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After 5 year struggle, Vietnam vet gets $90K in benefits for Agent Orange exposure

Agent Orange Thailand
After a five-year struggle, the Lowell Air Force veteran has received federal benefits totaling more than $90,000 for his exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. “I feel a little upset I had to keep arguing with them,” said Starkweather, 65, who suffers from...
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Maine politicians seek answers for veterans who cleaned up after nuclear testing

By the DOD the War Machine
The men deployed there — including some from Maine — were tasked with cleaning up the atoll, which had been the site of more than 40 nuclear tests, before it could be returned to the people of the Marshall Islands. Many of them are now connecting the cancers and other illnesses...
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Vietnam vet fights VA for cancer/heart treatment

In the Fight for My Life
Sam has had several medical problems since serving in Vietnam. He had a triple bypass in his thirties. He’s had a stroke, and now he’s suffering from esophageal cancer. Sam is a former smoker, but he claims his health problems were caused by Agent Orange. The Veterans...
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C-123 Vets Could Win Changes On Agent Orange Exposure Soon

Agent Orange Dioxin Kills
Ohio Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown says he talked to VA Secretary McDonald about the issue personally. “How do we make this up to them in the quickest, best possible way?” he said in an interview with WYSO. In a Veterans Affairs committee meeting Thursday morning, McDonald for...
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Veterans Health Administration Update: MILITARY EXPOSURES

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination
We’ve corrected the date the law was signed to Dec. 16, 2014. Veterans and their families who lived at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between Aug. 1, 1953 and Dec. 31, 1987 may be eligible for VA health benefits. A Dec. 16, 2014 law changed the eligibility date from Jan....
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Veterans Benefits: “Back at Base”

NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America’s troops where they live. We’re calling the project “Back at Base.” This is the first of a three-part series about veteran benefits (Part 2 / Part 3). If...
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A vet’s long and winding road

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Sajta’s slender 125-pound frame allowed him to fit into tight spaces where most others couldn’t. While assigned to Clark Air Base in the Philippines in April 1967, it was Sajta’s duty to crawl into Air Force bombers to repair fuel bladders that carried Agent...
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VA director email: ‘Where is my Christmas present?’

The former Calhoun County Veteran’s Affairs director who resigned on Monday had sent emails to military veterans that asked for “pain meds,” Christmas presents and other gifts, as well as a cut of their benefits, in return for his help, according to documents obtained today by 24...
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