Faces of Agent Orange

The Morrises

June 17, 2015

Bobbie Morris sells cars in Pennsylvania, car sales being something that runs in the family. Her Vietnam veteran husband, Philip, worked in the car business for 37 years. When Bobbie first sits down with a…

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John Miner

June 17, 2015

In 1975, when John Miner’s son, Tad, was born, there was no reason for Agent Orange to enter into any discussion about his son’s health problems. John was healthy himself, concerned only with raising a…

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Betty Mekdeci

June 17, 2015

If there is a moment that represents the long battle Betty Mekdeci fought to shine a light on the origins of birth defects, it might be when a court’s representative wrote to her about an…

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Linda May’s Story

June 17, 2015

Nine days before the Christmas of 1982, Linda May looked upon her newborn son, Steven Burdette Shaffer, and mourned the losses to come. “He suffered horribly, ” she said. “I think I grieved for him…

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James May

June 17, 2015

Jim May sends four photographs of his infant grandson, Isaiah. The baby is blessed with large brown eyes and a face given to smiles — until the fourth photo appears, and one of those beautiful…

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Roland Mayhew

June 17, 2015

The intense itching that afflicted Amber Mayhew Workman began in 2004. It led to sores that covered her from head to foot. It took four years before she finally found an answer — Hodgkin’s disease,…

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Sharity Keith-Reichard

June 17, 2015

T hese are some of the things Sharity Keith-Reichard wrote on an Agent Orange Web page: • I was 2 when they diagnosed me with Alopecia Universalis (loss of scalp and body hair) . •…

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Maynard Kaderlik

June 17, 2015

Joshua Kaderlik came home one day from his fourth grade classes in Minnesota and said to his father, Maynard, “Dad, I’m really dumb.” It was not said jokingly. It came from the little boy’s heart.…

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Gary Jones’s Story

June 17, 2015

For Gary Jones, the puzzle that is Agent Orange can be explained, or more to the point, not explained, by two words — “circumstantial” and “coincidence.” The words are at once the core and the…

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Joe Ingino

June 17, 2015

“I never put two and two together, ” Joe Ingino said. It took a long time before he could do the math, and even after the metaphorical numbers in his Agent Orange equation added up,…

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