John R. Morgan, Sr., 10/27/18
None of us had a clue that our government would expose us to things that would be harmful to us. Plus the VA is only in existence to make it appear they care while they deny any exposure even if went up river on firing missions, winds carrying the herbicides out to the ships. That the ships themselves filtered the water we drank, showered in, food prepared and ate and cleaning, etc. They refuse to acknowledge it even when you show proof where the ship was and when they do not put it on the list. Anchoring in a harbor that is surrounded by land on all sides with a narrow channel to enter and exit does not count to them. Degenerative bone and joint disease from service connected diabetes you can have it in your knees but not your neck, whole spine other joints does not count unless they say so. The burden of proof is always yours and the VA helping with your claim is a farse to only cover up what the VA pulls on us veterans. Good Luck with it all you'll need it.
Jack DeWalt, 6/21/18
Even if you WERE in service in a sprayed area, the VA has yet to use that "presumptive" aspect for unexplained illnesses - you can only be eligible for benefits if your illness is on THEIR list !! I was denied because mine wasn't !?!?!?!?
Angel Pineiro-Lopez, 6/20/18
Timothy, to be connected, neuropathy has to be a consequence of your diabetes. If you are diabetic, apply for a compensation on your diabetes and latter connect the neuropathy as a consequence of the diabetes.
Gary Stahlman, 6/20/18
Sprayed and betrayed!!!!
Hugh D. Hatmaker, 6/20/18
I was stationed in Viet Nam from May 63 till May 64, Spent a 90 day TDY there in Jan, Feb and Mar 68 (during thr TET Offense. I have never registered for Agent Orange. I retired from the Air Force as a MSgt in Apr 76. Thanks, Hugh.
Walter Quigley, 6/20/18
I'm 71 and can't imagine how or why I have not shown symptoms of Agent Orange related diseases as, in 1968, I spent time at Bin Hoa/Long Bin, Viet Nam and Saigon. My permanent duty station was Vung Vung Tau, Viet Nam at the 36th Evacuation Hospital. My work station was located 100 yards from the dust-off helicopter pad where the Agent Orange was stored and I spent many, many days , perhaps 50 or so, bathing in the ocean waters off of the Vung Tau, Viet Nam coast where many rivers and tributaries emptied into those waters. I guess I've been blessed thus far. Can anyone, otherwise, explain how I've done as well as I have concerning my health?
Timothy Cole, 6/20/18
I am a Vietnam veteran (1967-1968) and everyone knows the US used Agent Orange in Vietnam for numerus years. I have been trying to get benefits now for over 11 years, for neuropathy (a nerve disorder) in my both legs. I have appealed numerous times and my case has been Re-maned back to the VA, three times, the last time from the Board of Veterans? Appeals? Washington, DC., November 2017. So, don't think they're going to just hand benefits over to you, you have to fight with them to get benefits.
Dave Kilgus, 6/20/18
Not everyone exposed to Agent Orange was in Viet Nam! It was used at shore based facilities, mostly overseas; and carried on all types of Navy ships.
William Willoughby, 6/20/18
Agent Orange is slowly killing me, my lungs , heart, legs, etc.