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Friday, October 17, 2014

First Agent Orange conference to be held in Virginia


What: Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting
When: 9 a.m.-noon, Oct. 18
Where: American Legion Post 16, 1301 Greenview Drive
Information: Contact David Stokes, (434) 993-2916
“I believe some people are still unaware of what Agent Orange has done to them and the benefits they could be receiving,” Caler, who said he served three stints in Vietnam with the Air Force. Caler flew 300 missions in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and then worked in jungles assisting Americans with secret missions on the border of Cambodia and Vietnam.
The first signs he had been affected by Agent Orange appeared before he’d even left the country but it wasn’t until 2002 that he was diagnosed and began receiving treatment.
He suspects Agent Orange played a role in his daughter’s illness as well and on Saturday he hopes to advocate for two pieces of legislation that call for continued investigation into the affects of Agent Orange.

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