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Operation Orange Heart: Scrap metal recycling program to raise funds for Agent Orange study

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Dick Phenneger never imagined that scrap metal would rise to the top of the options pile to help fund a study of veterans and their families affected by the Agent Orange herbicide.

Phenneger’s local nonprofit, Veteran Services Transparency (VST), has launched the Orange Heart Fund campaign, in which a scrap metal recycling program will be used as a fundraiser to help fund an epidemiological study of Vietnam veterans and their family members who have suffered from deformities caused by AO.

“Scientists insist that, for the greatest effectiveness, the study must be conducted by independent scientists with independent funds,” said Phenneger, a Post Falls resident and a Vietnam veteran who was not exposed to AO.


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

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