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2010-11-08 10:50:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Active Voice has unveiled a new website aimed at raising awareness about the continuing effects of Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam, and garnering support for a plan to address the health and environmental impact of the herbicides sprayed in Vietnam during the war. MakeAgentOrangeHistory.org showcases the positive efforts of those involved in addressing the continuing impact of Agent Orange in Vietnam. It also offers multimedia...

2010-10-19 07:00:00

NAPLES, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Forces Vietnam Veteran tells the true history of how a handful of soldiers became millionaires from a secret mission in the Golden Triangle. Seven Soldier author, Philip B. Strong reveals the true story of a dangerous mission that funded the Vietnam War. Based on eyewitness accounts, Seven Soldiers details a journey of adventure, riches and danger that no one has dared to tell before. "We have a chance to both serve our country and get very...

2010-10-14 16:19:00

In the news release, Blumenthal and Pinocchio: Video Mocks Vietnam Service, According to Anthony LoFrisco, issued 14-Oct-2010 by Anthony LoFrisco over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the ninth paragraph, first sentence, should read "approximately 50,000 e-mail recipients" rather than "over 200,000 e-mail recipients" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Blumenthal and Pinocchio: Video Mocks Vietnam Service, According to Anthony LoFrisco...

2010-10-14 13:42:00

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Anthony LoFrisco. Reacting to repeated instances of Connecticut Attorney General and Senatorial candidate Richard Blumenthal referring to his service as a Marine in Vietnam, a resident of Wilton, Conn., has built a website www.senatetruth.com exposing Richard Blumenthal, mocking his claims and has issued a statement calling them lies and asking if that, "is the limit to his character flaws." A video on...

2010-06-23 14:05:00

In the news release, VA, Congress Need to Grant New Agent Orange Claims Without Delay, issued 23-Jun-2010 by The American Legion over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that information in the 4th and 5th paragraphs was incorrect. The complete, corrected release follows: VA, Congress Need to Grant New Agent Orange Claims Without Delay WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is calling upon Congress and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to move...

2010-06-23 07:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is calling upon Congress and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to move quickly in granting benefit claims for three diseases recently declared to have presumptive connections with exposure to Agent Orange defoliant. For several months, The American Legion has been pressing VA to publish its final regulations for the three new presumptive diseases: ischemic heart disease, Parkinson's disease, and B-cell leukemia. "Veterans...

2010-06-14 18:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There have been reports in the media recently in which some, including Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), seem to question the legitimacy of service-connected disability compensation for illnesses related to exposure to Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam and other locations, such as Type II diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease. Further, it appears that there is confusion on the part of some about how the process established by the Agent Orange Act of...

2010-06-04 12:16:00

WASHINGTON, June 4, /PRNewswire/ -- The People's Committee of Hanoi has required monitoring software to be installed on computers at all internet cafes, hotels and other establishments in the capital city. According to Decision No. 15/2010/QD-UBND, businesses have ten days to adopt the new internet restrictions which were announced on April 26, 2010. An English translation of this order is available at www.viettan.org/decision15. Decision 15 applies to internet cafes and "all...

2010-05-25 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --More than 500,000 Texans served in the Vietnam War and 3,416 sacrificed their lives there. While the war is history for some, the healing continues for others. The Texas Capitol Vietnam War Monument is about the Honor these veterans deserve, and about the Welcome Home, they never received. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100526/DC10859) In 2005, the Texas Legislature approved the placement of a monument honoring Texas Vietnam...

2010-05-06 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his testimony before Congress on May 5, American Legion staffer Joe Wilson reminded congress that one of the Legion's top priorities is "to assure that long overdue, major epidemiological studies of Vietnam veterans, who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange, are carried out." Wilson, deputy director of The American Legion's Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division, reminded the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs that The...


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