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Vietnam veteran 68, of Swansea, died May 3, 2011, after complications from exposure to Agent Orange

May 05, 2011

Gerard A. Guillet

Gerard A. Guillet, 68, of Swansea, died May 3, 2011, at St. Anne's Hospital after complications from exposure to Agent Orange. He was the husband of Linda A. (Eleuterio) Guillet.

He was a graduate of St. Anthony's High School in New Bedford. He served as a radio operator in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the Vietnam Service Medal. He was a member of the American Legion.

 

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  1. Rosemary Taylor Reply

    My husband, SPC4 Timothy G Taylor served in Vietnam in 1967-1968 participating in the Tet Offense. He died from heart disease caused by Agent Orange on August 23, 2004 at the age of 55. He was my soulmate. We met at the age of 3 years old. He was my life. After 12 years I miss him as if it happened yesterday.

    • LOVME Reply

      So sorry for delayed response and very sorry for your loss Rosemary.

  2. Peter Scanio Reply

    My brother MSG Russell Scanio (Retired New York Army National Guard Recruiter),and USAF Viet Nam Veteran (1966-1967) died of agent orange bone cancer on February 14, 2012.  Russ was 100% disabled from the VA and fought 8 long years trying to stay alive.  Russ died just short of his 65th birthday and birth of 3rd granddsson.  I miss him terribly.  Brother Peter Scanio NYARNG Vet.

    • admin Reply

      Dear Peter,

      Thank you for your comment. I am very sorry for the loss of your brother. We have a FB page which serves as a memorial to our veterans lost to Agent Orange. I hope you decided to upload a pic of your brother: https://www.facebook.com/aovvm.

  3. KD Reply

    My husband was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in October 2011. He is 64 years old. He is at its final stage. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in Vietnam between 1967-68. And yes, he was exposed to Agent Orange. His Oncologist believes that Agent Orange is the cause of his cancer.

    • admin Reply

      Dear KD,

      I’m very sorry for the loss of your husband. If you would like to honor your veteran visit our facebook page that serves as a memorial to our veterans lost to Agent Orange: http://www.facebook.com/aovvm. Sincerely, Sharon L. Perry, Founder

  4. Jo Ann Stalter Reply

    My husband Ralph died April 16, 2011 from Agent Orange / Brain Cancer and Melanoma Cancer too, he was 63. was 100% disable from the VA. I am suppose to live off of their standard 1,154.00 a month not 55%, not what I was told before.

    • admin Reply

      Hi Jo Ann, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your husband. My husband died in 2005. I understand about the DIC. I wasn’t able to work for 6 years caring for my husband. I had to leave my career at a very inopportune time making it difficult to get back into the workforce at this point in my life. I couldn’t work after he died I was devastated from all the illness and suffering and 27 years of PTSD. Now they have a new caregiver program for post 9/11 veterans and their families. Yet there is nothing for Vietnam veterans and their families after all these years of suffering. Maybe you should check out our support community to meet others also going through this http://www.agentorangelegacy.ning.com Sharon Perry, Founder

    • Sheri Green Reply

      My husband Joseph Green, 60 died on 2/14/2012 ( Valentines Day) from Brain Cancer caused by Agent Orange. Josesph was a Vietnam Veteran and was in the most highly saturated areas. He was diagnosed with Glioblastoma and only lived 6 months. He was originally diagnosed with Glioblastoma, they then diagnosed him with Astrocytoma, however they should have left it at Glioblastoma since it was such an aggresive, fast growing  cancer, however it is all related, gliomas. I was his caregiver for all of that time until he got worse and was placed in the VA which was about 2 weeks before he passed away. They tell me now that it could be 4-6 months before I will receive any money and yes it will only be about $1154.00/mo., if I get that! They do not want to pay anything in reality and they certainly dont want to add BRAIN CANCER to their agent orange related disabilities list because of how many veterans have it and have already died from it. HOWEVER, the VA has already admitted in a court document that this brain cancer is connected to AGENT ORANGE!  This was a case about Vietnam Veteran Edward T. Evans and his wife Sheree Evans. She fought the VA for 8 years, appeal after appeal (see website)  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02/prweb5080394.htm To everyone reading this: we have to fight for our husbands just as Sheree did because if we dont, the VA certainly is not going to come to us. If you think the VA cares about our Vietnam Veterans, think AGAIN! I am FIGHTING, my husband fought for us and he died from fighting for us!!!
      R U IN ?   Sheri

      • admin Reply

        Thank you for your comment. I am very sorry for your loss. I lost my husband to AO and his service in 2005. I very much would like to add a section to our website about Glioblastoma. I encountered many wives/widows whose husband have/had glioblastoma. Thank you for posting this very important information for others.

  5. Margee' Reply

    Agent Orange and Brain Cancer. That's our question right now.

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