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Agent Orange and other defoliant spraying in Vietnam

War Zones C & D, which were in our Area of Operations, were heavily sprayed throughout the war, especially from 1967-1969. We used to go on patrols shortly after the areas were sprayed and the oily residue would get on our uniforms and any exposed skin areas. Months after the areas were sprayed we would go through them and find the jungle rotting around us. The groundwater was contaminated, including streams and swamps that we had to cross. We might as well have bathed in the stuff. However, dying in the next seconds to minutes was what worried us. Being poisoned years in the future couldn't have been further from our minds.

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Robert l Hood 02-Jan-2022 23:25
I was there to nasty stuff.
Guest 24-Jan-2019 02:14
Kenneth L. Luck

the government denied it, Agent Orange was not a carcinogen. Monsanto was making the stuff in 1947. Many died before in 81 PTSD and the study on the chemicals they had sprayed not only on the jungles but the US solider as well.
SLC_Images06-Jan-2019 07:39
Am glad you are still here to tell us about your adventures- good and bad..
Pete Hemington03-Jan-2019 22:20
Hellava a situation - good to keep it out in the open to learn from
Helen Betts02-Jan-2019 22:50
It's pretty shocking to see...
Charlene Ambrose02-Jan-2019 01:20
I had no idea it was this widespread. I can imagine you had a lot more to worry about back then, but the after effects are scary. Most of the men my age had to go there at some point.
Carter Creek01-Jan-2019 03:23
I have several friends who were in Nam during this period of agent orange. So far one has passed due to A.O.
That was some bad S—t the govt used on both sides.
Jim's Atavistic Visions01-Jan-2019 03:17
Sad for the people there...
Long Bach Nguyen01-Jan-2019 02:49
Wow i didnt realizedyr it was so wide spread in Vietnam
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