willametteLive.com || SPFS film catalogs war's lasting effects
Dan Shea tried to put the war in Vietnam behind him when he returned home. Then his son, Casey, was born. Then his son died.
"Casey was born with congenital heart disease, cleft palate and other abnormalities. At 3 years old he underwent surgery to repair his heart and fell into a coma. He died in my arms seven weeks later," Shea said.
Casey's birth defects were attributed to Shea's exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam.
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