My niece's daddy was a brave soldier who served in the Vietnam War. He died of Agent Orange. Those who serve our country in any way, fashion, or form are the most worthy of causes.
It is important to me because of the medical case of my daugher and my son's son. This may carry on far beyond just the next generation. This should also be added to the White House Petition Board if it hasn't already (https://petitions.whitehouse.gov).
I was a nurse in Vietnam. In 1973 my daughter was born with Downs Syndrome. It is not recognized as caused by agent orange. Recently I saw a article on the dramatic increase of Downs Syndrome in Vietnam after the war in the areas around Bien Hoa Near where I was stationed for the first half of my tour.
On behalf of Vietnam Combat Veterans, Ltd.; VET-NET, I wholeheartedly support this effort and encourage the support of all VET-NET Members, Associates & Affiliates -- as well as the support of ALL Americans, Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians and Other Nationals whose children and whose children's children are at risk from the dangers of Dioxin....the most persistent and dangerous component of Agent Orange.
My husband is a VietNamvet, all 3 of our girls have medical conditions and concerns because of his exposure.
This is important to me because of the medical problems experienced by my son.
I'm a Vietnam Veteran, I have seen many Vets suffering from the affects of Agent Orange. I have also seen the affects it has had on Vietnamese children and their parents. It is something that has not had enough attention.
viet nam era vetran , suffering from agent orange and other herbide exposure from Thialand and cambodia.
Our organization has been working with the families of Vietnam veterans since 1986. What these families need most is medical diagnosis and treatment for their children.
Please watch the video of my daughter, Dee Reyes, Founder of Agent Orange Legacy..made by Faces of Agent Orange (VVA). In this video my daughter discusses the many needs of the children of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiQTmPJdMUM&feature=share&list=UUKkcIgEshnPUDwakJEH9kQA.