Agent Orange hearing

Agent Orange hearing

There are 98 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 18, 2007, titled Agent Orange hearing. In it, Newsday reports that:

Today in Manhattan, a federal appeals court will hear oral arguments in lawsuits about the damage that plaintiffs say the herbicide Agent Orange did to American veterans and to Vietnamese citizens during the ...

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Terry Kaas

Oak Grove, MO

#88 Mar 26, 2013
Sammy104 wrote:
Can you help me find info for my husband who is disabled? He was in panama in 1966 fort gulick jungle training. And has many diseases that nobody in his family has, diabetes high blood pressure. IHD etc. I can't find you on Facebook. Thank you
We have a Facebook Page for Agent Orange in Panama. Please look for " Agent Orange in Panama " in Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1856691681409... I will accept your membership.
Terry Kaas

Oak Grove, MO

#89 Mar 26, 2013
We have growing Facebook Page addressing Agent Orange in Panama. Please look for " Agent Orange in Panama " or go to:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1856691681409...
Terry Kaas

Oak Grove, MO

#90 Mar 26, 2013
J David Sutton wrote:
I have a certificate issued to me 1968 in Panama Canal stating That i was a volunteer sprayed with AO as a government test on humans. I was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in 2011. Was turned down by the VA. I need advice.
We have a Facebook Page for Agent Orange in Panama. Please look for " Agent Orange in Panama " in Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1856691681409 ... I will accept your membership. We need your information.
river rat

Winona, MN

#91 Jul 7, 2013
i was in 4th bn, 10th inf. 193 inf brigade at fort davis ,i got realy sick very bad breathing had to take alot of asthma drugd ect got worse doc didnt no what to do .i had to be rushed to hospital on the other side they drained my tonsils and removed them and stayed 8 days to get detoxfied from herbacides in my system, i have chlorance -acne- diebietes type 2,3 kinds of heart desieases.respatory problems and very bad stuff on both lower legs that skin docs never seen befor,when i was in this hospital i asked them if i was gunna be ok and the docs said they was sure i would live and they treated many gi's and panama folks for this -a medicail board found me unfit for duty in panama- waiting for bva to send me a award letter !! i was service conneted by cavilan doc and c&p doc for other panama stuff and soon i will make a claims for exposer to herbacide claims
Donald William Pugh

Houston, TX

#93 Jul 8, 2013
In add to the first post for Don. He has Diabetes Type II, orthostatic hypotension,high cholesterol, low calcium and all the cancers. He has had a heart attack and from the cancer surgeries he has a tracheostomy and a "g" tube for feedings. He has not drawn a healthy breath in years. He had to have all his teeth pulled to get radiation treatment but not fitted for dentures. He talks through a device in his trach. With all this attributed to Agent Orange he has been compensated for NOTHING. He deserves something before he dies instead of just taking his life and treating him with less honor than we treated the enemy.
Linda Pugh [email protected]
gary fug

Denver, CO

#94 Aug 21, 2013
need info on agent orange spill on uss tripoli during training exercises of Cal coast early 1973
riverrat

Lewiston, MN

#95 Aug 26, 2013
the nam vets got a class action lawsuit going and the proof csame out in that and millions of $ was paid out and all got full benafits ,this will have to be done with panama herbacides and insectacide claims.

dosnt cost nothing by asking these big law firms like nam vets did
Rafael C Ruiz

Hollywood, FL

#96 Oct 5, 2013
I was stationed at Ft Clayton panama cz I believe I was exposef AO attached to School of the Americas performed tactical manuvers at Ft Skherman and others 1969 1971
rafael

Hollywood, FL

#97 Oct 10, 2013
Filed my claim for exposure to AO will stationed i n CZ 1969-1971 possible exposure at Ft. Gordon Ga.msy not stand a chance but im outhere and hurting
robert monteith

United States

#98 Nov 23, 2013
Stationed at Summit Naval Communications Station. USN MCB-4 detachment 1972-1973. We cleared jungle and erected communications towers. Was exposed to defoliants 3 times: sprayed off the back of small tank trucks following bulldozers. Well, I have heart issues (open heart surgery), prostate cancer. Health issues started in 2006. VA would not permit me to register on the AO Registry. Agent orange exposure in Panama Canal Zone? I have to prove it......
Becky

Mcalester, OK

#100 Oct 27, 2014
Sammy104 wrote:
Can you help me find info for my husband who is disabled? He was in panama in 1966 fort gulick jungle training. And has many diseases that nobody in his family has, diabetes high blood pressure. IHD etc. I can't find you on Facebook. Thank you
My husband and I were there in 1968-69, he was a sgt. Military Policeman 549th MP Company Ft. Davis. they dispersed Agent Orange at Ft. Sherman when he was on duty and he got sick and was in hospital several days, high fever and etc.........but I can't get his medical records........have been trying. He tried to get his benifits but they denied them too. He even went to court and they still deny them..........I dont' understand. There has only be on person get benefits and it was after her husband died, she hired a personal lawyer and won..........so sad our men and women can fight for our country but the goverment doesn't want to pay for the ones they have illness from them. Be nice to keep in touch on this. Good Luck to all of you
sam jones

Voorhees, NJ

#102 Nov 24, 2014
David Sorrell wrote:
I will be going to a VA disability claims office Monday to register my belief that I am suffering from AO contact in the PCZ. I know, good luck with that but, if we don't all suffering register, the gov has won getting out of yet another contractually bound promise. I am in sympathy with all the rest us who KNOW the truth but, even with undeniable evidence, the government seems to fabricate loopholes. I apologize, I've been very sick for 5 years now and I know the truth.
I SERVE IN PCZ 1973-1975 I HAVE CANCER AND DIABETES I TOO WAS EXPOSE TO AGENT ORANGE
j Lowry

Williamston, SC

#107 Jun 3, 2015
I was in jungle school at Ft. Sherman in 1972 ..... my list consist of anxiety disorder...... Type two diabetes ....and this year contracted esophageal cancer. ..... I have just begun my fight with the VA
Charles tucker

Albuquerque, NM

#110 Jul 24, 2015
wayne harper wrote:
fort sherman , fort davis 1975-1976, 4th bn, 10th inf. 193 inf brigade. HHC
sparing every night into the barracks that had no windows only screens was what got me i think, i was also at fort sherman jotc as i was an infantryman and did training with units that would come for jungle servival traing. I have a claim in for appeal and was told there were no "tactical weapons used in panama"
my claim was only for exposure so i guess thats there way out. contact me at [email protected]
I was in A Company fort davis at the same time. Are there many of us alive. Age fifty got taken out with 3.9 toncil cancer. Told to go home and die. But took agressive treatments 10 yrs later still sick. I was told when i was there buy some special forces friends orange was sprayed but it had a,shelf life and not dangerous. Then sent to fort kolby and exposed to it again in the airborn unit there and got sick you dont get sick in the army they thought i was a pussy but keeped working no help some times 5 weeks in the jungle no water or food find your own and dont loose your water tabs. I got fucked
Bighen

Newport News, VA

#111 Nov 20, 2015
Hi my name is Henry I was stationed in panama (Jan 1977-Dec 1978) first at Ft Kobbe. in the 518th Engr. Co until July 1977 then some of us (mechanics) were transferred to Ft Clayton in the 475th Trans Co and our motor pool was in corazel (TMP) and our tactical motor pool was on clayton, we provided support for the jungle training school at Ft Sherman a lot slept on the ground there slept out on the drop zone many times waiting for the troops to land where all th jungles were dead they sprayed daily I would ask my platoon sgt what is that they are spraying oh to kill the mosqiutos and it would linger well to make a long story short in 1986 I started having back problems and absess on my ainel canal well I was boarded out of the army for my back I have cystic acne on my body lst my gauld bladder eight years ago ha kidney stones lazered had cancer removed from my finger I have high blood pressure now dibeates starting loosing my hair at 50 all the symthems I have lead to chemical exposure my oldest son has the abcesses on his ass all the time my other son woke up one morning at age 26 with the side of his face numb he now has bells palsey and he had a lump on his chest since he was born and the doctors always told me its nothing these were army doctors I have had my cystic acne since Panama and when I went last week to my Dermatolgist hats when he told me it looks like you have been exposed to agent orange and when I got home I looked it up on the internet I was shocked there is a lot more I could tell you about my our in panama I remember all the spraying going on while I was there and now the fight starts with the VA and I will get my senator involved in this now I understand why I have acne at the age of 59 and my body has been deterating for years (sorry about the spelling) would like some feed back from anyone Henry
Donna

San Luis Obispo, CA

#114 Jan 7, 2016
Phil wrote:
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Hi Barb,
I was stationed in the PCZ from 1968-71 and lived with my wife on Howard AFB from 69-71. I came down with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 1991 (stage 1 and have been cured) but my wife just came down with peripheral neuropathy. I've found evidence the that the components of AO were used (2,4-D and 2,4,f-T ~ the bad one with dioxine) in the PCZ. The 1991 AO law only requires exposure to the components of AO. The VA uses a statement in "The History of the US DOD Programs for Testing, Evaluation, And Storage of Tactical Herbs, December 2006 by Alvin I. Young, Ph.D. from 2006 to distinguish between AO (which Young defines as a "tactical" herb) and the commonly available components 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T (which Young defines as a "commercial" herb). While it appears that some have been denied because AO use in the PCZ isn't proved, the 1970 DOD Herbicide Manual for Noncropland Weeds (Army, TM 5-629, Navy, NavFAC MO314, and Air Force AFM 81-19) requires that 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T be used in Region 4 (areas like the PCZ). This 1970 manual can be obtained through interlibrary loan as it is not posted on the web (only the 1989 version with 2,4,5-T removed is on the web) Further, there was a US Army study (PESTICIDE MONITORING SPECIAL STUDY NO. 44-0102-77 ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING IN THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE, 1 DECEMBER 1976) that you can order from NTIS online and download that shows pesticide residues including 2,4,5-T along with DDD (residue of DDT) and chlordane still present in 1974 and 75. They found these toxic pesticide residues in over 90% of the samples taken. Further, the amounts reported are 20X those deemed safe by the EPA. Thus, the evidence shows that the 1970 DOD Herbicide Manual for Noncropland Weeds ordered that the components of AO use (2,4-D and 2,4,5-T) on all US military bases worldwide and that the US Army's 1976 study found residues in over 90% of the samples taken in 1974-75 that were 20X the EPA's safe limits.
Hope this helps!
Thank you! We were also in panama, fort Davis 74-77. We are both sick. My hubby supported school of the Americas at fort Sherman. He had his pancreas removed and relocated. Doesn't work at all anymore. Grew 14 stones inside pancreas. I have nerve disease. We filed with VA this week for him. I found through the hathitrust.org the u.s. Exports list showing 2,4-D & 2,4,5-t with ester was shipped to panama as a commodity b 74, 75, 76 and 77. Even in December 1977 after supposedly destroyed in pacer ho AO is still shipped. It was allowed to be used on military bases, it was available. Check out the panama water shed project. In there is a map of the difference in the jungle from 1952 and 1976. What better way to defoliate than using AO which was available and allowed?
Sammy104

Camarillo, CA

#115 Jan 12, 2016
Becky wrote:
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My husband and I were there in 1968-69, he was a sgt. Military Policeman 549th MP Company Ft. Davis. they dispersed Agent Orange at Ft. Sherman when he was on duty and he got sick and was in hospital several days, high fever and etc.........but I can't get his medical records........have been trying. He tried to get his benifits but they denied them too. He even went to court and they still deny them..........I dont' understand. There has only be on person get benefits and it was after her husband died, she hired a personal lawyer and won..........so sad our men and women can fight for our country but the goverment doesn't want to pay for the ones they have illness from them. Be nice to keep in touch on this. Good Luck to all of you
Thank you for your response. So sorry this has happened to you. Sorry for myself also I guess, as I am stuck and cannot help my husband in trying to get his due compensation for possible AO from Panama days . Things are just going nowhere and it's very discouraging. Anybody with any new info please chime in. Thank you.
retiredmp

Waukegan, IL

#116 Apr 8, 2016
stationed their between 1968 and 1970 know the storage areas we had to keep track of

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