The VVA Veteran® Online
May/June 2012

In this issue:
Our special Agent Orange Issue contains eight articles covering the history of herbicide research and use, an overview of Agent Orange research on birth defects, and the current overuse of herbicides in the U.S. Faces of Agent Orange profiles VVA member Jim Wachtendonk, who—along with his children—suffers the effects of his exposure. [on the cover]

The Pleasures Of Showering In Long Binh
Agent Orange: The Past Is Prologue | What Can Science Offer The Children Of Agent Orange? | Benefits Q&A: Agent Orange In Okinawa | The Legacy Of Agent Orange | The Toxic Risk At Home | Civilians In Vietnam | Searching For Legislative Remedies

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, Branson, MOA LONG TIME COMING: Vietnam veterans’ groups face an uphill battle as they consider how best to commemorate Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day and mold it into an established holiday. City officials in Branson, Missouri, tackled the challenge head-on for the very first time. [more]

23rd George C. Duggins VVA Region 3 ConferenceVETERANS HELPING VETERANS: “We wanted it to be based on a theme,” North Carolina State Council President Joe Kristek said of the 23rd George C. Duggins Region 3 Conference held in Asheville March 28-31. “We looked at the place in our lives and a unifying theme was decided upon: ‘Veterans helping veterans.’ ” [more]

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