Agent Orange
For information regarding any Agent Orange issue
kindly contact any one of the three persons listed here
Contacts:   Bob Haynes ;
                        dmzbob66-67@comcast.net
               Tom Courbat ;
                        tom68-69korea@thecourbats.com
               Taura King ;
                   
tdk4vets@cwnet.com
Attachment II

Fact Sheet Concerning the Use of Agent Orange in Korea

LIST OF UNITS THE VA RECOGNIZES AS “POTENTIALLY
          EXPOSED” TO AGENT ORANGE IN KOREA

The following units were rotated to the area of the Korean Demilitarized Zone
during the time
(April 1, 1968 to August 31, 1969) when Agent Orange was used.
       VA obtained this information from the Department of Defense

Units of the 2nd Infantry Division                  Units of the 7th Infantry Division

        1/38th Infantry                                                          1/17th Infantry
        2/38th Infantry                                                          2/17th Infantry
        1/23rd Infantry                                                          1/73 Armor
        2/23rd Infantry                                                          2/10th Cavalry
        3/23rd Infantry                                                          3/32nd Infantry
*
        1/9th Infantry                                                            2/31st Infantry*
        2/9th Infantry
        1/72nd Armor                                 
        2/72nd Armor
        4/7th Cavalry
   *Service records may show assignment to either the 2nd or 7th Infantry Division

              Last updated November 2004 by Department of Veterans Affairs
Sec. 1821. Benefits for children of certain Korea
service veterans born with spina bifida
`(1) served in the active military, naval, or air service in or near
the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ), as determined by the
Secretary in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, during
the period beginning on;
September 1, 1967, and ending on August 31, 1971;
and
`(2) is determined by the Secretary, in consultation with the
Secretary of Defense, to have been exposed to a herbicide agent
during such service in or near the Korean demilitarized zone.
A Logical Assumption
If the VA pays benefits to KIDS of veterans from that time period (September
1, 1967, and ending on August 31, 1971)
 for spina bifida, shouldn't they also
pay benefits directly to the veteran himself, who was OBVIOUSLY exposed or
the kid wouldn’t have spina bifida!
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Hazardous Duty Pay
01 Apr 68 - Combat pay authorized for U.S. troops north of the Imjin River
This is an area that seems to be overlooked by most when trying to prove they
were stationed or served in some other capacity in and around the DMZ. You
may want to request your pay records to see if you ever received this payment.
This could be especially helpful to those who were with Engineer and other units
that are not on the 'presumptive' list. Although there were strict guidelines as to
who was eligible, many commanders ignored them and authorized payment to
those of their units who were detailed to the area.

If you look at the list above, you see a few 7th Division units listed. Wasn't an
entire brigade from the 7th Division, including the Headquarters, moved into
the 2nd Division sector above the Imjin? If you were with HHC of that brigade,
(possibly at Camp Greaves) you would be denied because the brigade is not on
the list.
Pay records showing you received 'combat pay' would go a long way in proving
otherwise. When dealing with the VA, anything 'official' you can show in writing
is helpful.

All that said, let me point out that this is just a thought that crossed my mind. I
do not know if it would show up or not.
Something To Remember
-   The 'system' is set up in such a way that you are responsible for proving
everything you claim

-   The VA does not help you obtain information that may be pertinent to your
claim except as defined .....
Duty To Assist .... Click To Read

-   The VA will not accept the word of a doctor if he was not qualified to made a
judgment ---
EX; You have a broken finger and are wearing a cast. Your family
doctor submits a sworn document that upon examination of the finger and
examination of x-rays, he concluded that the finger was broken. --- This
information would not be accepted by the VA because your doctor is not
qualified to make such a judgment. Only an orthopedist would be qualified to
make that observation. And then it's no guarantee they'll accept it! This also
applies to 'Interns' who are not 'fully' qualified but are often used to make
exams. An exam by an Intern is not acceptable, ask for a 'qualified' doctor!

-   You must never give up! It can be a very frustrating experience and can last
for years. Be persistent and keep providing all of the information you can get
your hands on. And most importantly ..... keep copies of EVERYTHING you
submit.

-   The problems encountered by veterans are not universal.  It varies from
office to office and from VA employee to VA employee
Other Things Which You May Find Useful
Claim Filing Steps
Reasonable Doubt
Dioxin Half Life
Word Document
Word Document
Word Document
Text Document
Text Document
Text Document
The halflife of dioxin in the soil is 25 to 100 years --this is for those of you that served after 69. If
you use this as evidence you need to write the url info in the document. Takes a sec-to download.
http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp104-c5.pdf
I will post other information as I receive it
Attachment I

CANCERS AND CONDITIONS THE VA RECOGNIZES AS
POTENTIALLY BEING CAUSED BY AGENT ORANGE








1) Prostate Cancer
2) Multiple Myeloma
3) Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma
4) Hodgkin's Disease
5) Type II Diabetes
6) Peripheral Neuropathy
7) Chloracne
8) Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
9) 30 types of soft tissue sarcoma*
10) Lung, Larynx, Trachea & Bronchus cancer
11) Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

*The soft tissue sarcomas include the following:
1. Adult Fibrosarcoma
2. Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
3. Angiosarcoma
4. Clear Cell Sarcoma of Aponeuroses
5. Clear Cell Sarcoma of Tendons
6. Congenital Fibrosarcoma
7. Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
8. Ectomesenchymoma
9. Epithelioid Malignant Leiomyosarcoma
10. Epithelioid Malignant Schwannoma
11. Epithelioid Sarcoma
12. Extraskeletal Ewing’s Sarcoma
13. Hemangiosarcoma
14. Infantile Fibrosarcoma
15. Leimyosarcoma
16. Liposarcoma
17. Lymphangiosarcoma
18. Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
19. Malignant Ganglioneuroma
20. Malignant Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon Sheath
21. Malignant Glandular Schwannoma
22. Malignant Glomus Tumor
23. Malignant Granular Cell Tumor
24. Malignant Hemangiopericytoma
25. Malignant Mesenchymoma
26. Malignant Schwannoma with
27. Rhabdomyoblastic differentiation
28. Proliferating (systemic) Angiendotheliomatosis
29. Rhabdomyosarcoma
30. Synovial Sarcoma
spina bifida
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DMZ Units
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