My late husband was a Vietnam Vet. He passed away five years ago from prostate cancer that the VA determined was caused by exposure to Agent Orange. Our first child was stillborn. Our surviving son has mental health issues. I always wonder if both were also caused by AO.
I am the daughter of a Vietnam vet. My dad was there and exposed to agent orange. I was born with a birth defect. I'm told it's called Poland's syndrome. I also have Graves thyroid disease, celiac disease, hypoglycemic, my joints ache daily. I'm 43. My younger brother also is dealing with issues and was born with a defect.
I hope this petition works for you, Tracey ! I recently found out that my grandson (11 years old) also has Poland's disease. Can you offer me any thoughts on the difficulties you have lived through so I may have some insight on this as Trevor grows?
What kills me the most is I give lectures here in Maine about Agent Orange and the effects it has on veterans and their families and I can't get one no not one of the veterans organizations like the VFW, AMvets, Legio or DAV to have me come in and present my lecture to there members. And I do this for FREE. What is wrong with everyone this has been and is still killing us today as well as our children and grand children!
This has been my experience as well, Joseph. 35 Years of Speaking, Legislation, & Community Education on A.O. and the problems we face daily with Re Exposure to 2,4-D, Round Up, GMO's, etc...Americans Do Not want to know. They are unwilling to believe that the Gov't. would allow this to happen to Vets and Families. Or to American Citizens....The Sleepers Must Awaken!
Love to hook up with you Joesph...my daughter and I have founded Agent Orange Legacy and we live in Maine.
What I've noticed in presenting the research I've done on A.O. is many people replying with "All is fair in war" type of attitude. I've had numerous people express that attitude in the Q&A session but also mention their concern that our Veterans are not taken care of. I've also noticed the attitude of "what is done is done" and "it happened a long time ago" I try to stress to them that though it originally happened years ago....it is STILL very prevalent and continues to victimize in the present!!
Joe you need to contact the VAOIG in Washington DC to file a complaint against your reps up there. First of all, never go to the regional office. They are in conspiracy with the Gov't and hope we will just die off. Fight for what you deserve. The number my friend and others reading this, and do copy it down and repost it over and over 1-800-488-8244. This number by passes are BS recordings. They will ask you what you complaint is. Tell them and don't them belittle you. I deal them...
Joe you need to contact the VAOIG in Washington DC to file a complaint against your reps up there. First of all, never go to the regional office. They are in conspiracy with the Gov't and hope we will just die off. Fight for what you deserve. The number my friend and others reading this, and do copy it down and repost it over and over 1-800-488-8244. This number by passes are BS recordings. They will ask you what you complaint is. Tell them and don't them belittle you. I deal them quite a bit. Ask for reference case number in return. Good Luck My Friend! I am a Desert Stormer with GWS. I am fighting to make sure it don't take 30 years like AO.
well there Joseph Armstrong, did you ever try the VFW IN WATERFORD CT?
denial is not just a river in egypt. those organizations don't want to get involved because they KNOW what a monster it is.
Having trouble signing the petition... :(
What issues were you having might I ask?
Window server issues - cannot connect. Tells me I need to log in ti FB before I can sign and when I click the FB login button, nothing happens.
Jenny Sharke- Fish Try to open a different browser, because it seems like that is where people are running into problems with it.
I have tried, IE, Firefox, & Chrome, and all get a server error. What browser is successful for others?
I used both IE and firefox unless there is a connection problem internet. Maybe try tomorrow to see if the system connection is working better.
Just sign it! these children deserve our help!
Thanks for sharing this Tim!
Amen Tim...my father was exposed to agent orange in nam, me & my lil sis were both told we had thyroid cancer stage2, we had to have them removed & I just found out last yr I also have Lupus. :/ So this petition in important to my sister & I. Thank you to all the ppl who have signed it alrdy & to the ones who will sign it. <3
I Live life FREE because of Heroes that signed the dotted line and put Country 1st before self...
No words can express the gratitude I have for all veterans and those currently serving in our military.
Amen to that Vicki
I can't sign it either.
It kept asking me to sign in to facebook and I already was
Everyday Child need
We support the families of Vietnam Veterans. I agree, and their children also has our support, A Big Thank You to each and everyone of You.