Agent Orange was tested in Vietnam in the early 1960's and was used increasingly thru the height of the war until it's use was diminished and eventually discontinued in 1971. It was used for killing broad-leaf foliage to deny the enemy cover and concealment. By destroying vegetation, this was to protect American and allied troops from undetected movement of the enemy and ambush.
WELCOME HOME BROTHER!! Remember how great that sounded even though most of us heard it from a fellow Nam Vet!! The majority of we vets from that "Conflict" sometimes feel that the general public who watched the war at home on TV would just as soon we never came home or we would just disappear. Little wonder most of us only feel comfortable in the presence of fellow Nam Veterans. We wonder aloud why nothing is being done about the Brothers who are still over there, the MIA's and POW's. Now yet another ugly head appears and getting anything done about it is probably going to be done by us, the brotherhood. We need to get the word out to everyone who served in Vietnam that there was another killer there along with the NVA and VC. This enemy may very well kill as many if not more that all casualties and deaths on boths sides during The Vietnam War. I'm speaking of Agent Orange. Visits to the VA by veterans with AO type diseases is on the increase. Many of those diseases have a 30 year latency period and are only now beginning to be documented.
Following is a list of only some of the diseases believed to be caused by Agent Orange: Cancer of The Bronchus; Cancer of the Larynx; Lung Cancer; Prostate Cancer; Cancer of the Trachea; Hodgkin's Disease; Multiple Myeloma; Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and the list goes on!! There are many sites on the web which provide detailed lists of these diseases. Do a search on "Agent Orange" and read them. You may be suffering from something already that can be attributed to Agent Orange. Get everything you can from this Brothers, It doesn't compare to a heart beat of what you gave for your country.
If you are a Vietnam Veteran and you haven't been screened by the VA for AO yet, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to get it done. If you have a friend who is a Vietnam Veteran, ask him if he has been screened, if he hasn't, don't give up on him until he does. Unfortunatly, the possibilities of having this disease doesn't stop with just the veteran, it involves his descendants. If you would like more information on Agent Orange, visit some of the links listed below. The internet has quite a few sites on this subject.
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