Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Agent Orange/Dioxin Kills Children








for your own Agent Orange/Dioxin Kills Children bumper sticker send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to:

Agent Orange Zone

4966 N. Sunset Ave., Fresno, CA 93704

Thanks to VVA Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee Chairman Emeritus George Claxton

11 comments:

  1. Those New Plymouth dioxin scaremongers are at it again despite countless surveys online displaying the products causes little damage.

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  2. I am what is known as a Vietnam Era Veteran. In other words I served during Vietnam War but was not sent there during my tour of duty. I served in the United States Marine Corps from June 1968 - April 1975. My duty stations included boot camp at MCRD San Diego, CA. MCDEC Quantico, VA, MCB 29 Palms, CA, Marine Barracks Panama Canal Zone and MCAS El Toro, CA.
    Since I had not served in Vietnam I thought I had escaped Agent Orange exposure. However, on July 3, 2011 I was informed by a fellow Marine, who had served during the Korean War that, while he and I had been in Panama in 1970, Agent Orange had been sprayed there. He was a civilian employee down there then and I was stationed at Marine Barracks Rodman CZ. I was needless to say very shocked by this revelation. Why on earth was that chemical sprayed on the jungles of Panama? After all the nearest Viet Cong was clear around the world in Vietnam and nowhere near Panama at all. I've applied for benefits with the VA but as you know they drag their feet on anyone that they deem to have not put foot on ground in Vietnam. I can't even get them to send me for a physical and get an identification card. I was also told that "I make too much money" to be able to use the VA medical benefits.
    I have High blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, Cataracts, Asthma, COPD, Recurrent Bronchitis. And now on December 7, 2011 I was told I've got Prostate Cancer for which I will undergo treatment on January 31,2012
    Agent Orange does kill. It not only kills children, it kills adults as well. Look at the evidence people. It is a hideous chemical that was made just a four hour drive from where I live. My wife grew up in the town of Freeport, TX. The home of Dow Chemical.
    Why do people keep trying to say that Agent Orange causes little damages, like the person, Vaporizer said in his post on December 29,2011?
    My email address is wyotexan2000@yahoo.com if you would like to contact me. I would especially like to hear from anyone that served in Panama in 1970 no matter what branch of service you were in.
    Thank You,
    Carl

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    1. Carl, my husband served in the US Army 4th Battalion Infantry during 1962-1964. He came down with diabetes and Lymphoma in 2001. He filed a claim with the VA related to AO and was denied. On 1/9/11 he passed away. I am trying to find evidence of his exposure in the Canal Zone. He told me that he was just one of the many soldiers that were asked to assist with "a special project" mixing "something" in barrels. He described the different colors on the barrels. After mixing the stuff, small crop planes would discharge the fluid on trees and plants, "also on them" to see the outcome, before sending the barrels to VietNam. I am very sad that I have lost my husband, and I would like to find justice to complete his claim. I would like to help you. God Bless!

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    2. Hi Carlm
      I was stationed in Canal Zone Panama in 1974 and 1975 at Ft Gulick as infantry than at Ft. Kobe for artillery gunner with the 193rd Infantry Brigade.

      I am suffering from Kidney Failure, Neuropathy, diabetes and other secondary diseases.
      I have applied for and was denied and my case is no at thew appeals board.
      I know I was ordered to fill hand pump mosquito pumps and go out to the parameter and spray what I thought was agent orange.
      I was in the JOTC and compass course areas during the monsoon seasons.
      I do have a bunch of articles and documents on agent orange in Panama as well as a new evidence of testing of Mosquito sprays by the US Army during the 60's and 70's.
      If you like we can communicate and share information to support our cases.
      We need to find as many Panama Vets as possible.
      You can contact me at disfijiwala@gmail.com

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    3. Hello

      My name is Jim Kvek. I have Parkinson's. In Feb of 1970 while serving aboard the USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 as a quartermaster, I attended the week long Jungle Warfare Training in Fort Sherman, Panama. I am very interested in reviewing the info you have. I have filled 2 claims, both denied. I just began my search in the past few months, so my info is very limited. I will shear what I have, who I'm contacting, and anything else I come across. (One man's garbage is another's treasure.) I have contracted with a VA Specialist Lawyer, so I will be sharing any findings with him. Per my lawyer, I must obtain irrefutable evidence (documents, pictures, forms, certified personal accounts) of dioxins usage in Panama prior to Feb 1970. Thus my keen interest in what you have.


      D. BattanJanuary 10, 2014 at 12:44 AM
      Hi Carlm
      I was stationed in Canal Zone Panama in 1974 and 1975 at Ft Gulick as infantry than at Ft. Kobe for artillery gunner with the 193rd Infantry Brigade.

      I am suffering from Kidney Failure, Neuropathy, diabetes and other secondary diseases.
      I have applied for and was denied and my case is no at thew appeals board.
      I know I was ordered to fill hand pump mosquito pumps and go out to the parameter and spray what I thought was agent orange.
      I was in the JOTC and compass course areas during the monsoon seasons.
      I do have a bunch of articles and documents on agent orange in Panama as well as a new evidence of testing of Mosquito sprays by the US Army during the 60's and 70's.
      If you like we can communicate and share information to support our cases.
      We need to find as many Panama Vets as possible.
      You can contact me at disfijiwala@gmail.com



      I've highlighted in blue the info I'm talking about. Please let me know what I can do to facilitate my getting this data.



      Thanks so much for our time. Also, please include your name. Thanks again.



      Jim Kvek jkvek@comcast.net

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    4. Hello disfijiwala@gmail.com

      My name is Jim Kvek. I have Parkinson's. In Feb of 1970 while serving aboard the USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 as a quartermaster, I attended the week long Jungle Warfare Training in Fort Sherman, Panama. I am very interested in reviewing the info you have. I have filled 2 claims, both denied. I just began my search in the past few months, so my info is very limited. I will shear what I have, who I'm contacting, and anything else I come across. (One man's garbage is another's treasure.) I have contracted with a VA Specialist Lawyer, so I will be sharing any findings with him. Per my lawyer, I must obtain irrefutable evidence (documents, pictures, forms, certified personal accounts) of dioxins usage in Panama prior to Feb 1970. Thus my keen interest in what you have.


      D. BattanJanuary 10, 2014 at 12:44 AM
      Hi Carlm
      I was stationed in Canal Zone Panama in 1974 and 1975 at Ft Gulick as infantry than at Ft. Kobe for artillery gunner with the 193rd Infantry Brigade.

      I am suffering from Kidney Failure, Neuropathy, diabetes and other secondary diseases.
      I have applied for and was denied and my case is no at thew appeals board.
      I know I was ordered to fill hand pump mosquito pumps and go out to the parameter and spray what I thought was agent orange.
      I was in the JOTC and compass course areas during the monsoon seasons.
      I do have a bunch of articles and documents on agent orange in Panama as well as a new evidence of testing of Mosquito sprays by the US Army during the 60's and 70's.
      If you like we can communicate and share information to support our cases.
      We need to find as many Panama Vets as possible.
      You can contact me at disfijiwala@gmail.com



      Please let me know what I can do to facilitate my getting this data.



      Thanks so much for our time. Also, please include your name. Thanks again.



      Jim Kvek

      jkvek@comcast.net

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  3. This is really interesting... I lived in the Canal Zone in Panama from 1966 - 1968 and I heard that they were spraying these things from the insecticide trucks. Now it makes me think that some of the medical issues that my family has suffered from, might have been prevented. My mother has Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and there are other things that fit in with the side effects. They also sprayed dioxin along with other herbicides. Ugh...

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  4. Hello, My husband was stationed in Panama, Fort Davis Co A 4Bn 10 Inf, Davis CZ, was a field wireman, In the jungle training others
    Army and Marines before they went to Vietnam, He told me how the jungle would be over grown and how it was to climb the trees with the spikey bark and how they had to cut down the foliage, then on another assignment to the jungle how bare it was. Much of it was cleared as if it burned, he remembered low flying airplanes, they were never told why this happened, there is evidence that there was agent orange used in the Canal Zone, He died at the age of 64,4 years ago, He had heart disease, diabetes, PVD, and neuropathy, The veterans office contacted me after his death in 2011 the government added Ischemic Heart Disease to the list of diseases from AO, no one recognizes Panama, I would like to find other veterans from Panama,is anyone receiving compensation.

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    1. Station n panama 1973-1975 with all of Agent Orange effects.

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    2. Station at fort gulick and Sherman

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    3. Michael Hardin, stationed 4th bn 10 inf 1976-1978. What was your husband's name? I remember them telling us that they had sprayed agent orange but don't have the foggiest as how to prove it. Working on a claim but again, so hard to prove.

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