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Veteran Fights for $250K in Benefits for Agent Orange-Caused Condition

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Frustrated and fed-up, Vietnam veteran Don Rabush calls his fight to get Veterans Affairs benefits for an ailment caused by Agent Orange one of the worth battles he’s ever faced.

The Army second lieutenant has been working to get nearly 40 years of retroactive benefits after suffering a heart attack in 1974.

Though a doctor at the time told him the attack was not war-related, the decision was reversed in 2010 when doctors discovered Rabush suffered a heart condition from contact with Agent Orange. He encountered the chemical during his five and a half years of service.

“In Vietnam, I was fighting the Viet Cong. This is a more vicious enemy. These are people who hide behind bureaucracy not to serve veterans,” Rabush told NBC 7 Tuesday.


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

    these people are impossible to deal with !! They are never fair and always seem to work against the veteran. You bring them paperwork (since 1975 and they tell you it aint good enough or they need more a year later. Produce more paperwork and they say no to request for help. Which starts a whole new burden and another year of waiting to be told “your condition aint serious enough” or covered under disability guidelines.Then the whole process takes another year to be told no again, and again and again and again, etc. THE VA IS A FARCE AND SHOULD BE ABOLISHED.

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