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Subject: Herbicide exposure in Thailand


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Jan Tice (sad)
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Date Posted: 16:51:18 02/01/11 Tue

My husband was stationed at Udorn Aug 1971-1972. He is battleing major health problems after 26 years in the Air Force. He has been denied any VA compensation for exposure to herbicides. If anyone has any information that can help us it would be greatly appreciated.

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Author:
Al DiDomenico
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Date Posted: 20:32:27 03/17/11 Thu

>My husband was stationed at Udorn Aug 1971-1972. He is
>battleing major health problems after 26 years in the
>Air Force. He has been denied any VA compensation for
>exposure to herbicides. If anyone has any information
>that can help us it would be greatly appreciated.

I was stationed at Udorn from 71 to 72 as a Military Dog Handler. Retired from the Air Force in 89. I received disability for herbicide exposure type 11 diabetes, heart attack in 04 stent placed in artery currently waiting for ruling on Ischemic Heart desease from ratings board.. The VA will approve disability for herbicide exposure if the veteran was assigned as a dog handler or security police. If the veteran did work on the perimeter but can't prove due to job decsription it may be diffuclut to get compensated unless there is prove. I wish you luck, don't give up

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[> Subject: Re: Herbicide exposure in Thailand


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John B Carson
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Date Posted: 16:51:09 06/07/11 Tue

>I was stationed at NKP, Udorn and Chiang Mai, Thailand from Dec 1973 to Mar 1976. I had additional duties which took me around the perimitter of NKP and Udorn. It looked like the ground was burned off of all foliage. I have had a heart attack and an aortic valve replacement. My heart problems persist, along with hypertension, sleep apnea, diabetes, and arthritis. Am always is pain. The VA said that they won't give me service connected disability because I wasn't exposed in Vietnam. Any help, PLEASE!





My husband was stationed at Udorn Aug 1971-1972. He is
>battleing major health problems after 26 years in the
>Air Force. He has been denied any VA compensation for
>exposure to herbicides. If anyone has any information
>that can help us it would be greatly appreciated.

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Author:
terry hamilton (I was at Nam phong MCAS Rosegarden 1972-1973)
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Date Posted: 10:45:31 09/26/11 Mon

>>I was stationed at NKP, Udorn and Chiang Mai,
>Thailand from Dec 1973 to Mar 1976. I had additional
>duties which took me around the perimitter of NKP and
>Udorn. It looked like the ground was burned off of all
>foliage. I have had a heart attack and an aortic valve
>replacement. My heart problems persist, along with
>hypertension, sleep apnea, diabetes, and arthritis.
>Am always is pain. The VA said that they won't give
>me service connected disability because I wasn't
>exposed in Vietnam. Any help, PLEASE!
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>My husband was stationed at Udorn Aug 1971-1972. He is
>>battleing major health problems after 26 years in the
>>Air Force. He has been denied any VA compensation for
>>exposure to herbicides. If anyone has any information
>>that can help us it would be greatly appreciated.

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[> Subject: Re: Herbicide exposure in Thailand


Author:
John Dischert
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Date Posted: 13:41:22 04/16/12 Mon

>My husband was stationed at Udorn Aug 1971-1972. He is
>battleing major health problems after 26 years in the
>Air Force. He has been denied any VA compensation for
>exposure to herbicides. If anyone has any information
>that can help us it would be greatly appreciated.
Please check VA web site, they have updated it on Feb 22, 2012. I have sent an email to the representative at the VA per the following...

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/thailand.asp

This is what is on the VA web site about USAF Veterans “U.S. Air Force Veterans who served on Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) bases at U-Tapao, Ubon, Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, Takhli, Korat, and Don Muang, near the air base perimeter anytime between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.”

As I stated in my earlier email, I worked outside the perimeter road from Dec 73-75 next to the fence line, my barracks was on the perimeter as well… I also attended a luncheon with fellow retirees last week from McConnell, AFB, KS and one of my fellow retiree was accepted for the Agent orange Registry…

For Army Vets it has ” U.S. Army Veterans who provided perimeter security on RTAF bases in Thailand anytime between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.”

It also shows the following statement “A recently declassified Department of Defense (DoD) Report written in 1973 titled, “Project CHECO Southeast Asia Report: Base Defense in Thailand 1968-1972,” contains evidence that there was a significant use of herbicides on the fenced-in perimeters of military bases (where I worked) in Thailand to remove foliage that provided cover for enemy forces.”
VA determined that herbicides used on the Thailand base perimeters may have been tactical and procured from Vietnam, or a strong, commercial type resembling tactical herbicides.”

I would like to know whom to contact to discuss what the VA is putting on the VA web site and your guidance… They obviously do not agree…

I was able to put in a claim over the phone with the VA as the local representative would not take it...

Hope this helps...

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[> Subject: Re: Herbicide exposure in Thailand


Author:
Dan McKinnon (AO at NKP)
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Date Posted: 15:54:55 10/03/12 Wed

Please read the CHECO report, I believe it states herbicides were use in some fenced in areas other then the parimater.I have been fighting with the va for 3yrs now, I got a Lawyer to help me, Please get a good lawyer, They can help thru a lot of paperwork. If I can be of any help please email me, Best of luck on your fight

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shannon (upset)
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Date Posted: 17:13:44 11/21/12 Wed

My Dad served in Korat Thailand 63-64 and was exposed to agent orange in a back pack sprayer but when trying to file they said that not only was there no agent orange in Korat they also said they couldn't find he was ever stationed there so if anyone served during this time with any information please help me

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