My last several posts have been about Vietnam-era veterans who served in Thailand rather than boots-on-the-ground in the Republic of Vietnam. TheLearn More
Agent Orange Exposure
According to the VA’s “American Wars Fact Sheet”, the Vietnam War was official from 1964-1975. However, in 1961, a deadly herbicide was developed by the Monsanto Corp earlier than the official start of the war. Its intent was to remove foliage and vegetation but its effects on human troops were unprecedented and utterly devastating. During the Vietnam War, the United States Military utilized almost 20 million gallons of defoliants and herbicides in what was part of Operation Ranch Hand. In the ongoing years, many of our nation’s veterans who served in Vietnam have suffered and are continuing to suffer from serious medical conditions that they were not expecting given their medical and family history. Skin lesions, unexplained cancers, Diabetes Type II, and more. In this section of our blog, you will learn about Agent Orange’s origin, its chemical breakdown, where it was sprayed, and what medical conditions are officially recognized by the VA as being related to Agent Orange exposure. Most importantly, we also discuss which veterans are eligible for these benefits and what you can do as an eligible veteran to get the VA benefits you deserve.
Here are our top 10 Agent Orange blogs:
- Why Was Agent Orange Used? | VA Benefits
- How To Get Agent Orange Benefits!
- Agent Orange Diseases and Symptoms Breakdown
- Second Generation Agent Orange Symptoms!
- VA Claims for Parkinson's Disease and Agent Orange
- 2020 Blue Water Navy Agent Orange Update
- Agent Orange Exposure and C-123 Aircraft
- Agent Orange Back Pay and Effective Dates
- Agent Orange Exposure in Thailand
- What are Defoliants? | VA Disability Benefits
Matt Hill and Carol Ponton discuss Veterans Disability claims related to Agent Orange exposure. After years of stating that Agent Orange was only inLearn More
U.S. military bases in Thailand were some of the first bases established in the Vietnam War theater of operations, and the veterans who served onLearn More
For the past several years, the VA has acknowledged that veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam (including “brown water” veterans who servedLearn More
Direct Exposure to Agent Orange Subic Bay Philippines The VA has admitted that exposure to Agent Orange can be very harmful to one’s health, andLearn More