you can google the citation number and read the entire thing. great part is they admit to at least a limited time they did spray tactical herbicides on Takhli.
Citation Nr: 1729898
Decision Date: 07/27/17 Archive Date: 08/04/17
DOCKET NO. 12-28 077 ) DATE
On appeal from the
Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in
1. Entitlement to service connection for type II diabetes mellitus, to include as due to exposure to herbicides.
2. Entitlement to service connection for ischemic heart disease, to include as due to exposure to herbicides.
3. Entitlement to service connection for lung cancer, to include as due to exposure to herbicides.
In March 2017, written correspondence from an archivist at the Air Force Historical Research Agency was provided regarding the Veteran's claim to herbicide exposure and daily morning reports. The archivist stated that in June 1966, the United States Air Force ceased using morning reports, so there were none to document the Veteran's time in Thailand. In addition, the archivist stated that Takhli Air Force Base did not use any herbicides for any vegetation control around its perimeter until April through September 1969, and thus the Veteran could not have incurred herbicide exposure.
The airman was approved though after all the stuff was done. Let me know if you get this and how your claim is doing.
Hello Bob, I was working in the bomb dump as a munitions specialist in 1966-1967. Doing AO research for my claim for heart damage. Trying to confirm AO usage on the perimeter where the bomb dump shares the perimeter fence. The VA has denied my claim to date as they state no AO exposure at Tahkli AFB. Any info you have or photos would be greatly appreciated.
Daniel Stock A1C
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