looking for anyone who remembers being there in Germany and using AO who can corroberate what I remember. I have type II daibetes, neuropathy in both feet, prostate problems, and severe osteoarthritis. VA is not denying that it was there, stored in Germany, they are simply telling me to prove it. I know it was there, I used it, I just need some help to prove it. Can anybody help?????

Keywords:


Entry: 75530
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER

CHARLES R. JONES SR. wrote on July 21, 2010


City and State: HAMLET NC

Unit: 1ST BN 23RD INF 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: any one that remember me va said that i did not serve there


Entry: 75525
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP BEAVERS

RAYMOND TAYLOR wrote on July 20, 2010


City and State: CABOT AR

Unit: 44TH ENGINEERS COMPANY C

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Just posted pictures on FortBeavers.com of 44th engineers , at Fort Beavers, in 1968.
Looking for all of these men have found 8 of them, if you know or you are one of them please email me.. My husband has claim with VA for Agent Orange.


Keywords: Camp Beavers 1968 ,44th engineers C Company,
BrokenHeart BN



Entry: 75341
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
PLANE CRASH OSAN KOREA 1962

RONALD SMITH wrote on July 4, 2010


City and State: ALTO NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was in osan korea from dec 1961 to jan 1963 i seen a plane crash in late 1962 ar osan ab korea there is no records of this crash i don't know if it was a cover up or what anyone with info please contact me thanks Ronnie

Keywords: Plane Crash osan korea 1962


Entry: 75260
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
A.O. KOREA - 1966 - 67 | B BTRY 5/38 ARTY - CAMP HUNT

JOHN ROGERS wrote on June 27, 2010


City and State: WILMINGTON CA

Unit: B BTRY 5/38 ARTY - CAMP HUNT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was stationed with B Btry 5/38 Arty 2nd Inf. Div. at Camp Hunt, I was also an Imjin Scout and did patrols along the Imjin River. But, once a "Gun Rabbit" always a "Gun Rabbit".

I am looking for documantion of, or the spraying of Agent Orange during my tour of duty 1966-67, Thanks.

PEACE,
John



Entry: 75202
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
MORE VA BULL

ROBERT GRIFFITHS wrote on June 24, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Camp Kyle, we provided all of the mechanical support for units north of CRC. The vehicles were used for transporting everything including chemicals. When I first arrived at Camp Kyle I did courier runs to Camp Casey, Camp Greves, St. Barbara etc. I was originally assign to Munsani. None of this seems to matter to the VA. They don't care that the half life of AO is 15 years. They don't care that we drank the water and ate food from areas that were contaminated. They want to delay and delay until there are none of us alive to continue to fight for our claims. I knew I was contaminated and hospitalized when I was in Korea and filed a claim 41 years ago. I have continued to press the issue and all they do is deny, deny. All the politians come out on Memorial Day, Veteran's Day and such but shamefully it is all for show. The bottom line is that the agency that was formed to help veterans has become an organization that does nothing but continues its own existance.

Shame!!

Shame!!


Keywords: Camp Kyle 4th Maintenance Battalion 1970-1971


Entry: 75089
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CLEARING VEGETATION ON THE DMZ IN 1967

LOUIS MATHEWS wrote on June 15, 2010


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: CO C 51ST SIGNAL BATTALION (CORPS) UI JONGBU, KORE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: From June to October 1967 I was attached to the 7th Inf Div Engineers as part of a construction team from Co C 51st Signal Battalion (I Corps) that dug nearly 10 miles of fence post holes for the DMZ(Barrier Fence), within 100 yards of the DMZ. Prior to the construction ALL vegetation was removed and bulldozed to clear the area for the fence, bunkers, observation posts, and clear fields of fire. We used a deuce and a half auger truck to dig the holes. Because the job went through the monsoons we sometimes had to be pulled by a dozer along the fence line to dig.

Their was a lot of activity during this time by the NKA. The unit I was attached to lost 3 KIA and 10 wounded when our evening convoy was attacked back enroute to our temporary compound near recreation Area 3 (RC3). A mess tent where our other team was located at Camp Liberty Bell was also attacked.

I don't have any creditable evidence that Agent Orange was used but something was used to kill the thick vegetation before it was bulldozed into huge piles of debris.

My medical issues include nerve pain in my legs, severe tinitus, elevated thyroid chemistry, migraine headaches, loss of sexual function, and excessive musle spasms.

I read a newpaper article several years ago citing the US Govt paying ROKA soldiers for exposure to agent orange.


Keywords: DMZ, Fence, Signal, Engineer, RC3, Agent Orange


Entry: 74943
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

RICHARD GILLIGAN wrote on June 3, 2010


City and State: LOLO MT

Unit: HHQ 38TH ARTILLERY BRIDGADE, HHQ CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was in Osan Air Force Base in Korea, I have developed diabetes, bad lungs, 1/2 removed. Bad kidneys, bad liver, etc. My VA Dr said I have every sympton of Agent Orange...the VA says no. They said no agent orange in Korea, I know that is a lie because the Air Force sprayed the flight line on the air base all the time, and we were just below the flight line. They also sprayed all the binjo ditches running thru the base.......sI have been turned down twice.....I m getting older and sicker nd I do not get a penny............I cannot find anyone who was in service with me.

Keywords: Dick Gilligan


Entry: 74711
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AG CAMP HOWZE 1972

STEPHAN RESSO wrote on May 16, 2010


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: 1/17 M INF 2ND DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for friends or others that where stationed at camp Howze in 1972-1973 that have info or pictures of
AG being sprayed around barracks, mess hall or other buildings.I was with Bn S/4 HHC 1/17 just above main
motor pool.email me with any pictures or info please


Keywords: Camp Howze, sp/4 Resso (Boots)


Entry: 74681
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DMZ AO

LARRY SMITH SR. wrote on May 13, 2010


City and State: SUMMERVILLE SC

Unit: 1ST/32ND INFANTRY ,COMPANY C, -TH INFANTRY BATTLIO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: We had four guys in our company killed in 1969. They were going to an OP. I drove a light jeep at the time on the zone. I have alot of problems such as sores and blisters. Spots on my lungs, hard to breath, alot of vision trouble. I can see but have alot of gases and spots appear. Alot of stomach pain. And constant aches and pains sence I was 40.

Keywords: Camp Casey, Camp Hoovey,


Entry: 74617
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP CASEY DOG HANDLER

LARRY WAYLAND wrote on May 7, 2010


City and State: MACOMB IL

Unit: 7TH INFANTRY SENTRY DOG HANDLER MSA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The more I read about Agent Orange in Korea the more I wonder about how my double vision ,bouts of light headedness, aching joints, hearing loss and elevated blood sugars, relate. We always heard that the area was defoileated where we worked with our dogs, so I'm wondering if any other of my dog handler buddies suffer any such symptoms. Also , anyone that worked the guard towers. I would also like to hear from. Thanks -Larry

Keywords: 1969-1970 dog handler MSA Camp Casey Korea


Entry: 74560
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE 2ND ENGINEER BATTALION

ANDREW ESTERLY wrote on May 2, 2010


City and State: FLAGLER BEACH FL

Unit: 2ND ENGINEERS 2ND INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served in Korea in 68-69 in the 2nd Engineers HHC. But we made trips to the DMZ for demolitions training, and I did target analysis north of the Imjin and also in the ROK DMZ. The ROK area was absolutely denuded of foliage. Looking for any information other might have on Agent Orange AO exposure.

Keywords: Agent Orange, Jim Goetsch, Camp Peterson, ADM, ADM Platoon, AO 2nd Engineers,


Entry: 74493
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
OTHER SITES TO CHECK

BRUCE STORACE wrote on April 26, 2010


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 6175 SPS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Here's a couple of websites that might be helpful

bluelancervalley.org

and
koreaatourofduty.us

both have a lot of info, photos etc.


Keywords: other websites Korea


Entry: 74339
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER

FREDDY BRICENO wrote on April 14, 2010


City and State: UNION GAP WA

Unit: A CO 2ND BN 38TH INF 2ND INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: WOULD LIKE MORE FEEDBACK.

Keywords: IMJIN SHOUT


Entry: 74298
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
QUESTION

BRUCE STORACE wrote on April 11, 2010


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 6175 SECURITY POLICE KUNSAN AB

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Does anyone know the names of the bases/camps near where the four soldiers were ambushed/killed south of the DMZ? This was in the 69-70 time period.

Keywords: ambushed patrol south of DMZ, 1969-70, 3-4 kia, bases camps nearby


Entry: 74279
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE (AO) AT CAMP CASEY

TOM COURBAT wrote on April 9, 2010


City and State: MURRIETA CA

Unit: REPLACEMENT DETACHMENT - ADMIN RECORDS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was at Camp Casey from June 1968 to August 1969. I never went to the DMZ. Camp Casey is considered to be "in the vacinity of the DMZ" and thus qualifies for consideration of exposure to Agent Orange (AO).

NOTE: Nearly all 7th Division soldiers passed through Camp Casey to receive their destination assignments (like to the DMZ, etc.) and to ETS back to the states. This fact should help 7th ID folks a lot.

In 2001, I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (MM), a terminal bone marrow/blood cancer that the VA acknowledges can be caused by exposure to AO (added to the list in 1994). The list is now almost 40 long.

In 2003, I was awarded 100% service-connected disability for my MM due to presumptive exposure to AO while at Camp Casey. I also have percent ratings for conditions secondary to MM including anxiety, depression, peripheral neuropathy (PN), and obstructive sleep apnea. I also receive a special monthly compensation (SMC) for ED.

The point is, if you know and can show evidence of even having passed through Camp Casey, you can then cite cases of soldiers who were stationed at Camp Casey being approved and make the case that you should also be approved because you were at Camp Casey to receive your assignment shortly after arrival in Korea and upon your departure. Here is one case to get you started -

http://www4.va.gov/vetapp99/files1/9906724.txt. It is Citation No. 9906724 dated 3/12/99. Enter the http address in the address line of your browser to view the case.

For a more recent case, go to http://www4.va.gov/vetapp09/files2/0911782.txt. It is citation No. 0911782 dated 03/30/09 (decision date). This case also incorporates "benefit of the doubt" in the decision.

Try http://www4.va.gov/vetapp08/files3/0823342.txt as well. It is Citation # 0823342 dated 7/15/08. It reopened a case that had been denied "final" due to introduction of "new and material evidence". This is a very important and rare exception that allows the case to be reopened.

"New evidence means existing evidence not previously submitted to agency decisionmakers. Material evidence means existing evidence that, by itself or when considered with previous evidence of record, relates to an unestablished fact necessary to substantiate the claim. New and material evidence can be neither cumulative nor redundant of the
evidence of record at the time of the last prior final denial of the claim sought to be reopened, and must raise a reasonable possibility of substantiating the claim. 38 C.F.R. ยง 3.156(a)."

Lastly, try http://www4.va.gov/vetapp09/files1/0903323.txt, Citation # 0903323 dated 1/30/09. Relevant language in the decision included "Accordingly, if the veteran is found to have served in or along the DMZ during his time in Korea, the preponderance of the evidence
will show presumptive exposure to Agent Orange."

I hope these citations (you can do more research by going to http://www.bva.va.gov/ and clicking on "Search Decisions" in the left column). Enter key words like "Camp Casey" and your particular disease, although the decision doesn't have to be about YOUR disease, just about any of the approximately 40 diseases now considered to be "presumptive for exposure to Agent Orange".

Happy hunting!


Keywords: Agent Orange, AO, Camp Casey, DMZ, Spraying, Service-connected, disability, presumptive eligibility, benefit of the doubt


Entry: 74139
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1ST 32ND COMANY C 7TH INF. DIV.

WILLIAM COOPER wrote on March 29, 2010


City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit: CO. C 1ST BN. 32ND. INF. 7TH INF DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: The people who was in the DMZ in 1968 and 1969 was in the agent orange presumptive period.

Keywords: In 1968 thru 1970 I was with this unit along the DMZ. WE had been order to help the SOUTH KOREAN who was spraying along the roads in the DMZ area. They were spraying these area's because we had 3 men kill in an truck ambush in the DMZ. I did'nt know what they were spraying until about a year ago. THIS WAS IN 1969.



Entry: 74046
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
MY AO EXPOSURE IN KOREA

BRUCE STORACE wrote on March 24, 2010


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 354 SECURITY POLICE KUNSAN AB

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Guys,
The VA is finally asking how I was exposed to AO. Anybody that was in the CE Squadron that worked cutting grass etc and knows what was spread/sprayed on the base (especially in the (SIOP areas)let me know ASAP (call or email). Still need more info on the TDY to the DMZ for the training.

Bruce


Keywords: Kunsan AB, AO and other herbicides used, flightline, bomb dump bunkers, POL areas, Combat preparedness training at the DMZ, Tony Fusco (K-9 handler), CES 1969-1970, SIOP


Entry: 73993
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
OULETTE 09-83 TO 11-83

JEFF FEUERBACHER wrote on March 20, 2010


City and State:

Unit: HHC 1/38TH INF 2ND ID

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I started having problems when I got back to the states (84)..probably PTSD Now I have "essential tremors", sarcoidosis, heart disease. I was at oulette for 3 months. Having been in environmental business for 16 years have taught me that if it aint capped or remediated (removed) then its still a problem. If it was a location in the states it probably would be a "Superfund Site". I was also in 122nd Sig 80-81.Have alot of questions. Is there another site that gives the answers to all these quesitons on the registry? It would help like on other "blogs" if we could see the answers other people have responded to the questions we ask. THanks for all your outstanding efforts to date. I have pics of me and buds on the Z and at the GP Oulette.

Keywords: 80-81 122nd sig bn Camp Casey. 83-84 1/38th Inf Camp Hovey DMZ


Entry: 73976
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP CASEY HQ AND CO A, 707TH MAINTENANCE BATTALION, 7TH INFANTRY DIVISION. 1969-1971

CHARLES DANIELS wrote on March 18, 2010


City and State: CONTACT KOREAN WAR PROJECT

Unit: HQ-CO A 707TH MAINTENANCE BATTALION, 7TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Camp Casey in Tungduchon from December 1969 to January 1971. I served as a 31E20 Field Radio Mech with the HQ and CO A, 707th Maintenance Battalion, 7th Infantry Division.

I'm getting ready for my last appeal for my AO compensation claim. I have Diabetes II, peripheral neuropathy of the extremeties,diabetic retinopathy and medically diagnosed as unemployable.

So far I've been denied because Camp Casey is 10 miles south of the DMZ AND I didn't arrive on the base between April 1968 and July 1969.

Camp Casey supplied the field artillery, signal and engineer troops as support personnel along the DMZ when requested.

My job responsibilities as a field radio repair mechanic involved constant work in the field - "on the ground."

I know the herbicides had to still be in the ground when our unit arrived in December of 1969 and since I was part of the signal corp we had occasional guard duty along the DMZ when requested.

Please contact me if you were there during that time -Thanks.


Keywords: Camp Casey, 707th Maintenance Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Signal Corp, Tongduchon, AO, DMZ, 31E20, Field Radio Repair Mechanic


Entry: 73871
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO CLAIM DENIED FOR LOCATION

JOHN CLARK wrote on March 11, 2010


City and State: OLDSMAR FL

Unit: CO A 728 MP BN. KRE DETACHMENT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have my AO registry exam 3/15/2010. Thanks for the help. keep up the fight. Someday, and I hope to see it the VA will open the restrictions of Unit designation for AO claims.
I knew about AO in Korea when I was there but I never knew that I would be a victim of its lasting effects. I was assigned to ASCOM Co. A 728 MP Bn.3/69-12/69, Co. A, 13th Sup and Serv. Bn, Yongsam 1/70-4/70. During my assignment to seven deuce eight I was detached to a very small unit at the Port of Inchon, Korean Regional Exchange (KRE)Depot. It was our task to provide armed military police escorts to all PX outlets across Korea. I made these trips to Munson, Tongduchon, the JSA and other locations north in 2nd and 7th division areas. As I never knew about the lasting effects of my exposure to the liquid covering our vehicles that originated from the adjacent land to the roadways I did not make specific notes or document my trips. My VA claim review supported my Diabetes II and related conditions but was denied because my base camp was ASCOM 17 miles south of DMZ. Please advise if you have any words of wisdom concerning this.
PS I also was at Ft. Gordon for basic and AIT 9/68 - 2/69.
I suffered from blister on my hands and was hospitalized for acute sinus infection at Ft. Gordon Army hospital for approx. 3 weeks. A recent favorable decision by VA was granted on the basis of AO exposure 1967 at Ft. Gordon however the claimant stated in his claim he personally used AO as late as 1969 on plant life near watersheds at Gordon.
Please answer.
John Clark


Keywords: ASCOM, KRE, Korean Regional Exchange, PX escorts,
728 MP BN. 13th Supply and Services Bn. S and S, Port of Inchon, Post Exchange, 1969, 1970 Shipple, Shaefer, Lane, Clarkie, Bowling, Spikes



Entry: 73286
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE 1968-1969

ALEX G. MEADE JR. wrote on January 25, 2010


City and State: BROWNSVILLE TX

Unit: HQ - HQ 2ND ENGINEER GROUP 8TH ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: CONTACT ME

Keywords: AGENT ORANGE VICTIM WHILE TDY AT UIJONBU DOING SURVEY WORK FOR SMALL AIRCRAFT RUNWAY . I BELIEVE AGENT ORANGE WENT AIRBORN TO THESE AREAS RICE PADDIES. I ALSO BELIEVE AGENT ORANGE WAS MIXED, LOADED AND HANDLED AT THIS RUNWAY WHILE APPLICATION TO DMZ IN 1968 TO 1969. THIS DIOXIN ALSO DRIFTED SOUTH TO US BY AIR AND WATER FROM THE DMZ. ANYONE FAMILIAR CONTACT ME.


Entry: 73285
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE 1968-1969

ALEX G. MEADE JR. wrote on January 25, 2010


City and State: BROWNSVILLE TX

Unit: HQ - HQ 2ND ENGINEER GROUP 8TH ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: CONTACT ME

Keywords: AGENT ORANGE VICTIM WHILE TDY AT UIJONBU DOING SURVEY WORK FOR SMALL AIRCRAFT RUNWAY . I BELIEVE AGENT ORANGE WENT AIRBORN TO THESE AREAS RICE PADDIES. I ALSO BELIEVE AGENT ORANGE WAS MIXED, LOADED AND HANDLED AT THIS RUNWAY WHILE APPLICATION TO DMZ IN 1968 TO 1969. THIS DIOXIN ALSO DRIFTED SOUTH TO US BY AIR AND WATER FROM THE DMZ. ANYONE FAMILIAR CONTACT ME.


Entry: 73206
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KUNSAN AFB, KOREA - - AO SYMPTOMS

DAVID KILLINGSWORTH wrote on January 20, 2010


City and State: OAKWOOD GA

Unit: AIR WEATHER SERVICE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: ----served at Kunsan AFB [9/65 to 8/66]--primary duty station was on the runway. Also hunted and consumed pheasants and ducks that were harvested in the defoliated areas at end of runway. I need info to support my up-coming application due to having multipul medical problems.Please call me at 770 891-4777.

Keywords: English


Entry: 73190
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
249TH MP DET.8TH ARMY STOCKADE

HENRY EDAGR wrote on January 19, 2010


City and State: STATEN ISLAND NY

Unit: 249TH MP DET. 8TH ARMY STOCKADE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Where are you guys? Johnny Wilson Jasper Al,Steve Massaro-Trenton NJ,Joey Ofmani-Union City NJ,Tommy DiBiasi-Bklyn NY,Bobby Givoni-Bklyn NY,Jimmy Purcell-Albany NY,Larry DeFuria-Phil PA,Larry young-living in the south somewhere and anybody else that I left out. 2nd guard platoon Sgts. Smith, Matz,Mcbride.Lt Huie was the CO and lt Monk replaced him as CO during my tour. I need some help with a VA claim for Agent Orange.Does any have information about AO being used around compound to keep down the growth of weeds by th e security fences.Does anybody have any information to 2nd hand exposure of Agent Orange by searching the new prisoners as they came into the confines of the stockade? Agent Orange was stored by Company B Ascom Depot supply and transportation unit by the stockade.

Keywords: looking to recontect with former members of the 249th MP Det.(8th Army Stockade) from january 1968 thru April 1969. I worked mostly with the 2nd guard platoon but still would like to hear from anybody assigned to the stockade.


Entry: 73044
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KANG WHA-DO

WAYNE HOLCOMBE wrote on January 7, 2010


City and State: BROOKLYN MI

Unit: OPERATIONS CO. USASA

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: I've got Type II diabetes and a few other AO related maladies.
Who else was at Kang Wha-Do?


Keywords: Kang Wha-Do


Entry: 73035
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP MERCER AGENT ORANGE SPRAYED

JOHN HUTCHINS wrote on January 6, 2010


City and State: PENOBSCOT ME

Unit: B CO 802 ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: SGT Hawkins was our Platoon Sgt, then Sgt Gilkey took over, I became a
SP, a dick job till I left. Good memories of Camp Mercer, but Camp
Humphries sucked. I had a lot of Katusa friends, Cpl Jang Sung He, the
CO's jeep driver saved my ass many times.


Keywords: Camp Mercer 1971-72 Camp Humphries 1973


Entry: 72648
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE - CAMP PAGE

LEAMON BENSON wrote on December 4, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was with a small MP Detachment at Camp Page. Our mission was in support of tactical Honest John nukes(4th Missile command and Hawk Batteries (B and D batteries), as a quick reaction force, and supported other military installations close to the DMZ. In the spring and summer of 1968 on patrols along the southern border of the DMZ we passed through areas north of Chuncheon and Sokcho that had been defoliated. The area around the MSA (nuke storage) was also defoliated. I have many of the same symptoms as describe by other vets which include, diabetes, aches and pain all over, spinal deterioration back, nerve damage in legs and feet, teeth problems (over 250 trips to dentist. VA is still investigating my case. I need help in determining the division level command that we supported.

Keywords: Lee, MP Detachment supporting 4th Missile Command


Entry: 72639
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREA AGENT ORANGE

CHARLES KEITH wrote on December 3, 2009


City and State: ANTWERP OH

Unit: 7TH SUPPLY AND TRANSPORTATION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I BELIEVE MY UNIT TRANSPORTED THE CHEMICALS TO DMZ UNITS

Keywords:


Entry: 72586
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
LOOKING FOR THE PERSON THAT WON HIS VA CLAIM

RICHARD (RICK) MARTIN wrote on November 29, 2009


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit: 2/76 ARTY - 6/80 ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for the person that left message that he has been approved for VA disability compensation. and was with 2/76 arty Santa Barbara or 6/80 Arty Pobwanee "Mickey Mouse Corners"

Keywords: 2/76 Arty or 6/80 Arty, Agent Orange


Entry: 72483
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
NEED TDY ORDERS FOR AO CLAIM

KENNETH GERSCH wrote on November 23, 2009


City and State: PARK RIDGE IL

Unit: 1ST MOBILE COMM GP

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: Hello,
I actually arrived at Clark AB, 1st Mobile Communications Group ( 1st Mob), around August, 1967. Looks like a TSgt Ivan D. Osborne was the NCOIC of Crypo Maintenance, and I spent a little over 4 consecutive years with the Mob...I never went TDY to Vietnam, but made quite a few trips to places in Korea, particularly Kangnung, Korea. It is called K-18. I wish I new what AF Sqaudron we supported there. Maybe someone can help me. Some VA guys told me that the Kangnung location was Camp Red Cloud, but I believe that was on the West side of Korea , not the NE side by the DMZ where Kangnung was. The reason I bring this up is because I have Prostate Cancer, was just operated for it last March, 2009, and am trying to get my VA Claim approved that my Cancer was from Agent Orange exposure in Korea around the time of April 1968-August 1969. TSgt Adelbert Howard was the NCOIC at that time and TSgt Charles Tate was the Line Chief....if that helps any. I know it was a long time ago because I was there from like Aug, 1967 till about May, 1972. I was also TDY there with TSgt Leonard Butler and SSgt Harold F. Hannon III, but am unable to locate them. My problem was that I am not able to get any TDY records for any TDY time I did with the Mob. There just are not any orders in my records. Not even medical records or even travel vouchers. I am not able to prove anything to the VA without orders and for some reason the Government just doesn't have anything on me. I am working with someone from a regional VA office who is trying to assist me, but it looks grim. Did the 1st Mob maintain some kind of Morning Report for guys when they went TDY, aren't flight logs maintained somewhere? Does anyone, have any knowledge of how TDY time was tracked???? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Ken Gersch


Keywords: Clark AB 1st Mob, Crypro Maint, Kangnung Korea, Team 50-69, Fatherless 7
Friends: Danny Gallet, Dave NcBride, Harold F Hannon III, Donald Allison, Leonard Butler, Adelbert Howard, Charles Tate,Jim Paetzal, David Gainer



Entry: 72346
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE KOREA

BRUCE STORACE wrote on November 13, 2009


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 354TH CSP USAF

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: All USAF Security Police from Seoul to QuanJu were routinely sent to the DMZ and were quartered at the base south of the Freedom Bridge as a part of their required Combat Preparedness Training using the nearby Army ranges and performed road guard duties during weapons firing. We also conducted night combat training manouvers in the same area. I am now an Insulin dependant Type II diabetic -the VA denied the claim I filed for Agent Orange exposure.

Keywords: 354 Security Police Squadron
Kunsan AB Korea
1969-1970



Entry: 72340
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE RECOGNIZED SITES

SCOTT NADLER wrote on November 13, 2009


City and State:

Unit: A 1/506 87-88

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Anyone that needs information regarding Agent Orange may find www.va.gov/agentorange/ useful

Keywords:


Entry: 72209
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP DODGE

JOHN FORBES wrote on November 5, 2009


City and State:

Unit: HHC 2/23 INF (M), 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was at Camp Dodge and Camp Greaves. Did the ambush patrol out in the DMZ a few times in the middle of the night. I'm still waiting for a determination from the VA on my Prostate Cancer. Was with some great people - Paul Clark, Jim Boone, Sgt Barbosa, CW4 Zimmerman, 1Lt Greene. We were from 2/23 Inf (M) Batalion Maintenance

Keywords: Freedom Bridge, Imjim Scout, Ambush Patrol, Camp Dodge


Entry: 72080
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
2ND MP COMPANY CAMP CUSTER 1968

WILL PLEASANTS JR. wrote on October 26, 2009


City and State: KANNAPOLIS NC

Unit: 2ND MP COMPANY 4TH PLATOON

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Like to hear any information, photo's, that anyone assigned to the 2nd MP Company, Camp Custer, Freedom or Libby Bridge, or was assigned to the units affected by Agent Orange. Trying to gather all information regarding Agent Orange in Korea in 1968 in one spot. If you have any info, especially documents or photo's, please, forward to my e-mail.

Thanks

Will Pleasants
2nd MP Company
N.Camp Custer (Charlie Block)
Korea 1968


Keywords: Camp Custer,1968,2nd MP Company,Freedom Bridge


Entry: 71797
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
PERIPHERAL NERVE DISEASE

DAVID APPERSON wrote on September 29, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 1/32ND INF REG 2ND DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Camp Howze 1977 - 1978 with one
month at GP 115 and other locations within the DMZ. I
now have Peripheral Nerve Disease, one of the symptoms
of Agent Orange.

The VA will now cover veterans exposed up till May 975
or the end of the Vietnam War. However, those of us who
were on the DMZ in 77 are out of luck at present.

I know in numbers there were few of us that actually
worked the DMZ, but somehow we need to get the VA to
extend the period of coverage to at least until 1981,
which would be a fair scientific time frame for
compensation.

If anyone knows how we can do this please contact me.

David Apperson
1/32nd Inf Reg 2nd Div
The Frozen Chosen "Buccaneers"


Keywords: Frozen Chosen, Buccaneers, 1/32nd Inf Reg, 2nd Div, DMZ


Entry: 71793
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE IN 1961 THRU 1965

ROGER MCKINNEY wrote on September 28, 2009


City and State: SPRUCE PINE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am trying to find out if agent orange was sprayed in Korea between 1961 and 1965. I have been diagnosed with a Brain Tumor and would like to know.

Roger McKinney


Keywords:


Entry: 71690
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE - PROSTATE CANCER

RICHARD (RICK) MARTIN wrote on September 21, 2009


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit: C BTRY 2/76 ARTY - A BRTY 6/80 ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for any body that served 1967 thu 1969 with units 2/76 Arty Santa Barbra or 6/80 Arty Pobwanee "Mickey Mouse Corners". Need help with Prostate Cancer Claim.

Keywords: Cancer


Entry: 71675
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE RESIGISTER

FRANK H. VASSAU wrote on September 20, 2009


City and State: ABERDEEN SD

Unit: 2ND DIVISION, 1/38TH FA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: TUMORS REMOVED 17 DIFFERENT TIMES, LAST TIME 11, KIDNEY STONES, DETORATION OF BACK, HEARING, HIGH COLESTROL, NERVES, EYE SIGHT, JOINT STRESS, HIGH STRESS LEVEL, PTSD GALLBLADDER, SKIN RASH REDNESS

Keywords: Chief, Hostile Fire Pay eight times on the DMZ in support of the Infantry - 11/72 - 11/73, 4 PAPA 1, COW PASTER, OP OVERSEEING CRAB ISLAND, UP ALONG THE FENCE NORTH OF THE COW PASTURES, BUNKER SOUTH OF IMJIM RIVER, SMELL OF STINT, FREEDOM AND LIBERTY BRIDGES, ST. BARBARA, 82C2O INSTRUMENT OPERATOR, ALWAYS IN THE BUSH


Entry: 71464
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KNOW A LOT MORE THAN OTHERS

KENT B. AXTON wrote on August 31, 2009


City and State: LOS ANGELES CA

Unit: HQS OF GENERAL WESTMORELAND

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: ABOUT AGENT ORANGE, ETC. I WAS IN HQS OF GENERAL WESTMORELAND AND HAVE FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE USES OF AGENT ORANGE AGENT BLUE AGENT WHITE PLUS OTHER EXPERIMENTAL AGENTS FROM DOW CHEMICAL IN MIDLAND MICHIGAN. I READ EVERY CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT AND EVERY UNCLASSIFIED DOCUMENT AND EVERY VIETNAMESE MAT (MAT) SECRET KIN (CONFIDENTIAL), UNCLASSIFIED, HAVE FULL KNOWLEDGE AND MORE.....A LOT THAT HAS NEVER BEEN DISCUSSED. I WAS THERE. I ANSWERED ALL LETTERS ABOUT THE AGENTS TO ALL PEOPLE OF THE WORLD. THE TRUE STORY OF AGENT ORANGE HAS YET TO BE TOLD. HAVE FULL KNOWLEDGE OF ITS USE IN ALL FOUR CORPS.

Keywords: REFERENCE: AGENT ORANGE IN VIETNAM


Entry: 71322
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORAGE FAR WIDER USE THEN REPORTED

LARRY ANDERSON SR. wrote on August 18, 2009


City and State: CHUBBUCK ID

Unit: I-CORP CAMP STANLEY / 547TH ENGINEERS CAMP MERCER

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I wish I could share so much more, but really I can testifiy as I have to others including the Korean Herald when the Korean Government finally declassified and embarrased the US government about the use of AO so the Korean Soldiers could finally get some help. But it took still 2 or 3 more years for our government to finally recognize anyone or admit for our men it's use. The travisity of this still is that our government continues to lie, decieve, limit the actual use and spread of AO thru many parts of Korea. Please read my letter just written to another vet here for his question, glad to try to share whatever I can, it took me the loss of millions of dollars, health of myself and children, frustration and bankruptcy to finally get the admittance from the VA of my combat service as well as exposure to AO. Best wishes, Sincerley, Larry Anderson

Dear Paul, have we corresponded? Just looking here and saw your message. Answer is simple, Yes, Yes and Yes. I was a combat medic with extended duties and assignments, out of I-Corp, Camp Stanley, assigned TDY for much of my duty to Camp Mercer just south of Kimpo Air Base, south of Seoul. As part of my duties there I tried to care for every concern of my men. We were being over run with rats and mice, lice, etc. so I called in the Sanitation Engineers from Seoul, knew Col Bruger, Surgeon General so was able to get lots of things done. During the Spring thru summer of 1968 I was delivered, handled and sprayed AO all over our camp, all around our buildings, latrines, quanset huts, mess hall, etc. several times. I was also assigned various times to go with units along the DMZ and other places where I had no idea where we were. AO was widely, much more then reported, used. Also yes, it is embedded into clothes, dirt, plant, etc. and residual to that even after spraying it can contaminate. I was also there in Korea along the DMZ in 1977-78 and worked as special assignment for the commanding general of the 2nd Div IG team. I was given orders, probably general orders to all units as well, to remove all remaining supplies of Dioxin from warehoues through out all the 2nd Division. So we know it was present at least if not used even as late as 1977. After over 30 years of fighting I did go to Korea and testified for the Korean Herald and finally was granted recognition for my combat service and for exposure to Agent Orange. I have many problems, skin, heart, infections, irritable bowl, etc. and have a son with Spina Bifida and also a son with severe seizures. AO was only so far credited with Spina Bifida so my son now can get help under that program. Best wishes, Larry Anderson


Keywords: Combat Medic, Special Assingment TDY several units, mainly 547th Engineers Editor Note: Agent Orange Key



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