Thursday, October 17, 2013

Town hall meeting set to discuss effects of Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans

Effects of exposure to Agent Orange on Vietnam veterans and their offspring will be the focus of a town hall meeting hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 215 and American Legion Post 1.

The meeting will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in W.B. Williamson American Legion Post 1, 1530 Ninth St.

A panel of veterans and veterans service representatives will be on hand to help Vietnam veterans and their families get answers to their questions about Agent Orange and other chemicals used in Vietnam and subsequent wars, according to Vietnam Veterans of America State Council President Terry Courville of Kinder. Retired Army Col. Don Lander will serve as moderator.

“Anybody who had boots down on the ground in Vietnam should attend the meeting because Agent Orange was used there, and its effects have been passed down through the generations,” Courville said. “We want to get the information to all of the veterans and their families about the problems of Agent Orange and what to do about it.”

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