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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


Entry: 71254
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE

PAUL DEERING JR. wrote on August 13, 2009


City and State: MCKINNEY TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was station in Korea, Supply Point 51 for 13 months. I realize this was south of the DMZ but I do have many of the symptoms associated with agent orange. I did have many trips to the DMZ but not on the line itself. I visted many Quonson Huts and handled many pieces of equipment during that time frame. Is is possible that I could have been exposed to any such agent. I have been ill for many years and do receive any compensation for this. Have any of you heard of such a thing. Anyone that remembers SP 51 shoot me an email
Paul Deering


Keywords: Supply Point 51, Korea 1972 - 1973


Entry: 71110
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE AND OTHER TOXINS

WILLIAM KENNEY wrote on August 1, 2009


City and State: CHELSEA MA

Unit: BATTERY A 2ND BATTALION (HAWK) 71ST ARTY, 38TH AI

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: We are working with a lot of our men and ladies who are not getting the benifits they deserve.I am interested in hearing from personnel who are having trouble with the VA in getting their claims approved. Maybe together we can make a dent. Bill kenney

Keywords: Agent orange or other toxins. Problems with claims.


Entry: 71093
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DMS 69-70 CO B 1ST 31 ST AO INQUIRY

TOM THOMAS wrote on July 31, 2009


City and State: PALM HARBOR FL

Unit: CO B 1ST 31 ST

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: trying to find any one who served with me and might have been exposed to ao,

Keywords: camy casey gp turner


Entry: 71064
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

DENNIS MULLEN SR. wrote on July 29, 2009


City and State: JOHNSTOWN PA

Unit: B-CO 1/23 INF. -3RD BRIGADE HQ.-HQ. CO.2 INF.DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I can recall pesticides and herbicides being sprayed around the compounds and also on the DMZ.On patrol or on post on the Dmz you could taste the agents,whether or not they were agent orange?How would we know?I can't quite figure how the vets from 68-69 have claims and the rest of the soldiers from the 60's don't.I'm working on filing a claim for several ailments such as Hypertension and Type 2 diabetes.If it goes thru I'll let you know.If not I will contact Congressman John Murtha who heads up the arm services committe.

Keywords: Moons Mullen served on the DMZ in Korea from May66-June 67.I was in the 1/23 Inf.3rd. Brigade 2nd Inf. Division for my first 7 months and the last 6 months I drove for the Brigade commander Colonel Jones


Entry: 71063
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
6TH OF THE 44TH HAWK MISSLE BATTALION HDQTRS.

VERLE HUTCHISON wrote on July 29, 2009


City and State: AUGUSTA ME

Unit: 6TH OF THE 44TH ARTILLERY HAWK MISSLES

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: the tac site and surrounding area was completely denuded of vegetation. I was diagnosed with Prostate CA at 49yo. I believe I was exposed to Agent Orange. Is there anyone else out there from this unit with problems? I submitted a claim and was denied.

Keywords: stationed at battalion headquarters overlooking Mig Valley, a small outpost called Kwangchon (spelling?)


Entry: 70885
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE

FRANKIE LOPEZ wrote on July 13, 2009


City and State: WINTER PARK FL

Unit: HHC 23RD DIRECT SUPPORT GROUP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed in the K6 area of korea thru 5/1967-8/1968 and was sent on tdy up Ascom where I
was pulled in a hooch and was inform that we needed
to wear our gas mask due to alerts of chemicals being
dropped. At that time I was not aware of agent orange
beening sprayed. i can't remember who it was that pulled me in the hooch but who ever it was may remember the
incident please write me you may be the one person
that can help. Or if any one from H and HC remeber my name
you can verify my status over there, no info was ever
recorded.


Keywords: specialist Morton specialist Liber staff sargent Thomas
and col. Mcgruder K6 specialist Brown



Entry: 70870
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER

JOHNNIE APKIN wrote on July 11, 2009


City and State: DURANT OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: my reason for contacting you, is my husband served two years in korea. and there was agent orange there.he served from 1955 untill 1957. he died three
years ago from a rare form of lung cancer. i am inclined too believe that it was from breathing
the agent orange.


Keywords:


Entry: 70696
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE AGENT ORANGE CONTACT

DANIEL O'NEILL SR. wrote on June 24, 2009


City and State: BRAINTREE MA

Unit: C COMPANY 2ND BN 2ND38TH INFANTRY 2ND INFANTRY DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: would like to know if I had agent orange contact while on the DMZ. Also I would like to know how to get the imjim scout patch and medal and the ribbons for my unit so that I can put them in a shadow box any help would be welcomed thank you

Keywords: Camp Wilbur
Blue Lancer Valley



Entry: 70478
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
SUPPORT PERSONNEL AND AGENT ORANGE

WILLIAM KENNEY wrote on June 7, 2009


City and State: CHELSEA MA

Unit: BTRY A 2ND BATTALION (HAWK) 71ST ARTY, 38TH AIR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking to hear from support personnel in South Korea who have nedical issues from their service. If you served in South Korea and did not have a Inf MOS then the VA treats you as you were never there. The VA will give an AGENT ORANGE REGISTRY EXAMINATION if you were there certain years even tho the toxin has a half shelf life of a hundred years. Help your brothers and yourself. We need the information. Those from 1967-1970 have a right for the AGENT ORANGE REGISTRY EXAMINATION but we need to expand that for more of our personnel.If you were assigned to task outside of your MOS then it is extremly inportant to hear from you. Please help your brothers. Bill Kenney

Keywords: Support personnel in South Korea


Entry: 70339
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE UIJONGBU JUN 72-76

HAROLD NUESSEN wrote on May 27, 2009


City and State: GATESVILLE TX

Unit: 6 BN 37 FA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Almost 20 yrs out of the US Army and I finally am on my search to prove we were exposed to Agent Orange in Korea.We served our country, and no matter what area a soldier was assigned, the duty was done to the fullness of capabilities. Koreans are still experiencing military toxin waste per various articles I have read.
I have type-2 diabetes, HTN, quad bypass less than a year ago, lower extremities problems,sleep apea, eyesight/hearing lost. I still work for our country through a contract with DoD. I just would like myself and others to be represented and assisted. Yes, it will take away the millions/billions of dollars that seem to be going to other places. Has a soldier been forgotten? Yes
Can it be fixed? Yes
All I need is soldiers/civilians who were at Camp Essayons and surrounding areas to confirm it before I submit my review for additional VA disability. (I have a whole 10% right now). Anyone?
Thanks to all of you who have and will continue the "fight."


Keywords: Gun Section, B Battery, D Battery, DMZ zone,Uijongbu, Camp Essayons, Korea


Entry: 70183
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DMZ, JOINT SECURITY AREA

TERRI MAST wrote on May 14, 2009


City and State: ORANGE PARK FL

Unit: JSA ON DMZ

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my husband, joe mast was a guard on DMZ dec 69-Feb 71. he developed soft tissue sarcoma in 2003 and died in 2008. his camp was camp boniface, it was once called camp kitty hawk. joe applied for disability twice before he died and i am trying for benefits as his widow. VA denied him and will most likely deny me. before joe died, he received an email from jimanddebbie1@verizon.net. that email is not working now. he said he was at JSA in 1973 and the camp well was shut down. does anyone remember that? maybe the well was closed as it had dioxin in it. also, i need a map of the camp that shows where the water supplies are in relation to the spraying site, the DMZ. i believe after spraying stopped in july 69, the ground water remained toxic and the soldiers injested that toxin. i need to prove exposure to the VA in order to win my claim. i will appreciate anyones help.

Keywords: Editor Note: Agent Orange Key


Entry: 70132
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO AT CAMP PELHAM

DAVE DUGAN wrote on May 11, 2009


City and State:

Unit: 2/17 FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Does anybody know if AO was used at Camp Pelham or at 4p1 Firing Base during 76 - 77 ?

Keywords: C-Battery, 4P1, DMZ, Russell T, Phil Hartman,


Entry: 70086
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

RALPH ALEXANDER wrote on May 7, 2009


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: 2ND MP COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was exposed to agent Orange while serving with the US Army on the DMZ for at least one full year. I now have exteam pain and suffer from an unknown skin disorder. I do have several other related medical issues.

Keywords:


Entry: 70064
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
UNITS EXPOSED TO A

TERRY TURNER wrote on May 5, 2009


City and State: KNOX IN

Unit: HHB 2D DIVISION ARTY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: This came from two websites, and gives the units presumptive for exposure, and a second website adds some support units, including 2d and 7th arty.
Military Units Eligible (April 1968 to July 1969)Elements of four combat brigades of the 2nd Infantry Division:72nd Armor1st and 2nd battalions 7th Cavalry: 4th Battalion 9th Infantry 1st and 2nd battalions 23rd Infantry 1st, 2nd and 3rd battalions 38th Infantry 1st and 2nd battalions 3rd Brigade, 7th Infantry Division:73rd Armor: 1st Battalion 10th Cavalry: 2nd Battalion 17th Infantry 1st and 2nd battalions32nd Infantry: 3rd Battalion Herbicide-Associated Health Conditions Presumptively Recognized Chloracne (must occur within one year of exposure to Agent Orange)Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Soft tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma or mesothelioma) Hodgkin's disease Porphyria cutanea tarda (must occur within one year of exposure)Multiple myeloma Respiratory cancers, including cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea and bronchusProstate cancerAcute and subacute transient peripheral neuropathy (must occur within one year of exposure and resolve within two years of date of onset)Chronic lymphocytic leukemiaSpina bifida (except spina bifida occulta) is a condition recognized in children of some Korea DMZ vets
The following info from another webstie adds field artillery to the list of presumptive, and I know the VA now considers 2nd Div. Arty, as I have been approved for VA disability compensation based on my Type II diabetes. This week I was told beaVA rep. that my disability, 20% will change (go up) due to my need for Insulin.
3. Field Artillery, Signal and Engineer troops were supplied as support personnel as required. The estimated number of exposed personnel is 12,056. Unlike Viet Nam, exposure to Agent Orange is not presumed for veterans who served in Korea. Claims for compensation for disabilities resulting from Agent Orange exposure from veterans who served in Korea during this period will be developed for evidence of exposure. If the veteran was exposed the presumptive conditions found for Agent Orange exposure apply. www.vba.va.gov/ro/south/spete/news/notes/0304/2.htmAgent Orange Compensation [Non-Vietnam]: Until recently, the VA would grant compensation to veterans exposed to Agent Orange (AO) outside of Vietnam only if the claimant proved exposure to AO and provided a medical connection between the current disease and that exposure. VA is making an effort to equalize the treatment of all veterans exposed to AO. They recently announced that if exposure outside of Vietnam were proven, and the veteran had one of the ten diseases presumed by law to be related to exposure to AO, the medical connection would be presumed and the claim granted unless there were other disqualifying factors. This was noted in comments on the final rule adding diabetes to the list of ýAO diseasesý in 38 C.F.R. ý 3.309(e), at 66 Federal Register, page 23, 166 (May 8, 2001). In addition, any veteran concerned about exposure to AO during use, manufacture, testing or transport outside of Vietnam, may be given an AO physical by the VA and added to the Agent Orange Registry (VHA Directive 2000-027).The only real issue is proving exposure. All persons who served in Vietnam are presumed to have been exposed. The VA is determining whether Department of Defense information is sufficient to add some non-Vietnam units to the presumptive exposure list, but none have been added as of June 2001. The following areas outside of Vietnam have been confirmed as places where AO was used: 1. The Korean demilitarized zone in 1968 and 1969 (extensive spraying).


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Entry: 70024
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA!

GARY L. GUY wrote on April 29, 2009


City and State: TEHACHAPI CA

Unit: E BTRY 25 FA (TAB)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am a disabled Vet from the Korean Peninsula. I have diabetes and parental neuropathy of the feet also high blood pressure, spinal stenitas, ringing in the ears, plus a few other ailments. I spent approx. 8 years in Korea. from 1975 through 1987. My unit operated the four major radar sites on the DMZ. I believe that some of the condition that I have are due to Agent Orange. I was just turned down for a claim on diabetes and parentail neuropathy of the feet on April 13 2009 due to VA saying I did not serve in Viet Nam, I wonder what they were thinking, I told them I did not serve in Viet Nam. But due to the rules I had to spend at least 1 minute in Viet Nam to be awarded a disability. I was stationed at Camp Stanley in Uijongbu where all the Field Artilley was stationed. We rotated to the radar sites for two to three weeks at a time. I know AO was sprayed on the DMZ and the life of AO is approx 100 years so why is the VA and the United States trying to cover all this up? Any answer would be great so that I can appeal this decision. Thanks.

Keywords: Radar Sites 4, 11, 12, 13 on the DMZ


Entry: 70013
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

PHYLLIS LAWING wrote on April 28, 2009


City and State: ARLINGTON TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad Oras Bailey was in the Korean War. He often remarked about Agent Orange being used a lot in Korea.
He had battled prostate cancer with success, then in Dec.2008, after a very brief hospital stay , Dr's found colon cancer and liver cancer. He lived 2 days after surgery, where Dr's said his kidneys failed, and his liver was engulfed in cancer. All 3 places of cancer were differnt types. Just wondering if Agent Orange might have played a part in his canceer.


Keywords: Couragous Marine 5th reg. , 1st div, 3rd Batt. of Korean War.


Entry: 69979
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
ORANGED?

KARL (ROSEY) ROENFANZ wrote on April 25, 2009


City and State: EVANSVILLE IN

Unit: C CO. 802ND EAB

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: i dig out lumps, maybe soft tissue sarcoma? the v.a. has given me three v.d. tests because of them, but won't enter for lumps in my record, my son has sore joints, and my grandsons have health problems. it looks like the government is killing us off by generations.
as an engineer outfit we got to play in the dirt where the agents were fresh sprayed, along with living with the rodenticides and insecticides.


Keywords: crain, bunkers, roads, bridges


Entry: 69922
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE KOREA 1964-1965

JOE BEER wrote on April 20, 2009


City and State: EASTON PA

Unit: 1ST BN. 15 TH ARMOR 1ST CAV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 69825
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

KENNETH TATE JR. wrote on April 10, 2009


City and State: LODI CA

Unit: 2ND MP CO

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have type 2 diabetes now how can I pursue this and do I have a claim. I walk and patroled everywhere over the bridge and back

Keywords: Camp Casey 74-75 Mp walking patrol
Camp Pelham 76-77 Mp patrol everywhere



Entry: 69788
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

LAWRENCE BERNELL MOTTS wrote on April 8, 2009


City and State: COWPENS SC

Unit: A/COM/2ND/INF/DIV/CAMP/WAGNER/DMZ

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: at camp wagner the hill behind us was hill 191 we sprayed ao all the time up on dmz on the sides of the roads around the bunkers on both sides of the dmz along with ksc with hand sprayers they was dan bradley /chris ries/bernie marvin bovie/lynch/rabb. also me an pfc/smith


Entry: 69706
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH BERNIE MARVIN

LAWRENCE BERNELL MOTTS wrote on March 31, 2009


City and State: COWPENS SC

Unit: A COM 2ND ENGINEER CAMP WAGNER

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: bernie i need to talk with you about ao if you have your engineer book you and i work guard house our sgt was sgt bart can not spell the rest of it make soon are e- mail me with your ph no

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Entry: 69665
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE 1/9TH INF. BN 2CND I.D.

TODD TAGMEYER wrote on March 27, 2009


City and State: OWINGSVILLE KY

Unit: 1/9TH INF. BN 2CND I.D.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Gentlemen.
I have found an Interesting bit of info. for you. No matter how many times the Government Changes the names of camps...The MAP LOCATIONS ARE THE SAME. Pay close attention. I have ARGUED WITH MEN ABOUT THEIR LOCATIONS....as it turns out, the Camps have the SAME GRID CO-ORDINATES. Different NAMES. This is a great advantage when one is trying to find a camp that no longer exists. (Plausible Deniability) The Veterans Administration is currently treating men with AGENT ORANGE, BLUE, ETC.ETC. from the KNOWN DEFOILIATED AREAS INSIDE THE SOUTHERN BORDER OF THE D.M.Z. (and I dont mean from the Vietnam era) This area is still considered a sensitive area. (North of the Southern Boundary, or M.D.L.)If you have served within the D.M.Z. in the last 25 years....(and your still alive)PLEASE GET CHECKED. Cancer is rampant and Child mortality and illness is common amoungst exposed men. I am taking a great risk here. (Benefits) But I am one of the few survivors from my time period that actually LIVED inside the D.M.Z. for an entire year. and Yes... Its Fatal. SO WHAT CAN THEY DO?....SEND ME TO THE D.M.Z.? The "Unmapped Lake" at "G.P. Oullette" is a DIOXIN RUN OFF AREA. Yes...I have Photos, yes I have samples, and yes, I wont live long enough to help you. Stand up. They WILL DENY YOU....DOZENS OF TIMES. Dont EVER QUIT. Remeber who, and what YOU are, and dont let some pencil pushing s.o.b. tell you any different. The one thing WE HAVE NEVER DONE, IS STAND TOGETHER IN WASHINGTON D.C. Now thats a thought for your process. Dammit men....GET TOGETHER AGAIN AND FIGHT! ALL OF YOU! They have VERIFIED THE AREAS...and it wont be easy. Nothing we have ever done there has been. Its easy for the Government to deny one man. Its Impossible to deny ten thousand men. For my Manchus..."KEEP UP THE FIRE!"
Now you admins of this website put THAT reunion together!


Keywords: 1/9th Inf. Bn 2cnd I.D.


Entry: 69640
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE USED THROUGH-OUT KOREA

LARRY KILGORE wrote on March 26, 2009


City and State:

Unit: USASTRATCOM AMSF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: agent orange has been used though-out korea.not only
at the dmz but else-where through-out the 60's and 70's


Keywords:


Entry: 69483
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
2/38

DONALD HOCKMAN SR. wrote on March 13, 2009


City and State: CAMBRIDGE MA

Unit: 2ND BATTALION / 38TH INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: served in Korea '68 and '69 as a driver in HHQ Company, Transportation. Drove troops to positions along DMZ and for a period of time was the Battalion Comander's Charles Dougherty (sp?)driver. Those responsibilities included evening/night drives (black out lights)along our positions.
Since my non-triumphant return, I have suffered from numerous health issues and last year, '08, participated in the VA's Agent Orange Registry. Major issues were: Optic Neuritis, Hearing Loss, Multiple Sclerosis (diagnosed '98), Lung Cancer, Systolic Murmur, .....
My results will now be maintained by the VA?
One of my outcomes is a very erratic memory. Other than info. in my DD214, I do not have a lot of significant memories as to day to day activities.
Looking for help!

Donn H.


Keywords: deuce and a half
Pete Evans, Winnie, Ralph Montoya



Entry: 69339
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
802 ENGENEER BAT

RON MENARD wrote on March 2, 2009


City and State: NEW PORT RICHEY FL

Unit: 802 ENGINEER BAT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: need to know if anyone remembers. I know hve a variety of diseases.Looking for help with agent orange claim.Thanks

Keywords: camp santra barabra nickname[killer]


Entry: 69102
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
LOOKING FOR HAWK SITE NEAR OSAN, SUNGINEE CAPT KWIST LT BUIS SSGT GREEN 1ST LT SOTO CW3 RADAKE

BEN STAFFORD SR. wrote on February 12, 2009


City and State: PLANT CITY FL

Unit: FORGOT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: my time in korea was74 to75 i was just outside of osan air base we rode a korean bus with chickens goats and it broke down alot,i worked in the orderly room and had an office up in the officers quarters fot conseling drug problems, alcohol problems and worked with the battery commander with these problems I need someone from the unit to contact me on a va claim for agent orange we were close to agent orange spray as it was used around tac site and our huts we lived in on the compound please contact someone will read this ben stafford sunginee


Entry: 68999
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE /INFO HELP NEEDED 2ND MP CO 2ND INF DIV/ 1967-1970

TONY DEJACIMO wrote on February 6, 2009


City and State: HOLIDAY ISLAND AR

Unit: 2ND MP CO. 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Major Heart and cancer diogn'
Leukemea lyphnmia other problms
Need others from unit or other Companies w/problms
to contact me.
Tony'02/06/09


Keywords: Pueblo'Freedom and Libby Bridge'Camp Casey'
Haz - Mat- escorts-patrol North and South sides
CIB Combat Pay



Entry: 68956
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREA AGENT ORANGE

JAMES MCKINNEY wrote on February 3, 2009


City and State: WILMINGTON DE

Unit: 2ND-76TH ARTY CAMP SANTA BARBARA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: i was stationed at Camp Santa Barbara from April 1969 th july 1970 I came down with prostate cancer in 98 i also suffer from paripheral neuropathy in both feet I do receive VA compensation for the effects of prostate cancer but was denied for the neuropathy altho i think the two are connected anyone want to contact me or if i can help anyone or vise versa please feel free to call #302 478 7913 Cell # 302 563 4732 my cells # is the best bet or getting me Thank you jim

Keywords: A battery 2nd and 76the arty


Entry: 68782
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE 1ST TANK

AURELIO (JOE) BELARDO wrote on January 22, 2009


City and State:

Unit: HHC 1ST BN 72ND ARMOR

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I just learned about Agent Orange exposure for AO in Korea 68-69. During that time I was assigned to HHC 1/72nd Armor. Made countless trips on both sides of the Imjin guarding and recovering tanks and personnel. Also on SCOSI in all sectors. I have been suffering from type 2 diabetes since 1994 and have had lung problems. I have shadows on my right lung and now I am on oxygen 24/7

Keywords: I was assigned to the HHC 1/72nd Armor


Entry: 68628
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
VETS FROM CAMP MERCER KOREA 69-70

ROBERT EVANS wrote on January 10, 2009


City and State: FAYETTEVILLE NC

Unit: 40TH ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC CAMP MERCER

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: I was at Camp Mercer with the 40th Topo from Aug,69-70.
I was the unit mailman\courier. I need buddy statements verifying we had to at times pull details around the compound spraying vegetation with Agent Orange. chow hall and barrack areas. There also was barrels stored in the 547th Engineer Float Bridge boat areas. Our outside fence perimeter area was kept clear by A\O application from Korean nationals working for us. Anyone detailed to spraying of A\O had to use a backpak or hand held pump sprayer. There were many times I had to change uniforms because of saturation. During this time of my service I was not aware of A\O or its effects. Nor were we advised. We were ordered to spray for rodent and vegetation control. Anyone with knowledge of or participated in at this compound, please e-mail as soon as possible. I am fighting for compensation for diabetes type ll, hypertension, eye problems and now possible prostate trouble. The VA says that my records show no exposure. What records? The statement in my package said they could not find my records. Of course the SOC that I was sent for my appeal is missing about 6 pages. What now?

Robert Evans




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