[sixties-l] agent orange

From: Joe McDonald (joe@countryjoe.com)
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 03:19:51 CUT

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    The struggle for compensation for Agent Orange poisoning goes on. Civilians
    are now in an uproar about dioxin as a "known carcinogen" but i submit
    excerpts just received from a Vietnam Veteran friend just to remind the
    list of what we did to our own in Vietnam and that these individuals, their
    children and even their grandchildren get little attention for their
    problems from any sector of the country. How do we interpret that? Do they
    deserve what they got? i dont think so. The following words at from the
    present not the past:

    > "Well, I think the Congressional Hearing went well but boy was it sad.
    > There were five of us Vietnam Vet women testifying. I tried to not cry
    > but I didn't make it....talking about my children's illnesses was just
    > too painful. We did address our grandchildren's problems too, as they
    > seem to be affected by Agent Orange as well."

    > "Very sad to see the results from Agent Orange. One woman there has two
    > out of four children...with cancer. Another woman is in a wheelchair
    > and has lung damage......sisters with hip and knee replacements,
    > MS....very, very sad."

    cheers, country joe mcdonald

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