Latest Agent Orange Stories

2014-06-09 12:21:46

Effort Remembers Those Who Served and Sacrificed After Vietnam WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are 58,300 names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial; names of men and women who died on the battlefield of the Vietnam War. Those men and women are honored on a daily basis by everyone who sees The Wall. But many thousands more died as a result of the Vietnam War, but their deaths do not fit the Department of Defense criteria for inclusion upon The Wall. On In...

2014-05-23 08:20:47

Author Peter Sills offers a Memorial Day reminder of how the U.S. government has repeatedly failed to take care of and support the nation's veterans NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs has an image problem. The VA has been vilified because its backlog of cases has grown to mindboggling levels. And while it's no newsflash that bureaucratic gears grind slowly, Peter Sills says there's a lesser-known reason for the backlog: decades' worth of...

2014-04-08 04:22:07

Who Are The Faces Of Agent Orange? WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vietnam Veterans of America to hold Agent Orange Briefing on Thursday, April 10, 2014. WHERE: 334 Cannon House Office Building WHEN: Thursday, April 10, 20149:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHY: To discuss the realities of suspected intergenerational health effects of veterans' exposure to Agent Orange/dioxin and other toxic chemicals. WHAT: Highlights of this event will include:9:40 A.M.: Agent...

2014-04-02 08:28:08

Peter Sills lays out the lessons we should have learned from the aftermath of Agent Orange and illustrates why smart regulation is better for everyone NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economic crises. Foodborne disease outbreaks. Oil and chemical spills. According to Peter Sills, each is the natural result of the widespread demonization of a tool our government should wield more often. Regulation. "All three of these crises are 'old' problems that have started...

2013-06-30 23:04:16

Team Sergeant Sullivan Center (SSC), a coalition of marathon runners and their supporters, will raise funds to support healthcare for veterans who have been exposed to toxic chemicals and other environmental hazards during deployments. Athletes may register to run by June 15 and supporters may join the crowd funding team any time until the Marine Corps Marathon on October 27, 2013. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 "Team Sergeant Sullivan Center will help improve the national...

2013-05-27 23:05:03

The national nonprofit has just published an article on veterans who have gotten a rare cancer called soft-tissue sarcoma because of exposure to Agent Orange. Anchorage, AK (PRWEB) May 27, 2013 Sarcoma Alliance board member Warren Bailey survived the Vietnam War, but he may not survive the cancer caused by his service. Like thousands of U.S. soldiers and millions of Vietnamese citizens, he was exposed to Agent Orange, said Bailey, who enlisted in the Army in 1963 and served in Vietnam...

Agent Orange Linked To Lethal Prostate Cancer
2013-05-13 16:25:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have found a link between lethal forms of prostate cancer and the chemical warfare toxin known as Agent Orange used in the Vietnam War. Researchers writing in the journal Cancer say they found links between Agent Orange exposure and deadly forms of prostate cancer. The herbicide was used as part of the military offensive during the Vietnam war in an attempt to destroy crops as well as the forest canopies that Viet Cong...

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