Monday, June 9, 2014

Those who served offshore should not be denied care

Many people believe all Vietnam veterans injured in the war receive health care from Veterans Affairs hospitals. This is not true. Any veteran who served offshore Vietnam is denied health care and compensation for any disease or disability caused by Agent Orange-dioxin.
These veterans are dying of the same conditions as troops who served on land, from the cancers, diabetes and heart diseases related to dioxin poisoning. The Australian navy, which served at the same time in the same waters off Vietnam, recognizes this fact. Why doesn’t our VA?

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