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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– Veterans from all over the United States came to Wilmington to fight for a cause at the Agent Orange town hall meeting.

Agent Orange is a dioxin that many soldiers were exposed to during war. The Veterans Affairs say it is pretty strongly linked to the Vietnam War. Now, they are fighting for diagnosis and treatment for their children and grandchildren that could be affected.

One woman is still very concerned after losing her son and then her husband to what she thinks was caused by Agent Orange.

“I’m still worried,” Lynn Olsen said. “I have grandchildren. I have two sons that I love desperately. I don’t even want to think about what could possibly happen to them.”

Veterans Affairs wants anyone that has a claim to go to a local office and report it. They are trying to get a bill passed in Washington that will establish a national center for the treatment and diagnosis of conditions caused by exposure to these toxins.

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2016 years 2 months ago

Subject: Dioxin (Agent Orange) Long Term Residual Effects Korean DMZ

Four months ago, I found out that I have Adult Diabetes Type 2, which is one of the many side effects of Dioxin exposure. I already knew many veterans who have served in Vietnam and Korea suffer from not just this side effect but many others. I have discussed with other veterans who have also served in Korea, in particular those who have also served up on the DMZ north of Freedom Bridge/Imjin-gak (River). Many of these veterans also suffer not only from Diabetes, but many of the… Read more »

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2016 years 2 months ago

Veterans directly exposed to Agent Orange herbicides on Guam, Okinawa, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Panama, Philippines, Ft McClellan, Ft Detrick, Ft Drum, Eglin AFB, and more are denied by the VA. Ships are added but not locations and then they want veterans to prove it knowing they destroyed all the evidence. We need a National

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