Vietnam Veterans of America will have Agent Orange meeting in Hays

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 939 will host a town hall meeting concerning Agent Orange and its long-term effects.

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The meeting will at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Fort Hays State University in the Stouffer Lounge, second floor.

According to a new release, specialists from national VVA headquarters will present new information and study results during the first part of the meeting and then have a question-and-answer session.

They also will be compiling data concerning birth defects and diseases in children and grandchildren of Vietnam veterans.

Agent Orange is the name given to the defoliants sprayed throughout Vietnam and on some air bases in Thailand. It also was used on the Korean DMZ in 1968 and 1969.

Any veteran who served in those areas are presumed to have been exposed and should be registered on the Agent Orange Registry. Diabetes, Parkinson’s, ALS, Ischemic heart disease, prostate cancer, many other forms of cancer, and leukemia are just some of the conditions for which a veteran can be compensated.

Widows of Vietnam veterans who died as a result of one of the conditions could have the ability to file a back-dated claim for the cause of death. A representative from Kansas Commission on Veteran Affairs will be at the meeting to answer questions concerning possible claims for veterans and surviving spouses.

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  • Gary

    The National Vietnam Veterans of America are Frauds…
    and have Never contributed a dine to aid Agent Oragnge victims or their families
    Prove this different National VVA and print detailed copies of the last 10 years
    of your financial reports.
    You have killed or maimed more Veterans due to your refusal to tell them about AO by refusing to help them with donations for the dead or sick than our enemies in Vietnam did