Tuesday, August 5, 2014

More Ala. support for bill to expand Agent Orange coverage

Agent Orange is a herbicide the U.S. military used to kill vegetation in Vietnam. It is also linked to a list of health problems.
But Jack Swann is not eligible for Agent Orange-related benefits through the VA.
According to VA policy, veterans who served off the coast of Vietnam must have actually stepped foot on Vietnam soil or served on its inland waterways between January 1962 and May 1975, to be presumed that their illnesses are related to Agent Orange exposure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please remember that AO was also sprayed in Korea during the Viet Nam Era. I keep saying that those veterans are being left out. This needs to be changed!