FACES OF AGENT ORANGE TOWN HALL MEETING SCHEDULE
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Agent Orange Legacy changes name in fight to bring families together whose children are affected by the veterans exposure to toxic military exposures
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Ted Minnick has been a military man all his life. You can see it in his disciplined posture, his purposeful gait, his even gaze. What you cannot see, however, are the wounds he suffered as a result of his service — not from gunfire or shrapnel, but from exposure to a deadly, now-infamous herbicide known as Agent Orange.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Camp Lejeune veterans are not alone in battling the VA for health coverage and disability benefits for diseases they believe were caused by toxic chemical exposures in the military. Former Air Force crews who flew C-123 transport planes contaminated with Agent Orange during the Vietnam War are continuing to fight for compensation for illnesses they believe were caused by the exposure.
And thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who say they have health problems caused by breathing toxic fumes from open burn pits used during the wars say they regularly are denied disability benefits by the VA.