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Agent Orange Forum To Explain Veterans Benefits


    As veterans of the Vietnam War age into their 60s and 70s health problems may appear linked to their exposure to the widely used chemical Agent Orange. 

     But activists say many of the veterans, and their spouses, are not aware of the benefits they’re entitled to.  

    A free forum open to all veterans to discuss Agent Orange is scheduled this Saturday in Greenfield, Massachusetts. 

           WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Tim Niejadlik , director of the Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Services District.

Information about this Saturday’s free forum on Agent Orange is available at the website: www.greenfield-ma.gov or by calling 413-772-1571.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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