Thursday, October 17, 2013

Town hall meeting set to discuss effects of Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans

Effects of exposure to Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans and their offspring will be the focus of a town hall meeting hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 215 and American Legion Post 1, at 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in W.B. Williamson American Legion Post 1, 1530 Ninth St., Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Health effects of exposure to Agent Orange include Parkinson’s disease, cancer, spina bifida and heart disease in veterans and their families, including birth defects in their grandchildren will be discussed in the forum.
“It should have never been sprayed around humans,” Chapter 215 historian Sandra Lopez said. “People all over the U.S. were exposed to it, and many of their children and grandchildren have been born with defects.”
To register or for more information, call Morgan at 337-431-7179 or 
Lopez at 337-380-0835.

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