162 VVN – Agent Orange – A Sorry Legacy

Agent Orange Legacy, Mack Payne, Vietnam Veteran News

In this May 1966 file photo, a U.S. Air Force C-123 flies low along a South Vietnamese highway spraying defoliants

This episode is devoted to the ongoing Agent Orange situation. There is a mention of Agent Orange in an article by Marjorie Cohn a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in The Consortium News whose byline is – Independent Investigative Journalism Since 1995.

The Article is titled: Shaping the Vietnam Narrative and for the most part is a “left wingish” anti-war protester rant against the war but it had one kernel of pertinent information. That was the sorry legacy of Agent Orange and the pain and death it has loosed on a great many people touched in some way by that war.

I share Ms Cohen’s writing on the subject with a little editorial comment with the primary emphasis on getting help for the thousands of American veterans suffering from a myriad of Agent Orange related diseases and are bereft of government assistance.

HR-543 is a bill languishing in committee of the House of Representatives. The one thing that can get it out of committee and on the floor of the House is millions of contacts with Congress Persons. Do your part and support the veterans, contact your congressperson and ask them to support HR-543.


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