Protecting our veterans' children
Legacy of Our Veterans' Military Exposures
Justice - social, environmental, human
Protecting our veterans' children™

Agent Orange Legacy Changes Name

in fight to bring families together whose children are affected by the veterans exposure to toxins during military service
November 10, 2014
Protecting our veterans' children

Official Logo for Legacy of our Veterans’ Military Exposures (LOVME)

Legacy of Our Veterans Military Exposures (LOVME) was built on the experiences of a widow of a Vietnam veteran exposed to Agent Orange and their daughter. Their daughter, Dee Reyes, has been ill all of her life due to her father’s exposure while serving in the ‘brown water’ Navy from 1966 – 1969.

Sharon L. Perry and her daughter, Dee Reyes founded Agent Orange Legacy in 2007. After years of researching Agent Orange, Sharon and her daughter, Dee, learned Agent Orange was just one of a multitude of military exposures affecting our veterans and their families.

This understanding was the foundation for expanding their existing efforts.

Today our troops are exposed to an onslaught of harmful toxins at a magnitude never before seen. We have learned from the Vietnam war that harmful toxins such as TCDD (Agent Orange) will not only affect the veteran it will also affect the veterans’ descendants for seven (7) generations.

The DOD has been irresponsible and reckless in the disposal of harmful toxins. The problem is so immense that the EPA listed 130 military installations as Superfund sites. Our veterans, left in the dark, about the chemicals many have been exposed to and their health effects. During the Cold War Era our veterans, many without their knowledge, were exposed to chemical and biological warfare materials such as nerve agents, blister agents, hallucinogens and biological agent testing.

Americans are also affected by these U.S. military installations added to the Superfund site, by the manufacture and testing of war time weapons such as Agent Orange along with other biological and chemical warfare agents. We are all affected when war time technology is transferred to the commercial sector. Nuclear power plants and Genetically Modified crops resistant to Roundup (a herbicide) are a couple of examples of war time technology being transferred commercially.

Not only are our veterans and their offspring being poisoned so are all Americans. We have an epidemic of cancers, autoimmune diseases, learning disabilities in our children such as Autism (1 in 160) and ADHD, food sensitivities and food intolerance to food additives such as gluten and soy.

As Americans we need to reassess how our way of life affects the world we live in. We can no longer afford to be wasteful and turn the other cheek. There are many changes we can make in order to insure our children’s future.

LOVME asks all Americans to begin this journey and help us to protect our veteran’s children because protecting our veterans’ children will also protect your children.

Legacy of Our Veterans' Military Exposures
Widow of a Vietnam veteran exposed to Agent Orange and founder of Agent Orange Legacy.
  1. Shaun Schipper Reply

    I am a songwriter and just wrote a new song “Agent Orange”. I wrote it will a girl or wife of a veterans in mind to sing. I also can do it from the guys perspective. Here is the opening verse both ways. Perhaps I will share the song in the future on your Facebook site? Agent Orange Shaun Schipper © April 26th, 2018 all rights reserved

    Agent Orange it sure has torn
    My heart right out of me
    To see my husband slowly die
    And in constant agony
    I’ve cried a million tears
    Seeing what he’s had to go through
    It’s so hard to see someone you love in pain
    And there’s nothing you can do

    Agent Orange Shaun Schipper © April 26th, 2018 all rights reserved

    Agent Orange it sure has torn
    My heart right out of me
    To see my buddies slowly die
    And in constant agony
    I’ve cried a lot of tears
    Seeing what they’ve had to go through
    It’s so hard to see someone you know in pain
    And there’s nothing you can do

    • LOVME Reply

      So sorry for delayed response. Thanks for sharing. Let us know when you have a recording. We would be glad to share on our site.

    • LOVME Reply

      So sorry for delayed response. Thanks for sharing your song. When you have a recording we would like very much to share on our website.

  2. MRS WILLIAM WROE Reply

    HOW CAN WE GET OUR HUSBANDS NAME ON THE WALL WHERE IT SHOULD BE!!!!!!!

    • LOVME Reply

      So sorry for delayed response. You can apply for In Memory Program. That is all they offer at this time. Here is the link>>>http://www.vvmf.org/inmemoryprogram. We offer an online memorial on facebook, http://www.facebook.com/aovvm.

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  4. Yvonne Field Reply

    Thank you, Sharon & Dee, for all of your hard work on the other site, as well as all of the speaking, meetings etc. you have done to help other vets. You have worked SO hard to get the “word” out there about AO, and all of the damage and pain it has brought to so many Vets and their families. I appreciate your dedication so much. For others who may not appreciate what you have done, I also say, “Thank you” from the bottom of my heart.

    • LOVME Reply

      Thank you Yvonne Field we appreciate it very much!!

  5. Jack (doc) Biddle Reply

    Never give up & thanks for this site. Praying for both of you. God Bless & Semper fi
    Doc Biddle
    Vietnam 1971

    • admin Reply

      Thank you Doc Biddle.

  6. Bud Wolfe Reply

    I have had lung/sinus problems diabetius, skin cancer since leaving VN 12/27/69. In Jan 69 I was sick with an unkown illness which the army has “no record” (severe chills & fever, could not eat for a week) I had it in Jan for 5 years and my family doc did not know what it was. He died and my records were destroyed. Then I found out about AO. My daughter was born in 1975 and at 18 mo old she had severe kidney infection. All through the years she has had urineary tract problems and we were did not have a clue. She has no children and has had 2 miscarriages this year. The last baby was tested and had Turner Syndrone.

    • admin Reply

      Thank you for your comment Bud. I’m so very sorry to hear about the health problems you and your daughter have been experiencing. If you haven’t already please check out these links>>>IMPORTANT LINKS FOR CHILDREN OF VETERANS EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE>>>http://www.agentorangelegacy.blogspot.com/2013/08/important-links-for-children-of-vietnam.html. You should some helpful information so please read them.

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