Monday, August 12, 2013

Our View: Agent Orange's legacy lingers in Maine

The VA's decision could also be good news for Maine Army National Guard troops who have filed disability claims for illnesses that they believe are linked to their service at Gagetown, a Canadian military base where Agent Orange and the like were sprayed from the mid-1950s to the mid-1980s.

The VA should consider the Bailey ruling a wake-up call and make it a priority to review other rejected contamination claims. No veteran should be denied the care they've earned, and, like Bailey, many of the people exposed to Agent Orange at Gagetown don't have much time left.

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