Wednesday, March 30, was "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day." Unfortunately, I did not receive word of it from the State Department of Veterans Affairs until March 31.
It was not advertised by the State nor by the Veterans Administration, that I am aware of.
The Fort McClellan Health Registry Act (H.R. 6238) was introduced in the second half of the 111th Congress, but it died there and has not been reintroduced.
Veterans that were stationed at Ft. McClellan, Ala., or lived in Anniston while stationed there during and after the Vietnam War, especially WAC basic trainees, may eventually be eligible for Agent Orange/PCB exposure as the stuff was being stored at the Fort, and the Monsanto plant making Agent Orange was dumping tons of PCBs in the adjacent town of Anniston as well as in the smoke from the factory, according to the Retiree Assistance Office Bulletin.