Gold Star Wives and Armed Forces Day

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at 12:20 PM
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  • Thank you Gold Star Wives for reaching out to us widows. I lost my husband to agent orange & his service in Nam in 2005. I also cared for him for 6 years prior to his death. My husband also suffered from chronic & severe PTSD. It did take a toll on our whole family. My oldest daughter has been sick all her life. We've been trying to find answers but we always come back to agent orange. If you know of any children/grandchildren of Vietnam veterans (veterans) exposed to agent orange please let them know we are here for them and they are not alone. Join us AO Legacy is mobilizing to fight for the services, support and rights of the children of Vietnam veterans exposed to agent orange. TY

    -- Posted by agentorangelegacy on Tue, May 17, 2011, at 4:56 PM
  • Thank you for your comments, TY. Three more diseases/illnesses have been added to the list for Agent Orange exposure. But I'm sure you are up to date on that since your organization is agentorangelegacy. Perhaps you would like to join Gold Star Wives who also fight for the rights of disabled veterans and spouses and children.

    Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. Box 361986 Birmingham, Al. 35236

    Dues are $25 annually and members receive informative newsletters.

    -- Posted by on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 1:30 PM
  • I handled and hand sprayed agent orange herbicides, agent white herbicides and agent blue herbicides on andersen afb guam and off base guam for ten years for the u.s. air force. i have evidence showing my duties and eye witnesses. also first exposure diseases like chloracne, sterility and autoimmune diseases. i am dying and so are many thousands of other vietnam war vets who served with me. many spouses have been denied DIC because our country wants to keep hidden the lies where AO was used like KOREA, OKINAWA, THAILAND, GUAM, CAMBODIA, LAOS, JOHNSTON ISLAND, PHILIPPINES, AND MORE. THE LIES AND COVERUP WILL ONLY BE REVEALED WHEN AMERICA STANDS UP FOR THOSE THAT SERVED. to see the evidence and the destroyed lives.

    -- Posted by RETAIRFORCEMAN on Sat, Jun 11, 2011, at 12:56 PM
  • Dear Retiree, I sympathize with you. The three newest diseases added to the Agent Orange VA list are chronic B-cell leukemia and ischemic heart disease and diabetes (type II)

    They were added October 30, 2010.

    Chloracne (or similar acneform diseases) is also on the list but it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to herbicides.

    -- Posted by on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 11:19 AM
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