Protecting our veterans' children
Legacy of Our Veterans' Military Exposures
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Protecting our veterans' children

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Vietnam Veterans of America Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee is asking the children of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange; adult children (we recommend you register your children also) who are ill and/or have birth defects, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues; to register with Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc. National Birth Defect Registry.

Participation in the registry includes:

  • The questionnaire will ask about you (the child) or your disabilities; health and family history of both parents; exposures during pregnancy and occupational exposures.
  • A special section will ask about the veteran’s service in Vietnam. This section was designed in collaboration with the New Jersey State Agent Orange Commission.
  • Collected data will be used for a study of the pattern of birth defects and disabilities that have been most frequently reported in the children of Vietnam veterans.
  • All data are confidential. Your permission would be requested before any researcher would get in touch with you.

For more information contact Betty Mekdeci, 407-895-0802 or send email to

Legacy of Our Veterans' Military Exposures
  1. Theresa Bacon Worsham Reply

    My children’s Dad and I are both Viet Nam Era Veterans . Neither of us served in the country of Viet Nam but in the hospitals that cared for the injured , should we register and participate ?

  2. Stella Ivey Reply

    I need the info for my son, His father is a deceased Vietnam vet. He death was service related due to his exposure to agent orange.

  3. Stella Ivey Reply

    I need the info for my son. His father was a Vietnam vet. He is deceased from exposure to agent orange.
    Thank you,

  4. Stella Ivey Reply

    I would like the info for my son. He father is a Vietnam vet and is deceased from agent orange exposure..thank you.

  5. James H. Schoolcraft Reply

    Our son has had a learning disability since kindergarten. We had him in Catholic Schools so he could get extra help.He graduated high school, but still has trouble passing exams for jobs.He is 37 ,I served in Vietnam retiring from the Air Force after 24 years of service.My wife had trouble conceiving,as she was healthy.We were only able to have the one son.
    I have been diagnosed with Parkinson,having to add this to other medical problems.In reading your site I would like to let you know what my wife and son have gone thru.Any advice is appreciated.

  6. Shelly Gerfen Kallon Reply

    My father is a victim of agent orange. He has had a quadruple by pass and bypasses on both of his legs. He also suffers from cardiovascular problems and diabetes. I just had my thyroid removed but probably is not associated.

  7. van Reply

    Have 3 grown daughters in which they have severe problems.I am rated 100% in which some parts are tied into agent orange.

  8. James Carter Reply

    Vietnam Veteran, Army with boots on the ground for 14 months… Have Parkinsons and all its many symptoms, and children have Parkinsons symptoms in their 30’s, and youngest son has ADHD. Its difficult to get over all the damage which was done from the poison Agent Orange which we bathed in, drank, and were sprayed over with.

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