Articles Related to Agent Orange

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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Introducing the New Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

April 21, 2015

(Washington, DC) – “It’s bad enough that veterans have had to bear the cross of exposure to toxic agents during our military service, ” said Vietnam Veterans of America National President John Rowan. “It is…

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Monsanto, the Producer of “Agent Orange” brings GMO Agriculture to Vietnam

April 21, 2015

“Vietnam continues to roll out the red carpet for foreign biotech giants, including the infamous Monsanto, to sell the controversial genetically modified (GM) corn varieties in the country. Jeffrey Smith and other critics say that…

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Belgian writer-director seeks justice for Vietnamese AO victims

April 21, 2015

“Lien in Me Linh or War and its crimes” by Belgian writer-director Jean Marc Turine recounted 1961 to 1972 when the US army dumped over 80 million litres of defoliant, mostly the highly toxic Agent…

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Wartorn Heart by Kathleen Trew Swazuk

March 22, 2015

Kathleen Trew Swazuk was an Army nurse at the 93rd  EVAC Hospital in Long Binh during her 1969-70 tour of duty in the Vietnam War. Her "scars have taken years to heal, " she writes in Wartorn…

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An Unbelievable Life by Rena Kopystenski

March 1, 2015

Rena Kopystenski's An Unbelievable Life: The Woman Who Became Vietnam Veterans’ Voice Against Agent Orange  (Strategic Media Books, 300 pp., $19.95, paper) is a tour de force of how one person can affect and benefit…

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