Re: exposure to agent orange
Posted by Charlie Olson on 10/7/2016, 15:56:25, in reply to "Re: exposure to agent orange"
I served at Takhli as a munitions maintenance specialist (bomb dump) 6/67 - 6/68 and have recently been denied disability for herbicide exposure which I believe is the cause of my prostate cancer and ischemic heart disease. With the help of Susie Swan I submitted my personnel records as well as maps and my description of daily contact with the perimeter. I now have less than 60 days to respond following my notice of disagreement. Their denial stated that I did not prove my daily work duties placed me in contact with the perimeter or that Agent Orange was used near the ammunition dump. They also continue to use the security police/dog handler criteria as a way of disqualification. They further said, " my cancer is denied as the evidence does not show it occurred in or was caused by military service or was diagnosed to a compensible degree within one year of discharge." I have no information regarding the whereabouts of any of my co-workers for buddy letters that can specifically comment on the use of herbicides at or near the bomb dump. Any assistance would be appreciated. Charlie Olson
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