Legacy of Our Veterans' Military Exposures
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Vets Can Finally Sue Contractors for Cancer Caused by War

Protecting our veterans' children

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The suits say KBR’s actions resulted in illnesses and death. That seems like an obvious assumption: In the United States, we are not allowed to burn trash in large open pits because it’s a health hazard.

Troops can tell you. It settled like smog over their housing areas, leaving a layer of black soot on their furniture and turning wet towels placed over air conditioners black by morning.

Just as with Agent Orange and Gulf War illness, the government needs civilian help and oversight to figure this one out.

But here’s another thought: Dioxin is one of the toxins released when burning trash—the same chemical that caused issues in Agent Orange.

If we had addressed, researched, created treatments and believed the troops back in the 1970s when they became sick, it’s possible we would know exactly what to do for this generation’s veterans.


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

    Served in Vietnam 69-70, was told four years ago that I have Ischemic Heart disease, and Diabetes, all a direct result of exposure to Agent Orange. 100% disabled, 3 heart attacks so far.

  2. Kathy Wolfe Reply

    Aug. 6, 2008 my husband Sgt. Chester M. Wolfe took his last breath at 6:37 p.m. At the age of 43 he had a heart attack which in later years he had to have a pace maker and defibulator put in. He had Thyroid cancer, lung cancer stomach cancer bone cancer and was starting into his brain. All from Agent Orange. Semper Fi My Love.

    • LOVME Reply

      So very sorry for your loss Kathy. We offer an online memorial for veterans and their children lost to Agent Orange. You can post an image of your husband along with his name, date of death, any info you have about his service and personal statement you would like us to post. http://www.facebook.com/aovvm

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