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The Vietnam War may have ended decades ago, but the battle for dignity, and VA benefits continues for many Vietnam veterans.  Close to 3 million service members served in Vietnam and most returned home alive, but physically and emotionally injured. Since coming home, hundreds of thousands of Vietnam veterans have fought illnesses related to the dangers of Agent Orange exposure.  The deadly Agent Orange toxin has impacted the lives of thousands of veterans and their families but is largely unknown to most Americans.


Here is your opportunity to show support for those who experienced the dangers of war in Vietnam and being exposed to the harmful effects of Agent Orange. 


Note:  All statements and opinions below made by the message submitter are their own and do not constitute any endorsement U.S. Veteran Compensation Programs (USVCP).

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Dennis Link, 8/15/20

My younger brother Craig A. Link, Wapakoneta, OH served in the Army and was called to Viet Nam. At that time period he was exposed to Agent Orange and has been dealing with numerous health issues later in his life. He is two years younger but has been plagued with aliments that I don't have to deal with even though I am older. I was hoping that some type of financial settlement would come and help him. Those that gave part of their time on this planet to help America shouldn't have to deal with post war suffering.


Stan Corella, 8/11/20

So much has been said and so much has been down-played and
ignored. I remember as a Vietnam Veteran who served with dedication 1967-68 we had no respect and after 1969 even less.  I dealt with what I needed to and I tried understanding how like so many times systems just deny and hope we would fade away.  August 2018 having my heart attack proven by Defoliants and who knows what else as I was a Chemical Specialist trained to spray on tankers or in the air. 1979 first claim, a few more claims, denials on what were indicators of related conditions. I am not dead yet and want young vets to read what we have to say. I say to you all Never Forget!!


Michael Deleo, 8/11/20

Holes in leg on shin..10 yrs.  We have suffered enough.


Celeste Rodriguez, 8/10/20
Salvador A. Montoya:  May he Rest in Peace. Born October 8, 1946 Died November 9, 2018 due to cancer from his exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam War. And to the children born with birth defects after their father's service in the Vietnam War. May our country someday decide to help those children. Thank you.


Steve McCraven, 8/10/20

It is a total shame that the government doesn't take better care of us Veterans. When I joined in 1967 I was advised when I got out of the service, the government WOULD take care of us. The did not and have not thus far. They put a smoke screen to make it look like they are but us Veterans know better. The WWII Veterans are almost gone and now it's up to the Vietnam Veterans to carry the torch till we're gone. With this Agent Orange stuff and who knows what else they dumped on us, the government should give us some sort of increase. So many of us are suffering from the effects of AO and know the government wants us to just "go away." Don't give up brothers & sisters, keep fighting for our rights!


Angel M. Pineiro-Lopez, 8/10/20

I served in Vietnam from April 1968 to April 1969 at the 84th Engineering, B Company. I have always been proud of the service we gave in that nation. I feel sad for those who did not return and those of us who have continued to suffer the consequences of Agent Orange. Thanks to our Great Nation for allowing us to serve and for the care they have of us now.











Karen Bowen, 8/10/20

First Thank You for Your Service. I have a good friend that has been left with the effects of Agent Orange. I had a pen pal that did not make it back. To you all who suffer from Agent Orange you have and will always be in my prayer. Navy Brat.


Michael Theis, 8/10/20

I pray for my fellow nam vets, why does it take so long for our country to help us, we fought for you.


Bradford Duarte, 8/10/20

In memory of my cousin, Leonard F. Beaudry:  In memory of my cousin, Leonard F. Beaudry, who did 2 tours in Vietnam in Engineers and died from Agent Orange exposure in 1990. He had to handle and stack barrels of that stuff on base in Nam.


John Edelmann, 8/10/20

Jim,  May you rest in peace. I am still defending the country from both domestic and foreign enemies. The big problem has been the slide in our democracy. You would be heartbroken. I will always remember you and how are worst problems were the weather and the heavy Sunday newspapers.


James Hoffman, 8/10/20

I am trying to find out if there is a correlation between agent orange and myasthenia gravis an (auto immune disease).











Hank Brightwell, 8/10/20

Been there, done that.  All effected Veterans should apply to VA, you deserve it.


Harry L. Koenig, 8/10/20

God Bless you for your service to our country.


Edward Soo-Hoo, 8/10/20

A buddy of mine died from prostate cancer. We both served with the 101st Airborne Bravo company 2/327. I was fortunate not to have Been affected by agent orange.


Calvin Featherly, 8/10/20

I'm one of the many thousands who came out of the war alive only to find out I am going to die from disease. I didn't die on the battlefield but the war killed me anyway.











David Allen, 8/10/20

Proudly served with 73rd engr company Qui Nhon 1st infantry division Phu Loi Nov 68 where I hit a land mine while clearing jungle on a D7 Cat. Carry on Troops I've lost friends due to OA.


Joel Brown, 8/10/20

As a two time AO cancer survivor I urge all my fellow Veterans and their families to stay strong and fight the good fight. God bless.


Dennis Smith, 8/10/20

Wish I could be there, Semper Fi, Smith D.E. fox 2/1 69-70.