732 – News About Vietnam Vet Rocky Bleier and Agent Orange Update

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Rocky Bleier in Vietnam with the Americal Division.

It this episode two news items will be highlighted. One will be about an event where Vietnam Vet and NFL star, Rock Bleier will address an event in Wheeling, West Virginia. The event was described in a story in The Weirton Daily Times titled: Pro, veteran Rocky Bleier to address veterans and was submitted by Heather Ziegler. Ziegler told in her story about Bleier speaking to group of Vietnam combat veterans. He will be on hand when the Wheeling Vet Center honors 200 of its Vietnam veterans during a ceremony set for Oct. 27. The event is invitation only and all the available slots are filled. No other requests to attend this particular event will be accepted.

Bleier has the exceptional background of being a football player on both a national college championship team at the University of Notre Dame, the four time NFL champion Pittsburg Steelers and being a decorated Vietnam combat veteran. He is a member of the 50th Commemorative Advisory Committee and will speak during the event. Bleier, who was wounded in Vietnam, will be helping to present the veterans lapel pins commemorating their service during the war during .

For more information about the event contact Heather Ziegler at: hziegler@theintelligencer.net

Do not call (304) 232-0587 about this event.

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Dioxin clean up in Vietnam

The other story featured in this episode is about the Agent Orange cleanup program being conducted in Vietnam. It comes from an article in the VN Express, the most read Vietnamese newspaper, titled: US, Vietnam start new phase of dioxin cleanup project that was submitted by Dam Tuan. Tuan tells about the US helping to finance the second phase of a dioxin cleanup project in the central city of Da Nang, aiming to treat 45,000 cubic yards of soil contaminated with the toxic chemical. The task is expected to complete by mid-2017, following the first phase which treated a similar amount of soil and was finished in May.

Speaking as a Vietnam Veteran, it is only right that this country assist in the dioxin clean up in Vietnam.


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