Christopher Banfield
Christopher Banfield

had brother who was a vietnam vet, died of cancer.was not the same man whenhe came back.

JoLayne Ward
JoLayne Ward
  • Christopher Banfield

Sorry about your brother. Sadly, alot of our military men and women don't come back the same person they were when they went in. That happened to my grandfather also. He was missing for 40 years. Alot of veterans go missing, become alcoholics, unable to talk about what they saw, etc. It's a true tragedy.

Ronald Ramirez
Ronald Ramirez
  • Christopher Banfield

Very well said Jolayne. Thank you for your support

William Roberson
William Roberson

Chemical Agents used in Vietnam, also known as Agent Orange, has played havoc on many veterans and their offspring yet it took our congress many years before finally conceding this and identifying 'Presumptives' that are directly related to these chemicals.

John Bury, a Naval Vietnam Vet, has had 4 cancers because of this chemical usage during the Vietnam War and he is still here, alive, and putting up the good fight and leading the way for the Congress and the Senate to pass a bill which...

Chemical Agents used in Vietnam, also known as Agent Orange, has played havoc on many veterans and their offspring yet it took our congress many years before finally conceding this and identifying 'Presumptives' that are directly related to these chemicals.

John Bury, a Naval Vietnam Vet, has had 4 cancers because of this chemical usage during the Vietnam War and he is still here, alive, and putting up the good fight and leading the way for the Congress and the Senate to pass a bill which will include those Blue Water Navy Vets in the previous bill that offered relief for the boots on the ground and Brown Water Navy Vets.

John Bury's Video- http://www.confusedveterans.com/cms/images/JohnBuryAgentOrange.mp4 - and short summary of his battles and his fight to increase awareness can be watchedat the link above. It is not very long but I think you will go away with a better understanding of what the Blue Water Navy Vets are up against in seeking relief for having the same medical problems that the others, boots on ground and brown water navy, has been afforded.

Why is this important to me; a Gulf War Veteran? It may be years, just as in the Vietnam Nehmer Case, that the Congress, the DoD, and the Veteran Affairs ever recognizes and provides further studies of the cancer rates and other chronic conditions that the Gulf War Veteran suffers from as opposed to their counterparts that did not take part in the conflict and, subsequently, were not exposed to the chemical hazards on the battlefield, the effects of the burn pits, and the effects of the oil well fires, and demolition of chemical weapons containing saran nerve gas and all within the vicinity and upwind from selected units such as mine.

Keep that in mind as you enjoy your Veterans Day Weekend and a Big Thank You to all our Vet's.

Lynn Harris Kennedy
Lynn Harris Kennedy

My husband is a Vietnam Vet and a state officer in Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., Texas. We were fortunate to have our son before he went to Vietnam. But we know plenty of our Nam friends who have children with problems due to Agent Orange. Our Associates of Vietnam Veterans organization is fighting in Washington and around the country for benefits for those whose children and grandchildren are affected. Many of the Vietnam vets also have problems due to Agent Orange.

R Ray Saikus
R Ray Saikus

March 29th Vietnam Veterans Day "FOREVER" has again been introduced in Congress.
HELP US GET CONGRESS TO FINALLY DELIVER OVERDUE HONOR AND THANKS.
Become a voice for "Those who no longer have a voice or a choice": the 58,282 who lost their lives during the Vietnam War and all of our fellow Veterans who died since then as a consequence of it, the ones who came back with the physical and emotional wounds, and their respective families.
Two actions are in 113th Congress (2013-2014) to...

March 29th Vietnam Veterans Day "FOREVER" has again been introduced in Congress.
HELP US GET CONGRESS TO FINALLY DELIVER OVERDUE HONOR AND THANKS.
Become a voice for "Those who no longer have a voice or a choice": the 58,282 who lost their lives during the Vietnam War and all of our fellow Veterans who died since then as a consequence of it, the ones who came back with the physical and emotional wounds, and their respective families.
Two actions are in 113th Congress (2013-2014) to establish March 29th Vietnam Veterans Day "FOREVER".
U.S. SENATE bill S.409 - A bill to add Vietnam Veterans Day as a patriotic and national observance.
and
U.S. HOUSE resolution H.Res. 235: Expressing support for designation of March 29 as Vietnam Veterans Day.
Please join, ask others to join the MARCH 29th VIETNAM VETERANS DAY "FOREVER" cause http://www.causes.com/march29vietvetday , also sign petition http://www.causes.com/actions/1751882-time-to-deliver-march-29-vietnam-veterans-day-forever

Toni Selph Small
Toni Selph Small

My dad was a Vietnam vet and died due to agent orange.

Karen Waits Morcomb
Karen Waits Morcomb

It is hard to image that I am in this position. I have a beautiful daughter that was born with multiple disabilities. Since the first month of her life she has had very unusual health problems. She has been plagued with very high fevers, stomach, bowel, skin, thyroid and tumors problems, as well as severe learning challenges. When she was 13 her father suddenly died from Ischemic Heart Disease, which is directly related to Agent Orange exposure. At the age of 20 it became apparent my...

It is hard to image that I am in this position. I have a beautiful daughter that was born with multiple disabilities. Since the first month of her life she has had very unusual health problems. She has been plagued with very high fevers, stomach, bowel, skin, thyroid and tumors problems, as well as severe learning challenges. When she was 13 her father suddenly died from Ischemic Heart Disease, which is directly related to Agent Orange exposure. At the age of 20 it became apparent my daughter would not be able to support herself because of her disabilities. I then went to Social Security for help and was asked "WAS HER FATHER IN VIETNAM?" It turns out the government tracks disabled adults whose parents served in Vietnam.

I have spent the last nine years trying to get benefits and medical care for my daughter. Most of the doctors do not understand the effects of Agent Orange on our children, and the VA seems to do everything in its power to avoid helping these children with their needs. If it had not been for Betty and Birthdefects.org I know I would have just given up all hope. Thanks to everyone at Birthdefects.org for the love and devotion to me and other families with children with disabilities, and for giving us the strength, support and knowledge in order to better help our disabled children.

Stephanie Miller
Stephanie Miller

My dad is a Vietnam vet, my father was a Vietnam vet & he passed away at age 57 in 2000, a few days after my 25th birthday.

Sharon Pratt
Sharon Pratt

my father was a Vietnam vet and he passes away in 97 at the age of 52 I am his daughter !

Mary-Kay Perris
Mary-Kay Perris

Those who created this ought to help those suffering the end results of agent orange.

Jim Millsap
Jim Millsap

Agent Orange is some nasty stuff and can be passed on to the children and in many cases, has already affected them. Please support this cause and help the children!

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