Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Veterans to host Agent Orange awareness event

The Oregon and Washington state councils and chapters of the Vietnam Veterans of America are presenting an Agent Orange town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on May 6 at the River Center in Lebanon.

The Veterans Association recognizes 22 presumptive diseases and 18 birth defects caused by exposure to Agent Orange, an herbicide used by the U.S. military in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries between 1962 and 1971.

 The effects of exposure last through generations, said Tom Owen, VVA regional director.

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