Faces of Agent Orange

INSIDE CHAPTER 470

The Faces of Agent Orange

February 2, 2016

“The Faces of Agent Orange” is a nationwide VVA effort to help people see those who were affected by Agent Orange in Vietnam. After the United States established that Agent Orange could be linked as…

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The Worthingtons

June 17, 2015

Herb Worthington’s e-mail, meant to provide background on his own Agent Orange-connected diseases and the diseases now afflicting his children, is not yet two sentences long before the words leap off the page. “It rips…

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Sherri Wise

June 17, 2015

When an Agent Orange diagnosis first confronted Sherri Wise’s father in 2002, he denied the fact of it. “He said this is our country, that our government would not do this, ” she said. He…

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Jim “Butch” Whitworth

June 17, 2015

When Jim “Butch” Whitworth went home to Missouri from the recent Vietnam Veterans of America Leadership Conference in Orlando, he needed to buy an extra suitcase to take back all of the Agent Orange materials…

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Dennis Whalen

June 17, 2015

Dennis Whalen’s memory of the Vietnam water is vivid, as vivid as the water’s color — “bright green.” He served two tours with the Marines, the first with the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, up near…

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Tommy Thornton

June 17, 2015

I remember being sprayed several times. We didn’t have any idea what it was they were spraying. When we were out on the road between Pleiku and Dak To, we were recovering a couple of…

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Dayna Dupuis Theriot

June 17, 2015

Dayna Dupuis Theriot writes a letter filled with questions, not the least of which is to whom she should send it for answers. She scours the Internet looking for such answers and finds only tantalizing…

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Shelia and Henry Snyder

June 17, 2015

Shelia Snyder asks a straightforward, troubling question: “Why do I have to worry about my grandkids because their grandfather served our country? There is nothing to justify that.”

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The Petroskys

June 17, 2015

Pete Petrosky and his wife had planned on having a large family. They talked about it before getting married. At least five kids, they agreed, a house full of kids. They stopped after two daughters.

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Sharon Perry

June 17, 2015

Even when the letter came in 1984, Sharon Perry and her late husband, Reuben “Bud” Perry III, didn’t make any connection with Agent Orange. No red flags were raised about what was happening in their…

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