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I belive that agent orange was used and stored at Ft Polk La from 1970 to 197...
 
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water2liv
11/16/11
I belive that agent orange was used and stored at Ft Polk La from 1970 to 1973 or longer,any one know more?south Fort.
           
 
Cobra7
08/27/12
replied to: water2liv
Replied To:  I belive that agent orange was used and stored at Ft Polk La from 1...
Why do u say this?
           
 
water2liv
08/29/12
replied to: Cobra7
Replied To:  Why do u say this?
This may be moot now that uncle sam has blocked action from being taken.I took basic 1972,after live fire[m60] we would clean them in solvent tanks for that purpous,not 5 feet from me were 55[at least I think they were] gallon drums that were taped off,do not enter.I have all the symtoms,including type 2 diabeteas and no way to be reembursed.at the time I asked this I was hoping to put a case together.Anyone w us?
           
 
mujames
12/21/12
replied to: water2liv
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Yes, I had a close friend who was stationed there in the mid-60's. One time on leave he told me that they were being made to wade in chest-deep water that was filled with Agent Orange. He said directly to me, in anger, that he felt it would kill them. He had a degree in Range Management from New Mexico State University and was quite familiar with the chemistry of defoliants. He died in 1982 at age 41, from Hodgkin's.
           
 
ddlewis33
01/31/13
replied to: water2liv
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I was at the north fort at fort polk from may thru july of 1970.While on bivwac we were sprayed by agent orange to kill the foilage and insects. A huey armed with agent orange was being sprayed by 2 wands under the huey.Any imput would be helpful to me. That stuff kills everything and 40 years later it's killing me!
           
 
joannpwade1952
01/31/13
replied to: ddlewis33
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I was in Ft. Polk around the same time ,Did't go to Nam but have the same symtoms. I don't know what is wrong with me.
           
 
ddlewis33
02/04/13
replied to: water2liv
Replied To:  I belive that agent orange was used and stored at Ft Polk La from 1...
I was in fort polk -june-july- aug. of 1970 on bivwac at the north fork and was sprayed on with agent orange by a huey eith 2 wands under the chopper. I didn't know much about it until it killed vegitation and insects and it is now killing me
           
 
ddlewis33
02/04/13
replied to: ddlewis33
Replied To:  I was in fort polk -june-july- aug. of 1970 on bivwac at the north ...
E-mail me and maybe we can prove that it happened. ddlewis33@aol.com[dean]
           
 
water2liv
02/04/13
replied to: joannpwade1952
Replied To:  I was in Ft. Polk around the same time ,Did't go to Nam but have t...
My VET REP whom I trust has stated the gov has made new laws to protect the makers of this and to protect the gov of any wrongdoing.as to your options?there arent any that I'm awareof.
           
 
magnum
06/03/14
replied to: ddlewis33
Replied To:  I was at the north fort at fort polk from may thru july of 1970.Whi...
I was there Nov. 1970.Saw the stuff. went to 563rd Ordinance Co.Camp Perri Weisbaden Germany 71-72. They used AO all around motorpool and generator systems.No proof there too! The rats cover ther tracts good. I have multiple health problems,as well as my children. Problem we need proof!
If any one was at camp perri 71-72 and knows the truth,please let me know. Thanks
           
 
water2liv
06/03/14
replied to: water2liv
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I took basic 02/72 south fort.after m60 live fire exercise,we cleaned them w/solvent.5ft from where I was working,were containers that I was told were hazard spray.I have type2diabetes and am the only one on either side of my family to have it as well as other health issues.at VA lajolla ca.I was told doctors could not talk about itjune 2014.any other leagle referls? 1.760 294 8207.call me w/ any ideas
           
 
onerynana1
07/19/14
replied to: water2liv
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My husband was there also for training in 1972 and described this thing almost word for word! He also saw the drums. He also said when they went out for bivwak training the vegetation would be wet where it had been sprayed with what he thought to agent orange. He was diagnosed with cancer last year.
           
 
water2liv
07/20/14
replied to: onerynana1
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To all who responded,the only way that I can see to resolve any thing would be to track the web pages for resorses.any help out there would be gladly recieved.Dont lol,our gov?well you never Know
           
 
water2liv
07/20/14
replied to: Cobra7
Replied To:  Why do u say this?
I say this cause its true many of us have been exposed STATESIDE.Now you know why I say this.
           
 
larry10sturm
10/15/14
replied to: ddlewis33
Replied To:  E-mail me and maybe we can prove that it happened. ddlewis33@aol.c...
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU FOUND ANY PROVE OF THESE BARROWS OF AGENT ORANGE. I WAS STATIONED IN FT. POLK OCT. 1970 AND I REMEMBER STUFF RUNNING OFF THE TREES ONTO ALL OF US SOLDIERS. IVE HAD HEALTH PROBLEMS TOO. I ALSO REMEMBER THOSE BARROWS BEHIND HASZEROUS MATERIAL TAPES DOWN BY THE BEER GARDENS. IS THE VA CHECKING THESE THINGS OUT AND IS THERE A CLAIM?
           
 
jch0117
03/15/15
replied to: larry10sturm
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I was permanent party from 1972-1974 at Polk. I've always wondered if we got hit with Agent Orange. I am convinced but we will probably never be able to prove it. I have symptoms, and also had 2/3eds of a lung taken out recently. I believe it was from AO.
           
 
drifter12
04/19/15
replied to: water2liv
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Hi there
i was there in 1971 both basic and ait we where sprayed if u have proof please email me at jimmyandclaudia@gmail,com thank you
           
 
dg3496
07/15/15
replied to: water2liv
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Yes, my husband and are in the process of trying to do the same thing. Since that fire, we have been running in to brick walls. If you have gotten anymore information. Please contact us at debbiegreenman@centurylink.net
           
 
dg3496
07/15/15
replied to: magnum
Replied To:  I was there Nov. 1970.Saw the stuff. went to 563rd Ordinance Co.Cam...
My husband was at Fort Polk in the 72. He saw the drums of the stuff, and saw the spraying while in training. He was then shipped to Heilbronn, Germany. Our daughter has multiple health issues that some in Viet Nam have diagnosed agent orange, my husband's heart condition is also on the list. Have run into one brick wall after another due to the fact that there was a fire at Fort Polk, and the paper records were lost. Have you gotten anymore feedback.

Please contact us at debbiegreenman@centurylink.net
           
 
dg3496
07/15/15
replied to: onerynana1
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My husband was also there in 72 and is having health issues with heart that has been related to agent orange viet nam vets. Our daughter also has health issues related. We were told due to the fire on Fort Polk no proof. Has anyone heard any feed back that might help us get a case together.

debbiegreenman@centurylink.net

           
 
Jeannie3939
07/19/15
replied to: onerynana1
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My husband was an MP at Fort Polk in 1970/1971 and told stories of the drums on back of trucks, civilian contractors delivering it. After a prisoner escaped from the stockade, he had to escort others into the fields where they sprayed AO to kill the tall saw grass. They were all hit with the spray. My husband inhaled it, tasted it. He passed away in May 2015 of a rare soft tissue sarcoma which is on the list of presumptive AO cancers.

I hope your husband is okay. If anyone knows of recourse or proving this exposure, please contact me at skylineeditor@hotmail.com

Thank you.
Jeannie
           
 
Jeannie3939
07/19/15
replied to: larry10sturm
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I emailed you.

Jeannie
           
 
ernestarnoto
08/03/15
replied to: jch0117
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I went to boot camp in june 72 south fort ait nothfort tigerland am the first in my family to have diabetes ihave severe neuropathyin my feet.I know that allthe firing ranges were bare dirt in jungle climate . we bivowac in areas that cleared chemically. how do we prove this. safety in numbers ernestarnoto@yahoo.com