Between 1962 and 1975, the U.S. deployed millions of tons of Agent Orange in Vietnam.
The powerful herbicide was used to defoliate forests, a hiding place for the Viet Cong, as well as a food source.
In the aftermath of the war, millions of veterans faced profound and
debilitating medical complications as a result of exposure with the
toxic substance. And even though in 1991 the government established
broad and full compensation for veterans who had "boots on the ground,"
millions of others have continued to struggle to secure compensation for
their medical needs as a result of Agent Orange.
PennLive is looking for veterans who may have been exposed to Agent
Orange, whether or not they deal with health complications as a result.
We are also looking for relatives of men and women who may were exposed
to the defoliant.
If your father or grandfather - or even uncle or cousin or
good friend - was a veteran who was exposed to the toxin, we would love
to hear your story.
Share your story by filling out the form, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or writing in the comments section below.
We will keep your story confidential unless you tell us you want to share it with others.
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