Articles Related to Agent Orange

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New Local Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America Receives Charter

April 25, 2016

Chapter 1116 of the Vietnam Veterans of America officially came into existence Monday evening. Serving Burke County and the surrounding area, the chapter held a special chartering ceremony at Timberwoods restaurant to commemorate the occasion,…

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President of the Martinsburg Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Mossie Wright, is pleased with the accomplishments of the local group in the four years since inception. Here, he displays a special medal used to honor veterans and others who’ve helped move the organization forward.

Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting Planned by Martinsburg Chapter

April 25, 2016

The Martinsburg Chapter 1074  of the Vietnam Veterans of America is four years old, and has accomplished a lot since its local inception - especially when it comes to helping veterans navigate the system in…

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Agent Orange Committee Update March/April 2016

March 17, 2016

AO-1 Research on Agent Orange/Dioxin Effects: The final update of Vietnam and Agent Orange, 2014 , is anticipated.  VVA continues to gain cosponsors for H.R.1769 and S.901, the Toxic Exposure Research Act, which directs the…

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February 12, 2016

Toxic Exposure Research Legislation Is Needed for Veterans of every Generation

(Wash., D.C.) – On February 10, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald told Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs that no legislation on Agent Orange or Toxic exposures is needed. This statement…

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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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Progress on Toxic Exposure Bills

October 29, 2015

It started with the recognition of the need to find the cause of birth defects, learning disabilities, and cancers afflicting too many of our children and grandchildren from our exposures to the malignant TCDD dioxin…

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Agent Orange Action

October 29, 2015

The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015 has been introduced in the Senate and the House. The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on April 23, in which VVA National President John Rowan…

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House and Senate Introduce Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

October 29, 2015

On April 14, a day that dawned grey and rainy across the greater Washington, D.C., metro area, four members of Congress—two Republicans and two Democrats, one each from the House and Senate—introduced the Toxic Exposure…

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Twin Marines in Hell by Jerry Byrne

August 12, 2015

Jerry Byrne’s Twin Marines in Hell: From Grade School to Vietnam (CreateSpace,  204 pp., $14, 95, paper; $3.99, Kindle), is dedicated to his twin brother, John, who died at age 58 of cancer resulting from exposure to…

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Mike Demske

June 17, 2015

Mike Demske remembers well the difference in Vietnam’s riverbanks before Agent Orange and after the herbicide was sprayed. The riverbanks provided excellent cover for the guns trained on the Navy Swift Boats.

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