Vets Guam Exposed to Agent Orange


by Diane DimondAgent_Orange

The life-changing damage done by the Agent Orange herbicide continues to haunt American soldiers who served during the Vietnam War. It took years for the government to yield to pressure and acknowledge the devastating effects of the chemical. Many Vietnam veterans have been compensated for the debilitating illnesses but others who served outside Vietnam continue to be denied benefits by the VA. Diane Dimond spoke with a group of these forgotten veterans, and heard from some that they fear they will die before receiving treatment and justice from the country they served.
Air Force Master Sergeant LeRoy Foster is a monumental pain in the ass to the Veterans Administration. He has been leading a small army fighting the VA’s years-long refusal to grant Agent Orange benefits to hundreds of veterans who served on Guam during the Vietnam Era.
Foster served as a Fuels Specialist assigned to the 43rd Supply Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from September 1968 until June 1978. Part of his duties included getting rid of weeds and other vegetation on the base. In sworn testimony to the U.S. Congress and in several affidavits to the VA Foster maintains that Agent Orange—which contains deadly TCDD dioxin—was among the defoliants he regularly mixed and loaded into his 750 gallon trailer-mounted sprayer and dispersed base-wide.

The government’s own analysis of chemicals present in the island’s soil and resolutions passed by Guam’s legislature also suggest that Agent Orange was among the herbicides routinely used on the Air Force base. Despite this evidence, the DOD continues to deny that Agent Orange was ever used on Guam and has refused to award afflicted veterans the disability coverage that has become standard for those who were harmed by the chemical in Vietnam.
Read More >>>>


We See The World From All Sides and Want YOU To Be Fully Informed
In fact, intentional disinformation is a disgraceful scourge in media today. So to assuage any possible errant incorrect information posted herein, we strongly encourage you to seek corroboration from other non-VT sources before forming an educated opinion.

About VT - Policies & Disclosures - Comment Policy
Due to the nature of uncensored content posted by VT's fully independent international writers, VT cannot guarantee absolute validity. All content is owned by the author exclusively. Expressed opinions are NOT necessarily the views of VT, other authors, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, partners, or technicians. Some content may be satirical in nature. All images are the full responsibility of the article author and NOT VT.
Previous articleCampbell Law Announces Scholarship for Veterans
Next article5 Work Smart Apps for Small Business Owners