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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).


Keywords:


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:

Keywords:


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

Keywords:


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



Entry: 68624
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
TAPS FOR ANOTHER GOOD MAN

PHIL STEWARD wrote on January 10, 2009


City and State: CHICKAMAUGA GA

Unit: 2ND ENGINEER BN, 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I just learned yesterday that we have lost another Vet who was helping in the fight to change the Agent Orange Law for all Korea Vets.

Sp.4 Dennis A. Grahn who served in C Company, 2nd Engineer Bn, 2d Infantry Division suffered a fatal heart attack while traveling from his home in Fairfield, California to Oregon for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Dennis was very helpful in our effort by sending photos, statements and a copy of his Hostile Fire Pay Orders listing numerous other men. In Korea he worked on the massive job of installing the new chain link barrier fence, cleared old minfields and daily swept entry points and DP's for Infantry Patrols entering theZone. Dennis leaves his wife, Linda and one daughter that I know of.

Although he will be missed by friends and family, we know he is now in a better place and no longer suffering the effect of Agent Orange Poisoning.

Phil Steward,
Captain (former)
CO, Echo Company,
2nd Engineer BN,
2nd Infantry Division,
Korea - 1968 - 69


Keywords:


Entry: 68429
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

DAVID APPERSON wrote on December 29, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 1/32 INF 2 DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Good news to report.

No sign of exposure to Agent Orange.

I still recommend that those who patrolled, stationed
at, or spent any time near GP115 or GP116 to visit a
VA outpatient clinic for verification of your health.


Keywords: DMZ Korea, Camp Howze, The Frozen Chosen, Agent Orange


Entry: 68314
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
KOREA DMZ AGENT ORAGNE

TERRY TURNER wrote on December 19, 2008


City and State: KNOX IN

Unit: HQ BATTERY, SECOND DIVISION ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I applied for disability in Aug 08 for disability due to Agent Oragne... Diabetes Type II and neuropathy.

I went to VA for an exam in Sept.

On Dec. 16 I was approved for 20% disability based on the fact I was diagnosed with Diabetes in 2003. The VA denied my peripheral neurorpathy, but approved my disability based on the Diabetes. It only took from July to December! That may be a record in a claims approval! I will now receive $243 per month for my disability.

Here is their reason for the decision:

"Service connection for diabetes mellitus type II with herbicide exposure.
The DOD has identified specific diseases or conditions which are presumed to have been caused by service if manifested to a compensable degree folling military discharge. Although not shown in service, servic connection for diabetes mellitus type II has been granted on the basis of presumption.
The DoD has identified specific units that served in areas along the DMZ in Korea where herbicides were used between April 1968 and July 1969. Your service records show that you served with the 2nd Inf. Division Artillery, which was one of the units identified along the DMZ, in April 1969. IN addition, outpatient treatment records from VAMC Chicago, Il., not a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus in April 1969. Based on this evidence, herbicide exposure was conceded and a VA exam was scheduled to evaluate your claimed condition."

Since I appled in July 08, that is when I will begin receiving benefits from. If I had been diagnosed anytime before May 8, 2001, (when the government first recognized the use of herbicides in Korea, and if I could prove my diabetees was diagnosed then,I would have received benefits from that date.

I have sense been examed for peripheral neuropathy, and the doctors say it is getting worse due to the diabetes. I have also been treated with the drug used for hives, and it seems to be working fairly well. I have less numbness and pain.

I probably will refile for disability from the neuropathy.

Anyway, if you served in or near the DMZ, you may qualify for diability.


Keywords: Herbicides, 2nd Div Artillery DMZ


Entry: 68168
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
1973 CAMP STANLEY

PRESLEY THOMPSON JR. wrote on December 6, 2008


City and State: DEMING WA

Unit: 1ST/38TH F.A.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: did a lot of duty on the z. mostly at 4p1. more duties
at where i can't remember. that's the problem i can't
remember most of my duties while in korea. came back to the world and forgot about everything. now that i am older i try to remember things and i still can't
and it really pisses me off. i don't know if i'm
the only person that can't remember but i hope not.
not to say i would hope this on everyone, i would'nt!
i have a lot of joint pain i guess maybe from a bike wreck but i don't think so. i broke my leg and that's all. so,i heard about a-o in korea and if it killed in nam maybe it will kill in korea service. i don't know. all i know is i would really like to know why i


Keywords: barry


Entry: 68090
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
CAMP PETERSON JAN 69' TO FEB 70'

JASON KIZZEE wrote on November 30, 2008


City and State: NORTH KINGSTOWN RI

Unit: 2ND INFANTRY 2ND ENGINEER BATTALION

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father served in Korea from January 1969 to February 1970 in the 2nd Infantry 2nd Engineer Battalion. He was diagnosed with sjogren's syndrome and Rheumatoid arthritis in the 1990's and in 2000 prostate cancer followed by low grade lymphoma in 2004. As of 2008 he has not applied for any benefits from the VA but plans on doing so in the next few weeks. I hope congress takes a good look at the men and women who served during this time frame and grants the same benefits that were given to those who served in Vietnam. It's not by chance that these severe chronic disorders are being diagnosed in veterans who served in or near the Korean DMZ.

Keywords: 2nd Infantry 2nd Engineer Battalion Headquarters


Entry: 67935
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
NEED HELP WITH VA CLAIM FOR AGENT ORANGE FOR TYPE 2 DIABETIES

MICHAEL BONAVITO wrote on November 19, 2008


City and State: BUFFALO NY

Unit: CO A 707 MAINT.BATT.CAMP CASEY KOREA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO WAS STATIONED AT CO A 707 MAINTAINCE BATT CAMP CASEY KOREA WHO HAS HAD TYPE 2 DIABETIES CAUSED BY AGENT ORANGE..I WAS THE BATT. MAIL CLERK FROM 1966 TO 1968..


Entry: 67788
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
PROOF AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA 1962 - 1964 - DMZ

DEB BACHMAN wrote on November 10, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, William Kirby, was an Army Sargent who patrolled the DMZ in Korea from 1962 - 1964. He recently passed away from Non-Hodkins Lymphoma. Agent Orange was present during this timeframe, but I need some article or proof that I can give the VA for benefits for my mom. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Agent Orange 1962 - 1964


Entry: 67742
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE AND THE VA

TIMOTHY (TIM) DAY wrote on November 5, 2008


City and State: NORMAN OK

Unit: A CO 304TH SIG BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have been fighting the VA for a little over a year about AO exposure on the DMZ. They have a list of Infantry units that qualify for comp. What they don't have is the list of other G.I.'s sent to the DMZ TDY. Men from Artilary, Engineers, Signal Corp and M.P.'s also served for certain periods. I have found that records seem to not be there or burned up in the fire of 1976. Funny how I got a transit report of my USAR assigments by unit, but my records were destroyed in that fire. Now, we have to try and come together and remember people that were there not as Infantry but as support personel. Eye witness testamoniy seems the only way that we acn verify our being there, One of my Federal Reprsentatives is on the committe for Vetran Affairs..Tom Cole, this is supposed to be our only other hope. The VA claims AO use in 1968 only...

Keywords: JSA and AO


Entry: 67734
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE INFO.1973 CAMP CASEY

MICKEY PURKS wrote on November 4, 2008


City and State: MARYSVILLE CA

Unit: C CO.1/31 2ND DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: MY UNIT WAS ALWAYS OUT IN THE FIELD.WE ALSO DID ALOT OF GUARD DUTY.A COUPLE OF TIMES WE FLEW TO SOUTHERN KOREA TO GUARD MISSILS SITES FOR A MONTH AT A TIME.WE ALSO DID ALOT OF SPRAYING TO KILL GROWTH AROUND OUR SURROUNDINGS.I WAS TOLD IT WAS AGENT ORANGE.I WAS ALSO TOLD AGENT ORANGE WAS NOT SPRAYED IN 1973. I DONT THINK THATS TRUE.AT THE AGE 47 I WAS TOLD I HAD PROSTATE CANCER.THE V.A. REMOVED MY PROSTATE. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYBODY HAS HAD PROBLEMS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN CAUSE BY ANGENT ORANGE,WHILE SERVING AT CAMP CASEY KOREA IN 1973.

Keywords: COUGAR COMPANY CAMP CASEY KOREA 1973


Entry: 67722
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
SEEKING COMPENSATION

JAYHEW MILLER SQUIRES JR. wrote on November 3, 2008


City and State: MEDICINE LODGE KS

Unit: 2ND BN 17TH FIELD ARTY, 2D INFANTRY DIVISION CAMP

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have Diabetes type 11, Hearing loss, Sleep apnea, Depression, Acute back and Leg pain, shaking in hands, bone loss in teeth, arthritis and pray Our Soldiers get the Help they need after sacrificing their health and youth to their country.

Keywords: The fights I was in was said to have never happened in my de-briefing


Entry: 67664
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

FREDERICK RICKS wrote on October 29, 2008


City and State: DETROIT MI

Unit: 457TH SUPPLY CO.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was stationed at Camp Kyle during 1969-1970, and have heard a few different stories concerning Agent Orange spraying. Any current information would be greatly appreciated. I have type ll diabetes, and neuropathy of both legs.

Keywords:


Entry: 67170
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
RADIO SHOW ON AO IN KOREA ETC

BERTA SIMMONS wrote on September 11, 2008


City and State: COHOCTON NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am widow of a Korean Era vet,also widow of Vietnam AO vet and mother of a vet-my daughter- and am at www.hadit.com daily where there is viable VA claims help available from many volunteer advocates.(mainly we are a bunch of vets and widows like me who went through the miserable claims process ourselves and have insight to share)
Last year I interviewed Ted Barker from this site at Stardust radio -SVR show-and the station just gave me the heads up to do a show this Wednesday, at 6:30 to 7:30 EDT to highlight the problems that AO vets who served in Korea, Guam, Laos, Okinawa etc are having in getting their claims resolved.
Someone named Dick told me at www.hadit.com that Cpt Phil Stewart is compiling research on AO in Korea-
anyone have his email so that I could reach him to be a potential guest on this show?

I interviewed in August the Thailand vet who has just won AO comp by proving direct exposure to AO in Thailand.

Thanks for any follow up info to this post-

Berta Simmons: Member :
http://www.hadit.com, Gold Star Wives, BWNVVA, Marine Corps, Assoc.,VCV,ltd, Stardust Radio

http://www.stardustent.com/ shows are available via any PC media player and chat room is interactive with our shows- call ins are toll free at 1-877-213-4329


Keywords:


Entry: 67166
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
HE'S GONE NOW BUT CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT WAS WRONG?

ROBYN DEFORD wrote on September 11, 2008


City and State: YELM WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: All I know is my dad was in Korea. As long as I can remember he was allergic to everything. He wasnt like that before Korea. His hands would crack and bleed, and so would his feet. He had nightmares, and would throw me and my sister on the floor and make us belly crawl across the living room. After he came home from Korea they put him in Ft. Steilacoom. An insane asylum then. They gave him electric shock therapy every day for a year. His military records conveniently burned up. I was born 7 years after he came back. I never knew why my father was so sick. We werent allowed to talk about it at home. Or the fact that we had to peel his socks off of him at night. I would like to finally put a name to that disease. Our small town doctor told him if he could cure him then he could cure himself. I want to understand what was wrong with him. Unfortunately the only part of his military records that didnt burn said only that he had the clap 7 times. Gross.

Keywords:


Entry: 67051
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE POBWONI

ROGER MAROIS wrote on August 31, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Having served Camp McNair '63-'64, I have medical problems, and have two daughters from two different wife's that have major back problems. I know they sprayed daily with DDT and other chemicals, as we had no vegetation around the perimeter. I also pulled guard duty on the DMZ. Anyone who served at that time period have any similar problems??? I also believe we need to contact our govt. reps to get them going on this.

Keywords:


Entry: 67043
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO AT MACDONALD BARRACKS?

MICHAEL ROGERS wrote on August 31, 2008


City and State:

Unit: HHB 7XF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I remember in 1969 the Katusas and hired gate guards spraying the fence around the post.I wonder what vile compound that was? It sure kept the weeds knocked down.
Thank you Mr. DuPont for keeping me safe.


Keywords: 7TH DIV.ARTY. AGENT ORANGE?


Entry: 67025
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE SPRAYING DMZ SPRING 1966

DAVID MARTIN SR. wrote on August 28, 2008


City and State: FRISCO TX

Unit: CO.C 23RD INF. 2ND INF DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 66756
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
2ND BATTALION 8TH ARTILLERY

JAMES PRICE wrote on August 1, 2008


City and State: FORT WORTH TX

Unit: 2OF8TH FIELD ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 66752
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
B CO 7TH MED BN 7TH INF. DIV

LANCY RHYNE wrote on August 1, 2008


City and State: MT. HOLLY NC

Unit: B CO 7TH MED BN 7TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who served in the Army in Korea in 1968/1969 with my late husband Charles Max Rhyne. He passed away in 2005, with a rare brain disorder that affected his automatic system, and I believe it was from being exposed to Agent Orange. Has anybody else suffered from anything similar? Listed on his DD214 form is B Co. 7th Med. BN, 7th Inf. Div.

Keywords: Charles Max Rhyne


Entry: 66662
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AO KOREA 69 AND 70

STEVE BARRETT wrote on July 26, 2008


City and State:

Unit: @ND AVIATION BN STANTON AAF A112

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: First, my apologies if my memory doesn't serve. Came into country thru Ascom I think. One morning formation was told that all folks over 6 feet in height start another formation. We did..don't remember how many there were but we were told that we were going to to the DMZ for a month of guard duty and after completion we would be assigned to our units. We did.. 8 on and 8 off for a month.I stood many posts. Some in bunkers, some walking the fence, and some in a reinforced hole in the ground. One night paper started comming out of the sky. Found out later it was propanganda from the north. Anyway, I still have it today. Was assigned to 2nd ID,Division Artillary and since they didm't have any helicopters that I saw, eventually to 2nd Avn Bn. I am a type 2 insulin dependant diabetic. Have been for many years. Just found out the other day the our government has admitted the use of AO and others up on the z. I am applying for compensation thru my county liason and am using my local chapter of VFW as my sponser. Anyway, I'll keep you folks posted on my journey. I have a feeling it will be quite long...God Bless! We didn't have any sayings in aviation that I remember so I'll use one that I ran into up in Div Artillary while I was there. Keep up the fire sir!

Keywords: FTA (fix that aircraft)


Entry: 66635
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE USE IN THE 1960'S IN SO KOREA DMZ

DAVID RIZER wrote on July 23, 2008


City and State: MULVANE KS

Unit: A CO 1/23RD 3RD BRIGADE 2ND INF.DIV. CAMP WALLEY I

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Would like to hear from INJIM SCOUTS or anyone that was there in 1966. I finally gave in and started going to the VA in April this year and so far I can not state any complaints. I filed a claim today at the urging of some of the Drs. I am seeing and so far they have been very helpful. We will see I suppose.

Keywords: OP Dort, ambush patrols on DMZ 1966 my small squad surprized a small group coming down from north and shot them up fairly well but could not pursue them. I had pictures of some of terrain and view of North Korea from OP but they were lost coming to states. You never seen very much vegetation around camp or OP muck and minefields were there. On one small area we used to stake out there was some type of weed - kinda ugly yellow brown - chew on it tasted like sweet/sour more on sour side but would keep you awake also would give you headaches and stomach discomfort. At the Injim river there was vegetation in certain areas.


Entry: 66620
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE

GRANT JACKSON wrote on July 22, 2008


City and State: NORTH CHICAGO IL

Unit: RECON 1/38TH INF

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Was assigned to CP liberty bell on thebarrier fence July 70 The 1/38 moved to Cp Custer in sept. 70. then to CP Hovey in Dec 70 I got a second dose of Agent orange from the residue of a ground spray in 69. to this day agent orange lingers in the rice pddies and marshes of the DMZ. I got my first dose in Viet Nam, So I have had no problems with VA. But I am willing to help any one that is having problems with VA. Also if you ever mixed white powder with water to put around the fence line of your compound to kill vegitation. yYou were mixing agent orange.


Entry: 66583
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER

HECTOR SUAZO wrote on July 20, 2008


City and State: WEST NEW YORK NJ

Unit: B 4/7 CAV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I WRITE THIS WITH SADNES, I APPLY FOR COMPENSATION/PENSION THRU THE VA BECAUSE I WAS EXPOSED
TO AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA IN 1976-1977 WITH B TROOP 4/7
CAV, I WAS COMPLAINING BECAUSE OF MY PROBLEM DUE TO
AGENT ORANGE. BUT THE FACT IS THAT I HAVE SEEN MY FRIEND THIS PAST WEEKEND, WE JOIN THE ARMY TOGUETHE
WE SERVE IN KOREA,HE WAS WITH A CO 1/38 INF CAMP HOVEY.
3 OF HIS CHILDRENS WERE BORN WITH PROBLEMS RELATED TO
AO,HIS HEALTH IS WORST THAN MY,HE HAD ONE KIDNEY REMOVED AND OTHER PROBLEM. NOW IAM MORE DETERMING THAN
BEFORE TO PERSUE THIS PROBLEM AND HELP MY FRIEND GET
THE HELP HE NEEDS,RIGHT NOW IAM SICK BUT IS NO ABOUT ME
ANYMORE IS ABOUT HIM,SO ANY HELP FROM ANY OF MY BROTHER
OUT THERE WOULD HELP HIM A LOT, REMENBER EVEN IF WE DIN'T
SERVED TOGUETHER OR KNEW EACH WE ARE FACING THE SAME
PROBLEMS, SO LETS BAND TOGUETHER LIKE BANDS OF BOTHERS.


YOUR TRULLY
HECTOR B SUAZO
B TROOP 4 SQUAD 7TH CARVALRY


Keywords: HELP A FRIEND


Entry: 66444
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
THE VA IS A BIG LIE

MICHAEL BUTLER wrote on July 11, 2008


City and State: FRISCO TX

Unit: 51ST SIGNAL BATTALION

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: THE VA Lies to Vets about forms that they say DO NOT apply or exsist. However, when forms suddenly appear at the Congressmans's office and then disapear for NO REASON.............one must wonder why. We need to start a Petetion that all Vets can sign and send it to the President and ask his office to look into our problems. If we could get someone who know how to start this to do it, then things WILL CHANGE! PLEASE, SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT IS GOOD AT THIS SORT OF THING..........PLEASE DO IT AND DEMAND THE US ADMIT TO AO IN KOREA IN 1959 TO 1970 They used it and they know it!

Keywords: HQ AND HQS COMPANY Uijonbu, South Korea 1964


Entry: 66210
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE

DAVID APPERSON wrote on June 25, 2008


City and State: OLYMPIA WA

Unit: 1/32ND INFANTRY 2ND DIV

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have been applying for VA Benefits for a neck and shoulder injury for roughly 5 years.

I have had to wear dark glasses for nearly 15 years, and thought all this was due to injuries while associated as a Naval dependant and complicated by an Army injury at Fort Benning.

Monday I am going to the VA Hospital to have an Agent Orange Physical.

What truly disapoints me in this whole matter is that the DOD knew I was exposed to Agent Orange and never relayed the information to me.

I believe every soldier who served on the DMZ, GP115, GP116 or other post or recon duty should be notified of this potential chemical hazard.

My mistake - I drank the water and mud when I thought it was neccessary!

If you have additional information to relay, I can be reached at http://profile.military.com/member/view.do?memberId=17610413


Keywords: DMZ Agent Orange Exposure


Entry: 66148
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
HELPING A KOREAN AGENT ORANGE WIDOW

PAM WOOLBERT wrote on June 20, 2008


City and State: REDDING CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Any help you can send will be greatly appreciated. Thank you Rev. Pam woolbertscountry@yahoo.com

Keywords: Joe Mast died in Jan./07 of soft tissue sarcoma. He was stationed in Korea at Camp Boniface starting Dec. 69 for 14 months. His claim for service connected was denied twice. Can anyone help with info on water contamination, soil contamination, and AO in that area and time?


Entry: 65881
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
23RD INF REGT AND JSA

LAURENCE WILLIAMS SR. wrote on June 1, 2008


City and State: TEMPLE HILLS MD

Unit: HHC 3/23 INF. - JSF CO., UNCSG-JSA

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Served with RADAR and RECON Platoons of the 3rd Bn, 23rd Inf, 3rd Bde, 2nd ID from Feb. 1967 to Mar. 1968. Pulled guard duty on all GPs and OPs in sector and towers behind fence along Barrier Road from Injim River to OP Anne. Ambush and MDL patrols in sector. QRF during USS Pueblo crisis.
1SG of JSF Co., UNCSG-JSA from Oct. 1983 - Oct. 1984. Conducted 1st ambush patrol in MOCHA A in JSA area (1984) with company commander, XO, S-3 Officer and S-3 NCO, we were all ranger qualified.
Exposed to agent orange during construction of fence and clear, sandy area (mined) in 1967 - 68. Last guard post (GP) duty was March 1968 on GP Beryl.


Keywords: Camp Dodge and Camp Kitty Hawk


Entry: 65863
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
START OF KOREAN WAR

BOB BEAUX wrote on May 31, 2008


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am not in a position to say much but the Korean War did not start in 1953. It actually started immediately after WWII. Almost 100,000 Japanese, North Koreans, et al were slaughtered in the name of communist aggression on the island of Cheju Do. This secret war or insurgency did not cease until about mid 80s. The US was deeply in this action because of the vital location of the Island and the military advantage it held. Look for some Agent Orange or other chemicals being used in that era.

Keywords: Cheju do cheju


Entry: 65840
KOREAN DMZ AGENT ORANGE INFORMATION CENTER
DID YOU KNOW JAMES HARTLINE?

JAMES HARTLINE JR. wrote on May 30, 2008


City and State: BIG RAPIDS MI

Unit: 864TH

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I have filed a claim with va and need to get help to prove my stressor If you can help please contact.

Keywords: Enigeers unit, asphalt plant



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