Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mokie Porter of Vietnam Veterans of America and US veteran families discuss the ongoing effects of agent orange on their children, and the impact on their progeny. During the Vietnam War, more than 20 million gallons of the dioxin-contaminated defoliant were dumped on Vietnam jungles, affecting its people and the soldiers who fought alongside American troops. The Vietnamese suspect the toxin is responsible for cancers, deformities and disabilities. While American soldiers have received health care for their Agent Orange related issues, the Vietnamese feel they’ve been abandoned by the US government.

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