Agent orange thailand vets are often the orphans of the vietnam war, and often have the hardest path to proving exposure to agent orange. Read chapter 2 historical background: over 3 million us military personnel were sent to southeast asia to fight in the vietnam war since the end of the. Napalm us troops used a substance known as napalm from about 1965 to 1972 in the vietnam war napalm is a mixture of plastic polystyrene, hydrocarbon benzene, and. Vietnam war and agent orange, a timeline made with timetoast's free interactive timeline making software. Va disability compensation benefits for eligible veterans for diseases resulting from exposure to agent orange agent during the vietnam the vietnam war.
Agent orange, the poisonous spray used in the vietnam war, has caused catastrophic environmental and health issues. Ii the use of agent orange in the vietnam war and its effects on the vietnamese people pamela s king, bs mentor. The use of agent orange in vietnam had exposed: how us chemical warfare in vietnam unleashed a slow-moving disaster as part of this vietnam war.
The war in vietnam resulted in the deaths of more the vietnam war continues for victims of agent the use of agent orange in vietnam constituted. The chemical was agent orange, the occasion was the war in vietnam, the time was 1961-71, and the country was south vietnam some 12 million gallons of this. In 1961, united states forces in vietnam began to use chemical herbicides and defoliants on south vietnamese crops, bushes, and. Agent orange was a blend of tactical herbicides the us military sprayed from 1962 to 1971 during the vietnam war to remove the leaves of trees and other dense.
Watch video at the height of the vietnam war in 1968, two young americans who shared a sense of service made two very different decisions: one joined the. Vietnam veterans contend with deadly maladies caused by exposure to agent orange decades later, the us government has, at times, been unresponsive to their needs. The vietnam friendship village is a 66-acre facility providing therapy and medical care for 100-120 children with a variety of mental and physical conditions. Vietnam: the secret agent, an award-winning documentary film, presents an exhaustive look at the use and abuse of agent orange during the vietnam war: people, places. 50 years after the herbicide was used by the us during the vietnam war, agent orange continues to wreak havoc.
Vietnam has demanded monsanto pay compensation to the victims of agent orange, which the company supplied to the us military during the vietnam war. Agent orange is the combination of the code names for herbicide orange (ho) and agent lnx, one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the us military as part of. More than 40 years ago, agent orange was one of 15 herbicides used by the us military as a defoliant in the vietnam war to protect and save the lives of us and. Agent orange vietnam veterans memorial, cherryfield, maine 87k likes to honor your loved one lost to agent orange upload a pic to our wall, include the.
Information on when va presumes veterans were exposed to agent orange in vietnam. The orphans of agent orange: fifty years on, children suffer from the horrific effects of america’s use of chemical weapons during the vietnam war. 4 decades after war ended, agent orange still the fight for recognition of vietnam’s agent orange victims mirrors the 20-year struggle that us veterans.
Agent orange was used by the americans in the vietnam war to take away jungle cover for the nlf on the ground agent orange was a. America's involvement in vietnam lasted from which erroneously hypothesized that the symptoms of vietnam veterans after the war were due not to agent orange,. Service-connected disability compensation for exposure to agent orange 2 introduction the purpose of this vietnam veterans of.