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Friday, September 13, 2013
HAUNTING LEGACY OF AGENT ORANGE
"I can remember the sensation very clearly - that stuff had a sticky substance and had this sweet smell," Mr Bermingham said.
"I've seen flowers die in hours after being hit with that stuff - that's how quick it worked."
Forty-five years on, and Mr Bermingham is in a rapidly deteriorating condition - he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, septicemia, and is riddled with bone cancer - conditions he attributes to Agent Orange.
His pelvic bone has all but collapsed, and relies on leg irons to walk.
While the cancerous link to Agent Orange remains unproven, Mr Bermingham's story is just one account among thousands of American and Australian Vietnam veteran's experiencing higher incidents of cancer.
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