Friday, June 6, 2014
Vietnam vets still fighting the Agent Orange war
A veteran friend has terminal cancer that is believed to have been caused by his being exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. He has been combatting the effect from the disease since at least 1998, and he also suffers from post traumatic stress syndrome from his experience in that tragic and unnecessary war.
What does Dave want, now? He would like to not be so sick. He would like to go back to his mountaintop home to his lovely wife and family of sons and daughter, and grandchildren. He is grateful for his medical team at Dartmouth, but he is saddened that his disease came from what might be described as “friendly fire.”