FACES OF AGENT ORANGE TOWN HALL MEETING SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Vietnam Vets Still Feel Agent Orange Toxic Aftereffects
heart-wrenching stories of the devastating toxic substances that continue to wreak havoc on veterans 40 years since the chemical was first used during the Vietnam War.
John LeGates, first vice president of the council, opened by stating a veteran’s observation, “We got out of Vietnam but Vietnam never got out of us.”
veterans related how, not only their children, but also their grandchildren have suffered unusual diseases, and physical, learning and hormonal disorders. They also spoke about their wives experiencing miscarriages and other childbirth abnormalities believed to be associated directly with veterans’ exposure to those toxic substances.
latest available figures there are more than 17,000 veterans and their families touched by the effects of defoliants used during the Vietnam War.