Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Consider Agent Orange benefits for C-123 crews, 20 members of House ask Shinseki

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., joined with 19 other members of the House of Representatives to implore Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to reverse the agency's stance against awarding presumptive benefits for Agent Orange exposure to crews who flew aboard C-123 aircraft after the Vietnam war.

In a letter dated this week, the congresspersons cited the agency's recent decision to award such benefits to Lt. Col. Paul Bailey, who suffered from cancer that he believes stemmed from his service aboard a C-123 after the War.

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