Agent Orange

U.S. Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnam
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On January 1st , for the first time Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans and/or their survivors will be eligible for benefits for exposure to Agent Orange.  Clinton County Veterans Service Agency Director Steve Bowman tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that eligible veterans and dependents who had previously been denied need to apply before the end of 2019 or risk losing retroactive 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. 

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Vietnam veterans who died in the years subsequent to the war of Agent Orange and PTSD were remembered at a ceremony at the Kingston Armory on Sunday. A new memorial plaque was unveiled at the county Vietnam War monument.

NY Congressman Reintroduces Agent Orange Bill

Feb 16, 2015
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A New York congressman has reintroduced legislation concerning veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange.