Friday, July 26, 2019

Susan Hammond: Agent Orange interview, Public Radio International

Generations later, people in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos still feel the health effects of Agent Orange, the defoliant used by the US military in the Vietnam War. The World’s host Marco Werman speaks with Susan Hammond with the War Legacies Project.

1 comment:

  1. I was sprayed with the Dioxin better known as (Agent Orange)while standing guard duty in April of 1968 @ Camp Rockpile! I was denied the opportunity to change into some different utilities by S/SGT. Lee Duncan (MIC, before driving my truck in a convoy to Dong Ha to pick up our Battalion's daily supplies! After wearing the soaked A.O. clothes and inhaling the fumes for 13 1/2 hours, I was finally allowed to shower and change clothes.

    I've submitted a claim to the DOD some 51 years ago, in which they verified my details stating that all the information was confirmed with DOD records of sprayings on that morning. Since they had not received any other claims at that time about my concern, they were not able to compensate me anything at that time! I am still waiting for them to make a decision some 51 years later.

    Yours truly,
    Ralph E. Vander Loop
    925 Eagleton Drive
    Lake Geneva, WI 53147
    608-630-3672 (C)
    262-686-3241 (H)
    USMC Vietnam Veteran