Riverfront 24 aids 'Homefront' group in mission to help veterans
When Andy Irvine was diagnosed with the incurable progressive nervous system disorder 12 years ago, he led a very active life. The Southampton resident worked as an auto mechanic and long-distance trucker.
Doctors believe his Parkinson's was caused by exposure to Agent Orange while on active duty in Vietnam. The U.S. military sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange, an herbicide, in Vietnam. Th veterans administration recognizes Parkinson's and a host of other diseases and health problems as "presumptive diseases" associated with Agent Orange.