Stacey Tyree
Stacey Tyree

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.

Mike Barnowski
Mike Barnowski
  • Stacey Tyree

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?

Joseph Armstrong
Joseph Armstrong

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!

Sukie Wachtendonk
Sukie Wachtendonk
  • Joseph Armstrong

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!

Agent Orange Legacy
Agent Orange Legacy
  • Joseph Armstrong

Love to hook up with you Joesph...my daughter and I have founded Agent Orange Legacy and we live in Maine.

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Joseph Armstrong

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!!

Jeff Worthen
Jeff Worthen
  • Joseph Armstrong

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.

Deborah Mcintyre
Deborah Mcintyre
  • Joseph Armstrong

well there Joseph Armstrong, did you ever try the VFW IN WATERFORD CT?

Jay Bonita
Jay Bonita
  • Joseph Armstrong

denial is not just a river in egypt. those organizations don't want to get involved because they KNOW what a monster it is.

Dennis Mitchell
Dennis Mitchell

My husband was Vietnam Vet!! Agent Orange, to diabetic, to pancreatic cancer, passed 4-6-12!!!!!!! I am signing this Shirley Mitchell

Jenny Sharke- Fish
Jenny Sharke- Fish

Having trouble signing the petition... :(

Nina Truong
Nina Truong
  • Jenny Sharke- Fish

What issues were you having might I ask?

Jenny Sharke- Fish
Jenny Sharke- Fish
  • Jenny Sharke- Fish

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.

Nina Truong
Nina Truong
  • Jenny Sharke- Fish

Jenny Sharke- Fish Try to open a different browser, because it seems like that is where people are running into problems with it.

Jenny Sharke- Fish
Jenny Sharke- Fish
  • Jenny Sharke- Fish

I have tried, IE, Firefox, & Chrome, and all get a server error. What browser is successful for others?

Nina Truong
Nina Truong
  • Jenny Sharke- Fish

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.

Tim Delano
Tim Delano

Just sign it! these children deserve our help!

Becca Perkins
Becca Perkins
  • Tim Delano

Thanks for sharing this Tim!

BethAnne Light-Stull
BethAnne Light-Stull
  • Tim Delano

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

Joseph Malandro
Joseph Malandro

I Live life FREE because of Heroes that signed the dotted line and put Country 1st before self...

Vicki Gibb Bristow
Vicki Gibb Bristow
  • Joseph Malandro

No words can express the gratitude I have for all veterans and those currently serving in our military.

BethAnne Light-Stull
BethAnne Light-Stull
  • Joseph Malandro

Amen to that Vicki

Pearl M West
Pearl M West

It is an honor to sign this petition. Thank you.

Pearl M West
Pearl M West
  • Pearl M West

Everyone this is a very worthy cause. Please sign this Petition. Thank you.

Judy Robin
Judy Robin

I can't sign it either.

Nina Truong
Nina Truong
  • Judy Robin

What issues were you having might I ask?

Judy Robin
Judy Robin
  • Judy Robin

It kept asking me to sign in to facebook and I already was

Christy Daniel
Christy Daniel

My son has a disability also. He has Osteo Necrosis in his joints. He has had both hips replaced and is looking at future knee and shoulder suergery as well. His father passed away in 2011 and was diagnosed with Ischmic heart disease from Agent Orange. I have fought many years for my husband. He was worth the fight cause he was it. Well now I am ready for another fight. The Ortho Dr. at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta agreed with me when I said this is probably from Agent Orange, isnt...

My son has a disability also. He has Osteo Necrosis in his joints. He has had both hips replaced and is looking at future knee and shoulder suergery as well. His father passed away in 2011 and was diagnosed with Ischmic heart disease from Agent Orange. I have fought many years for my husband. He was worth the fight cause he was it. Well now I am ready for another fight. The Ortho Dr. at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta agreed with me when I said this is probably from Agent Orange, isnt it! He said there was no other way to help my son other than replacements for his joints. He had tried. My son is 29 yrs old now and has a son of his own. Are we looking at future disabilities? Why is this so hard?

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton

What about the college loan debt scamming of the Veterans and their children in the last 30 years?

Valinda Norton
Valinda Norton
  • Valinda Norton

When I write my book I will definitely have a chapter on being a military wife and raising my children alone. There was never enough money and I even had to do my own insurance claims in the 1980's for doctors did not help the military at all. It is all a money changers scam!

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