Saturday, February 27, 2010

Faces of Agent Orange
James May

By Jim Belshaw

Jim May sends four photographs of his infant grandson, Isaiah. The baby is blessed with large brown eyes and a face given to smiles — until the fourth photo appears, and one of those beautiful brown eyes disappears. In its place is an emptiness, a discolored pinkish tissue where the eye once was. In the other three photos, it is impossible to tell that the right eye is a prosthetic. The baby’s real eye is gone.

Significant numbers of Vietnam veterans have children and grandchildren with birth defects related to exposure to Agent Orange. To alert legislators and the media to this ongoing legacy of the war, we are seeking real stories about real people. If you wish to share your family’s health struggles that you believe are due to Agent Orange/dioxin, send an email to or call 301-585-4000, Ext. 146.

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