Re: Agent Orange...VA Disability
Posted by Arthur F. Bivins on 8/20/2016, 8:16:27, in reply to "Re: Agent Orange...VA Disability"
I served at NKP Royal Thai A.F.B. from 1974 to 1975 as an A.P. Working perimeter security. In the last few years I have applied to the V.A. for disability benefits to no avail because of health problems that I know were the direct result of having served in that location during that time. Although I believe it's common knowledge that Agent Orange was stored in that and other military base locations, the V.A. will not acknowledge my and other veteran's having been exposed because like me, we have nothing on our medical records indicating (at that time period) that we were being treated for any medical condition during that time. I am now sixty-five years old and I am being treated at a wound clinic for open sores on my legs that keep coming back, lymphedema (chronic, in both legs), chronic high blood pressure, a rash that covers about fifty percent of my body that will not go away, and a skin condition on both feet that may eventually cost me most if not all of my toes. I have all but given up on getting any compensation from the government thru the V.A. but I would someday like to get some kind of acknowledgement from the government that this is something that should be addressed and handled in a way that would be at least fair to those of us who have served this country with honor.
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