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Re: I was stationed in Takhli 1968-1969
I was there in 67 & 68 with the KC-135 tankers. I worked on the flight line as an aircraft electrician. I remember about Hanoi Hanna. I knew about the spraying of vegetation. I witnessed the empty chemical drums being used by the Thai guards on the flight line to hold up their shade umbrellas. I now have myasthenias gravis, a muscle/ immune system disease which I believe was caused by A/O. I am currently preparing to file a claim.
I had a minor surgery Jan. 1979 USAF in Lubbock, Tx the night before nurses and medics rushed into my room saying I was having a heart attack, I was 31 yrs old at the time and in 1996 at 49 I had a major heart attack (5-way bypass).
Now I find out from my cardiologist that agent orange is a cause of my heart problems. But I have been wondering Hanoi Hanna said she was sending the Cong there in time for the Kings birthday Dec. 05, 1968. I remember crawling thru the jungle and getting ready for this event. Nothing happened but I know they were clearing a perimeter so we could see when we are being attacked. Does anyone remember this and has anyone know if agent orange was distributed around the base?
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