Veterans talk about experiences with Agent Orange

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GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (WFRV) – Some local Vietnam veterans got the chance to share their stories on how Agent Orange affected them and their families members years later.

A town hall meeting about Agent Orange was held Saturday afternoon in Grand Chute on the campus of Fox Valley Technical College.

The U.S. Military sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange and other herbicides on trees and vegetation during the Vietnam War.

Several decades later, concerns about the health effects from these chemicals continue.

The Wisconsin State Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America are collecting stories in hopes of getting help for the veterans from congress.

Richard Lindbeck, with the Vietnam Veterans of America, said, “Not only for Vietnam but it has also affected our current troops.The burn pits and those people are going to suffer with the same problems. They were told that toxic exposure wasn’t in the stuff when they burned it, but it was.”

If you were not able to attend the meeting Saturday, but would still like to share your story you can do so by contacting Vietnam Veterans of America – Wisconsin State Council and Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America.

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