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Entry: 78478
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO CLAIM

GORDON EDGIN wrote on April 6, 2011


City and State:

Unit: 2ID 2/72 ARMOR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Filed ao claim for IHD and DM11 in FEB.2011. was with Aco. 2/72 armor from Feb1968 to Feb 1969. does anyone think i have a shot.

Keywords:


Entry: 78321
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO EXPOSURE AT THE KOREAN DMZ

BRUCE STORACE wrote on March 25, 2011


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 6175TH SECURITY POLICE SQUADRON

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I'm going to piggyback on Larry Walker's message with additional info. From responses I've received the area may have been the Rodriguez Ranges and add the years 69-70 when I was there.

Keywords: Rodriguez Range area, weapons training and combat tactics training.


Entry: 78317
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
FUNDING FOR AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE

LARRY ANDERSON wrote on March 24, 2011


City and State: SUN CITY AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Entitlement Benefits
§ $70.3 billion for mandatory benefits including
compensation for
new Agent Orange presumptive condition

(Reminder: currently 1.27 million claims backlogged at
the VA)


Keywords: Part of new proposed Obama VA budget:


Entry: 78316
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO EXPOSURE AT THE KOREAN DMZ

LARRY WALKER wrote on March 24, 2011


City and State:

Unit: 6314 SPS

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was a member of the 6314 Security Police Squadron at Osan Korea in 1970-71. As a member of the Unit, we were required to travel to the DMZ for heavy weapons training. There we learned to fire the 90MM Recoiless rifle, 60MM LAW, M50 Machine Gun and other "heavy" weapons. I now suffer from Diabetes and was operated on for prostate cancer. I'm curious as to why only ARMY Units were identified as operating near the DMZ when Air Force personnel were involved in DMZ activity also. By chance, does any Air Force Security Policeman remember attending the Heavy Werapons training at the DMZ? All SP's were required to attend when I was there in 70-71. If so, please contact me!

Keywords:


Entry: 78283
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE KOREA BEFORE APTIL 1968

RONALD DENNIS wrote on March 22, 2011


City and State: CORNELIUS NC

Unit: C BTRY 4TH BN 76TH ARTY 7TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Unless you have hard evidence Agent Orange was spayed before April 1 1968 in Korea you're wasting your time trying to get benefits from V.A. I don't know of any soldiers that left Korea before April 1 1968 that's been approve by V.A.

Keywords: C Btry 4th Bn 76th Arty 7th Inf Div
Blue House Raid
Pueblo crisis



Entry: 78170
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ASCOM DEPOT AERIAL PHOTO/SEEKING ASSISTANCE INFO PLACING AO

EARL FRANKS wrote on March 13, 2011


City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit: HQ - HQ CO, USA ASCOM DEPOT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have acquired an aerial photo of USA ASCOM Depot and need assistance in placing AO information on the depot.

I will mail a hard copy of the 24"x24" photo by 1st class mail to those persons who can meet the following criteria:

Be either in Class 1 or Class 2 or Class 3:

Class 1: Military assigned to either Hq and Hq Co, A Co, or B Company (and includes any MPs attached to either of the 3 units) USA ASCOM Depot near Bupyong Korea in 1967-1970.
or
Class 2: Were a Department of the Army Civilian based on USA ASCOM Depot in 1967-1970
or
Class 3: Picked up or delivered AO in barrels or other containers from or to USA ASCOM Depot in 1967-1970.

AND Be either a person in class 4 and or class 5:

Class 4: Worked in the building or in the yard where AO and herbicides were stored on USA ASCOM Depot grounds.
And or;
Class 5: You personally saw or touched the barrels of AO. If you touched the barrels you must be able to explain by reason of your MOS, job assignment, detail particulars, etc. what specifically brought you into direct contact.

AND BOTH CLASS 6 and 7:

Class 6: Willing and able to provide specific details by email (after receiving the aerial photo) and describe what you saw, did, or touched referencing the photo i.e. "I saw AO in barrels at point LL26", or "I helped move 25 barrels of AO from point BB6 to point Q7", or "I helped offload AO at point B12".

Class 7: Willing to make and deliver a statment as to what you personally observed, did, touched, contact, etc. in reference to AO at ASCOM Depot. What you were told by others, what you have read, etc. is heresay and irrelevant.


After receiving a suitable amount of information I will provide a digital copy encompassing all information received to those who responded and met the above criteria. I will not provide piecemeal information as it might tend to influence ones memory or the issue.

If you cannot provide information or just wish to have an aerial photo of the depot you can email me and I will put you on a list to receive the same digital photo at a later date. Since I have no idea how many responses I will receive if any or the information, I cannot provide at present a timeframe, but a url will be published here as well as at two other sites not later than July 18, 2011. If I get over 10 responses the date will become sooner accordingly.


Keywords: ASCOM Depot, AO, Hq and Hq Co USA ASCOM Depot, Co A USA ASCOPM Depot, Co B USA ASCOM Depot, ASCOM City, Bupyong, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970


Entry: 78162
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE INFO

HANS HEILIG wrote on March 12, 2011


City and State: VIDALIA LA

Unit: 1/42TH HONEST JOHN BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: If anyone came remember us being at Camp Casey please let me know.Iam try to file for Agent Orange.I filed once and was denied.Trying to do it again,Hoping i can get some help.Oh yes the Band was call Steel Heritage.We play all over Korea.Like a USO show.They saying only unites that was near the DMZ.Ive just got told i have Prostate cancer,had it remove,Got sugar Dibeties also.High blood presure.If anyone can help,or put me on the right track,that would help me alot.

Keywords: I was station,At Camp Page from 1969-1970.My unite was HHC company.Try to fine some friends,that was their with me.Name are Richard Farr,and John Sutterland.We were a member of a band that play for Gypise Rose Lee.AT Camp Casey.


Entry: 78122
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CO A 122ND SIG BN CP HOWZE, KOREA 1969-1970

JOHNNIE M. THOMASON JR. wrote on March 9, 2011


City and State:

Unit: CO. A 122ND SIGNAL BATTALION, CP HOWZE, KOREA (COU

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was with the Co.A 122nd Sig Bn (Courier section)Our duty was to make classified courier runs 24/7 thru out the whole 2nd ID area, from CP Howze all the way up to JSA/Panmunjom and the 7th ID units stationed North of the Imjin River. We usually traveled via FREEDOM bridge, thru the DMZ area and came out at LIBBY bridge, Munsan/Pajuri?) area and back down to Cp Howze. We drew Hostile Fire Pay under Rule 2 orders. We made these runs usually by teams (2 man, driver and courier) armed with only one rifle (M-14 or M-16) and had to wear are web gear and helmets. I believe we have been exposed to Agent Orange by way of either spray, wind borne, or water borne, because we had to ford streams and runoff (monsoon season especially)in our vehicles. I remember our CO was Cpt R. Baird, 1SG was 1SG O. CATO, 1Lt R. Stutz, SP4 Joseph Ramback (who looked like Ronald Reagan), From my section (Courier); SSG Blakeney, SGT Burnett, SP4 Musser, SGT Holland, Lt Stroup. I also rember many others from the unit, such as SP4Nierode, SP4 marcott, SP4 Schlosser, Pfc L. Valazquez, Pfc L. Hunter, SP4 Slusher, Sp4 Eborn, PFC Talbot, SP4 Jewell, SP4 Holloway, and many more. Would like to hear from anyone associated with Co.A 122 Sig Bn. I believe we were exposed, and should file claims for this. Do any of you have medical problems, that could be attributed to this? You may also call me and leave a message with your name, and tel. contact no. (956) 686-6266. I have an answering machine. Thank You and "2nd to NONE and WILL NOT RUN"

Keywords: DMZ, Agent Orange, Courier runs to Libby, Dodge, JSA/ Panmunjom, 7th ID area, all areas North of the ImJin River, from Freedom Bridge to Libby bridge, Munsam,etc. Yong Ju Go (wild times), Happy Club


Entry: 78041
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE PRESUMPTIVE LIST

ROBERT HURST SR. wrote on March 1, 2011


City and State: GRAND RAPIDS MN

Unit: 2ND MP CO / 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: served with the 2nd inf div, 2nd mp co, at camp casey 1975-76. was diagnosed with CLL, chronic leukemia, in 2008. CLL is one of the conditions that exposure to agent orange can cause. anyone know why the qualified dates are those that served only between 1968-1971 ? as I understand agent orange can contaminate after more then 12 yrs in the soil, and there are documented cases of agent orange still causing harm today from the spraying earlier. va told me I don't qualify to have a assessment done for exposure at the va hosp. any help appreciated.

Keywords: agent orange exposure / 2nd inf div


Entry: 77964
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
NEED HELP LOCATING ANYONE THAT WAS IN KOREA IN 1974

LAMAR BERRY wrote on February 23, 2011


City and State: AUSTIN TX

Unit: COMMUNICATIONS 72 FOX

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: IM LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT WORKED IN COMMUNICATIONS 72 FOX 10 MILES FROM THE DMZ IN AN UNDERGROUND 40 FT TUNNEL

Keywords: WORKED WORKED IN COMMUNICATIONS 72 FOX


Entry: 77721
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
A BTRY 2DBN (HAWK) 71ST ARTY 8TH ARMY

PHILLIP SMITH wrote on February 4, 2011


City and State: DETROIT MI

Unit: A BTRY 2DBN (HAWK) 71ST ARTY 8TH ARMY

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Looking for information on the unit, if it was in and around the DMZ, I am a VSO and have an appeal that I need to work on a veteran who was stationed in Korea and has medical issues related to Agent Orange trying to get his benefits, and if the unit was in and around the DMZ

Keywords:


Entry: 77647
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

MICHAEL BORDELON wrote on January 28, 2011


City and State:

Unit: I CORP 51ST SIGNAL BATTLION C CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: went to the va hospital last year. they looked at me like i was crazy. no help at all. plan on going back again reel soon. spent some time t.d. y. on the dmz in the begining of 69. did some work all the way up to the fence.i am the only one in my family that kids had speach problems growing up.i now have a grand daughter born with spina bifida. she reminds me every time i see her of my time on the dmz. i have high blood presure for years all so get mad easily. have no patients.we had a child that was stilborn with brain damage

Keywords:


Entry: 77604
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
NEW VA REGULATIONS ON KOREA AO EXPOSURE

TED BARKER wrote on January 25, 2011


City and State: DALLAS TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: VA Publishes Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange in Korea

January 25, 2011
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VA Publishes Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed

to Agent Orange in Korea

Will Provide Easier Path to Health Care and Benefits



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# # #


Keywords: Click links


Entry: 77284
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
76TH ENGINEERS

JERRY ECKLUND wrote on December 30, 2010


City and State:

Unit: CO C 76TH ENGINEERING BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was with the 76th Engineers C company between february 1969 and March 1970. For the first 8 months of my tour our company was attached to the 2ID near the DMZ. We built roads, airstrips, etc. We moved down to a camp near Kimpo airbase where we were united with the rest of the battalion about December of 1969. I can't remember the name of the camp up north but letters home identified it as about 1.5 miles south of the freedom bridge near a village called Munsani (sp?). It was a small camp, quonset huts etc, can anyone help me with the camp name?

Keywords:


Entry: 77178
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DIOXIN

JOE THOMPSON wrote on December 20, 2010


City and State: JOHNSONVILLE SC

Unit: C CO.1/38 AND A CO 1/31

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: When Agent Orange breakes down it turn into Dioxin is any biby working on Dioxin exposer?

Keywords: Editor Note: Agent Orange Key


Entry: 77148
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

FOREST SUTPHIN wrote on December 17, 2010


City and State: VALRICO FL

Unit: HH/C 2/38 INF.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: oct 1966 went to fire fite with cornel barth carried out 1 of the six dead i lived its been on my mind ever since... ask about it in 1970 was told by the va dont worry about it take these pills that didnt last long.... drunk all my life married 6 times and they say dont worry sick with copd thyroid problem and a host of other things.and all i get is no pension at all wont respond. 2 years of my life please help ?

Keywords: imjim scout school 1966 no medal unit citiation


Entry: 77139
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
REGISTRY EXAM

BRUCE STORACE wrote on December 15, 2010


City and State: WARREN MI

Unit: 6175 SECURITY POLICE KUNSAN AB

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: On Dec 2 I had a "diabetes exam" at the Detroit MI VAMC. After playing 20 questions the Dr. did a physical exam and mentioned hypertension. I then went to the lab and left serveral vials of blood and a cup full of urine, then a chest X-ray. Does the procedure sound like the AO Registry exam??

Keywords: AO Registry Exam, Diabetes exam tests


Entry: 77082
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
2ND MILITARY POLICE COMPANY ADDED TO AGENT ORANGE PRESUMPTIVE UNITS LIST

WILL PLEASANTS wrote on December 9, 2010


City and State: KANNAPOLIS N

Unit: 2ND MILITARY POLICE COMPANY KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: C and P Service has determined that the 2nd Military Police Company of the 2nd Infantry Division should be added to the list of units that operated at or near the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) between April 1968 and July 1969. DoD has acknowledged that tactical herbicides, such as Agent Orange, were used along the DMZ during that time frame. Although DoD information served to establish the initial list, research conducted by JSRRC (Army and Joint Services Records Research Center) and C and P Service continues to periodically add units to the list. M21-1MR contains the list and is updated as units are added. A proposed regulation has been published in the Federal Register that would create a presumption of tactical herbicide exposure for Veterans who served in one of these units during the time frame of herbicide use.



The 2nd Military Police Company of the 2nd Infantry Division should be added to the list because an official history of that unit, dated February 10, 1969, shows that the unit, "Maintained control of traffic and Korean Nationals crossing Freedom and Libby Bridges." A map of the Korean DMZ shows that Freedom Bridge is approximately one mile from the DMZ. This places the unit near the DMZ and indicates that its members likely responded to incidents occurring even closer to the DMZ.


Keywords: 2nd Military Police Company added to Agent Orange Presumptive Units List in October 2010 by DVA.


Entry: 77046
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP PELHAM

DENIZ VURGUN wrote on December 5, 2010


City and State: LONG BEACH CA

Unit: 2/17 F.A H.H.B

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Being radar digging foxholes at night who would figure? I HAVE DELT WITH MANY HEALTH ISUES AND NOW MY POOR LITTLE 22 YR OLD DAUGHTER SUFFERS EVERYDAY.
Having radiation from high burst registrations standing in front of those beams,Hello. .. The old days when we did not know things. The people affected with all the hidden and denied isues( as far as they are concerned )are old and are going to die anyway. We know and they know but who loses in the long run? our kids.We figure once our suffering is done end of story. NOT.
Good luck and may GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.


Keywords: PFC BERRY 10 K SPEC 5 MARTIN COLD NIGHTS B3A P38 Lee, Kim


Entry: 76868
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP ST BARBARA 1968-1969

KEN WEBBER wrote on November 20, 2010


City and State: ELYRIA OH

Unit: A BTRY 25TH ARTRY I-CORP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for anyone stationed at Camp St Barbara from June of 1968 untill July of 1969.
I was in a field artillery radar unit and was sent to the DMZ several times. I now have prostate cancer due exposure to agent orange and the VA has denied my claim because St Barbara was 11 miles from DMZ. I guess they thought the 13 months I spent in Korea we just sat in our bases. I could use buddy letters, so if you remember me or were stationed at camp ST barbara and went to the DMZ let me know. Thanks in advance for any help.


Keywords:


Entry: 76836
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

LARRY WALKER wrote on November 18, 2010


City and State: BELLEVUE NE

Unit: 6314 SECURITY POLICE SQUADRON, OSAN AB, KOREA

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN

Comments: I was a member of the 6314 Security Police Squadron at Osan Korea in 1970-71. As a member of the Unit, we were required to travel to the DMZ for heavy weapons training. There we learned to fire the 90MM Recoiless rifle, 60MM LAW, M50 Machine Gun and other heavy weapons under the watching eyes of North Korean towered guards. I know suffer from Diabetes and was operated on for prostate cancer. I submitted a claim to the VA and was rejected for any compensation. The shelf life of Agent Orange is 25 to 100 years in the Ecosystem of an area sprayed. It's really a joke that the "higher ups" seem to think that Agent Orange only affected those who served along the DMZ in 1968-69!

Keywords: 1970s Agent Orange Use In Korea


Entry: 76551
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

MIKE MILLER SR. wrote on October 28, 2010


City and State: FAYETTEVILLE GA

Unit: ECO 707 MAINT BAT 7TH INF CAMP CASEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was Eco 707 maint batt 7th inf camp casey 69-70
i have all kinds of health problems. still keep being
declined by va, justed filed again in oct 2010. Eco was
located on a small compound a few miles north of camp
casey, we were trucked every morning to the flight line
to work.but for the life of me i can not remember the
name of the compound. there was an engineer co on the
compound also,most of the time they were out building
roads or bridges.


Keywords: Camp Casey


Entry: 76544
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
SICK OF LIES ON AGENT ORANGE AND KOREA

SHEILA NIETO wrote on October 28, 2010


City and State: MARTIN GA

Unit: SPOUSE

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My husband has Parkinson's, our first baby died of unknown causes in 1971(seizures). He has had 2 tours of Korea, one year 66-67. Other year 78-79. would love any answers to all this confusion on years, vets from Korea, DMZ, herbicide use, etc.

Keywords: Why is VA saying DMZ Korea 1968-69 when there is so much evidence supporting many years of herbicide use in South Korea prior to that date, and effects still in soil, water, etc. after those dates. How in the world can they only say 1968 1969? Why isn't someone with authority and knowledge challenging this? Does anyone else on here know of any challenges or other info about VA regarding herbicide use in years other than 68 69?


Entry: 76475
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
7/5TH ADA

DAVID BILLINGSLEY wrote on October 20, 2010


City and State: LEESBURG TX

Unit: HHC 7/5TH ADA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: looking for any info on Camp Page being exposed to AO. Also any info on people that were in 7/5th ADA from 67-69 to verify exposure

Keywords: camp Page agent orange exposure


Entry: 76405
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ASSIGNED TO HQ CO 3RD BRIGADE 2ID

MICHAEL (MIKE) O'NEAL SR. wrote on October 12, 2010


City and State: GREENSBORO NC

Unit: HQ CO 3RD BRIGADE, 2ID APO96224

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served in korea from 1970-1971 on the DMZ at camp dodge, north of Freedom Bridge. I live in a quanson hut along the imjin river. I received hostile fire pay for 10 months and earned the korean expeditory medal and Imjin patch. I retired in 1990 have type 2 diabetes and suffer from ptsd. I was told I was not eligable for agent orange because I did not serve in vietnam. and denied for ptsd. what can I do

Keywords: I was a part of tours taking diplomats along the border and DMZ area.


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:

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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 E. 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. § 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



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