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Posted by Melvin Aloysius Bosch on 7/4/2021, 11:54:03
I was at Takhli right after it reopened till July or August 1973. I was the Deputy Fire Chief till mid term then Assistant Fire Chief. I have been fighting with the VA over the Agent orange issue and other illness associated with Agent Orange since 2017 when I first became aware of the exposure. There are some exceptions that they now allow. If your work area, was in the outer perimeter you may get approved. The Fire Station number one Crash station was in outer perimeter. I also fought a fire in the Outer perimeter, on Spray unit spraying Agent Orange that caught fire, plus two other grass and vegetation fire in the outer perimeter. When the spray unit caught on fire there were 6 Thai people burn real bad. They all died within 2 weeks. The GI that was in charge also got burned real bad and was sent to Clark AFB don't know if he ever lived or not!! If any one can recall these incidents and would be so kind as to confirm them with a letter I would really appreciate it. (Thank You) in advance!! Also the fact that the Crash Fire Station my work location was classified in the outer perimeter. This lack of concern and out right lies by the Gov. is not right!!!! Melvin A. Bosch Msgt Retired.
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