AGENT ORANGE

April 16, 2014Comments Off on AGENT ORANGE

GYSGT AI.AN P. LOPER USMC

WISCONSIN CHAPTER

www.3rdmardiy.org

Dear Doctor,

I would like to take a minute of your time on behalf of our veterans who are experiencing

military related illnesses with particular attention to our Korean and Vietnam veterans.

live are asking when you meet with your patients, please ask “Did you ever serve in the

Armed Forces; Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard?” lf the answer is affirmative,

please determine if they served at any time in Korea or Vietnam.

Millions of gallons of AGENT ORANGE a defoliant was sprayed on lands in Korea and

Vietnam. lt has since been determined that multiple medical conditions are directly related

to this herbicide. {See illnesses listed below.)

As a doctor, by being proactive in recognizing symptoms that could be related to the

respective AGENT ORANGE illnesses and appropriate treatment in an expedient plan of

action, would no doubt help save a life and/or improve the quality of life.

Thank you for your attention to this most serious issue for our Korea and Vietnam veterans.

ln appreciation I remain.

AII Chronic Cell leukemia                                                               ll Amyloidosis

Parkinson’s disease                                                                          Diabetes Mellitus {Type 2)

Hodgkin’s Disease                                                                            Prostate Cancer

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma                                                            ischemic Heart Disease

Multiple Myeloma                                                                            Respiratory Cancers

Soft tissue Sarcoma (other than: Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s Sarcoma, or Mesothelioma

Spinal Bifida in Children of veterans{not including Spinal Bifida Occulta}

lf a veteran is diagnosed with any of the above. It is important for them to report to their local Veterans Affair

Department for possible compensation.

Please refer to: www.publichealth.va.gov/exposure/agentorange