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Information on Agent Orange Spraying In Korea

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I have had an increasing amount of inquiries from former Korea veterans in regards to the spraying of Agent Orange in areas near the DMZ.  This spraying occurred during a period of heightened tensions along the DMZ where the North Koreans increased infiltrators into South Korea in an attempt to start an insurgency, ambush soldiers, attack US camps, bomb barracks, and even try to assassinate the South Korean President during a period that became known as the 2nd Korean War.  Agent Orange was sprayed along the DMZ areas in order to kill foliage in order to more easily spot North Korean infiltrators.  Agent Orange has since been proven to be the cause of a number of health defects with veterans that served in both Vietnam and Korea.

The spraying of Agent Orange in Korea has now been verified by the US government and the VA wants people who may have been exposed to it to come in:

The government is offering to examine Cold War American troops who served in Korea three decades ago for possible exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange.

In a little-publicized initiative, the Veterans Affairs Department expanded a program previously offered to Vietnam War veterans to include people who served in Korea in 1968-69.

The rule change follows by a year the Pentagon’s disclosure that South Korean troops sprayed Agent Orange, which contained the toxic herbicide dioxin, during that time along the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.

The decision to give vets free Agent Orange Registry exams, for diseases and medical conditions associated with exposure to the herbicide, is set out in a directive issued Sept. 5 and posted on the department’s World Wide Web site.

Agent Orange and other similar herbicides were used during the Vietnam War to eliminate forest cover by defoliating broad sections of jungle mainly to facilitate pursuit of infiltrators and supplies moving into South Vietnam from the north. After it appeared probable that the defoliant caused numerous serious illnesses and birth defects, the VA set up the Agent Orange Registry in 1978, three years after the war ended, for U.S. veterans with in-country Vietnam War military service. More than 300,000 veterans have participated so far.

“Now that we understand that it was sprayed there,” said VA spokesman Jim Benson, “we can say, `If you were in Korea, you may be exposed, and we would like you to come in.”’

The VA may want these veterans to come in, but they want them to prove they were in an area that was sprayed for Agent Orange, which may be tough to do for people that were stationed in units away from the DMZ and did a short temporary duty stint near the DMZ that may have exposed them to Agent Orange. The Pentagon claims that the Agent Orange was only sprayed along the southern portion of the DMZ which is the 2 kilometer wide strip of land on the South Korean side of the border.  Even if this is true the Agent Orange could still have washed into other areas and the water supply by rain I would think?

dmz map

Here is the official list of units along the DMZ that were exposed to Agent Orange:

The four combat brigades of the 2nd Infantry Division, including the following units:

  • a) 1-38 Infantry
  • b) 2-38 Infantry
  • c) 1-23 Infantry
  • d) 2-23 Infantry
  • e) 3-23 Infantry
  • f) 3-32 Infantry
  • g) 109th Infantry
  • h) 209th Infantry
  • i) 1-72 Armor
  • j) 2-72 Armor
  • k) 4-7th Cavalry

Also, the 3rd Brigade of the 7th Infantry Division, including the following units:

  • a) 1-17th Infantry
  • b) 2-17th Infantry
  • c) 1-73 Armor
  • d) 2-10th Cavalry

This veteran’s site has a number of good links on it that should help people looking for information on Agent Orange in Korea for those who are interested.  However, does anyone else have any good information or links to share to help veterans that may have been exposed to Agent Orange?

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  • gerry
    12:16 pm on July 24th, 2009 1

    I was in Vietnam when agent orange was being used and get my yearly questionaire and updates on illnesses due to agent orange.

    In my humble opinion the issue has been way overblown by the press. Yes, there have been some illnesses that can be attributed to agent orange, however, the numbers are very low from what one would expect given the coverage by the media.

    I would advise anyone exposed not to panic and just go with the program in case someday, somewhere, they get an illness that could be related to agent orange.

  • Andrew Wilson
    12:27 am on July 26th, 2009 2

    Would like to know if we were affected in camp Kasey with the evercises we were doing at the time. I have been having symptoms of agent orange. where can I get the testing done at Andrew Wilson

  • Bob
    5:49 am on July 30th, 2009 3

    Gary, BULL SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jerry king weston
    6:07 pm on August 2nd, 2009 4

    :?: can anyone advise as to the date that Hodgkins' Disease was accepted under Agent Orange exposure? If so, can you cite the authority that made such an announcement? Thanks so much my fellow vets

  • Raymond Taylor
    4:13 pm on November 5th, 2009 5

    You may not understand but when they look at you and say you have non Hoskins Lythomia, which is from Agent Orange.

    This makes your stomach turn.

    Well I guess you have none of illness from Agent Orange

    and thats good. But you are full of __it . You tell me if you have this ,you will just go with the flow.

    The goverment took me and told me what to do and I did it.

    The was not a Vacation.

  • Raymond Taylor
    4:23 pm on November 5th, 2009 6

    Have you got NHL?

    Also have you made a claim with VA?

    I have NHL we are working on claim

    If you need any help and I can help please let me know.

    I was stationed with the 44th engineers at camp Beavers

    March 68-July 68.

  • Ron Dennis
    10:03 am on January 4th, 2010 7

    Agent Orange sprayed before April 1968. NOTE: On December 16, 2003 the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 was signed into law. This law state that Spina Bifida benefits have been extended to the natural child of a service member if the service member served in Korea during the period September 1, 1967 – August 31, 1971; if the veteran served in the active military, naval or air service and was exposed to a herbicide agent during such service in or near the Korean demilitarized zone. The above law proves Agent Orange was sprayed in Korea earlier that April 1, 1968. If a Veteran has a child born with Spina Bifida on September 1, 1967 can receive benefits then why the veteran can't get benefits during the same dates.

  • Reed Sahne
    1:20 am on January 20th, 2010 8

    Was any used around Osan from 1965 thru 1966? I have suffered thru non-hodgkins lymphomia, heart trouble, hearing loss, loss of sleep and on and on. After thinking about it, I do not recall ever seeing the grass mowed around the runways….

  • Ken Webber
    1:06 pm on February 15th, 2010 9

    I was at St. Barbara and TDY to DMZ 6/68 to 7/69. Now have Prostate CA and heart deasease (5-way by-pass), etc. Going through the VA now to see what I can do.

    Anyone out there who has had any success? Or anyone from St. Barbara?Good Luck to you all.

  • Raymond Taylor
    1:18 pm on February 15th, 2010 10

    Ken what company where you with at St Barbara .

    I was with the 44th engineers .

    Have non Hoskins Lymthomia, Have claim with VA.

    Still trying to get Morning Records ,

    There where 13 of us station with 44th, Have found 3 of them . So don't give up .

  • Len Aldis
    8:43 pm on March 17th, 2010 11

    Would strongly advise that any serviceman/woman that served in Korea and Vietnam to get checked for any possible effects of Agent Orange. If will be able to claim compensation from the Government.

    But, just remember the people of these countries on which Agent Orange was sprayed and are affected with illnesses and servere disabilities. In Vietnam alone there are over 4 million that are affected. To date, the US Government nor the US Governmant will accept their responsibility for the use of Agent Orange and its affect on the people of Vietnam.

    Len Aldis

  • Chris In Dallas
    12:10 am on March 18th, 2010 12

    I'm with you Gerry. The pilots and aircrew who sprayed Agent Orange practically swam in the gunk. They even had an initiation right where newbie had to drink the stuff. Despite this, they have a low rate of illnesses attributed to Agent Orange!

    Not saying people shouldnt take advantage of any bennies if they qualify. But I for one am suspicious of the whole thing.

  • Reed Shane
    1:29 am on March 18th, 2010 13

    You have never had a doctor look you in the eye and say "You have cancer. Stage 3 of 4 stages" Whether it was from AO or what ever, it leaves you with a helpless feeling and "Why me" After being told that, I will never knock someone elses problems until you walk in their shoes.

  • Raymond Taylor
    7:20 am on March 18th, 2010 14

    That is so True I have non Hoskins Lythomphia and Hep C., from Agent Orange. Trying to get Disability Claim with VA.

  • Reed Shane
    9:27 am on March 18th, 2010 15

    Good luck with NHL. The treatments are not fun, but I have been in remission for 19 years. I got turned down by the VA. They claim the only place the sprayed in Korea was the DMZ. Don't believe them, but can not prove different. GOOD LUCK

  • Raymond Taylor
    9:44 am on March 18th, 2010 16

    Thank You.

    Yes I believe it was all over Korea, Maybe they will approve this in latter years. I was on DMZ in 1968. Have to prove I was there because the Army doesn't show it on my records.

    Please Make your claim on Agent Orange so your claim will be on file.

    Raymond Taylor

  • Leon LaPorte
    10:38 am on March 18th, 2010 17

    Follow me, don't follow me

    I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush

    Collar me, don't color me

    I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush

    We are agents of the free

    I've had my fun and now its time to

    Serve your conscience overseas (over me, not over me)

    Coming in fast, over me

    Follow me, don't follow me

    I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush

    Collar me, don't color me

    I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush

    We are agents of the free

    I've had my fun and now its time to

    Serve your conscience overseas (over me, not over me)

    Coming in fast, over me

    High on the roof

    thin the blood,

    another one came on the the waves tonight,

    comin' in, you're home.

    We'd circle and we'd circle and we'd circle to stop and consider and

    centered on the pavement stacked up all the trucks jacked up and

    our wheels in slush and orange crush in pocket and all this here county

    hell any county it's just like heaven here and I was remembering and I

    was just in a different county and all then this whirlybird that I

    headed for I had my goggles pulled off I knew it all I knew every back

    road and every truck stop

    Follow me, don't follow me

    I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush

    Collar me, don't color me

    I've got my spine, I've got my orange crush

    We are agents of the free

    I've had my fun and now its time to

    Serve your conscience overseas (over me, not over me)

    Coming in fast, over me

    High on the roof

    thin the blood,

    another one came on the the waves tonight,

    comin' in, you're home.

    High on the roof

    thin the blood,

    another one came on the the waves tonight,

    comin' in, you're home.

  • Raymond Taylor
    1:34 pm on March 18th, 2010 18

    My wife found 3 men I was station with on DMZ we have talked to 2 of them and left message for other one to call.

    I have been told they will accept a Army Buddies statement that you where on DMZ.

    Don't know but if you have a few of you buddies write letters that , AO was sprayed where you where at it might help with claim, can't hurt. Keep Claim running

  • Reed Shane
    5:49 am on March 20th, 2010 19

    Forgive me General but put it in plain english. I don't have all the college degrees to keep your train of thought. You see I was just an Airman that did the jobs the General's wanted done. My lack of schooling only allowed me to work active air defense for Washington DC during Kennedy's term

  • Glans
    7:56 am on March 20th, 2010 20

    Agent Orange seems to be like asbestos – exposure doesn't guarantee illness, it just elevates the risk.

    We should always take good care of our veterans, who did our dirty work. We should help Koreans who may have been exposed, too. Even if a necessary operation, done according to the best informatiom available at the time, later has bad side effects, we need to do the right thing.

  • Johnny Telis
    10:56 pm on March 27th, 2010 21

    I was stationed at Osan from 1967 to 1968? I have suffered some health issues. Further, I do not remember any grass mowing.

  • Dave
    12:08 am on May 10th, 2010 22

    I know having seen the barrels of Agent Orange stored and used to spray vegetation at ASCOM and at the truck and supply depot on Wolmi-Do Island. The DMZ was not the only place it was stored and used. Anyone stationed there should file a claim for compensation and see what happens. I have a claim in the works, but have been told not to get my hopes up. Seems the only place the VA will uphold one is at the DMZ. At least it will be on file if it ever gets approved for storage depots

  • TD 2nd MP 2nd Inf Di
    3:58 am on May 10th, 2010 23

    My self and other 2nd MP's are awaiting decisions on claims for exposure'

    I was on the DMZ working Freedom and Libby & Spoonbill bridges july 69-70

    on both sides of the Injim river,and 728th MP 8th Army 67-68

    I have Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia,Hep C,Heart and other problems

    due to exposure.

    Some have been fighting for 3 years to get help from the VA, and the DOA to except resonsability for Support Units not on the List.

    Don't tell us to shut up or wait or roll with the flow! We were not asked if we would mind being exposed most were drafted and ordered to perform duties without question, its been over 40 years and issues and Problems are just now showing up in some cases so no one really knows the real effect of exposure or time frame.

    The fact is we were there and exposed and have health issues that are killing us.We just want the DOA & VA to do the right thing as We did when asked to fight and defend our Country.

    'Stand together not apart Brother'

    or step aside


  • Reed Shane
    8:37 am on May 13th, 2010 24

    Just got my paperwork back from the VA DENIED I will appeal, don't quit that easy.

  • Raymond Taylor
    1:08 pm on May 13th, 2010 25

    Reed why did they Denied You

  • Reed Shane
    10:17 pm on May 13th, 2010 26

    I was never on the DMZ. They claim it was never used around any of the bases. Until they admit it you are SOL. I have had non hodgkins lymphomia, restless leg, very bad heart.

  • Raymond Taylor
    11:35 pm on May 13th, 2010 27

    Reed don't give up , There was a man on the internet not sure where I read it but he was at Camp Casey. I was on DMZ ,and have Army Buddies letter , my records from Army where blank on the time I was on DMZ.

    Showed me going to Korea then in March when I went to DMZ date was put on records but nothing till the date I went down south Korea.

    They know where we where.?

  • Bruce
    2:58 am on May 14th, 2010 28

    I was at Cp St Barbara also, 69-70 with a 12 man Maintenance Det. I do not have any known symtoms yet, and hope it stays that way. I was all over the Z working on 8 inch and 175mm artillery. I would have a rough time proving I was there, as the Company was down south at Uijongbu.

    Good luck to all.

  • Raymond Taylor
    6:33 am on May 14th, 2010 29

    Bruce where you with

    the 44th Engineers

    Jerry Kruszka, Kerry Kirby, Raymond Taylor , William T . Raposa, ALverez,

    Bill Munson, or John Case?

  • Bruce
    6:59 am on May 14th, 2010 30

    No, I was in D Company 4th Maint Bn. We had a quonset hut and shop in the 6/12 Arty area in the north end of the camp.

    This is our detachment:

    I am the guy in the left end.

    Web page about Cp St Barbara:

  • Mike D.
    1:29 pm on May 18th, 2010 31

    I was denied AO benefits for ROK exposure and appealed, and was denied again. My appeal is now with the BVA; the hearing was March 19, 2010.

    I was stationed at Camp Casey, but as a CMMI Inspector for the 7th Inf. Div. I was all over the place, including overnights up real close to the Z. I have pictures of the Imjin and points north of it, and I went as far South as Sea Range. Blue Lancer and Chorwon Valleys, Artillery Valley — been there.

    But I wasn't stationed with one of the "official" units (and read Bolger's book "Scenes From An Unfinished War"), and even the VA has now started to admit that not all of the units in the area of the Z were listed by the DOD (e.g., the 13th Engineers).

    MANY records are missing: for example, the staff daily journals for the 7th Inf. Div for the entire period 1966 through all of 1969 seem to be gone, if they were ever kept.

    You gotta fight the VA now. Not the VHA, that's the health side, but the VBA, the benefits side. And the VBA will deny, deny, deny until you die — or win on appeal. Go to your local VSO and get help; it's nearly impossible to win this alone.

  • Reed Shane
    12:53 am on May 19th, 2010 32

    Was at my Vertern Affairs Officer last week. He got rejected for seisures (?) because he was over weight. The man is 5 ft 10 inch and weights in at whopping 165 lbs.

    Another friend was in Nam. Air Police and was also at the DMZ in Korea. He filed, they told him to come back when one of the effects kick in. He had a bad heart, restless leg sydrome, Had veins in his legs replaced. Not sure what it takes.

  • TD 2nd MP 2nd Inf Di
    1:10 am on May 19th, 2010 33

    My Unit was at Camp Custer and PMO was at Camp Casey'we also were at Freedom,Libby,& Spoonbill Bridges.

    If you were at any of these locations between 68 & 69 and have a disease

    on the Presumptuous list then you will Win.

    My claim was Granted on the 17 May 2010 for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

    due to exposure to Agent Orange rated at 100%.

    I had filed in Feb 09 so the time frame was on the mark for the DOA & DVA

    to process.

    The only thing Different is' I made sure I had all the info needed to complete my NOD and I contacted My Senator' Inhofe of Oklahoma to help expedite my claim and look into Units not listed and the time frame the DOA needs to change to 67-75,

    I know its frustrating for vets to have to go through this Bureaucracy and fight the DOA & DVA for help.

    We are working to change that but untill then Brother keep up the fight and don't give in.

    I have a lot of reserch and development avalable from my claim if I can help shoot me and e-mail


  • TD 2nd MP 2nd Inf Di
    1:11 am on May 19th, 2010 34

    My Unit was at Camp Custer and PMO was at Camp Casey'we also were at Freedom,Libby,& Spoonbill Bridges.

    If you were at any of these locations between 68 & 69 and have a disease

    on the Presumptuous list then you will Win.

    My claim was Granted on the 17 May 2010 for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

    due to exposure to Agent Orange rated at 100%.

    I had filed in Feb 09 so the time frame was on the mark for the DOA & DVA

    to process.

    The only thing Different is' I made sure I had all the info needed to complete my NOD and I contacted My Senator' Inhofe of Oklahoma to help expedite my claim and look into Units not listed and the time frame the DOA needs to change to 67-75,

    I know its frustrating for vets to have to go through this Bureaucracy and fight the DOA & DVA for help.

    We are working to change that but until then Brother keep up the fight and don't give in.

    I have a lot of research and development available from my claim if I can help shoot me and e-mail


  • Mike D.
    6:20 am on May 19th, 2010 35

    Likewise! I have literally a few thousand pages (on the computer!) that may or many not be useful.

  • Mike Keblitis
    10:55 am on June 9th, 2010 36

    I know I was at the DMZ on bivwac for 3 day and nights. Was stationed at St Barbara 69-70. I have hart troubles,shaky hands and diabetes. Just starting a claim. I don't know how to prove the DMZ thing.

  • Dave
    11:22 am on June 9th, 2010 37


    I am going through the same thing. No way to prove at the DMZ. It seems that most in Korea travel records have a way of disappearing from one's permanent file. Mine only says I traveled to Korea and back to the states and not where I went in country. The only thing we can do is to keep fighting.

  • Mike D.
    11:44 am on June 9th, 2010 38

    Buddy letters are good, photos are better. I mentioned earlier the lack of documents for the 1966-1970 time frame — an archivist at the Center for Military History at Ft. McNair told me that if they ever existed they may have been destroyed before reaching higher headquarters (say, I Corps) or before reaching a higher higher headquarters (EUSA) or were perhaps just tossed away as old junk.

    A true story:

    My brother was Airborne Voice Intercept for the AF; he flew out of Okinawa but went TDY to places like Da Nang, Cam Ranh, and Tan Son Nhut. He had no–zero–none documentation that he was ever in Nam except for a smeared and blurry rubber stamp on his medical records. Finally, he wrote his Congressman and received from the NPRC in St. Louis copies of TDY vouchers showing clearly that he had been "boots on the ground" in Vietnam for at least 193 days. The AF sent him his Nam ribbons and sent his records on to the Board for correcting military records. Among other things, he was put in for DFC for flying 36 straight hours of air intelligence cover for the Son Tay raid. But for 37 years he wasn't a Vietnam veteran….

    Don't never give up. If the records don't exist, pile up circumstantial evidence that you really were there and did what you say you did. In my case, I bought a copy (electronic) of the 1967 CMMI Handbook, under which we operated and which was pretty clear that the inspectors were to go visit the unit. (Imagine an armored outfit driving to the inspectors with all paperwork, parts, files, weapons, basic ammo load…but that's what the VA thinks happened, I guess.)

    Mike D.

  • Raymond Taylor
    11:45 am on June 9th, 2010 39

    My records are like yours . Missing while on DMZ.

    I traveled to Korea, and was E3 got E4 when on DMZ when I came down I got E5. Found two men that was station we me on DMZ got letters.

    Have claim with Va I have Non Hoskins Lythonphia


  • William Joseph Coope
    11:53 pm on June 17th, 2010 40

    I was with the Comany C 1/32Inf. 7th Inf. Div. In 1968,69,70. We were located at camp hovey on the DMZ in korea. I was acting motor sargent. I was order to have two trucks to pick up some south Koreans for a work detail to spray around camp hovey and along the road to the DMZ. We did that for three months in the spring of 1969, as we were on guard along the DMZ. The also sprayed around the MSA area's. We ran patrols in those area's everyday. At that time we did'nt know they were spraying AGENT ORANGE.

  • William Joseph Coope
    11:55 pm on July 5th, 2010 41

    If you were on the DMZ your pay records will show you recieved combat pay. The DOD did'nt misplace those records. They have NO control over those records.

  • Raymond Taylor
    12:09 am on July 6th, 2010 42

    William Cooper where do you get a copy of pay records.

  • William Joseph Coope
    12:46 am on July 6th, 2010 43

    Arm forces finance center. I was in Indianapolis, Ind. I don't know if they move it or not.

  • Reed Shane
    11:27 pm on July 10th, 2010 44

    Mr Cooper. Fort Ben Harrison in Indianapolis, Ind has all the pay records for the Army.

  • Raymond Taylor
    11:37 pm on July 10th, 2010 45

    Thank you Reed I will try Fort Ben Harrison , Monday morning.

    to see if I can get a copy of my pay records

  • William Joseph Coope
    10:49 am on July 11th, 2010 46


  • Mike D.
    11:26 am on July 11th, 2010 47

    From Bolger's "Scenes from an Unfinished War":

    B. 7 th Infantry Division

    Chorwon Valley

    · 3d Brigade, U.S. 7th Infantry Division

    o 1-31 Infantry

    o 2-31 Infantry

    o 1-32 Infantry

    o 2-32 Infantry

    · 1st Brigade, U.S. 7th Infantry Division

    o 1-17 infantry (Mechanized)

    o 2-17 Infantry (Mechanized)

    o 1-73 Armor

    o 2-10 Cavalry

    22d Royal Thai Company

    7th Infantry Division

    Units Listed by DoD and

    VA as “on the DMZ”

    1/17th Infantry

    2/17th Infantry

    2/31st Infantry*

    3/32nd Infantry*

    1/73rd Armor

    2/10th Cavalry

    1Under the operational control of the U S. 2d Infantry Division.

    2Actually, the 2d Brigade, U.S. 7th Infantry Division, under operational control of the U.S. 2d Infantry Division.

    3From the U.S. 7th Infantry Division, under operational control of 3d Brigade, U.S. 2d Infantry Division.

    Moreover, it is recognized that in addition to direct combat units there were artillery, engineer, and maintenance units which might have been exposed. For example, I was just given AO exposure by the BVA because I could show that as a CMMI Inspector for the 7th Inf. Div. there was the "equipoise" needed to give the benefit of the doubt. As I noted earlier, it wasn't easy!

    Mike D.

  • Bruce
    11:34 am on July 11th, 2010 48

    I wonder why they never include the Artillery units? I know there were several 2nd ID, 7th ID, and I Corp Art units on the Z that also pulled patrol and duty at the GP.

  • Mike D.
    12:07 pm on July 11th, 2010 49

    Why don't they include the engineers? Or ASA and Signals? How about the maintenance companies or the Quartermaster units that ran fuel up there? Were the areas around the MSAs where the nukes were stored sprayed, officially or not? What about the ranges? Did the folks off-loading the barrels at Inchon or Ascom City ever drop one or puncture it accidentally? Why haven't the classified records from forty year ago been declassified, as President G. W. Bush said they should be in an Executive Order he signed some YEARS ago?

    Answer: Because they would have to expand exposure to the whole pennisula, and the number of possibly exposed US troops would grow five-fold or more. Generals and politicians would be embarrassed, and some Questions Might Be Asked by the American (and South Korean) people.

  • Reed Shane
    10:15 pm on July 12th, 2010 50

    Raymond Taylor. Did Fort Ben help you on your pay records?

  • Raymond Taylor
    12:15 am on July 13th, 2010 51

    No they sent me back to

    St Louis,. Guess I didn't have the right #

    I did get a copy of the insert out of the year book at Fort Beavers, that has my picture.. and it does say Fort Beavers in Big Letters on first page.

    There was 21 guys there beside me and I have locted 6 of them

    one passed away ,but I have talked to the others, Getting letters coming ,Don't see how VA can now say I was not there. with pictures and letters. We will see.

  • Reed Shane
    10:57 am on July 14th, 2010 52

    Mr Taylor. My VSO says a buddy letter is very good. They take a lot of weight when others vouch for you.

  • Raymond Taylor
    12:53 pm on July 14th, 2010 53

    Reed I found my CO Officer Sterling Peters today.

    he was a Camp Beavers, with me.

    So that should be enought for them.

  • Reed Shane
    11:24 pm on July 14th, 2010 54

    Mr Taylor. Hope it works for you. I had a buddy that was in the direction center with me. We and others came down with the same cancer. He passed before we could help each other. Good Luck with your claim. They claim they never spayed at Osan but we never had to mow any grass while I was there. Makes you wonder. I have several of the problems that goes with agent orange.

  • SP/4 Bob Vivona
    7:29 am on July 17th, 2010 55

    I was with the 2nd MP Company 65-66 and what the VA or DOD says about the dates of 68-69 are bull crap. I was in charge of the Escort Section the PMO was at CC1 back then but I was tasked with going north of the DMZ over either Freedom or Libby brige 3 or 4 days a week and escort the Korean Nationals who were doing the spraying on the DMZ. I and one other gun jeep along with 2MP's in each and a ROK MP would spend the entire day just watching them spray from the 55 gal drums. The drums were marked with the poison skull and cross bones as hazadous material. I also have a claim pending for diabetis 2 which has been denied due to the time I was there not being 68-69 my attorney is working on the appeal.

    Bob Vivona

  • William Joseph Coope
    4:20 am on July 28th, 2010 56

    After being verified that my unit served in the DMZ during the agent orange presumptive period, I would like to add one more claim to my file. "PTSD" Why, because after going thru the last eight months with VA, I now have POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER! My file has been to 4 City's all over the country. It's now in Chicago VA medical center. I live in Indianapolis, Indiana. When you ask were you stand at on your case, they ship it off to sume other VA center. Maybe they should do there pay Checks that way.

  • Lawrence Pemberton
    3:55 am on August 1st, 2010 57

    I was stationed in Camp Casey and Camp Kaiser during 1966 and 1967, and it was a common site to see Koreans spraying around the Camps. Unknown what they were spraying. I have type 2 Diabetis and pre-cancer behind my right eye. Va was no assistance. Va doctor told me I may have been exposed to something? Va turned me down because of dates.

  • Raymond Taylor
    12:46 pm on August 25th, 2010 58

    Got yearbook with pictures of 25 other guys that where stationed with me at Fort Beavers, in 1968

    I have found 14, 3 have passed away . Talked to the other 11

    have got 3 letters of support so far.

    one is from my CO , who had copies of his orders saying Fort Beavers. WE are still looking for others.

    Waiting on Hearing with Judge, don't see how he can say we where not at Camp BEavers,DMZ with support letters and Pictures in yearbook that says Fort Beavers.

    Looking For Sgt. McQuillen, SSG Kim, Willie O Gillintine, Alan Munson, William Cable, Jerry Ferguson, Lavon Harrel, Geroge Maken, Ramon Rodriquez, Charles Seile, Thomas Zirgler, Paul Anderson.

  • Phil Steward
    5:45 am on August 28th, 2010 59

    First time I have seen this site but I see a couple of the guys here who I have worked with on their claims.

    I was Company Commander of E Co, 2nd Engineer BN in 1969 and served in Korea from 10/68 through 12/69. I am 100% P & T from AO Poisoning in Korea. I have helped a number of guys (not just 2nd Engineers) get approved with a large amount of evidence I have collected.

    Feel free to contact me directly and I will be more than willing to review your claim and see if I can help. I am doing this as a brother, not for any pay. My days are numbered, but I will do as much as I can to help.

    E-mail me directly at as I do not get to visit all the sites as much as I would like.

    Phil Steward

  • Raymond Taylor
    12:22 pm on August 31st, 2010 60

    Was the 1/73 Armour Forte Beavers a War Zone in 1968??? under 38 U.S.C. 1154 (b) as per Dambach v. Gober the CAVC ruled that "A combat Veteran will recieve benefit of the doubt regardless of whether there is record of the disease or injury or of a putatively related disease or injury. This means that the absence of documentation CANNOT BE USED AGAINST YOU!!! This pertains to SERVICE RECORDS ALSO!!!!!

    The question for your husband then becomes was the DMZ CONSIDERED A WAR ZONE in 1968?? I would say YES because the end of the war has NEVER BEEN SIGNED AND RATIFIED!!

  • Mike D.
    12:39 pm on August 31st, 2010 61

    1/73 Armor was considered by and listed by the DoD and the VA as one of the exposed units. See my posting above for July 11, 2010.

  • Bob Gay (EOD)
    1:32 am on September 15th, 2010 62

    I have been confirmed that I now have NHL of the right testicle (which has been removed) and will start chemo soon. I was station on the DMZ C co. 1/31st Inf, Camp Greaves

    9/74 – 10/75. After I had my right "Nut" removed I went to VSO to file a claim. I told them which unit I was with and the time frame, only to be told I wasn't in "The Time Frame". I made a claim anyways. I will be looking for all kinds of AMMO(info)when they turn me down.

    Please feel free to send responses to:

  • Dan Curry
    7:08 am on September 16th, 2010 63

    I am looking at a vet's pay records and trying to see if he earned combat pay. Does anyone remember how much it was back in June of 1969? He was making an E-3 base pay of 137.70, $9.00 in foreign duty pay, but then there is another box coded LV-R-D, where they paid him $31.68 extra dollars that month. You guys think that the $31.68 would be combat pay? He remembers that he was paid combat pay once or twice because he was TDY'd to a unit near the DMZ.

  • William Cooper
    11:06 pm on October 4th, 2010 64

    When we were on the DMZ, and truck the troops to there guard post and they were spraying along the roads, it wasn't Korean troops doing the spraying it was Korean civilian workers. Just ask anyone who was there, and they will tell you about the workers along the roads to the DMZ. They sprayed around Camp Hovey, the MAS area at Hovey, and along the roads from Hovey to the DMZ. The only people that was doing the job was civilian workers.

  • Ken Webber
    12:16 pm on November 20th, 2010 65

    Dan Curry,that would be combat pay. How were you able to get that info? I have been unable to get my pay records to prove I was TDY on the DMZ. Was stationed at Cp. St. Barbara 68/69. I have prostate cancer,have had heart desease/surgery,etc. Only one letter to confirm where I was. Just received my first denial from Cleveland VA. Could use some help. Now looking for pictures and letters from anyone to explain to the VA how life really was there.

  • Raymond Taylor
    2:05 pm on November 20th, 2010 66

    I was at Camp Beavers 1968 , My congressman helped get my pay records

    they didn't show on DMZ.

    If you know names of buddy's start lookng them up on white

    and calling. I found all but 8 that was stationed with me.

    there where 25 with the 44th .

    StLois is lookin thru non disclosed records.

  • William Cooper
    3:54 am on November 21st, 2010 67

    About 95% of the servicemen has gotten a denial from the VA if you were in Korea in 1968-1969. Its time we all write our Comgressman for help. How can they make any justment if they can't fine our records. They said a Doctor check me over when I got out of the service, But I didn't go before not one Doctor for a checkup when I was ETS out. All I did was talked to some clerks at Fort Lewis Washington and that was all. They didn't say anything about the Agent orange for over 30 years, and now they can't come up with the right records. Call your Congressman!

  • Ken Webber
    9:23 am on November 21st, 2010 68

    Same here, no exam on ETS, only clerks. I have contacted many congress persons. Mine were/ are Voinevich gone, now Portman,so I will try him. Sen. Sherrod Brown does not care at all he kept sending form letters in return about AO in Nam and then said to contact Gillibrand in NY , New York and she said I was not in her state. Ohio' Sutton the same, I will get back to you.Ha

    I now need someone from St. Barbara to reply and I know some have bee approved, they seem to have disappeared. Thank you all

  • Gale Dorman CWO USA
    10:11 pm on January 21st, 2011 69

    For those who served in Korea, Agent Orange is a persistant compound of elements that has a substained life far greater then 10 years. Having served a one year tour from 1975-1976 at Camp Garry Owen 4th of the 7th Cav I have developed type 2 diabetes, prostate cancer, tumors, and have been diagnosed with heart issues. This is not so much about me as the fact I have developed many of the same Agent Orange illnesses that are related to AO. Others I believe probably are expieriencing simular ailments who served in this time frame. I took pictures of the area when I was station in the Hot Zone in 1975-76 and few trees were seen. Over the years google maps showed the area as being desolated of vegitation compared to other areas of the country. Many soldiers were deployed for long tours in the area but will not be compensated since they were not in "direct exposure 1968-69 of the agent. If you lay down rat poison it may kill the rats years later who eat the poison or the materials that were saturated with the poison. It is about the money, congress, and the army are worried that if they have to pay for those were affected by the Agent Orange deployments, that the government would become responsible. Why did it take the government so long to release the information on AO deployment in Korea, because it minimizes the number of vets that will address the problem, many have died or are suffering from the illnesses. By limiting those not like in Vietnam (step into the country and be covered) the voices of those who in Korea are dampened and much like the rats who ate the poison

  • Bill
    12:57 am on January 22nd, 2011 70

    My dad did two tours in 'Nam. On his first tour, he was one of the lucky guys that got to fill the tankers in the planes with Agent Orange. They didn't have the automatic shut-offs, you just kenw it was full when it started spilling out from the top, so he got a few extra showers. He did luck out though in that he never got any of the cancers associated with Agent Orange. Instead, he is in the smaller percentile of folks who developed congestive heart problems.

    When I was at the JSA in the mid 70's, I heard rumors that the area around the JSA was sprayed with Agent Orange earlier. Can anybody verify that, the timeframe, and the persistence of Agent Orange? We did do quite a bit of 'stuff' outside the JSA itself, so there is a possibility that we may have been exposed.

  • Patrick Mann
    11:15 pm on February 7th, 2011 71

    I was at the 177th ASA Camp Humphres K-6, In or around Aug. 1967 returning from a courier mission. Was on a C-130 sitting side saddle with my feet in the netting of cargo. I remember pulling the netting aside and seeing the stenceled letters on the containers "Agent Orange". I think we landed at Osan AFB, but could have been Kempo. To long ago. My thinking is that it was being used before the dates released by the military and that it was being used all over Korea and not just the DMZ. But who cares about Vets without congressional help…..

  • Steve Ross
    4:04 am on February 9th, 2011 72

    I was at Camp Casey in 1971 at the airfield 2nd Avn Bn 2nd infantry I have a yearbook if it would help any of you, but the yearbook only contains 2nd Avn Bn personal. Good Luck

  • donald weintraub
    9:35 am on February 9th, 2011 73

    Raymond Taylor

    I just got rejected on my A/O claim they stated that Camp was not close enough to the DMZ. I remember getting trucked their every day with the 122nd Signal has anyone else jhad a claim approved with the 122nd Signal

    I can be reached at Thanks

  • Roy Stanforth
    1:15 am on February 10th, 2011 74

    Served with 7/17th artillery 2nd Infantry @ Camp Pelham 5/70 to 6/71.Diagnosed with CLL 9 mos. ago. Start chemo next week. Stopped at VA yesterday, told me it will be 6 months before I hear anything, young man told me they have 150,000 case backlog. Thirty nine years later and nothing changes. Have a great day and good luck to all.

  • Earl B. Franks
    5:40 am on February 10th, 2011 75

    I was stationed at HHC USA ASCOM Depot from March 1968-March 1969. From March to October 1968 I was assigned to the Quality Assurance Directorate and from October to March 1969 I was the supply sergeant for HHC. As part of my duties at QA on at least two occasions I personnaly inspected damaged barrels of AO at the northern end of the rail line coming into the depot. AO was seen stored in the rear of 2 1/2 ton trucks several times in the vehicle park area which was directly across from my then office about 75 yards or so from the depot headquarters and about the same distance from our living quarters.

    A friend and I dug in the area of the area near the end of the tracks looking for coins and found many. This included the contaminated area but in 1968-69 who knew of the dangers of AO.

    What many people don't know is that ASCOM Depot was built on top of an abandoned Japanese munitions factory which included extensive underground facilities. These facilities were at a later date compromised by the underground river that runs from west to east under the depot.

    It is all and well that the VA has seen fit to authorise presumptive exposure to those stationed on the DMZ. How about those in the supply chain from Inchon to ASCOM to the units that hauled the stuff?

    In July 2010 I filed for AO disability for ischemic heart disease. Currently pending a decision. The last time I talked to them on February 7, 2011 the lady hung up on me while I was reading a prepared statement to her.

    Consider the following. I have read countless stories in the last few months that the stuff was also sprayed far away from the DMZ, I've read that it was brought in on airplanes at Kimpo. Both are plausible. The AO I saw was brought in by train from Inchon.

    I can't speak to the point if it was ever sprayed at ASCOM. I can't speak to whether or not the barrels at ASCOM were ever compromised after initial receiving or storage at ASCOM. I can only speak to the fact that on two occasions barrels leaked and that I personnally saw the barrels and was around them on occasion.

    Consider the following. Ninety five percent of the US Army forces entering Korea in a non unit capacity came thru the 177th or 178th Replacement Co at ASCOM Depot. Some didn't like SGTM, MI, ASA, Field grade officers but by and large most spent a day or two there.

    In July 1968 a couple of thousand Air Force personnel spent some time there also. Wher did the water supply for ASCOM area come from? What unit was responsible for providing water to the various compounds? How many houseboys (they polished our shoes every day),

    how many command and non command dependants, how many KN personnel worked on or visited the base (yes including the business girls), how many took a shower, how many ate in the mess halls, how many had their clothes washed, how many Department of Army civilians worked on the base ( I recall 4), how many whatever……. Ok, we have spillage, storage,

    underground river, unknown water source.

    Consider this. Before stating this let me say I have the utmost repect for the crew of the USS Pueblo. Commander Bucher first stepped foot on The Bridge of No Return at 1130 hours on December 23, 1968. Lt Murphy the XO was last across at exactly 1200 noon. The crew was taken by bus a distance of less than 450 meters to the center of the JSA where they shaved,showered and ate a light lunch. They listened to a couple of speeches and then got on buses to ride to Camp Kittyhawk(now Camp Bonifas) where they boarded Huey's

    to take them to the 121st Evac at ASCOM. The first of 8 helicopters landed there at 1320 hours. So for what 20 minutes total they were in an area that may have been sprayed and most of that time was spent inside a bus. Remember the DOD claims that AO was never sprayed inside the DMZ which by definition includes the JSA. Again no disrespect meant, but does that sound like equitable treatment??

    For those of you who don't know the period has been extended from July 1969 to August 1971 but again only those units recognized. At least they recognized that the stuff has residual effects. Problem is I have read everywhere from up to and including 100 years.

    ASCOM Depot proper and areas around it are now high rise apartments, school, etc. The area north of the depot is now a GM/Daewoo plant. I wonder what, if any, remediation was done?

    I am in the midst of compiling a map of ASCOM Depot as it was during 1968-1969. If anyone has photos or info concerning AO I would be glad to hear from you. I don't want to publish what I have at present since it might serve to "taint" some memories, but once finished I wil disseminate it to anyone who wants it. You may contact me at

    Check any old orders you have for info to get "buddy letters". If you want send me a scan and I will try to locate, it's a hobby of mine. At present I have a list of about 50 men who were there 1968-69.

    Earl B. Franks

    Orlando FL

  • Dave May
    1:11 am on February 18th, 2011 76

    Was Company Driver with C-1-32 7th Div Camp Hovey did rotation to DMZ. Sucked down some dust [I'm sure more than some] going to and from drop off and pick-ups of the troops.Guess I'm lucker than most,I've proved my point and I'm getting the help I need to get Along with the Shit that goes with exposure to AO.I kept all paper work from the army,All Transfer orders ,Hazardous duty Orders.Hell I still have my General Orders card from Ft Knox Basic septof 67 who's a pack rat LOL. It has helped to have some of records,but for the most part you have to continue to plead your case ,over and over.If you use a Lawyer have as much info as you can get ,on of course WHO,WHAT,WHEN,WHERE ,HOW GOOD LUCK ALL –GODS SPEED

    SP/4 [retired] Dave May

  • William Cooper
    4:36 am on February 18th, 2011 77

    Dave May, this is William Cooper, I was motor sg. from May 1969 till I ETS in March 1970, for C company 1st Bn. 32nd Inf. e-mail me at

  • wayne lowe
    1:21 pm on February 18th, 2011 78

    I need to talk with Roy Stanfofth.I also was with 7/17.

  • candy bryant
    1:49 am on February 28th, 2011 79

    i am searching for anyone who was in Co C USASTRATCOM LL BN NORTH EIGHTH ARMY, APO 96301. his job description was 31E20 – radio repair, even tho this was not his real job. i lived through the nightmares and finally him relating the evil he carried inside himself. he retrieved awols—–!!!! was in the 121 eval hospital, dx with nephritis, dx in in 2006 with hairy cell leukemia an ao related (CLL) disease. he returned to Fort Lewis, washington—-an exp with M-14(image that). still fighting with va on benefits. also, the psych of the va dx him chornic ptsd w/suicide. he filled out paperwork of tdy's but is not found on his paperwork. can anyone help. thank you and bless you all for your service to our country and me and my family!!!!!


  • Earl B. Franks
    4:02 pm on March 12th, 2011 80

    I have acquired an aerial photo of USA ASCOM Depot and need assistance in placing AO information on the depot.

    I will mail a hard copy of the 24″x24″ photo by 1st class mail (US domestic only) to those persons who can meet the following criteria:

    Be either in class 1 or 2 or 3 below:

    Class 1: Military assigned to Hq & Hq Co, Co A, or Co B US Army ASCOM Depot near Bupyong Korea in 1967-970.

    Class 2: Were a Department of the Army Civilian based on USA ASCOM Depot in 1967-1970

    Class 3: Picked up or delivered AO in barrels or other containers from or to USA ASCOM Depot in 1967-1970.


    Be either a person in class 4 and/or 5:

    Class 4: Worked in the building or in the yard where AO and herbicides were stored on USA ASCOM Depot in 1967-1970.

    Class 5: You personally saw or touched the barrels of AO. If you touched the barrels you must be able to exlain by reason of your MOS, duty assignment, detail particulars,etc. what specifically brought you into direct contact.


    Class 6: Willing and able to provide specific details by email (after receivingthe aerial photo) and describe what you saw, did, or touched referencing the photo i.e. ” I saw AO in barrels at point LL26.” or “I helped move 25 barrels of AO from point BB6 to point Q7.” or “I helped offload AO at point B12″

    Class 7: Willing to make and deliver a sworn statement as to what you personally observed, did, touched, contact, etc in reference to AO at ASCOM Depot. What you were told by others, what you read, etc is heresay and irelevant.

    After receiving a suitable amount of information I will provide a digital copy encompassing all information received to those who responded and met the criteria. I will not provide piecemeal information as it might tend to influence ones memory or the issues.

    If you cannot provide information or just wish to have an aerial photo of the depot you can email me and I will put you on a list to receive the same digital photo at a later date. Since I have no idea how many replys I will receive nor the information, I cannot provide at present a timeline, but it will be released here and at one other site not later than 100 days (June 18, 2011)

    You may email me at :

  • Al Ciampi
    1:04 pm on March 23rd, 2011 81

    Was at Camp Stanley 1975. I experienced Soft Tissue Sarcoma in my neck in 2008. No other risk factors like smoking, family history etc. I can remember KSA personel spring herbicides around the perimeter of Camp Stanley that summer and it did smell "sickly sweet" and gave me headaches.Also went to the field north of the Imjim River many times but never saw any spraying from planes, however many areas around the South Fence of the DMZ had no vegitation visible. I have a friend who says he handled Agent Orange at Kunsan AFB and was just awarded 70% disability for multiple ailments. I wish I knew more about this issue.

  • Herb Goldstein
    10:19 am on March 30th, 2011 82

    I was in Korea at Camp Casey (TDC) and around the DMZ. I am looking for anyone who was with me Jan 1967 until June 1968. I was with the 1st 31st Company A. There were good times and bad times there. I have a number of medical issues, but at this point no cancer. For those who have had cancer, I am very sorry and hope all is well.

    Can be reached at

  • joe thomas
    10:36 am on April 6th, 2011 83

    i to was with 1/32 at camp hovey &camp casey hq co when they went south put in c co spent 13 months on the fence &g p hendrix never knew about ao

  • Earl Franks
    4:07 am on April 15th, 2011 84

    Did you see, touch, or handle AO at ASCOM Depot Korea? Aerial Photo.

    Previously I had sought information here as confirming the presence of AO at ASCOM Depot near Bupyong, South Korea. I know it was there and a few other persons have contacted me, but not like I hoped. I had promised to publish the photo here with what information I gathered not later than July 18, 2011. I still desire first hand knowledge. The photo is published here below through a link. The photo was taken February 7, 1968 and I have placed letters and numerals on all sides. If you have first hand information especially on AO on the depot please contact me with the "coordinates" and a short story of what, when, how, etc. I also welcome comments concerning the location of where you ate, slept, worked, even frequented a bar. I have placed three locations on the photo to try to give you some bearings. #3 is the ASCOM Depot Headquarters building, #38 is the Main Post Exchange, and #40 is the Main NCO Club by Gate #8. I will update the photo as I attain credible information. Thanks.


    PS; Sorry for top posting by starting a new topic, the old one is down aways.

    130,000 came thru there in 1968-1971, other people need the information also.

    You can reach me at;

  • Bill Combs
    1:47 pm on April 23rd, 2011 85

    Comments: Comments: Anyone Station with HQ & HQ 20th General support Group out of Bupyoung Korea Ascom Depot anyone there with Transpiration that made runs back forth camp Long Casey Red Cloud McKenzie Young,etc with Supplies. Agent Orange claim need you help.

    Thanks Bill

    Sorry in 1970 or 1971 Agent orange was stored @ Ascom Depot anyone have pictures or paper showing this or have claim from this area

  • Doug Kiser
    5:50 pm on May 9th, 2011 86

    Patrick (Mann), I was at Camp Hmphries, USASAOC Pyong Taek, new name for 177 ASA. I guarded 3 KATUSA’s spraying herbicide inside the operations compound. Of course the VA does not believe it and I even have buddy statements about the spraying of AO. I also sprayed it at Det A, a Duffy detachmnet.

    If you have any information or would like to have a discussion about it contact me here.


  • Carla Busby
    1:37 pm on May 12th, 2011 87

    My husband, Jerry Busby, served at Kunsan AFB from 1973 to 1974. He was a Munitions Maintainance Specialist. He transported barrels of AO from the bomb dump on trailers One of his duties was to return the trailers and wash them. He had direct contact with the AO barrels.
    Jerry has had a skin condition for over 30 years. VA couldn’t or wouldn’t diagnose it. They sent him to Salt Lake City in 2002 to a dermatologist at the VA Hospital. Diagnosis – unknown skin disorder. Jerry had painful skin eruptions on his hands, forearms, scalp, neck and face.

    For the past 20 years, he’s been treated for hypertension, 4 heart attacks which resulted in a triple bypass in 2007, prostate, which resulted in surgery in February 2011, depression, hearing loss, congestive heart disease, diverticulitis.
    In March 2011, he was diagnosed with 4 brain lesions, cancer of the spleen, bladder, gall bladder and thyroid.
    His family does not have any history of these cancers.

    VA contacted us in March about his case being reviewed for “presumptive conditions.” We sent back his evidence of his service records, his illnesses. I just received a letter stating since he wasn’t in Viet Nam, he’s not eligible for consideration.

    Jerry passed away April 16th.

    His Doctor informed us at his last appointment that filing for AO benefits would be the most logical step, how else to explain the multitude of symptoms.

    Can anyone assist me in this? Who do I contact? What are the next steps? I will be very grateful for any assistance.

  • Jerry Dale
    2:36 pm on May 13th, 2011 88

    Looking for Korean buddies from CO B, 3rd BN, 32nd INF, 7th INF DIV from Jan 1967 to March 6, 1968. Have Agent Orange case pending — need to file appeal by July 2011. Need photos of DMZ from above time frame also letter stating that we served together on DMZ.

    Thanks for your service and help

  • Jerry Dale
    2:42 pm on May 13th, 2011 89

    Sorry forgot to add email address
    You can reach me at

  • Bill Combs
    7:46 am on May 14th, 2011 90

    Carla Busby

    See this web site

    Also contact your Local Veterans Rep such as VFW, DAV, American Legion etc, for help in filing a claim go luck


  • Bob Haynes
    11:39 am on June 6th, 2011 91

    I served in Korea 1966-67 and left Korea 11/22/1967. I have been approved by VA for illnesses associated with exposure to AO.
    IT CAN BE DONE!!!! Do not ever give up!
    There is new information out that AO was sprayed by the 355th. Manintenance Bn. from 1962 to 1970 from DMZ all the way down to I Corp.
    I can provide a VA claim that was approved with the mention of the spraying by 355th.
    Email me at and I will forward to you.
    I am also the National Secretary/Treasurer of the Second Indianhead Division Association and I welcome all you 2 ID Warriors to join!!! We will hold our 90th. reunion in St. Louis, Mo. this August and welcome all. Contact me at or 224-225-1202 for further information.
    Bob Haynes
    HHC 1/23rd. Inf. 2 ID
    Korea DMZ 1966-67
    Imjin Scout

  • Robert Conner
    5:58 am on June 28th, 2011 92

    I was in Korea ’68-’69 on Womido with the 38th Artillery Brigade as a 31M40. The site was defoliated as was the hill, but there is no hard evidence. I remember seeing drums in a storage depot on the island. I have recurrence of prostate cancer and have a case pending. I guess with no proof and poor records I’m screwed. Anyone who can help?

  • Tom Neis
    12:13 pm on July 3rd, 2011 93

    I was at Osan from Feb. ’69 through Mar. ’70.
    Was a photographer and had assignments at Kwanju, Kunsan, Teague, Suwon, one at the DMZ in September ’69, and many others all over the country.
    Never saw a lawn mower near the runways or the perimeter on Osan.
    I’ve had Hodgkins, CAD, Type II Diabetes, my hands shake and I just had a prostrate biopsy (Ouch!) because my PSA has been steadily rising for years. I get the results on 7/5/11.
    I just submitted a 10-10ez “Application for Benefits” to the VA.
    Not sure if that’s how to start or not.
    Since I wasn’t in any of the “Presumptive” areas, I couldn’t see any other way to start a claim.
    I’m not very optimistic about getting any help from Uncle Sam, but I am damn sure going to let him know I’m here and want some answers.
    I figure that if enough guys that were there at the same time report that they have the same deseases, maybe the brass will have to admit that AO was used there.

  • Glenda
    8:45 pm on July 6th, 2011 94

    My dad was stationed in Korea in 1968-1969 at Camp McKenzie and died in 2001 with Non Hodskins-Lyphoma and Parkinson diease….I have found out since he passed that both diseases are connected to Agent Orange…now that he is gone the VA is giving my mom the run around saying she doesnt get anything from his retirement and he was 100% disabled at the time of death cause he didnt live 10 yrs after being diagnosed…we are still fighting this and now we are going to the DAV to see if they can help…my family spent the full 26 yrs he spent in the military with him and I believe my mom should get something besides his S.S…..he was in the 702nd Maintance if anyone has information bout this unit and info bout the Camp…keep fighting for your benefits everyone….

  • Al Ciampi
    9:42 pm on July 6th, 2011 95

    To: Glenda:
    Was your dad assigned “C” Company 702 Maintenance Bn.?
    If so I would look at Camp Edwards which was near Munsan which was just south of the DMZ. By the time I got to Korea I think Camp McKenzie had already been turned over to the ROK Army. Either way if it is the same camp I remember it indeed was the most exposed part of my battalion. Fortunately I was stationed near Uijungbu with “D” Company which was farther south and east. One thing for sure is that as others have pointed out there were no lawn mowers in these camps. The perimeters were kept clear of grass and plants somehow and it would not surprise me is AO was used. I am a cancer survivor that had soft tissue sarcoma. I hope your Mom is fairly compensated.

  • Herb Goldstein
    10:44 pm on July 6th, 2011 96

    I was at Camp Casey from Jan 1968 to June 13 1969. I can be reach at I am working with the VA on my AO claims. I know it will be a fight.

  • Don Marso
    3:11 pm on July 7th, 2011 97

    I served with Company C 1/9th Inf Camp Greaves from 1983 – 1984 and have I have sleep apnea, depression with anxiety, type II diabetes, high blood pressure, muscles twitching; blurred vision, burning when urinating, memory loss, loss of concentration, decreased sexual drive, hearing loss and at times I don’t have the energy to do anything.
    With the depression in the past I’ve had to deal with being irritable, angry at times, along with suicidal tendencies and severe personality changes.

    I’m only 52 and I’m already tired of taking pills and shots, and dealing with being tired and having no energy, I’m in the process of filing a claim but the cutoff for the DMZ is 1971, so, my claim will no doubt be denied.

    I’m angry about just finding this out in the last two weeks that agent orange was sprayed in the DMZ.

    I always wondered why I had developed all these medical problems, because no one in my family has a history of having any of these medical problems I have, now I know why….

  • Glenda
    7:22 pm on July 7th, 2011 98

    To Mr. Ciampi,
    Yes my dad was in “C” Co 702nd Maintence Battalion…..I would like to now if you can write me a letter stating that his company was at one of the most exposed camps in Korea between 1968-1969…VA and DAV stated that if we can get someone that was in that area during that time frame when AO was sprayed and the Camp Name wpould help us alot…my e-mail address is you can send it to me there….with you being in the same battalion helps alot…I sure appreciate your help..My mom is not getting anything from VA this is why I am fighting for her..Thanks in advance for your help…

  • John McComas
    3:15 am on July 8th, 2011 99

    Was in korea two tours1971-1972 1975-1976 both times at camp mercer. most of that time [tdy] up north. Camp mercer had AO stored in a warehouse and it was being used from 1971 and possibly 1975. I can remeber hand spraying around barrics and living areas . The outside perimiter area around entire camp was without vegitation. I have AO symtoms going for testing 7/27/2011. also will file PTSD . was 802nd combat engineers The Dirty Duice . 1975=1976 44th combat engineers Its not about the mone.Just like uncle sam to owne up to the truth God Bless All You Brothers and Sisters In Arms

  • Dallas Snell
    4:59 am on July 8th, 2011 100

    Freedom still isnt free America. Get ready to pay out your backside.
    But first answer me this. How can Viet Nam Vets get exposed to Korean war era Herbicides and Korean Vets werent?????? The DOD needs to grow up and take its own medicine. You aint getting away with it.

  • Robert Conner
    9:09 am on July 8th, 2011 101

    Looking for anyone attached to AADCP#2 38th Arty Brig.

    Need proof of spraying AO.

  • Chris Hiler
    9:50 am on July 8th, 2011 102

    Roy Stanforth,

    I’m sorry to hear about your CLL diagnosis and I served at Pelham to at a later time (1983). I’ve been following this news of A.O. as well as petroleum based pollutants in South Korea. I hope the VA gets you the support you need!
    Spec 4 Hiler

  • Chris Hiler
    9:58 am on July 8th, 2011 103

    Don Marso,

    Please e-mail me at if you get a chance. I would like to chat with you about some of your symptoms.

  • (SGT) Donald R. Marso
    3:54 pm on July 8th, 2011 104

    Hi All

    Anyone know of any web site or person gathering information about soldiers exposed to agent orange in Korea after 1971, which is the cutoff date the VA has set.

    If you do, let me know, so I can become active in the fight for our benefits. If there isn’t anyone or a web site that’s taking this challenge on, then I would like to set up a web site and be the point man and begin gathering names and documentation in order to prove that soldiers have been exposed to Agent Orange after 1971.

    I have a degree in computer networking and if there isn’t anyone or any web site available to gather names and documentation then I will either purchase a web site or build one, so that all those exposed to Agent Orange after 1971 in Korea can have a place on the internet to submit their name, contact information and documentation to prove exposure, letters others can use when submitting their claims, claim submission information, to include a place to be kept updated on the fight and to exchange information with others exposed. Everything and anything that would help us get the benefits we deserve.

    This needs to be done to provide evidence of our exposure to Agent Orange after 1971. Gathering this information might take time, years perhaps, but once we have a compiled list of soldiers exposed and documentation to prove our case, we will present it to the VA and or congress, the media, anyone who will listen, to get those in power to listen and recognize the long term effects of Agent Orange in an environment and compel them to compensated every last soldier who was exposed to Agent Orange in Korea during their military service.

    I’ll volunteer my time and expertise from this date forward until I die if that’s how long it takes to see this mission through.

    We were trained to fight, and we trained hard, and we fought hard, we learned what KEEP UP THE FIRE means……..and the words, LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND.

    Who is willing to take on this mission with me……fight by my side, charge the enemy lines… it’s a new battle ground today, we will not fight in the jungle, not in the woods, not in the swamps, or around buildings, or overseas, we will fight here at home in the USA, using current names and contact information, their personal story along with documentation, with words, and strength in numbers, we will prevail, the war will be long and grueling, disappointing and discouraging at times, but we will prevail, our life and those we served with depend on it!!!

    Before I begin setting up a web page I would like to find out if one already exists, or if someone is doing this so once I get responces from this and no one is doing this, I will provide a web address once its set up.

    In the meantime, Email me, or write me, tell me your story, only in numbers can we move the mountain….

    (SGT) Donald Marso Co C 3/325 Inf, Ft Bragg NC, 1/9 Infantry Machu Camp Greaves Korea 8 years regular ARMY service.

    6515 Monona Dr #187
    Monona, WI 53716

  • (SGT) Donald R. Marso
    4:14 pm on July 8th, 2011 105

    In reference to the above message and to show my committment, I have purchaced the web address and will begin setting up the web page.

    (SGT) Don Marso

  • Al Ciampi
    7:51 pm on July 8th, 2011 106

    Glenda: I have contacted you by email concerning the location of your Dad’s unit. I am fairly certain it was located at Camp Edwards near the town of Munsan. Once again I was in Korea several years after your dad was there. I thought all day about this Agent Orange problem. Does anyone here remember a landing strip noted on the maps as A-222? We used to call it “Alpha Triple Duece” for short. It was located in a break in the mountains between Tongduchon and Munsan. Most C-47 cargo planes came in from Japan. I wonder if any Air Force Records are available from this period? Would the manifest list Agent Orange as cargo? Just a thought.

  • David Hiebel-Sgt.
    6:07 pm on July 10th, 2011 107

    I was in Korea Oct.1971-Apr.1972. I am now experiencing AO symtoms: ischemic heart, bladder cancer and skin cancer as well as fibromyalgia and the feet.Different things showing up monthly.The VA says the time I was maybe there is 6 weeks out.Anyone serving in the 2nd Div. 1st/31 Infantry Mech. Please contact me.Thank you.

  • Brian
    10:28 am on July 12th, 2011 108

    For Al Campi:

    Sir could you share how the individual you mentioned established how he was exposed to Agent Orange outside the presumtive area and outside the presumtive time for exposeure to Agent Orange?

    I am helping a surving spouse with a claim and that information would be helpful in perfecting her VA claim. Thank you.

  • Al Ciampi
    4:48 pm on July 13th, 2011 109

    Dear Brian:

    My friend George Bean served at Osan AFB in 73/74. He did receive a VA disability for Agent Orange exposure due to various ailments. I believe he received 70% but it might be more. George also was exposed at an AFB in the Panhandle Area of Florida. I will ask him if it is OK to share his phone number as he does not have internet at home. Please include your email on this blog and I will see if I can get you that phone number.

  • Richard Kusserow
    1:50 pm on August 7th, 2011 110

    I served with the 7/17 Arty at Camp Pelham in 1968-69. I was attached to the Infantry for a number of months as an FO at GP Katie in the DMZ as well as other locations along the Imjin. I am trying to document my time in and along the DMZ, however I cannot remember the Infantry unit to which I was attached. I have some pictures, but nothing that would substantiate my service. Looking for anyone who might be able to assist.

  • setnaffa
    3:47 pm on August 7th, 2011 111

    Richard Kusserow, it’s all available here:

  • Brian
    8:36 am on August 8th, 2011 112

    Al Campi: My email address is : I am a county veteran service officer. I need documemtation that Agent Orange was used on Kunsan Air Base Korea to help with a claim. I would suspect that there should be supply records that would i ndicate its use on the base.

  • Bob Labarthe
    1:29 pm on August 8th, 2011 113

    I was stationed in ROC at the 122nd Signal at Camp Howze. In fall of 1967, I was ‘volunteered’ along with others from other companies of the 122nd Signal to work on the ‘LineSensor Project’ which was supposed to detect intruders as the crossed the DMZ onto our side. I worked on the project until August, 1968. To our bad luck, I recently found out we was exposed to Agent Orange while working on this project. Four years ago, I was diagnosed and treated for a meningioma brain tumor. Since I found out earlier this year that I was exposed to Agent Orange, I have completed my Agent Orange Registry exam and I have applied to the Veterans Administration for benefits and have a claim in for compensation and pension. I am working with an excellent County Service Officer in San Mateo Count, CA to get my claim processed. Because I (we) do not fit into the little boxes and our claims are not ‘black and white’, they have denied my claim. I am now (8-11) in the appeals process. I am trying to find my fellow soldiers who were with me (found 2 so far, including the 1st Lieutenant in charge of the project).
    I have set up a FACEBOOK page with the title Agent Orange Korea 122nd Signal LineSensor Project and I can be reached at I will be happy to exchange any information about my experience and would like to hear yours.

  • John Wade Thompson, Jr.
    11:07 am on August 24th, 2011 114

    I served with the 1/9 th Infantry Regiment, 3rd. Brigade, 2 nd Infantry Division beginning April 1967 through May 22, 1968. I was at Middle Camp Custer with the Commo Platoon until we moved North to Camp Young across Freedom Bridge. I can’t recall the dates exactly, for the move, but know it was ca. November 1967 and came back south to Custer ca. beginning of May. I remember because I was so short ( a two digit midget).

    I had received my ‘orders’ before going back to Custer and spent much of my time clearing post, however I had the opportunity to serve for two weeks or so as a guard for the ‘wood cutters’ IN THE ZONE.

    I received Hostile Fire Pay for April and May of 1968 but nothing retroactive. Our unit had fire fights every night and we had some KATUSAs killed and Americans wounded.

    I recently learned that I suffer from PTSD, sleep disorder and depression. I also have been having flashbacks from this very stressful period, and now I’m learning about Agent Orange.

  • John Wade Thompson, Jr.
    11:16 am on August 24th, 2011 115

    Any Vets out there that served during that time period with the 1/9th Manchu 67-68 contact me at my email

  • Bob Haynes
    8:24 am on September 2nd, 2011 116

    To all!
    I served with HHC 1/23rd. Inf. Regt. 2 ID 1966-67 for 12.5 months north of the Imjin River. I am in the VA system now for several years for PTSD and several illnesses associatied with AO exposure.
    I am not the Secretary/Treasurer of the Second Indianhead Division Association. We just held our 90th annual reunion in St. Louis!
    I left Korea 11/22/1967 before the presumptive dates the VA claimes! You CAN get approved if you are outside of their dates!!!! And units!!! You must file and don’t ever give up!!!
    Sgt. Donald Marso, I will be in touch and will help with info for the web site.
    We need all you past and present 2 ID Warriors in the 2 IDA to carry on the tradition. Contact me at or 224-225-1202 and visit our web site at
    Cold War/DMZ vets reunion coming up this November in Milwaukee, Wi. Call me or email me for more info.
    Bob Haynes
    Imjin Scout

  • Bob Haynes
    8:25 am on September 2nd, 2011 117

    I AM the Secretary/Treasurer of the 2 IDA…sorry for the mis-print above.
    Bob Haynes

  • Lattie Payne
    6:35 pm on September 2nd, 2011 118

    I was at Camp Liberty Bell from 1971-1972 and there was no or very little foilage at the DMZ on both sides and I have fought for 7 years and will not give up for what I think and believe in for my benefits for Agent Orange and all veterans that where ther should do the same and should not matter about the dates as this stuff is a war that keeps on making us sick and killing as well. If anyone would like to contact me please cantact me at my attached email address.

  • Brian Christo
    10:40 am on September 18th, 2011 119

    Was with the 1st of the 9th at South Camp Custer March 67 thru October 68.
    Unit sent into the zone on rotating shifts. If anyone from the unit is on the site, pleasse contact me. I know of some from the unit who have passed fro Hepatitis C. Wondering why 1st of the 9th is not on the official list as we were constantly assigned to the DMZ during the period DOD claims AO was sprayed.

  • John Wade Thompson, Jr.
    1:55 pm on September 18th, 2011 120

    I read your post and later have found a site where the 1/9th was mistakenly listed as the 109th and 209th and corrected to 1/9th and 2/9th.


    Contact me at


    Wade Thompson

  • David (Andy) Anderson
    5:11 am on September 29th, 2011 121

    Guys & Gals it’s very important to add your name to this
    petition. We need full disclosure of the real dates
    of when and where they used Agent Orange in Korea or
    anywhere else for that matter.


  • David (Andy) Anderson
    7:07 am on October 2nd, 2011 122

    Guys, Gals,Family Members, and Friends it’s
    very important to add your name to this
    petition. We need full disclosure of the real dates
    of when and where they used Agent Orange in Korea or
    anywhere else for that matter.

    There are declassified
    DOD Documents that state different dates of use and
    areas of use other than those admitted to. I have
    these documents and would be
    more than happy to attach them to an email for anyone
    that signs the petition.

    We need 5000 signatures by 22 October 2011. We only
    have 124 at this time. We need a Congressional
    Investigation to find the truth. If you want to help
    uncover the truth about Agent Orange, Agent Blue, and
    Monuron used on us in Korea. Please copy and paste
    this link into your browser and sign the petition.!/petition/inves

    Help us please.


  • Al Ciampi
    7:56 am on October 2nd, 2011 123

    I tried to sign the petition however the site says “Under Construction”. I have contacted my Congressman Heath Shular here in NC about my AO concerns. From what I can tell all Congress members now have their own Websites and you can email them your thoughts. With the budget deficit issue now in the headlines everyday I know the government will do all in it’s power to try to stall. With us time is not on our side (I am 59) so they will not have to pay compensation to us.

  • William Combs
    9:01 am on October 2nd, 2011 124

    cold War Veterans of Korea, I have alot information on my web site about agent orange in korea, I share the same as david, and Andy we need to get people to sign this petition!/petition/inves

    Any one can sign, ask your freinds, your brothers,sister,cousin, Uncles,Aunts,Kids to help and sign it.

    My site is 20th General Support Group 2nd Inf/8th Army
    Ascom Depot (Camp Market)Bupyeon Dong,Korea

    But I cover all Korea about information on Agent Orange and PTSD

    Keep up the good work ROK Drop


  • David (Andy) Anderson
    9:28 am on October 2nd, 2011 125

    Here is the link to the petition.

    Please sign it.


  • William Cooper
    7:30 am on October 12th, 2011 126

    In the summer of 1969,I was a team leader with C company 1st Bn. 32nd Inf. 7th Div. Our Goverment said that the south Korean army were the ones that spray the area at the DMZ. They didn’t get that right at all! The only people that spray around our area were civilians, who was pick-up in the morning and taken to the area to do there job, than truck back out at the end of the day. This happen all summer long. Each week we would rotate each company to truck these worker in and out of our area’s. They would spray around camp Hovey, Casey, along the road to the DMZ, and on the zone area itself.

  • William Combs
    9:18 am on October 12th, 2011 127

    William cooper

    They have alot information wrong, they need to come clean on everything

  • Donald E. Stewart
    3:43 am on October 19th, 2011 128

    Was in Korea DMZ 1968-1969. 3rd brigade, Company C, 32nd Infantry, 7th Inf division. would like to know who has health issues and what. I have been turned down twice for disability. I have ischemia heart disease, neuropathy, prediabetic, hearing loss, kidney stones. Looking for Sgt. Reid, Wagner miller, Ralf, Olsen, Henry WAre, Long, or Nolf. Thanks

  • William Cooper
    6:18 am on October 19th, 2011 129

    Hi Mr. Stewart, this is Bill Cooper who was in your unit at the same time you were. I was the motor sargent in your company at that time until we move to the zone area, then they made me a team leader. You were in our unit during the presumptive period. Get your doctor to write a letter giving a diagnosed and treating for the medical problems. This will help you more than any other way. It still will take some time to be OK’d by VA. You may get help from the American Legion on this matter. Bill

  • Virginia Taylor
    8:16 am on October 19th, 2011 130

    Donald Stewart,, make sure your Dr said more likely than no you illness was caused from Agent Orange.

    My husband got severly Buddy letters ,to prove where he was located ,some had a year book , with his picture, and other pictures.., His record stating Fort Beavers was lost.

    When we went in front of Judge he said, Mrs Taylor you have prove incluesive where Raymnd was at.

    We are still waiting for his answer in writing.. We went in front of him Feb 2011,, . Goook Luck

  • Avelardo Garcia
    11:09 am on October 22nd, 2011 131

    I was E5 at Camp Colbern !968 and 1969. I am trying to get disability on Agent Orange. Can someone call me on this number. 1(870) 793 6211

  • Avelardo Garcia
    11:22 am on October 22nd, 2011 132

    I was in Korea in ’68 and ’69 3D battalion/81st Artillery. Anyone having benifits on Agent Orange, I would appreciate you calling me. 1 870 307 4671

  • Lane Widener
    4:51 pm on October 27th, 2011 133

    I was on Radar site 6 in 73-74 and camp Casey with CSC 1/32nd. the only thing I know is that it’s 2011 and we are still cleaning up AO in Nam. so I have to believe that if they have found levels of AO in Korea and was just uncovered by folks who buried it in 78, we who have served in Korea may have been exposed. but thats just my thought.

  • Donald E. Stewart
    8:59 pm on October 27th, 2011 134

    Thanks William and Virginia. I have had open heart surgery for ischemia, pace maker, hearing loss, neuropathy, kidney stones, to name just a few. I receive 10% disability on hearing loss and just went to Dr. and she said my hearing has gotten progressively worse. She said it is from being in the service. How long does it take for them to increase my compensation for hearing loss. I have put in for agent orange and turned down twice. now that I have had open heart and the pacemaker, I have reapplied and on top of that been to the hearing dr and that should increast as far as percentage of disability for my hearing. Just wondering how long it takes now that ive reapplied for the third time. thanks for your comments they are encouraging. I like this site. Again thank you

  • Virginia Taylor
    6:37 am on October 28th, 2011 135

    Donald why did they Turn you down on Agent Orange.?

  • Lane Widener
    6:12 pm on October 28th, 2011 136

    Hi Donald, it took 1 year from the time I filed to the time they made their rating, as for Agent Orange the years you were there falls under the new rule all you have to do is prove you were there. I know they have a large backlog, you should not get turned down on the AO, do you have a good VSO? I understand hearing loss is some times tuff to get, but you already have 10% on it so maybe it want be hard to get it increased.

  • Dallas Snell
    8:48 am on October 29th, 2011 137

    In the spring of 1972 ROK soldiers began spraying Camp Page korea. They sprayed the entire perimeter and Airfield. I watched the the whole summer long. The next year the interior of the motor pool areas were done also. The motor pool was defoliated after the 1972 pesticide control act.

  • Dallas Snell
    8:51 am on October 29th, 2011 138

    Dates of presumption should go to at least the 1972 pesticide control act. if not all the way to 1975 as our Viet Nam counterparts.

  • Dallas Snell
    9:00 am on October 29th, 2011 139

    Possibly presumption to 1979 or 1980 when the 5th Preventive Medical Unit LC Detachment banned drinking water because it was found our purification systems were not capable of filtering harmful chemicals and contaminants. Drinking water off base was banned and off limits and bottled water was issued on base until the new purification systems were installed. Some folks there at that time may remember that if recollected.

  • Dallas Snell
    9:08 am on October 29th, 2011 140

    I was at Camp Page with the 4th Missile Commands 1st bn-42nd (Honest John)FA. in 1972-1973 and with the 5th Preventive Medical Unit LC Detachment Yongsan in 1978-1979

  • Avelardo Garcia
    7:58 am on November 12th, 2011 141

    Dallas Snell would u call me at 870-307-4671 when u get a chance ty

  • Avelardo Garcia
    8:59 am on November 12th, 2011 142

    vets we need to stick together on helping each other on info regarding agent orange’ that was used outside the dmz it was used around all the compounds we just need some one with proof that the goverment used koren civilins to spray around the compounds and supply routes.the goverment sent us there’they should have to pay for there mistake.don’t you think so? avelardo garcia 870-793-6211

  • steven humble
    5:18 pm on November 15th, 2011 143

    saw spraying around gateway mess hall ascom ,very toxic chemicals had hard time breathing occured in spring ,summer ,fall dont know dates except 1968 and 1969 think they were civilans or rok not sure

  • Bill Combs
    8:12 pm on November 15th, 2011 144

    Steve Humble

    Do you have any pictures. or can you give a statement to the fact you send them spraying around mess hall, etc


  • steve humble
    2:41 pm on November 16th, 2011 145

    but no pics of spaying chemicals but will swayer to the facts that saw spaying of chemicals around gateway mess hall in 68/69 spring,summer,fall

  • Robert Ken Conner
    2:56 pm on November 16th, 2011 146

    Would like a signed statement stating what you saw to help with my claim. I’ve already be refused, but am appealing and would appreciate any help. Thanks.

  • Bill Combs
    4:05 pm on November 16th, 2011 147

    Steve and Robert go to my site I have alot Information about Agent Orange at Ascom here.


    just go here

    and we will talk about statement after that just need your email

    mind is

  • Gary Rogers
    8:48 am on November 17th, 2011 148

    I was stationed at Camp Humphries with the 45th transportation in 1970-1971 I was diagnosed with parkinsons disease and after finding out that they used agent orange on the dmz,I applied for disability and was denied.Although I was not stationed on or near the dmz,I did fly to the dmz on several occations as a crew chief on huey helicopters.the va says I need proof that I was there.I don’t know where to start,so I am asking anyone who was there with me to contact me at thanks brothers,Gary

  • Fred Pence
    3:52 pm on November 23rd, 2011 149

    I served in Korea in 1969 to 1970, thought it was funny we had no vegetation on our Hawk Missile sites. Remember moving barrels of chemical not only at ASCOM City, but on our compound as well. Came out of the service with a skin condition they said was acne, but was severe enough to leave scars on my face. Was diagnosed with Chronic Lympocytic Leukemia in 2009, by the VA. The only thing the VA has told me is to prove it.

  • Virginia Taylor
    4:42 pm on November 23rd, 2011 150

    Fred ,we were told to prove where Raymond was at in Korea .
    I have found 23 out of 25 that was stationed with him at Fort BEavers 1/73

    Call if you need to ask questions Gin 501-920-8325 Went in front of Traveling Federal Judge Feb 2010 stil have not heard back from him..When in front he said you have proved inculsive that Raymond was at Fort Beavers.then turned recorders off.

  • Fred Pence
    5:48 pm on November 23rd, 2011 151

    When were you at Ascom visit my site

    and email @

    Maybe I can help


  • Robert Conner
    3:16 pm on December 12th, 2011 152

    Got a call from the VA because I emailed Obama about cancer and AO in Korea. Today I received yet another letter saying my unit was not a unit assigned to the DMZ, and I had no claim. I guess the daily records of the Army are nonexistent because I delivered VHF equipment to a Signal company there and spent the night, but can’t prove it. DOD doesn’t care; soon we’ll all be dead.

  • Ron Weber
    5:30 pm on January 8th, 2012 153



    Andrew (And anyone else), I have an eight year old claim in the works from Camp Casey. There are a couple of APPROVED claims from Casey. My case is still open, but I have some information and a “Buddy Statement” from the man who did the spraying at Casey. I also have a CD that was shipped to me years ago from a huge group of Korean vets. we had a solid group of over a hundred people. I will try to contact them again soon. My health took a down turn and I just took a break. I was working over 12 hours a day for five years and collected a huge pile of info on AO and Korea. I have been before a local “board” in Portland, Oregon and a couple of years ago the Traveling Board from DC. The board said they would get back to me by October of 2010 and has not contacted me yet. So I recently got together with my Veteran Rep. I will just kept at it.

    I was a medical mess, taking over forty pills a day. FINALLY AN ENDOCRONOLOGIST at in Portland took me under his wing. Over the last 18 months, I have disguarded NINE DIFFERENT PRESCRIPTION, LOST SIXTY POUNTS, LOST MY DEPRESSIONS AND DEFEATED A THIRTY YEAR BATTLE WITH OSTEOPOROSIS. The best part of it is that about six months ago I Thew away THE OXICONTIN. Many years ago,I went from climbing mountains and running marathons to a near death bed. I went from walking to using a case, on to a walker and finally an electric scooter. This was all before the age of 55. I am now 63 and can hike ten miles or more up in the woods. NOT MANY OF US KNEW THAT AGENT ORANGE DOES IN FACT AFFECT THE THYROID AND POSSIBLE THE PARA THYROID. I took one small medication for the Thyroid and had one of our four Parathroids removed. Just before this, the Endrocronologist told me, “IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOU DID WHEN YOU WERE 30 YEARS OLD.” About ten days after I took a Thyroid medication (No Bad Side Effects – NONE), I woke up and knew that was the day. A year and a half later I am still as good as that day. I am almost afraid to go into the VA for a check up – They might just throw me out. But my improved health should not change a thing. I spent over thirty five years sick as a dog and they should pay for that.

    Andrew, your posting was in 2009. How are you doing? Any progress? Please contact me

    Ron Weber

  • Raymond Taylor
    9:06 pm on January 8th, 2012 154

    Robert COnner : Where were you stationed.. and do you know to find any of your buddies… just finding one can help you find the others.

  • Dan Curry
    10:06 am on January 9th, 2012 155

    Everyone, I want to give you an update on my client Jesse Barnes.

    Mr. Barnes served in Company A of the 76th Engineer battalion from May 1969 through June of 1970. He drove trucks, built MSRs and operated an asphalt plant. His company was stationed at Camp Brown but he was TDY’d to Camp Giant on at least one occasion. He recalls being TDY’d to the DMZ on two or three occasions, and making deliveries there. He received some combat pay while in Korea.

    I have convinced the BVA to reconsider his claim. If anyone happened to serve in his unit, or recall his company working on paving roads near the DMZ, please contact me. I can be reached through my website at

    Mr. Barnes does not have a computer, but he has asked me to make available his own affidavit describing the lack of vegetation along the DMZ to anyone who might be able to use it.

    Good luck to all of you.


  • Arthur
    5:43 am on January 19th, 2012 156

    I would like to know if there is residual effects from agent orange for Vet who were in Korea just after 1969, ie folage, water, food

  • Lattie Payne
    8:07 pm on January 19th, 2012 157


    If we the band of brothers in the 2nd war in Korea dont start standing together then we will never win. I understand there was a petition and it is no longer. What is wrong on starting a new one and does any one have a copy of the one that was started?

  • Arthur Schindlbeck
    5:11 am on January 26th, 2012 158

    Of coarse I was Turned down by the V A for my Agent Orange claim. Thank God for the D A V, I now have a Guardian Angel on my side. I can only hope for the best at this time. My wife and daughter have been by me all through this but now I have help, and I feel less alone with this fight :smile:

  • Linda
    5:36 am on January 26th, 2012 159

    Why did it take so long for the DOD to admitt Agent Orange was used in Korea? My husband is still fighting to get benefits. Not only does he have Diabetis, High Blood preassue, Prostate issues, he also has a skin problem that no one in his family has. This is so hard to deal with. Have no idea how to deal with this as I am not a vet and have no idea what he went through. I just know he was in Korea in 69 and 70 and it wasn’t a picnic :sad:

  • Raymond Taylor
    8:26 am on January 26th, 2012 160

    Arthur where were your station and what dates.

    My Husband claim we met with Judge in Feb 2011 ,, hope to hear something soon.

  • William Cooper
    9:39 am on January 26th, 2012 161

    If you were at camp Casey,Hovey,Castle,Red Cloud,Stanley,or camp Kwangsa-ri thats were we were move to and from the zone area. Each unit took turns every 4 to 6 months on the zone. We ran patrols around these camps and in the zone area everyday. Everytime I went on patrol we would run into Korean civilians who was spraying the area around these camp from the spring thur the summer months with some kind of weed killer.

  • Steve Ross
    11:47 am on January 26th, 2012 162

    I was at Camp Casey in 71 at the airfield,aircraft maint.I saw koreans in civilian clothes spraying fenceline and around buildings at airfield. I filed ao claim in feb 2011 they say its in nehmer now.Dont know what will happen.good luck to all

    4:44 pm on January 30th, 2012 163


  • joe budd
    2:57 pm on February 9th, 2012 164

    Stationed at Kunsan Air Base, 69-70. Diagnosed with CLL. Have a claim in with VA. Was TDY to various Army camps. Waiting to hear from VA.

  • Joyce Eddy
    2:59 pm on March 1st, 2012 165

    Hi to all! My brother SP4 E4 Thomas Leon White was stationed at Camp Warner between 68-69 with 2nd Batallion(HAWK)71st Arty as a Radio Operator. He passed away from Leukemia July 2000. I remember him writing to me about no vegetation on the Mt. his tower was on. Trying to find those letters along with the pictures of the camp. Does anyone remember my brother? Or were you stationed there at the same time at Camp Warner? I read that you need letters from other soldiers that can very you were there at the time in order to file a claim. I am trying to help my sister-in-law research this and to help her file a claim. I currently work in a VA office at a University here in Missouri. This is how I found out that they sprayed Agent Orange along the DMZ in Korea. No one in our family has ever had leukemia. His Dr. kept asking him when he was diagnosed with Leukemia, were you exposed to anything while you were in Korea? My brother couldn’t remember. I certainly would explain how he got this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Don’t know where to start or what claim form to fill out.
    Thanks to all of you.

  • Richard Berger
    1:30 pm on March 4th, 2012 166

    Would like to know why the 11th engr.BN were not included as being up by the DMZ.We were up there in 1967 maintaining the roads as the fence was being built.Of course no orders, just sent as a unit TDY.We were staying at Camp Brown and going across the bridge every morning to work on the roads.I was in CO. B 11th Engrs 36 Engr. Group which was stationed at Camp Stanley when not up at Camp Brown

  • William Cooper
    3:13 pm on March 4th, 2012 167

    Richard Berger, If you got any combat pay when you was over there, than you was in a area were they sprayed.

  • richard Berger
    3:33 pm on March 4th, 2012 168

    William do not remember if we did get Combat Pay, have sent e mails to some of the men I was with .Is there anywhere we could find out? Thanks

  • William Cooper
    4:52 pm on March 4th, 2012 169

    We got $80 a month for combat pay,or as they called it Hazardest duty pay.

  • Ray Smith
    3:35 pm on March 5th, 2012 170

    I was stationed in Korea 65-66 in the 71st arty (hawk). At that time there was no vegetation on site at all. I remember us talking about it but I was only 18 at the time. I do have pictures of the site. I have had cancer on one of my kidneys but had it removed & have been cancer free for 10 yrs. now.I didn’t know your brother as I left around March of 66. I hope you find what you need. By the way there was no vegetation along the DMZ either at that time.

  • Robert ken Conner
    7:07 pm on March 5th, 2012 171

    Anyone know the name of the camp on wolmido island?

  • William Combs
    6:23 am on March 6th, 2012 172

    Robert that was the name Wolmido island its was part of Ascom Depot

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    20th General Support Group 2nd Inf/8th Army Ascom Depot (Camp Market)Bupyeon Dong,Korea

    My site: for Korea Vets

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  • Henry De La Rosa
    9:21 pm on March 6th, 2012 173

    I served between 1969-1970 with the 2nd. battalion 17th. mech. Inf. Div. Of The 7th.Div. Stationed at Camp Kaser (MOS 11B40) I filled with the VA 14 monts ago for Agent Orange due to Hardening of the Arteries. I sent my medical records and copies of my surgery along with th claim. I have been told that it is in review and sent for investigation. Does any one out there have info on agent orange use during this time pieriod at Camp Kaiser (north of CAMP Casey) outside of Un Cha Ni Village.
    Please advise.
    Thank You.

  • Joel Lowenstein
    2:13 pm on March 7th, 2012 174


    I came to this site via your suggestion. (We were in the same platoon in B Co 11th Engr. Batt. 36th Engr. Group) As for the Combat Pay grade and AO exposure I’m not entirely sure that is true I would need more info on that. I have a (AR-340-15) Request for promotion waiver to the grade of E5 dated 8 March 1968 and signed by 1LT Robert D. Chase CE Commanding. Among other things it states:

    SP4 Lowenstein has preformed the duties of a Combat Demolition Specialist for the past 11 months. He demonstrated his ability as a Demolition Specialist when this unit preformed Quarry operations North of the Imjim River.

    Ten days later my Father died stateside and I was granted an emergency leave, I cleared Battalion and flew out on the 19 of March 1968. We were there, the waiver for promotion shows it, and the VA has accepted my name on the AO Registry. So far I am one of the lucky ones I have had no ill effects from AO Exposure. I remember mainly dead vegetation all around in the area of our operation. We were sent there to help the 2nd Division maintain the roads along the DMZ as Korea was suffering the worst monsoon season since records were kept in 1953, almost 17 inches of rain in a two and a half month period. The record wasn’t broken for 40 years until 2007 when they had 18 inches of rain. Seems to me if you kill all the vegetation you kill all the root structure thus increasing the likelihood of soil erosion and there you have why the roads kept washing out. It’s all water down the Imjim now eh? To all you 11 Bravos out there, I understand the military strategy of maintaining a clear line of fire and ‘sapper’ detection all I am saying is one caused the other, nuff sed!

  • Mike Doellman
    6:47 pm on March 8th, 2012 175

    Try visiting for info on Kaiser.

    I visited there quite often, back in ’69….

  • BrThWi
    8:26 pm on March 9th, 2012 176…/HACMILCON03162011.asp

    Mar 16, 2011 – VA is encouraging Veterans to file their Agent Orange-related claims through a …. Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) Program … The six new sites are Fort Riley, Fort Benning, Fort Lewis, Fort Hood, Fort …. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – 810 Vermont Avenue, NW – Washington, DC 20420 …

  • William Combs
    7:19 am on March 10th, 2012 177


    link will not work, any more info on this for FT. Riley KS


  • Frank Stamper
    12:44 pm on March 20th, 2012 178

    I was in Korea DMZ zone 1965 – 1966………2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Div. I was from Welch, WV and they called me Hillbilly. Did you serve with me? If so, contact me. We can beat the Agent Orange benefits.

  • Celine Campbell
    9:55 pm on April 11th, 2012 179

    Did anyone serve at Camp Kaiser from 1966-1968? My husband was with the 1st Bn, 17th Infantry (Mechanized), 7th Infantry Division. When he left Korea in 1968 he was sick that he was taken off the plane and hospitalized in Japan for about a week with no diagnosis. Several years later diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, unexplained rash on one leg which doctors could not diagnose even with samples and lab testing. He filed an AO claim, went as far as taped hearing and never heard back. All of this took about 5 years. He was diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gerig’s disease, Sept. 2009. He died June 25, 2011. The VA cannot explain what caused or why he had ALS but did give him 100% for one year until his death. The admit that ALS is service related. My husband told the VA that A0 was used at Kaiser. He was a First Lieutenant at Kaiser and did BOQ at Casey with his men for schools, etc. I would like to know if any one else has been diagnosed with ALS who served during the time my husband served.
    Recently, ALS is now given an instant 100% rating. Please post if anyone has information.

  • Carlton Butler
    2:35 am on April 19th, 2012 180

    I served in a unit, small post, outside of Inchon on the coast – unit was 2/32 4/44 artillery. Bu we were part of 7th (bent beer can).

    We later moved to Casey/Hovey, where we were deployed to outposts on the DMZ as well as patrolling, manning towers and emplacments.

    I knew something was wrong, but never heard anything about AO being deployed in Korea. While I was stationed in Casey/Hovey – I got a persistant skin rash which lasted for 3 – 6 months, until I was sent back to the states.

    They kept telling me I had developed an allergy to Latex. Basically – I went crazy for several years ater leaving the service — depressed, moody, with manic episodes in between, totally out of character… no one told me anything “dangerous” was in the chemicals we were rolling around in. I knew some of the stuff I was doing was crazy – but, never thought the army would hide anything from us.

    So far – nothing terminal has been diagnosed – except I can’t stand being around most folks.

  • Carlton Butler
    2:44 am on April 19th, 2012 181

    any one have a list of the spectrum of illnesses, allergies, mental, physical issues which maybe atributable to AO?

    in the last few months, I’ve begun to notice little ‘nodes’, about the size of BB’s in legs, arms and torso – just under the skin. I didn’t worry about it much, but they aren’t going away andit seems like i feeling more of them in places where I didn’t remember having them before.

    Is this somehing to worried about? Should I bring it up with the VA DR.?

  • Virginia Taylor
    5:49 am on April 19th, 2012 182

    CArlton, yes go to VA Dr if any Dr says it(Any Illness you may have) could be from Agent Orange, Have them write a letter that says more likely than not it was cause from Agent Orange. Called a Nexus letter /

    go to Agent Orange List there

    Husband has claim he was at Fort Beavers, Korea , still waiting on Judge on our Appeal , we had to prove where he was at no records. Found 23 out of 25 that he was stationed with.

  • steve knuckles
    6:31 pm on April 21st, 2012 183

    Hey does anybody remember me? I was there in 74 and 75 at c co 1st 31st at camp Greaves.Any Bearcats still out there? Pro Patria!! Holler at me anytime @ 606 854 7619,got type 2 diabetes,cardial infarction,bad feet,no energy,pissed off really easy and just have a lot of number 10 days with chroic pain etc.They finally are checking me out for agent orange but the suckers laughed at me back in the nineties when most of this shit starting hitting me. Second To None-Keep Up the Fire Brothers and dont ever give up!

  • Ron Dolen
    2:16 am on April 28th, 2012 184

    I was at Camp Custer from October ’67 until January ’69. We were in and just south of the DMZ for all 14 months that I was there, and I did receive Hazardous Duty Pay for all 14 months. I just found out about the AO approval today. I have so many physical problems that they are too numerous to list. If anyone has any info on symptoms or illness associated with AO, please contact me at

  • richard huffmaster
    9:59 pm on May 23rd, 2012 185

    I am looking for anyone who was in MAS at osan in 1971. Have claim with va and have been denied once and just filed again because since filing the first time I have been diagnosed with not only diabetes but now pulminary heart disease and prostate cancer. Of course records are missing which is hendering my case if anyone can help that would be great.

  • Jerry Orick
    9:06 am on June 15th, 2012 186

    I was stationed in korea 1968 and 1971. shihung 58th ord co. I have been told by a va doctor i have dioxin poison. Ischemic heart disease diabetes and lung cancer. I was exposed possibly at Ascom or on trips taken to wonju up nort supply point56. I like many others were not in th affected zone but somehow we were poisoned with ao. anyone with info in regards to info about spraying done outside the areas mentioned please contact me

  • Rodney Ring
    1:33 am on June 18th, 2012 187

    I was stationed on an isolated missile site a Hawk site 1976-77. There were only 127 Americans there we had a compound at the bottom of a mountain and a TAC site at the top. The top was doubled fenced all around with KN guards on the outside and MP’s with dogs between the fences.
    The interesting thing is that nothing grew on that mountain top on other mountain tops around there things grew but not on ours. I don’t have any idea what was used or when but something kept our area clear of growth.
    It also seemed like everyone had skin problems itching, rashes, hives and stuff like that. We were told that it was from the water we showering in and drinking, that the Army treated it to make it safe. However I know that to this day I still have occasional problems with the itching it’s been almost thirty-five years, it’s now not as frequent as it once was but it’s still happening. I also had a very early onset of heart disease and diabetes.
    I will never believe that in 1971 after only using this on the DMZ that the Army just said oh stop. I believe that they used it anywhere they needed to clear the vegetation and they used it until it was all gone. I know that we were all exposed to something, I can’t say exactly what. But I sure know it wasn’t healthy.
    Is there anyone out there with a similar story???

  • Fred Pence
    8:23 am on June 29th, 2012 188

    Ditto! I served from September 1969 to September 1970. moved barrels of the stuff at ASCOM city. Then station south of OSAN. Had some skin problems before I got out and was given 10%. Was diagnosed in 2009 with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. The area I served had no vegetation, even sent them photos of the area and was still denied.

  • Avatar of GI KoreaGI Korea
    10:51 am on June 29th, 2012 189

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  • William
    12:09 pm on June 29th, 2012 190

    Fred Prince email or visit my site

    would like to talk tou you about Ascom


  • Jim White
    9:06 am on July 8th, 2012 191

    I served in Korea from Sept 69 to Oct 70. I was in A-Co. 51st Signal Bn. Camp Pilliau, and Camp Red Cloud.
    I have a copy of the 51st Signal History for 69,a DOD De-Classifed document.
    The document clearly states that the mission of the 51st Signal Bn was Tactical (Combat) and that its job was to support any and all I-Corps Tactical (Combat) Units with communications. If you served in either A-B-C-or D company in 69′ you can use this document and the info it contains.
    Also, Signal and Engineeer Troops are now eligible/considered as support personnel for AO Exposure.
    If you have a copy of your training record, form EA-7, at the bottom of the form, in the center, it will say Training Exercises. It should list any training or field exercises that you took part in for wahtever years you were there. That puts you in the field, at the DMZ Exposed areas. From Sept 69 to Oct 70 there were 3-major exercises. FTX Big Guns, FTX Opposing Fires, and CPX Focus Lens. that would give you somewhere between 24 and 32 days in the field depending on your job, living, sleeping, working, eating, and more in that crap. That should help prove a time and place.
    The breakdown of I-Corps (GP), 8th US Army is as follows. 2nd Infantry Div. 7th Infantary Div. I-Corps Artillery, 36th Engineers, 51st Signal Bn. and a ROK Unit. I-Corps main function was to guard and defend the Western Section of the DMZ. That is what all of those who served in those units did.
    You can contact me if you need more info.
    Sgt. Jim White, A-Co, 51st Signal. Agent Orange Survivor. Prostate Cancer Awaiting decision on claim.

  • Don Weintraub
    10:33 am on July 25th, 2012 192

    Looking for any information about the spraying and or storing of Agent Orange at the following camps. Camp Casey, Peterson, Red Cloud, Hovey
    I am also looking for anyone who served with me in 1968 on the DMZ wirking on the line sensor project. I have hostile pay orders the the following soldiers listed:

  • Bill Cari
    5:27 am on August 11th, 2012 193

    I was stationed at Camp Hovey for 13 months in 78-79, but spent over half my time at Radar Site 10 on the DMZ. Can anyone tell me if I have anything to worry about?

  • John Wade Thompson, Jr.
    6:37 pm on August 11th, 2012 194

    The unites listed are mostly correct except the 109th and 209th. These should actually be the 1st/9th and 2nd/9th 2ID. “Keep Up the Fire”

  • William E. Gaskins
    6:56 pm on August 19th, 2012 195

    :?: In terms of AO and MM, I served in South Korea within the timeframe. However Signal units are not listed as units impacted by AO under the old VA regulation. If I understand the new amended statutory provisions in section 102 of the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 codified at 38 U.S.C. 1821 correctly. Section 1821(c) states, ‘‘[A] veteran of covered service in Korea is any individual, without regard to the characterization of that individual’s service, who—(1) Served in the active military, naval, or air service in or near the Korean demilitarized zone [DMZ], as determined by the Secretary in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, during the period beginning on September 1, 1967, and ending on August 31, 1971; and (2) is determined by the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to have been exposed to an herbicide agent during such service in or near the Korean demilitarized zone.

    Since Camp Casey is on the DMZ and Madison is 51 miles from the DMZ, I believe there are reasons for presumption of condition since, the rule would presume exposure for veterans who served at the times and places where there was a significant risk of harmful exposure.

    Hopefully over the next couple of weeks, I will startthe appeal process again. I am now trying to gather as much information as possible. Do you have any information that may be helpful in appealing my case of exposure to AO in South Korea?

    Thanks for any comments.

  • Mike D.
    7:35 pm on August 19th, 2012 196

    Believe it or not, I am still trying to find the Senator Glenn letter, the one that is cited in at least three successful BVA appeals, the one that cites are letter from DoA that says that Casey IS in the DMZ. A BIG part of the problem is privacy, and that’s understandable. I promise that WHEN, not if, I get the letter it will be posted everywhere on the Web I can think of.

    YES, you can be Signal and win an AO appeal. YES, you can be stationed at Casey and win an appeal.

  • Ron Dennis
    7:52 pm on August 19th, 2012 197

    Mike, Camp Casey wasn’t in the DMZ it was below the DMZ. It was the home of the 7th Infantry Division which I was assigned to then reassigned to C Btry 4th Bn 76th Arty &th Inf Div.

  • Bill Combs
    5:00 pm on August 27th, 2012 198

    Can someone please provide me links to the information regarding the 550,000 missing files that were found? In Korea Tunnels by search team,

    and is this true?

    Are you a vet who served in Korea or Viet Nam and are missing records? 550,000 files and growing have been found in Korea if you are missing anything to get a VA claim approved call the House Armed Services committee 866-727-4894 and your VARO and tell then you know that there are hundreds of thousands of files sitting at Langley AFB waiting to be dealt with and you want them to go look for your files now or admit that they can’t find them so that the VA will be forced to grant your claim. The more vets that start hollering to their congressmen as well as congress and the VA the sooner this will get done and either your records found or your claim grante

  • Larry Anderson
    4:08 pm on September 18th, 2012 199

    Served Korea Feb 1967 thru March 30th 1968. HHC I corp medical, TDY 547th Engineers Camp Mercer. 1977/78 2nd Division DMZ Medical, appt Special Assist to IG Team for medical concerns and reported to CommandinG General of health issues of all 2nd Div. I sprayed AO at Camp Mercer for Rodent Control, any and all vegitation along buildings, Mess hall, etc. and put down rodenticide, closed mess hall as it was rebuilt, as were several billets. Was delivered for vegetation control following special inspection by Field Sanitation out of Seoul, orders by Col. Bruger surgeon General of Korea. In 1977 was issued orders from commander of 2nd Division to make sure all remaining supplies of Dioxin were removed for disposition. I have multiple issues with my own health, heart, skin, etc. as well as children and grand children, took near 30 years to have my son with spina bifida covered by AO but following disclosure by Korean Gov and media investigations where I was able to add testimoney in 1999, the US was forced to admit some degree of use. Current media investigations continue and wish to know where and how all supplies of AO were disposed and used. WAS FAR WIDER USED THEN ANY ADMITANCE THUS FAR.
    I had my son 23 year old die this year from siezure disorder, it does not take a doctor or rocket scientist to understand if any agent is capable of causign an effect to XYZ levels it certain will cause every level between, most often the personal strength and resistance of one heritage or gentic factors may show or resist longer then others who are less tolerant. Children with eczema, failure to thrive. severe scoliosis, etc. There were even published articles in the Army times during the same period announcing shipments of AO from Vietnam arriving. After 30 years of insult and called liar, etc. was recognized for my spina bifida son and letter stating the board recognized my exposure to AO and for the combat service in Korea, 2003. Can contact at

    Larry Anderson
    Korea 67/68 77/78

  • Rodney Ring
    8:39 am on October 31st, 2012 200

    I am looking for anyone who may have been in Korea during the 70′s. In ADA units on isolated sites. I was stationed at an isolated Hawk site near Suwon Korea in 76 to 77, I think that the place we lived and the site we worked at were treated with something. I know for sure nothing grew there.

    I am looking for anyone who may have seen spraying, it doesn’t have to be from a plane, It could be sprayed from a BG like the Bug spray man but they would have been spraying the ground maybe between fences and places like that.

    I have a case with the VA please if you saw anything let me hear from you.

  • Dallas
    12:57 pm on October 31st, 2012 201

    I was stationed in Korea in Jan 1972. In that year I watched our perimeter (Camp Page) be sprayed (defoliated) by a blue ROK Army tanker truck operated by two Koreans that worked on the Camp. The following summer the Motor pool parking area was defoliated by Motor pool personnel after removing all the perforated steel plating that the trucks were parked on. That was done by hand. Digging the weeds and Dipping coffee cans into a 55 gallon drum and pouring it around . The current cutoff date aug 71 is BOGUS>

  • Dallas
    1:03 pm on October 31st, 2012 202

    PS I was assigned to an Honest John Rocket outfit Jan 72 that FTXed on the DMZ constantly and was in support of the 2nd ID and the 1st ROK Army. We trained alot in their eastern areas. Was also at St Barbra. I have CLL.

  • Barney Ballard
    3:15 pm on December 12th, 2012 203

    Arrived in Korea Oct 71, flying out of Osan as an Air Force FAC. Lived with the Korean Army and worked with ROKAF fighter pilots on simulated exercises. The ROK army base was in Wonju and the advance base where I spent most of my time when not flying was in Kwanderi (?) up around Mt. Sorak-San. Routine outings north of the 38th parallel in the northeast. Does anyone know if the border to the east was also sprayed? I seem to remember the area close to the DMZ being denuded. Went TDY to Tan Son Nhut for about three months for the Siege of An Loc then back to Osan as an instructor. Sounds as if the airbase at Osan was sprayed as well. Have peripheral neuropathy in feet, lower legs and hands/wrists as well as severe heart disease which the cardiologist listed as ischemic but the V.A. says is not because I do not have a blockage of 50% or more, even though my ejection fraction has been as low as 18%. Any Osan or Kwanderi/Wonju vets out there?

  • Jim
    5:23 pm on January 2nd, 2013 204

    The main issxue is what Conservative Republicans (beginning with Reagan) have done to Veterans – means testing is bullshit. Signed into law by Bush in 2003. Any veteran honorably discharged should be eligible for benefits.

  • Jim
    5:26 pm on January 2nd, 2013 205

    Any Kunsan vets out there with Parkinsons?

  • Gene
    8:04 am on January 21st, 2013 206

    i was in korea in 70- 71 at camp edwards was in service battery.was in control of rations being brought up to 4 pappa 1 the fireing point.i made trips up there atlest 4 times a week. i even took the lutennet up there with the pay role.with a special clearance around my neck.and carrying a fully loaded m16 in the jeep. i am wondering about this agent orange thing a bit cause of things going on in my body.not as bad as some storys i herd.but have had heart problems,back joint problems,some times migrains.maybe im just geting old.but was wondering if any one herd any thing about a o being used there and if there is any one was there around my time.

  • William Gaskins
    2:27 pm on January 22nd, 2013 207

    January 22, 2013

    Dear Fellow Veteran:

    Hey Gene,

    My military tour in South Korea was from the late 1970 to
    1971 (13 months). I was stationed at Kunsan for several
    weeks and later in Seoul for a few months. In Seoul I
    delivered parts to the various microwave sites
    throughout Korea, this included the demilitarized zone
    (DMZ). My final assignment as a Tactical Microwave
    Technician (26L20) was at a site that’s called Madison.

    Madison is a microwave relay site on top of Kwangyo
    Mountain near Suwon. As you may know, the site is
    approximate 45 nautical (51 miles) miles from the DMZ and
    we received our supplies and water from Osan AFB.

    My health problems surfaced in 2008. And after seven months of declining health, I was admitted into the hospital in August 2008. At which time, I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (MM) stage III at the age of 59. I spent a total of 45 days in the hospital which included several weeks in ICU. Not to take you through the whole recovery period and life threaten events, by the grace of God in Heaven, I’m still here and during pretty good. It has been a four-year health battle, loss of job, income and savings. And now I am fighting another battle with VA for the many health issues related to military service (which includes Hepatitis C).

    In terms of AO and MM, I served in South Korea within the timeframe. However Signal units are not listed as units impacted by AO under the old VA regulation. However the new amended statutory provisions in section 102 of the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 codified at 38 U.S.C. 1821 correctly. Section 1821(c) states, ‘‘[A] veteran of covered service in Korea is any individual, without regard to the characterization of that individual’s service, who—(1) Served in the active military, naval, or air service in or near the Korean demilitarized zone [DMZ], as determined by the Secretary in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, during the period beginning on September 1, 1967, and ending on August 31, 1971; and (2) is determined by the Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to have been exposed to an herbicide agent during such service in or near the Korean demilitarized zone.

    I believe there are reasons for presumption of condition since, the rule would presume exposure for veterans who served during the time period and places where there was a significant risk of harmful exposure.

    I am now working on my third (3rd) appeal for AO exposure. Hopefully this information will help you.

    Thank you for any help.

    God Speed…
    William E. Gaskins Jr.

  • Wayne Kern
    2:05 pm on February 5th, 2013 208

    I was at Camp Page ’68-’69. 161st Engineers (ADM) and made at least 1 trip per week to Camp Casey and DMZ. The VA sent me for AO testing (I didn’t ask). They came up with a list of illnesses affecting me from AO including heart disease. hypertension, asthma, gerd tec. all of which I have. Filed a claim 1 1/2 years ago. Just got a denial yesterday stating that I was not close enough to the DMZ. Also, I am on my 3rd appeal for hearing loss and severe Tinnitus. I was in a demolition squad in Korea and TDY at West Point as an explosives and demolition instructor (summer ’70). Now I have the DAV helping me. Go figure! Good luck brothers!

  • Fred Pence
    9:48 am on February 28th, 2013 209

    I was at ASCOM City in September 1969, detailed to move barrels of the stuff. I developed a skin problem while I was in Korea that appeared to be deep acne. I get 10% service connection because it left scars on my face. In 2009 I was diagnosed with CLL by the VA. I put in for a claim and was denied because I wasn’t close enough to the DMZ. My appeal has been at the BVA for 4 years without any action. Don’t know what to do at this point.

  • William Tiller
    4:39 pm on February 28th, 2013 210

    I was stationed at Camp Hill Korea,D Battery 2nd 71 ADA. From October 1971 to march 1973. During this time I never saw any vegetation growing any where in side or within 25 yards of the fence around TAC site 34. I don’t remember any spraying. I have been diagnosed with neurophthy in both of my feet but am not diabetic. I was also at Camp Page 1977 -1978 in WSD/K NCOIC of NST-5.

  • Rodney Ring
    8:07 pm on February 28th, 2013 211

    If you buy exactly what the DOD says about spraying Agent Orange, You must wait for the Easter Bunny every Easter

  • Larry Anderson
    11:07 am on March 1st, 2013 212

    I know they had barrels of AO at ASCOM, isn’t that where it would have gone first for distribution to all units after being brought in from Vietnam? It was issued to me for use at Camp Mercer for weed control, that was down south of Kimpo. As well as now admitted, slightly, of use along the DMZ. There are many others who know, I was interviewed last summer by 3 medial mogals out of Korea that came here to visit a few specific persons of their knowledge of AO in Korea, spent 2 days here, then went on into MT and WY, etc. They published several articles upon going back to Korea, sorry cannot read Korean but do have some of their corrspondence. BIG ISSUE FOR KOREANS, WHERE and HOW was it disposed when turned in from all 2nd Div. Units in 1977, WHY does our government not feel some resonsiblity to the people of Korea, and US soldiers doing their duty, to help identify and clean up any toxic sites? What would we be saying to any other nation, or company, if they did that. The spill in the Gulf Of Mexico with BP Oil is nothing compared to the toxicity and longevity of the issue of AO.

  • John Wade Thompson
    2:01 pm on March 2nd, 2013 213

    In the 2ID two units are listed as the 109th and the 209th. These should be 1st of 9th and 2nd of 9th. (1st/9th and 2nd/9th) 9th Infantry Regiments.

    I was with HHC of the 1st of 9th at Camp Custer and Camp Young April 1967 through May 1968.

    I remember the spraying but obviously thought it was just ‘weed killer’. As young soldiers what did we know? :shock:

  • Albert Ciampi
    2:44 am on March 7th, 2013 214

    It is 4:15 in the morning and I could not sleep just thinking about AO. Then it occurred to me. Since at most if not all of these camps in Korea, especially in the 2cd. and 7th. ID areas were near the DMZ then I bet the spraying of AO would have been carried out by KSC workers. Think about it! They got all the shit jobs in my compound. They were the houseboys, the perimeter guards,trash haulers, clean-up etc. Has the Korean Government done a health study on them? Can Congress or the VA get some data on their levels of cancer and other levels of disease linked to AO? And to place an arbitrary date and unit of service in order to get benefits is bogus! Like Vietnam it must be PRESUMED! This chemical will be in the ground water until the end of time! I have been to the DMZ several times,drank the water,slept on the barren ground. I survived Lymphoma of the Throat in 2008/2009 (I have never smoked)but my general health is shot. Losing hearing now in both ears at the age of 60. Brain fog, Balance problems, Migraines. Bad luck? I don’t think so. As usual it is all about money.

  • Rodney Ring
    6:04 am on March 7th, 2013 215


    I think it was much more wide spread than just the DMZ area and I also think it didn’t stop in 1971, I think the y continued until the suppy ran out. Radar, signal, tac sites all over Korea.

  • Mike Doellman
    7:29 am on March 7th, 2013 216

    I simply cannot imagine a Top Sergeant who got the word to clean the weeds from a rifle range (for example) and who, being short of men, did not call his buddy and ask for “some of that weedkiller you said you have.”

    But don’t just focus on AO — other dioxin-containing agents such as Agent White were also used. A perfectly truthful response to the question of “Was AO used at Camp Pojee?” would be “No, it was not.” A better question would be, “Where were herbicides containing 2,4-TDD and similar chemicals used?”

  • Jim Straszheim
    8:30 am on March 7th, 2013 217

    Since Agent Orange was used in South Korea, where was it stored?

    I was honorably discharged after serving in Kunsan (68-69) but cannot get veteran’s benefits because I missed some kind of (B.S.) sign-up in 2003 enacted under Bush. I was never notified about any 2003 retroactive date that would deny me benefits until six months ago. All honorably discharged veterans should have been grand-fathered. So much for the right-wingers taking care of veterans.

  • Mike Doellman
    8:37 am on March 7th, 2013 218

    Only veterans will help veterans. I firmly believe that very, very few others care.

  • Larry Anderson
    9:57 am on March 7th, 2013 219

    I am really sick of this government coverup, they deliberately lied and hid facts until the Korean Government forced the issue when they finally changed presidents that refused to sacrifice the lives and health of Koreans, soldieres and civilians. STILL, our government lied, denied, blamed until enough PRESS forced the issue and the US finally admitted, limited of course, to satisfy the miniumum requiremnets, it was not until 2003 that our government then allowed US Soldiers to begin to apply. Records are covered up or destroyed, YES, Korean Media has done numerous reports, studies and investigations, including the personal visit and interview of several soldiers, including myself. Look at following post, I will post a little of the info for everyone interested, please follow up. AND THE SUPPLY WAS NOT DESTROYED OR REMOVED UNTIL 1977, Still in supply at least along the 2nd Division, personally had orders as representative to Commander of 2nd Div. that instructed ALL SUPPLY UNITS TO HAVE ALL REMAINING SUPPLIES REMOVED. HOW, WHERE I have no idea, nor how much, only that it had to be there or we would not have had orders to have it removed and turn in for disposition. YES, It was used, or as anyother name, as herbicides far wider then the DMZ and it was issued out of Young Son in Seoul to other camps and with Field Sanitation teams.

  • Larry Anderson
    10:34 am on March 7th, 2013 220

    South Korea
    To Denude DMZ

    SEOUL (AP) — South Korea plans to defoliate a large part of
    its half of the demilitarized zone between North and south Korea, so sentries will have a better chance of spotting North Korean infiltrators, military sources said today.

    The sources said the Korean Defense Ministry asked the United Nations Command for 45,000 gallons of defoliation chemicals similar to these used by U.S. forces in Vietnam.

    They said the chemicals will be. sprayed mainly along the
    fence barrier now under construction as an early warning
    system just below the Korean buffer zone. The U.N. Command and the Defense Ministry declined to confirm or deny the report.

    President Chung Hee-park told an emergency national security meeting five days ago that North infiltration increased tremendously in 1967.

  • Rodney Ring
    10:03 pm on March 7th, 2013 221


    As I read the comments it seems that we all have the same issues from 1960-1980 and even later. If you were in one the blessed units that served on the DMZ from 1968 to 1971 you shouldn’t have too much problem with an AO claim. However if you were at any other location at any other time LOT OF LUCK!!! You will need it. I have no idea how the residual effects have such a powerful effect in Vietnam but not in Korea at least that’s the way the VA has it figured.
    What we need is political action if you haven’t already written to your congressmen and your senators. Please do so they must apply pressure to the VA to create change and it will take all of us get any action. It’s the other areas and the period after 1971 that need to be recognized. The evidence is out there guys are making statements everyday other things are coming to light. MAKE YOUR POLITICAL REPRESENTATIVES REPRESENT YOU!!!!!!! IT’S NOW OR NEVER…. Most of the guys concerned here aren’t getting any younger.

  • Dennis McHenney
    1:44 pm on March 8th, 2013 222

    Looking for Dioxcin / AO proof of use in 38th ADA missle TAC sites. I saw being sprayed 2/71 ADA HAWK in 1971

  • John Wade Thompson
    2:10 pm on March 10th, 2013 223

    Hq&Hq Co. 1st/9th 2ID April ’67 – May ’68

    I am to be tested as authorized by DoD for any symptom of AO. Fortunately I have no ‘known’ symptoms as of now.

    If anyone on this site that may have served with me need affidavit I would happily verify the places and dates of when we were at Camp Custer and Camp Young (across Libby Bridge).

    I wish all my Bros’ the best and hope you can receive any needed care.

    Keep Up The Fire!

    contact me at

  • Dennis McHenney
    7:11 pm on March 10th, 2013 224

    38th ADA (HAWK AND HERC) needs to be included in Korean Agent Orange unit lists

    The hill and mountain top TAC Site for the units of the 38th ADA Korea were often sprayed with dioxins like Agent Orange and others in the 1960′s and 70′s to:
    Prevent launch fires setting off unfired missiles.
    Prevent fires from site generator shed sparks.
    Provide a small arms fire zone around the TAC site that were guarded by MP dog handlers for infiltrators.
    Control insects
    The units are not included in the AO units lists used by the VA for claims, why is that?
    TAC sites were in forward 2nd and 7th ID areas which did the periodic spraying. I have pictures of defoliated sites in the 2/71st (HAWK). a firing HAWK “D” 2/71 1967-68 see fence line and launchers in front.

    38th ADA needs to be included in Korea AO units list!

    Many decade old claims remain OPEN or denied!


    Dennis McHenney

  • Dennis McHenney
    7:30 pm on March 10th, 2013 225

    AO pic’s 2/71 ADA defoliation

    Bob West – 23R20, B-6-44 Kunsan AB 1968, 38th Bde AMU & 8th Army AMU
    Headquarters Battery 1/2 Admin.: There is already confusion on this one as I understand that there have been two admins. (also 7/2) there at 37° 27.0′N / 126° 54.0′E or near Siheung, app 10 mi. S of Seoul. This is a very developed area now.
    A-1-2 Admin. (A-7-2 Admin. also): I have an Admin. at 37° 4.354′N / 127° 9.674′E and this is confirmed by “Google”. Nearby is Songun-ni.
    A-1-2 Tac site (A-7-2 Tac also): 70′s 37° 4.588′N / 127° 10.467′E confirmed
    B-1-2 Admin.: There is more confusion here at 37° 21.855′N / 126° 46.547′E. This conflicts with B-7-2, which I understand was here first. “Google” confirms this and states that it has been returned to the Koreans. I can’t identify the nearest village name but notes tell me that it is “Wonha-Ri”. There is lots of development toward the Yellow Sea.
    B-1-2 Tac. site 42, Another site # change: B-7-2 was here first and replaced by B-1-2, I understand. Pos. is 32° 22.057′N / 126° 46.879′E. confirmed
    C-1-2 Admin.: 37° 11.825′N / 126° 50.241′E, 1970′s confirmed
    C-1-2 Tac. site: 37° 12.326′E / 126° 50.882′E, 1970′s confirmed
    D-1-2 Admin.: Appears to be at same location as tac. site
    D-1-2 Tac. site: 37° 28.270′N / 127° 0.543′E confirmed by Google
    Headquarters Battery 7/2 Admin.: I’ve found two locations – both very industrialized and close together at 37° 26.251′N / 126° 53.222′E and 37° 27.058′N / 126° 54.026′E on opposite sides of the canal – help me somebody! I show Songon-Ni as the nearest village but it has probably been covered by growth. Siheung is nearby.
    A-7-2 Admin.: 37° 4.354′N / 127° 9.674′E, in 60′s, see B-1-2, became A-1-2, in 70′s confirmed. Songon-Ni was the nearest village and is at 37° 4.434′N / 127° 9.432′E
    A-7-2 Tac. site: 37° 4.572′N / 127° 10.467′E, confirmed
    B-7-2 Admin.: 37° 21.832′N / 126° 46.532′E, became B-1-2 in 70′s confirmed
    B-7-2 Tac. site 41: 37° 22.057′N / 126° 46.879′E, became B-1-2 in 70′s confirmed, nearest village was Soreapo-Gu?
    C-7-2 Admin.: 37° 11.798′N / 126° 50.156′E, confirmed, nearest village is Namyang at 37° 12.538′N / 126° 49.121′E, from the 60′s
    C-7-2 Tac. site: 37° 12.291′N / 126° 50.902′E, from the 60′s, confirmed
    D-7-2 Admin.: from the 60′s, unable to locate
    D-7-2 Tac. site: unsure location of 37° 26.545′N / 126° 57.104′E This was an Army coordinate and shows nothing there. Gwachon shows as the nearest village at 37° 25.759′N / 126° 59.258′E but it’s a big place now! Highest hill in area is at 37° 26.723′N / 126° 57.818′E at 2000 ft., help!
    Headquarters Battery 7/5 admin. : app. location is 37° 52.963′N / 127° 43.344′E at Camp Page, Help somebody, it’s a big place! Nearest “village” is Chuncheon. It surrounds Camp Page.
    A-7-5 admin.: unable to locate
    A-7-5 Tac.: unable to locate
    B-7-5 Admin.: 37° 53.603′N / 127° 33.518′E, closest village is Hwaak-Ni (sp) or Gapyeong at 37° 49.916′N / 127° 30.572′E ?
    B-7-5 Tac. site: 38° 0.063′N / 127° 32.416′E, confirmed, Mae Bong mountain – highest HAWK site in the world (4645 ft.)!
    C-7-5 Admin.: 37° 49.718′N / 127° 47.145′E, confirmed, Chuncheon – nearest “village” that I see.
    C-7-5 Tac. site 40: 37° 49.831′N / 127° 48.992′E, confirmed, I have a (nearby) village named Hwacheon that’s actually closer to D-7-5. See following.
    D-7-5 Admin.: 38° 3.345′N / 127° 41.779′E This position only shows a big scrape mark although I received good verbal information on this one. Hwacheon is close by on the river at 38° 6.351′N / 127° 42.485′E. confirmed
    D-7-5 Tac. site: 38° 3.006′N / 127° 41.683′E Strange looking site. confirmed
    Headquarters Battery 6/44 Admin. “Reno Hill”: 36° 31.949′N / 126° 37.490′E, confirmed, very little to recognize now, nearest villages are Hongseong & Gwangcheon – both app. 5 mi. N & S of unit on main road.
    Reno Hill Tac. site (Radar only): 36° 31.820′N / 126° 36.355′E, confirmed by survey & aerial photographs, very little to recognize now
    A-6-44 Admin.: 36° 57.046′N / 126° 57.453′E , I understand that this was D-7-2 previously. I’m told that the nearest village was Tok-ma-Ni, but it is Deokmok-Ri now.
    A-6-44 Tac. site: 36° 56.619′N / 126° 57.751′E, confirmed, Old D-7-2 I’m told. Nearest village is Anjung-Ni.
    B-6-44 Admin.: 35° 54.753′N / 126° 37.081′E on Kunsan AB, confirmed, nearest city is Kunsan
    B-6-44 Tac. site 44: 35° 54.214′N / 126° 40.707′E confirmed, nearest village is Okku at base of hill. My site!
    C-6-44 Admin.: 36° 56.74′N / 126° 34.324′E confirmed, village nearby is Dangjinpo-Ri at 36° 53.61′N / 126° 37.70′E & Janghang-Ri at 36° 56.809′N / 126° 34.898′E
    C-6-44 Tac. site: 36° 56.579′N / 126° 34.124′E confirmed
    D-6-44 Admin.: 36° 8.363′N / 126° 36386′E, confirmed, nearest village is Piin at 36° 8.316′N / 126° 36.234′E
    D-6-44 Tac. site: 36° 9.208′N / 126° 33.769′E, confirmed
    Headquarters Battery 2/71 Admin.: I have Camp Richmond at app. 37° 31.775′N / 126° 48.693′E as a “non-firing position”. It is south of the SE end of Kimpo ramp. I also have a HHQ/DSP 2/71 at Camp Red Cloud (Oijongbu City) at 37° 45.130′N / 127° 1.827′E, confirmed. There was a search radar (at 37° 45.791′N / 127° 0.164′E) that seldom worked, I heard, confirmed. This is confusing.
    A-2-71 Admin.: 37° 37.417′N / 126° 42.404′E or off the NW end of Kimpo ramp, surrounded by Gimpo City, confirmed (slight change thanks to 1Lt. Steven Smith – Ex TCO from the day)
    A-2-71 Tac. site 42: 37° 36.997′N / 126° 42.560′E, confirmed
    B-2-71 Admin.: 37° 54.035′N / 127° 5.059′E Nearest “ville” is Tokari at 37° 53.742′N / 127° 5.100′E, just S of Camp Hovey. I’d love to find “Mickey Mouse Corners”. Pobwon-Ni is located at app. 37° 50.944′N / 126° 52.381′E. I understand that this group was located in five different places over the years. confirmed
    B-2-71 Tac. site 32A: 38° 3.787′N / 127° 15.367′E, SW of Camp Kaiser at one time, other site is an area NE of C-2-71
    C-2-71 Admin.: This is a tedious one as things have changed. I have B & C admins. combined at 37° 51.148′N / 126° 52.714′E, Camp Irwin. I also have a position of C-2-71 at 37° 51.271′N / 126° 52.695′E, Camp Warner – C admin. confirmed
    C-2-71 Tac. site 36: 37° 50.501′N / 126° 56.154′E, still not a good picture, confirmed
    D-2-71 Admin.: 37° 55.117′N / 127° 3.757′E confirmed. Another location was app. 5 mi. W of Camp Red Cloud (1972).
    D-2-71 Tac. site 34: unclear exposure but I am advised that it is 37° 44.970′N / 126° 55.838′E. It is app. 6 mi. W of Uijongbu. confirmed
    38th Brigade Headquarters at Osan AB: 37° 4.844′N / 127° 2.155′E confirmed. The nearest Cities are Songtan and Osan
    AADCAP 1(S), site 91?: unclear photography but I’m advised that it is near 36° 55.705′N / 126° 26.442′E
    OP CEN 71?: Hill 468 at HHB 2/71, I’m unsure of the terminology. Is this the erratic search radar SW of Camp Red Cloud at 37° 45.791′N / 127° 0.164′E?
    AADCAP 2(N), site 92?: 37° 29.866′N / 126° 32.266′E on Walmi-Do, just NE of Inchon International Airport, I got this by word of mouth – any help is appreciated.
    Sea Range, site 2, Camp Holiday: 36° 17.988′N / 126° 31.440′E, The location is confirmed from flight charts, eye witnesses and photographs. Nice place to visit.
    This finishes up my report but for those that are interested, I am throwing in a few more locations that may be of some value to those who might have been there and would like to see what their old
    location looks like today.
    HERC Tac site E-4-44: 35° 46.869′N / 126° 55.880′E, unclear image but this will be improved with time. The site was near Gimje


  • Ronnie Hatley
    1:30 pm on March 19th, 2013 226

    Was in Korea 12-1970 2-1972 location A/6/44 Hawk site.In April 1971 herbicide was sprayed around the tac site in between the two security fences. I know this to be true because I was one of the four man crew that did the spraying. It was sprayed from back pack sprayers they were gold in color. We pump up the sprayers and sprayed all the way around the tac site. The hurbicide came in 55 gallon drums and was pumped into the sprayers with a hand pump. The drums were painted black with hurbicide bush killer stenciled on the top of the drum. Under the black paint you could see the drums were originally orange. I could not say if it was hurbicide bush killer or agent orange. All that we were told was the helicopter could not spray it. it would have to be done by hand.

  • Gary L. Guy
    6:44 pm on March 19th, 2013 227

    I was not in Korea during the time frame that AO was used according to DOD, VA, US Government, but I did use it in 1976-77. It was marked a different way, it was called Vegetation Killer with a skull and crossbones on the outside of the container. We mixed it with Diesel Fuel and sprayed it on vegetation and it died within 1-2 days. We had no idea what it was, it just worked. Some of the liquid splashed on our skin, we just wiped it off. My unit ran the counter battery radar sites on the DMZ. Sites 4, 12, 11 and 13. We used the vegetation killer in 1978-79 also. You rarely ever see comments on the use of any herbicide being used after 1971 but it was used. I suffer from a lot of the medical items from Agent Orange but because I was not in Korea between 1969-1971 I am not covered or I am telling a non-truth. I guess there is no residual effect after 1971 in Korea, but in Viet Nam there is a residual effect all the way to the end of the war in 1975 and they stopped spraying there in 1971 also. Interesting, two sets of rules. It would be nice to hear or read of more soldiers that used what I and my troops used in 1976-1979 or later. Thanks.

  • Rodney Ring
    6:50 pm on March 19th, 2013 228

    Mr. Guy,

    Can you send me your email

  • Larry Anderson
    7:50 pm on March 19th, 2013 229

    Gary, I was a medic Camp Greeves, 1977-1978. During that time I was also appointed personally by the Commanding General of the entire 2nd Division to represent him in as an independent Pre IG inspector to go to every unit in the Divion to make sure they were up to par in any medical concerns. During that time, I had received a copy of orders issued to all supply units of the 2nd that all remaining supplies of Dioxin or AO were to be turned in for disposition. My job was simply to go thru the division to make sure there were no more supplies. So up to at least that time there it was there. As to how or where it was disposed I would have no idea. Others have spoken up who were part of a disposal unit and know more of that part of the issue. So in limited response, YES, it was in supply at leaste during that period of time. Is there any way to find, if it exists, copies of those orders? Are they on file, where and who has access. That would be a HUGE revelation, but when the government has all the power, holds the cards, has lied, deceived, covered up, hidden records and proof, what are we supposed to come up with. There have been studies, reports, investigations by the Korean Newsmedia, they have interviewed and reported on such issues for a few years now, since at leat 1999.

  • Larry Anderson
    8:06 pm on March 19th, 2013 230


    I will copy off a few, folow up with the results of the investigating teams that came to America to interview several veterans who had some information to share. Quite a report as a result, sorry though, most is in Korean language.

    From: Shinmo Lew, Korean journalist
    Subject: Agent Orange

    Dear Mr. Anderson My name is Shinmo Lew of the Kyunghyang Daily News, which is one of major newspapers in Korea.

    I found your comments on Agent Orange using In Korea during 1970s, which you wrote on ‘korean War Project’ in Aug.2009.

    Last week, three US Army veterans claimed on a television program in Poenix, Arizona, that they have buried a number of drums of AO at an American military facility in Korea more than 30 years ago. With this, AO disposal of the US army became very hot issue in Korea.

    I’d be happy to hear your experiences in Korea, related into AO. I hope you can answer my written questions and allow me to quote your name on my news article.

    Your quick answers would be highly appreciated. If you don’t mind, please attatch your photos too.

    Best regards Shinmo Lew

    ——- *Do you remember who ordered to remove AO? What have you done about ‘removing’ AO?(burried,or brought back to the US soil?)

    *Why did the 2nd Div. ordered to remove all remaining AO in warehouses? Did you have proper explanations about that?

    *How the US troops in Korea could have AO, which had been used in Vietnam war?

    *Please discribe you and your family’s physical aftereffects due to exposing AO.

    *When you raised your problems due to AO, What was the responses from the US government or the Pentagon?

    *Do you think Korean civilians has been under the influence of AO used in The US army in Korea?

    *All the comments you like to give would be appreciated.

  • Larry Anderson
    8:06 pm on March 19th, 2013 231

    Email Via The Korean War Project Unit Pages
    Reply To Message 71322

    From: Younghae Choi
    Subject: Interview Request

    Dear Larry,

    I am Younghae Choi, Washington Bureau Chief of Donga Ilbo. I would like to have interview with you regarding on AO. This became a big issue in Korea now, and I need your cooperation on interview. I cover the story of AO. Our newspaper is one of the biggest and most influential newspapers in Korea. I am looking forward for your response ASAP. Thank you.

    Younghae Choi Washington Bureau Chief Donga Ilbo 919-265-7780

  • Larry Anderson
    8:07 pm on March 19th, 2013 232

    My name is CHUN, Young-Woo, a senior reporter, International news, MBC.

    MBC is the second-largest Broadcasting Corporation(Ground Wave) in Korea, and the most popular TV Station to 30′s~50′s.

    I think maybe you know that Mr. Steven House testified on TV news that he buried Agent Orange in Camp Carrol, in Korea in 1978.

    Nowadays, This is quite a big issue in Korea.

    Korean Government and the USFK has begun investigation and research on the issue.

    I’ve read the article you wrote on ‘Korean War Project’ website on 18th Oct. 2009.

    I would like to listen from you on the Agent Orange issue, how it was used, how & where it was done away with, and what’s the state of the suffers in US, and so on.

    Can you give us your precious time, sir?

    My contact point is:

    +82 2 789 0733(Office)
    +82 10 9105 2269(Mobile Phone)


    Can you give me your contact information including e-mail adress and phone number, please?

    I’ll expecting your reply. Thank you. Hope you have a good day, sir.

  • Larry Anderson
    8:09 pm on March 19th, 2013 233

    I am Younghae Choi, Washington Bureau Chief of Donga Ilbo.
    I will send my article of your interview as soon as it was published.
    Please send your picture as soon as possible to me.
    You can attach file on this reply email.
    I will wait for your response.
    Thank you again for your cooperation.

    Younghae Choi

    Younghae Choi

    Washington Bureau Chief
    DongA Ilbo Daily ,Seoul, Korea
    Suite 974 NationalPress Bldg
    529 14th Street,N.W.
    Washington D.C.20045

    동아일보 워싱턴지국장 겸 워싱턴특파원 최영해

  • Larry Anderson
    8:09 pm on March 19th, 2013 234

    Below is the article which I wrote your story, it is top news in our newspaper.
    It is published in June 27 in Korean time.
    I hope it will help you and many veterans.
    Thank you again for your time, I will keep in touch with you.

    Younghae Choi

    2011/5/27 Younghae Choi

  • Larry Anderson
    8:15 pm on March 19th, 2013 235

    Mr. Anderson,

    This is Thom from SBS. It was a pleasure speaking with you over the phone just now, and I will keep you updated on our coverage. If you could please send me the contact for Mr. James Laurel Waddell), I think our coverage would be even better. Thank you so much, and have a nice evening.


    Thom H. Koh
    Producer, SBS Washington Bureau
    529 14th St. NW #979, Washington, DC 20045
    T: (202)637-9850 F: (202)662-1261

    Thank you, sir.

    I’ve got a series of emails you sent me.

    I heard that you already have got in touch with a correspondent of my company in Washington D.C.

    Can you introduce me another person who might know the burial/disposal of chemical toxic in Korea except Mr. James Waddell?

    We’ll get in touch with Mr. Waddell.

    The biggest issue in Korea nowadays is, ‘the burial/disposal of chemical toxic’ by USFK.

    So we’d like to contact somebody who might know the procedure related to burial/disposal of chemical toxic.

    Now, the AO problem is a big issue as you know.

    I think this issue will last quite long time and bring about some critical changes to both ROK and US.

    Thank you again for your help, sir.

    Hope everything is fulfilled as you wish.

    I’ll pray for you, your family, and your friends who suffers from the aftermath of AO.

  • Larry Anderson
    8:51 pm on March 19th, 2013 236

    I cannot find a way to post the Koran Times here of AO being brought in from Vietnam, 1968, tried to retype it for your information, See note above above for that article.


    You are receiving this email, link to aerial photo, and info because you had contacted me earlier

    in regards to Agent Orange at ASCOM Depot in Korea and I had promised to supply the finished product by June 18, 2011. All of the info is from me, no one had any info of signifigance. If you have any info to offer now or difference of opinion, email me and I will consider. The photo is copyrighted by me. You are hereby granted a license to use this material for research

    and for applying for disability benefits. NO commercial use is permitted, without my express written permission. If you can get the photo on a CD or floppy disk (?), you can take it to Office
    Depot and have a 24″x24″ black and white print made for less than $3.00
    Stay in touch and NEVER give up the fight for your benefits.
    Link to aerial photo with annotations:

    This aerial photo was taken 2/7/1968.
    For a current (2011) aerial view of the area remaining, designated Camp Market , left after the Depot area and the rest of ASCOM City was returned to the Republic of Korea in 1973, see;
    Locations given refer to closest cross coordinates from edges of map, ie MM32 for marker 1,

    Gate #3. Location refers to marker. (This is a copy of the info I sent to the VA, not all markersare on this photo).

    1 Gate #3, entrance to Hq&Hq Co, USA ASCOM Depot & MP Detachment
    2 Depot Headquarters 1968-1969, building #2156 (Y35)

    3 Quality Assurance Directorate 1968 , building # 1604 (CC34)

    4 Depot Security Office & Main Depot Entrance Gate vicinity, 1968 , immediately south and east of

    Gate #1a (EE28)

    5-5 Railroad tracks into Depot , immediately west of Gate #2 (LL30)

    6 Moat which ran across southern edge and the eastern edge of ASCOM Depot proper.

    For a photo of the wall abutting the moat see #51 below. The moat did not extend the full run of the southern wall, only perhaps maybe half. I call this a moat, engineers referred to as a “brook”.

    It ran generally NE from south of Sinchon across the southern eastern half of ASCOM Depot,up the eastern side and flowed out the northeastern corner of the depot (all outside the wall).

    There were several large runoff culverts from the depot into this “brook”. (ran under road at point LL26 traveling east to LL34 then NE to GG38 and then north to J43)

    7 Location Asc16 & 17.jpg photo, both looking North from behind chapel #42 into Depot grounds,can see the Depot Headquarters (building #2156) and partial vehicle park area for ready to issue vehicles where AO was “stored” temporarily on trucks, refrigerated unit on right in photo was in front of Hq &Hq Co mess hall (building # 1640). (GG35)

    8 Location Asc13.jpg photo, looking north from gate separating HHC & Depot, you can see Depot Headquarters (building #2156), the Quality Assurance Branch ( building #1604) is the second taller building on left, and the start of the vehicle issue park area where AO was sometimes present is on the right where the Area 40 sign was. (FF34)

    9 Location Asc12.jpg photo, looking south from HHCo/depot gate to gate #3, first building on left on end nearest road was my sleeping quarters Oct 68-March 69. The second visible building on left was the unit supply room and my workplace for the same period. (GG34)

    10-10 Vehicles for issue park area ran West-East, AO seen in rear of trucks here on several occasions

    (DD35 to 38)

    11 Search area at end & W of rr tracks, type of coins found here (Asc2.jpg), AO spill here on at least two occasions. (NO35)

    12-12 Area search for coins West-East, rear of depot. Searched all over but mostly 11 & 12.

    (L-M-N to 31-35)

    13 Main Supply Route #2 (Incheon-Seoul) (not on smaller photo, is on larger photo)

    14 To Seoul (not on smaller photo, is on larger photo)

    15 To Incheon (not on smaller photo, is on larger photo)

    16 Gyeyang Mountain , elevation 1302 ft, (about 4.6 miles due North of marker #1)(not on smaller or larger photo) (is on 1948 photo)

    17 Train tracks to Bup-Yeong train station on way to Seoul (TT44)

    18 Train tracks to Incheon (ZZ18)

    19 Sincheon (WW16-19 & MM22-26)

    20 Location Asc1.jpg photo (SS29)

    21 Vicinity of GK house (TT30)

    22 Vicinity of EBF house (YY29)

    23 Location Asc3.jpg photo, Fuel depot*

    24 First quarters EBF 3/68 to 10/68 building # 1673 (3rd quonset hut from gate)(II35)

    25 Second quarters EBF 10/68 to 3/69 (opposite end from orderly room entrance) (nearest building in photo Asc12.jpg on left) (HH34)

    26 Location Asc6.jpg photo, southernmost MP barracks in Hq &Hq Co compound (building 1682)&

    MP latrine, building #1683 (JJ36)

    27 Orderly room Hq&Hq Co, USA ASCOM Depot, building # 1641 (HH34)

    28 Supply room Hq&Hq Co, USA ASCOM Depot (second visible building in photo Asc12.jpg on left)

    Building # 1643 (II34)

    29 EM Club, building # 1678 (JJ34)

    30 Now-Buwon Middle School (2011) (KK32)

    31 Now-Buwon Girls Middle School (2011) (JJ31)

    32-32 Now- Bup Yeong Park, area was previously ROK Army Camp (see # 35) (WW20-OO31)

    33-33 Now-East of this South to North line is now all apartments and 2 schools (#30 & #31)

    (MM30 to H38)

    34-34 North of this West to East line is now all apartments to the road. North of that is a GM/Daewoo

    Plant. (N to U &20-43)

    35-35 ROK Army Camp 1968-69 was a ROK army camp starting in 1946, have photo showing surrendered Japanese field artillery lined up near north edge) ( and see #32 now a park)

    (WW20 to OO31)

    36-36 Co B, USA ASCOM Depot barracks vicinity, 1968-1969 (GG22)

    37-37 Co A, USA ASCOM Depot barracks vicinity, 1968-1969 (HH24)

    38 Main Post Exchange 1968-1969. Photo Asc52.jpg taken 1957, main PX was in same spot 1968-1969, building #1295 (F21)

    39 177th Replacement Co (Enlisted) vicinity(800 beds), 1968. (U-BB-20-22)

    40 NCO Club, building #1432 (MM20)

    41 STRATCOM area (DD21)

    42 Brick Chapel in Hq&Hq Co area was in 1948 photo and still standing in March 1969. Building

    #1638 (see Asc17.jpg) (GG34)

    43 Photo Asc51.jpg was taken from about this location in 1957 and shows the southern wall across ASCOM Depot. (MM23)

    44 Mess hall Hq & Hq Co, USA ASCOM Depot, building #1640 (HH35)

    45 Gate #8 (NN21)

    46 Dreamboat Club, see Asc10.jpg & Asc9.jpg photos, across road from gate #8 (NN21)


    48 Main Theatre (GG20)

    49 Quartermaster Laundry, building #1466 (KK16)

    50 6th Medical Depot area (NN15-RR16)

    51 121st Evac Hospital Motor Pool area (NN12)

    52 Gate 1a, Main entrance to ASCOM Depot proper (EE28)

    53 Location Asc11.jpg photo, taken from fence line aiming NE thru gate showing guard shack (GG34)

    54 Depot maintenance section, Asc14.jpg photo, now included in Buwon Schools, see 30 &31 above

    (LL&HH -31to33)

    55 21st Finance Co, 20th Gen Support, building #1430 (LL20)

    56 20th General Support barracks (CC24)

    57 20th General Support mess hall (BB24)

    58 Think was location of Hq Co, 335th Maintenance Bn in 1968-69, now (2011) GM/Daewoo Plant (F-36)

    59 8th Army Stockade (on large map only, not on small map, or Emap)

    60 Sewage Disposal Plant (KK41-42)

    61 Helipad 121st Evac Hospital (HH17)

    62 121st Evac Hospital area (HH-JJ-MM-16-17)

    63 Back depot gate, gate #4 (J40)

    64 PDO (O28)

    65 Baseball field (JJ25)

    66 Softball field (KK34)

    67 Gate #7 (RR17)

    68 Gate #23 (never opened in 12 months I was there) (GG38)

    69 Gate #5*

    70 Gate #7a (pedestrian labor gate) (RR17)

    71 Water treatment Plant (MM11)

    72 Gate #1 (LL26)

    73 Gate #1a (EE28)

    74 Gate #9*

    75 Gate #10 (Q12)

    76 Gate #11 (U12)

    77 Gate #12 (U12)

    78 Gate #13 (TT15)

    79 Gate #2 (MM31)

    80 Gate #6*

    81 POL Dump (OO17)

    Publication date June 3, 2011 ©2011 Earl B. Franks

  • Gary L. Guy
    8:40 am on March 20th, 2013 237

    This is just information that others may possible use. In 1975 I was stationed in with Company C 728th MP Bn in Pusan, Korea during my tour their a detachment of Military Police were sent to Chin Hae Naval base on the southern side of Korea about 2 hours west of Pusan by road. We were there for security as they Koreans unloaded 3 ships of Ammo and other goods that were given to the Koreans. All of the ammo had stamped on it ultimate destination, Saigon, Viet Nam. It was war stock, paid for by the United States. This also could have been a place that AO was brought into the Korean Peninsula, but I have no information on that. Do any other service members remember anything from Chin Hae Naval Yard, it had an enlisted club called “Duffy’s” it was half on post and half off post, you had to show an ID at either door to get in.

    10:07 pm on March 20th, 2013 238

    TO JAN 1968. B CO 1ST BAT 32ND INF
    7TH INF DIV. 11B20 SPEC4. I HAVE

  • Rodney Ring
    10:13 pm on March 20th, 2013 239

    Even the dates that you offer are not correct, the resudial effects would last for years later and the spraying didn’t stop when they claim it did. It just went from planes to trucks and backpacks.

  • Dennis McHenney
    10:30 pm on March 20th, 2013 240

    More like 65 – 75 from what I have seen in multiple pictures and statements, maybe even wider by a couple statements!



  • Dennis McHenney
    10:37 pm on March 20th, 2013 241

    Retro active should be from when condition first appeared and not the claim filing date, due cover ups!

  • Dennis McHenney
    10:50 pm on March 20th, 2013 242

    Retro active should be from when condition first appeared and not the claim filing date, due DOD / VA / CIA / ASA / GOV cover ups – “LOST RECORDS and FIRES”!

    CONTACT WH, REP’S AND CONGRESSMEN ASAP as hearings in progress!


  • Rodney Ring
    10:53 pm on March 20th, 2013 243

    Sorry I could never agree with Mr. McHenney’s time lines.

    I’ll never agree with your dates as I have eye witness statements from After 1975 and the residual effects are know to last a lot longer. You have Mr. Steve House who buried 55 gallon barrels of it at Cp. Carol in 1978. Why would anyone think that 1975 is a limit. That would be no better than the blessed units we have now you are just adding to that list.

    No I want them to treat the Korean veteran the same as the Vietnam veteran where defoliants are concerned. No ten golden years.

  • Larry Anderson
    11:02 pm on March 20th, 2013 244

    It is always interesting and encouragin that a few are now making head way, pushing back and fighting for rights due all our veterans of this time and place. I have said many times, I was given orders as a direct representative of the Commander of the 2nd Division, actinag as his personal aid as Pre IG to visit and prepare every unit for the IG, in part of that duty, I received orders to visit every supply unit and make sure all remaining supplies of Dioxins were turned in for disposition, that would mean for me, that supplies had to go to Central supply of the 2nd and from there where? When and how was it disposed. Was it used at all during any intrim time? I have no idea really of that but it was present, why would it be there and not used for 10 years? If at least that order would surface it alone would prove the presence of this agent. Others have born out the residual affects very well, it continues to be a concern to the Korean people at least, THE BEST WAY TO DEMAND AND DISCOVER may be thru the Korean Media, please also co operate and contact, I had put several references above, try to make some contacts, the media personel were very friendly and generous, their concerns are for the Koreans suffering today, as well as all others affected. We owe them all the best wishes, help, care and concerns due our allies and friends. Larry Anderson

  • Dennis McHenney
    7:13 am on March 21st, 2013 245


    The date range I said is based on the proponderance of what I have seen pictures and statements for, but you are also correct!

    I was also shooting for when it was used, after long term residual exposier effects is a different issue, but also needs addressed.

    What can we prove beyond any resonable doubt NOW, this will be debatable beyond the 65 – 75 time frame.

  • Larry Anderson
    8:52 am on March 21st, 2013 246

    There has been individuals responsible in some of the disposal of the agents following the turn in I have mentioned above. See also posts of testimonies, as well, please refer to in depth studies done and being done thru the Korean media over the past 14 years. Our government will not allow us to prove, they hold ALL the data, ALL proof, if it has not been destroyed. It has been over 40 years with cover up, does any sensible person believe we have a chance against such deliberate cover up, lies and the power of the government. If there was any honesty or intent, we would not be trying to dig thru scraps to prove anything. If this government cared at all they would devulge, open and admit completely, appolgize and help immediately, ALL VETERANS. IT is not just the AO in Korea, it is also the pain of denial, the pain we suffered as part of the Vietnam Era dishonor, rejection, disgrace by fellow citizens and government. Would you expect as Jane Fonda, Clinton’s, Kerry and their likes to appologize and admit they were wrong, traitors and hatred for those who served. These same protestors, flag burners, cowards, traitors still hold the cards and our Chiefs and Commanders tow the line, there will be no quick resonse, admittance or appologies. Perhaps only if you hit the heart strings of the Love Generation could you hope to beg their assistance in revelling against the establishment and in a general sense, allow some to feel resolved thru appologies by demanding truth and full disclosure. I am sure, positive, that even if ALL RECORDS are retrieved, there are records that do not exist, will never exist and the time, loss and distance has assured that proving every movement and incidence of use of AO or Dioxins in Korea is imposible, I believe that is the full intent of this government. We are indebted only to the Korean people and media that has forced any degree of disclosure thus far given. Please provide comments, greeting and thanks to our counter parts,the ROK and KATUSA as well as the people and media of Korea. In this we are still in the same war. We owe to them, we owe to ourselves and we owe to our posterity, whose lives, health and future also depend on disclosure, honesety and concerns, in all empathy, approach the Korean people thru their media. I had provided some clues of those contacts. I can promise that as soon as anyone threatens this government at any level, there are ways to shut up, destroy and discredit, but thru the Korean Media, the only ones who have shown real concern, there is a chance. Best wishes and luck. We all lick the same wounds. Larry Anderson

  • Gary L. Guy
    1:08 pm on March 21st, 2013 247

    At the below site if you go to Sec 2 findings, sub paragraph 8 and 9 you will find some information on Agent Orange that was originally drafted up in a Senate Bill from the 109th Congress. That congress served in 2005-2006. I assume it got buried somewhere, but I do not know where.

  • Gary L. Guy
    1:14 pm on March 21st, 2013 248

    If the link above does not work then try pasting this link into your browser.

  • Dennis McHenney
    12:48 pm on March 24th, 2013 249

    We, a good size growing group,are trying to get a preponderance of well ID’ed proof to force VA / DOD to get:

    like the law done FOR Vietnam VETS!


    We need well written and ID’ed statements and ID’ed pictures to put into a DB that shows spraying and / or resulting defoliation of camps and TAC Sites in Korea for any and all units that we can get and showing that time frame was much wider than DOD admits (69-71) spraying. Many more units, like, MP’s, Engineers, COMM, ALL the 38th ADA and their supporting units are not in the DOD admitted AO units list for Korea.

    Group will approach Washington from top down, with the data DB also available for use in the individual battles / VA claims.

    Statement data needs to be somewhat specific or will be ignored ( who (submitter ID info ), where (unit(s) ) and when (year(s)) for starters. I sprayed every unit in Korea would not work, even if were true!

    Many people went to DMZ on TDY, but “released” records do not show that!

    We need your help and please pass along to others! Provide to us and your representatives’!

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  • Ira John woodfin
    6:59 pm on April 10th, 2013 250

    Served Korea 8/1972 thru 8 /73 camp Humphrey . Was diagnose with prostatic cancer stage 3 last July also have had surgeries correcting deviated septum and full blockage of sinus.have allergies all adult life since leaving korea ,plus asthma ,all since leaving Korea.many other medical problems. Are we the forgotten vets?

  • Jim
    7:22 pm on April 10th, 2013 251

    where was it stored in Korea? I have Parkinson’s but can’t get benefits because of the 2003 policy. They sprayed something around the base periodically when I was there.
    Want a control group? Check with ANG unit personnel who were stationed at Kunsan from Iowa and Ohio (121st TFG).

  • Tim C
    7:49 pm on April 10th, 2013 252

    I have pics taken on and vic Ouellette in 75/76. Several clearly show something was used. At the time I was dumb boy from Detroit and had no idea what I was looking at/walking through. Only many years later reading the discussion on this site I realize what situation we were put in. How can I help ?

  • Dennis McHenney
    9:48 pm on April 10th, 2013 253 See share

  • Dennis McHenney
    11:55 am on April 17th, 2013 254

    Send me an email with “petition” in subject for a petiton package.

    We the undersigned petition the US Senate, US Congress and the President of the United States to enact legislation that makes ALL veterans have equal PRESUMPTION of exposure to Dioxins while in the service of the United States at any location or unit. We feel that ALL veterans MUST be treated equally with respect to Dioxin exposure by the US government and Department of Veterans Affairs.

    NOTE: Veterans must also still prove they have a recognized condition that maybe caused by Dioxin exposure during or after service to get DVA benefits.

    Currently only veterans of the Vietnam Conflict are afforded this in a limited PRESUMPTION, “Boots on Ground” legislation, if they were in the Republic of Vietnam (Served in the Republic of Vietnam between 1/9/62 and 5/7/75) per the Department of Veterans Affairs. In fact any current end date for any location would be invalid as Dioxins stay active for much longer than the time since the 1962 admitted RVN Agent Orange / Dioxin start date, current end date is the end date for RVN service, per the DVA.

  • Jack Thompson
    5:42 pm on April 30th, 2013 255

    I was stationed in compound right outside of Ascom from March 1968 to March 1969 512th maintenance Co. I have pictures of country side where the vegetation is gone. I have Diabetes, Ischemic heart disease have had open heart surgery in 2007 and since have had 3 stent’s also kidney disease, high blood pressure I take 14 meds. a day. I’m currently on my 3rd appeal and waiting on the decision of the review board. They keep telling me I have to have a buddy letter,can anybody out there help me?

  • Jack Thompson
    5:48 pm on April 30th, 2013 256

    In reference to post 255 this is my e-mail addy thanks in advance for any and all help.

  • Dennis McHenney
    8:34 pm on May 14th, 2013 257

    Equality wrt Veteran dioxin exposure presumption for all Veterans

    Currently only veterans of the Vietnam Conflict are afforded this in a limited presumption, â?oBoots on Groundâ? legislation, if they were in the Republic of Vietnam (Served in the Republic of Vietnam between 1/9/62 and 5/7/75) per the Department of Veterans Affairs. In fact any current end date for any location would be invalid as Dioxins stay active for much longer than the time since the 1962 admitted RVN Agent Orange / Dioxin start date, current end date is the end date for RVN service, per the DVA. I was in an exposed unit, one of many and in many countries, not reconized by the DVA

    That’s why I created a petition to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama.

    We the undersigned petition the US Senate, US Congress and the President of the United States to enact legislation that makes ALL veterans have equal presumption of exposure to Dioxins while in the service of the United States at any location or unit. We feel that ALL veterans MUST be treated equally with respect to Dioxin exposure by the US government and Department of Veterans Affairs.

    NOTE: Veterans must also still prove they have a recognized condition, that maybe caused by Dioxin exposure, during or after service to get DVA benefits.

    Will you sign this petition? Click here:


  • Edgar Denning
    1:56 pm on May 26th, 2013 258

    I was assigned to the Hawk Missile Support Element, ASCOM Depot August 1968 to March 1971. We were located near Sinchon(?)…at least that’s how we pronounced it. Only once did I go up to some camp that was bring shut down as I believe the 7th versus the 2nd Division was pulling out of ROK. I returned back to CONUS March 1971. Periodically I would go on a supply run to KIMPO Airbase. Among other things can someone confirm where on the map ASCOM Depot was back then and how to correctly spell the village (Sinchon?) I referred to? Should I get tested for Agent Orange. Thank you in advance for your input.

  • Dennis McHenney
    10:00 pm on May 26th, 2013 259

    Edgar Denning send me an email, will send you AO info.

  • Jim Straszheim
    5:03 am on May 27th, 2013 260

    This entire deal pisses me off. My cousin and I served at the same time in Kunsan Korea with the OANG. When we were both honorably discharged, we were eligible for VA benefits. Our civilian careers were similar as far as incomes. but because I didn’t know about some 2003 policy means test, I didnt sign some form that excluded me from being ineligible for VA benefits.

    The policy was put in place under the head of the VA Appointed by Bush. His appointee never served. THe right-wing bastards are a bunch of hypocrites when they say they honor vets.

  • Mike Doellman
    6:57 am on May 27th, 2013 261


    I was ILARNG, activated with the unit in 1968 — they went to ‘Nam, I went to ROK.

    I registered with the VA and have had no trouble. There were lots of papers to sign, but no single paper.

    When were you there?


  • Eugene
    7:17 am on May 27th, 2013 262

    Reed.. was reading that they admit agent org was sprayed at the dmz.i took rations to the dmz 3 to 4 times a week.and was there in 70 and 71.any info on I was 7/717 field artillery attacehed to 2nd inf div. reason im checking this out is that my 1st son is showing some problems that may have been passed down to him from me. thanks

  • Wayne Segree
    7:17 am on June 4th, 2013 263

    I was in co b1st bn 38th inf in 1968 on DMV any one out their was with me?

  • Kenneth Butts
    11:30 am on June 9th, 2013 264

    I served at Camp Casey Korea 7th Infantry Division 7th Admin CO. from 1969 to 1971. I have 5 photographs that I took of the perimeter around Camp Casey. I am know in the process of submitting to the VBOA for my appeal. It is going to be interesting to see what happens. VA does not know I have these pictures. Like they say a picture is worth more than a thousand words and I have 5 of them.

  • Mike Doellman
    1:21 pm on June 9th, 2013 265

    Kenneth Butts, contact Tom Courbat. Check out Veterans For Change.

  • Dennis McHenney
    1:22 pm on June 9th, 2013 266

    TO Kenneth Butts

    I am in a group that is looking for a perponderance of proof that AO was stored and distributed at both ASCOM and Camp Casey. As these were also 2 of the MAJOR IN-OUT personnel processing centers for the 2nd and 7th Div. areas, many missile and other support units not listed for AO by DVA and DOD. This will show that during processing, for days, vets were exposed to tactical herbacides.

    reply to

    Will you sign this petition? Click below: <<<< VA Presumption.pdf

    Pass along to others, post to veteran sites and the link in Facebook and others!

  • melisa
    12:28 pm on June 18th, 2013 267

    Hi, my father Louis Eltora has suffered from many AO effects: prostate cancer, CAD,and Diabetes. And now as a complication he has suffered 5 strokes that have left him fully disabled. My mom has filed a claim with the VA. Our big problem is that he can not communicate with us on the improtant questions. We are almost certain he was at Camp Casey and he has said he was on he DMZ. However, we don’t know what unit. This past weekend he circled 2-57. Again this may not be accurate. Any suggestions of questions to ask or better yet any one know his name or remember other units at Camp Casey. We have his papers with his US# is there a way to research that way?

  • Captain (former) P. Steward
    7:07 pm on June 18th, 2013 268

    Melisa -

    Have your mother ask the Service Officer who is handling the claim file a Form SF-180 requesting your Dad’s DA-20 Form. That will give you the exact unit he was assigned to in Korea and the dates.

    Once you get that you can email me at and I will check the maps and other information I have to confirm what camp he was likely assigned to.

    Hope this helps.

  • Dennis McHenney
    9:08 pm on June 21st, 2013 269

    I am in a group that is looking for a perponderance of proof that AO was stored and distributed at both ASCOM and Camp Casey. As these were also 2 of the MAJOR IN-OUT personnel processing centers for the 2nd and 7th Div. areas, many missile and other support units not listed for AO by DVA and DOD. This will show that during processing, for days, vets were exposed to tactical herbacides. reply to

    Will you sign this petition? Click below: <<<< VA Presumption.pdf
    Pass along to others, post to veteran sites and the link in Facebook and others!

  • Gene
    3:03 pm on June 24th, 2013 270

    melisa , you may want to also request your dads med records . make sure you tell them complet records . va some times cut conners a bit and doesn’t give all info as some one down the line slacks off . make sure you get all of them includeing pay and med .as the pay will show going to the fireing point known as 4 papa 1 . any other help I can help with please be free to contact me.

  • Fred Jarvis
    6:03 pm on June 25th, 2013 271

    I was stationed with B Co, 2nd Engr BN, 2nd Inf Div from Nov 1969 to Jan
    1971. I submitted an Agent Orange claim in 1999, and am still waiting.
    However the VA rep told me yesterday the VA had written me in Dec 2012, (not
    received yet), that the case was denied. I can prove I was in the unit but
    they want me to prove that I had been on the DMZ.

    I am not sure how to proceed at this point. Do you know how to get recordsfrom S-1 for personnel records showing DMZ travel? I went up many timesduring the 13 month tour, our job was building bunkers. I tried the payrecord but was told there was no record during that time for me. I was also told itwouldn’t make a difference because VA thinks everyone got combat pay even ifthey didn’t go to the DMZ.

  • Fred Jarvis
    6:14 pm on June 25th, 2013 272

    By the way, my e-mail is:

  • Mike Doellman
    6:32 pm on June 25th, 2013 273

    Fred, there is a DoD supplied list of units which the VA uses for determining who was on the Z. Engineers ain’t on it…but neither are artillery, ordnance, radar, most MPs, medics…and those stationed at the JSA!

    You CAN get AO exposure and other things. But the VA isn’t going to help you; you’ll have to dig out yourself as much as you can from the National Archives (yes, they do do on-line assistance, but be as exact as you can be in your question and do one question at a time). You need to establish “equipoise” — that is, make it your word against theirs with as much proof that you are telling the truth as possible and then you say “You know, CFR Chapter 38 states that in a case of equipoise the benefit of the doubt is to be given to the veteran.” In short, if it’s your word against theirs, you as a veteran tip the scales in your favor. You may have to got through the Board of Veterans Appeals, but Never Give Up.

  • Eugene
    6:44 am on June 26th, 2013 274

    fred you might try having them get your pay pappers or check the pappers you got when you got out of the service. but as far as mike saying not even the artillery wasn’t. I know better I was there at 4 papa 1 meny meny times for the fireing batterys of the 2nd inf. but its not here nor there. ya might ask about what was called jump pay for the unit you was in . I belive when I was getting it I think it was 65.00 been long time lol . you might try also to contact the commander. when I was there in the 2nd inf div. 7/17 field artillery it was cornel dillion . at camp phealm. maybe some connection there can help you

  • Kenneth Butts
    4:20 pm on July 1st, 2013 275

    I don’t know if are aware dod documents confirm that agent orange was used started at the civilan control line it extended from camp casey north to dmz it was 4km to 20km from dmz search the internet civilan control line korea dmz you will find it it was used everywhere in this area

  • Dennis McHenney
    2:16 pm on July 3rd, 2013 276

    Tactical/ rainbow herbicides and other DIOXINS used in many units world wide!

    Will you sign this petition? Click below: <<<< VA Presumption.pdf

    Pass along to others, post to veteran sites and the link in Facebook and others! – Send link to your DC reps.

    See more at:

  • Bruce Lambert
    8:06 pm on July 12th, 2013 277

    I was at Camp Casey with the 239th Avaition Co. We flew along the DMZ everyday. I worked on the Helicopters and they were covered with dust coming off the DMZ. I have filed a claim with the VA for prostreate cancer and they have denied my claim. Our company was also station at Camp Hovey. Anyone have any ideas where I go from here?

  • Kenneth Butts
    7:57 am on July 18th, 2013 278

    Bruce Lambert I was at camp casey from jan 69 to march71 if you were there during this time frame you should win keep appealing you will have to appeal to BOVA I have an attorney handling my claim He told me I have an exellant chance of winning my claim due to the photographs I took of the perimeter area around camp casey which indicate agent orange was used to protect the camp from infiltrators My claim is now on appeal with the BOVA You also state you were at camp hovey if camp hovey was between the civilian control line and the DMZ it was most likley sprayed with agent orange around its perimeter DOD declassified documents indicate it was used all over that area If I can help you in anyway call me PH 614 562 9613 GOOD LUCK AND KEEP APPEALING

  • Gene
    9:49 am on July 18th, 2013 279

    Roy Stanfforth I was at camp phealm to with the 7/17 field artillery unit. mt section was s/4 service battery . section was in control of all incomeing sapplys food chairs fuel ect . again I never seen and thing mowed or cut around there . but I was in ration control and supplied foor to the batterys mess halls. and to deliver bread and ice to 4 papa 1 across the imjim river . all the units from 7/17 whent to the dmz at 4 papa1 . which is fireing points . I even took lent. there meny times with pay role . a lot of times just myself in the truck . I to like so meny had a massive heart attack , legs that hurt at the joints and shoulders as well . I ets out around 71 . you have any info on AO being used and any prove it was ? as things are showing up in my kids now they are closer to man hood and married . I do still have some names of friends that was there . but been unable to contact any of them . oh the cornel there was Dillion when I was there. just across the creek at sonjerri . I know spelling not so good but knuckels are a bit sore and ache as bad as knees ect . thanks Eugene

  • Dennis McHenney
    8:14 am on July 28th, 2013 280

    Equality with respect to Veteran dioxin exposure presumption for all Veterans. Most are seniors, too many have already died or will die young!
    We the undersigned petition the US Senate, US Congress and the President of the United States to enact legislation that makes ALL veterans have equal presumption of exposure to Dioxins while in the service of the United States at any location or unit. We feel that ALL veterans MUST be treated equally with respect to Dioxin exposure by the US government and Department of Veterans Affairs.

    NOTE: Veterans must also still prove they have a recognized condition, that maybe caused by Dioxin exposure, during or after service to get DVA benefits.

    Any one 18 can sign.

    If an effected vet make sure you add your statement in comment area too!
    Will you sign this petition? Click below to review: <<<< current VA Presumption.pdf
    Pass along to others, post to veteran sites and the link in Facebook and other groups!
    Forward to your DC representatives too!

    Currently many vets are not getting this as many units are not listed, classified and lost records.

  • Dennis McHenney
    10:26 pm on August 2nd, 2013 281

    Equality with respect to Veteran dioxin exposure presumption for all Veterans. Most are seniors, too many have already died or will die young!
    We the undersigned petition the US Senate, US Congress and the President of the United States to enact legislation that makes ALL veterans have equal presumption of exposure to Dioxins while in the service of the United States at any location or unit. We feel that ALL veterans MUST be treated equally with respect to Dioxin exposure by the US government and Department of Veterans Affairs.

    NOTE: Veterans must also still prove they have a recognized condition, that maybe caused by Dioxin exposure, during or after service to get DVA benefits.

    Any one 18 can sign.

    If an effected vet make sure you add your statement in comment area too!
    Will you sign this petition? Click below to review: <<<< current VA Presumption.pdf
    Pass along to others, post to veteran sites and the link in Facebook and other groups!
    Forward to your DC representatives too!

    Currently many vets are not getting this as many units are not listed, classified and lost records.

  • bob wolfrey
    8:17 am on August 6th, 2013 282

    i was station at camp ross 2nd admin 2nd infantry div. nov 1968 thru nov 1969 can i filed for va benfits because of agent orange

  • Dennis McHenney
    11:25 pm on August 15th, 2013 283

    Equality with respect to Veteran dioxin exposure presumption for all Veterans. Most are seniors, too many have already died or will die young!

    Any one 18 can sign. If an effected vet make sure you add your statement in comment area too! Will you sign this petition? Click below to review: <<<< current VA Presumption.pdf

    Pass along to others, post to veteran sites and the link in Facebook and other groups! Forward to your DC representatives too! Currently many vets are not getting this as many units are not listed, classified and lost records.

  • Dennis McHenney
    5:38 pm on October 6th, 2013 284

    Equality with respect to Veteran dioxin exposure presumption for all Veterans. Many are seniors, some are offspring and spouses, and too many have already died or will die younger than they should! No more new wars, finish the ones we have at home!

    Dioxins are from Agent Orange / Rainbow – Tactical Herbicides, some PCB’s and insecticides. They were used to defoliate fence lines around bases and TAC sites, prevent fires, hydraulic fluids, electrical equipment and control insects. Currently many vets are not getting these benefits as many exposed units are not listed for many locations, countries; poor, destroyed, classified and lost records. Also found in well water at many U.S. bases.

    If an effected vet make sure you add your statement in comment area too!

    Will you sign this petition? Click below to review comments and decide:
    = current VA Presumption.pdf and presumed medical conditions

    Pass along to others too, post link to group pages every few days! contact your elected officials too!

  • Dennis McHenney
    6:36 am on October 21st, 2013 285

    Equality with respect to Veteran dioxin exposure presumption for all Veterans. Many are seniors, some are offspring and spouses, and too many have already died or will die younger than they should! No more new wars, finish the ones we have at home with the DVA! The DVA needs to live up to its published mission statement.

    Dioxins are from Agent Orange / Rainbow – Tactical Herbicides, some PCB’s and insecticides. They were used to defoliate fence lines around bases and TAC sites, prevent fires, hydraulic fluids, electrical equipment, and control insects / pests. Currently many vets are not getting these benefits as many exposed units are not listed for many locations, many countries; poor, destroyed, classified and lost records (per DOD). Also found in soil and well water at many U.S. bases. Dioxin is one cause of many medical conditions.

    If an effected vet make sure you add your statement in comment area too!

    Will you sign this petition? Click below to review comments and decide:
    = current VA Presumption.pdf and presumed medical conditions

    SIGN, Pass along to others too, post link to group pages like FB every few days, and [SHARE]!

    I am hoping that someone in DC realizes that if this is done they would not have to admit to any specific US or other location being contaminated and also not release any classified data, while still enabling vets their decades overdue and just benefits. They should only then need to prove they are a vet, spouse or offspring and have a recognized medical condition(s) during the decades contamination occurred. Remember that most vets were at several locations between Basic, AIT to discharge time. Overseas duty also meant going through a couple locations and being on some form of military travel that may have been contaminated somewhere. contact your elected officials too WITH HEADS UP!
    House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations at 202-225-3569 or Mr. Eric Hannel, Subcommittee Staff Director, at

  • Dennis McHenney
    6:48 pm on December 29th, 2013 286

    Please [SHARE] this with everyone you know and in your circles:

    Equality with respect to Veteran dioxin exposure presumption for all Veterans. Many are seniors, some are offspring and spouses, and too many have already died or will die younger than they should! Finish the wars we have at home with the DVA! The DVA needs to live up to its published mission statement.

    Dioxins are from Agent Orange / Rainbow – Tactical Herbicides, some PCB’s and insecticides. They were used to defoliate / defend perimeter fence lines around bases and TAC sites, prevent fires, hydraulic fluids, electrical equipment, cleaning fluids and to control insects / pests. Currently many vets are not getting these benefits as many exposed units are not listed for many locations, many countries; poor, destroyed, classified and lost records (per DOD). Also found in soil and well water at many U.S. bases. Dioxin is one cause of many medical conditions. The DVA acts like the DOD said all other units not exposed. In many locations and time frames the DVA assumes that units were not exposed or that the vet served there, when the DOD only fails to find the data that confirms exposure or that service occurred, a low priority for the DOD and due poor, lost, classified and missing decades old records.

    If an effected vet make sure you add your statement in comment area too!

    Will you sign this petition? Click below to review comments and decide:

    SIGN, Pass along to others too (family, friends and your email list), post link to group pages like FB every few days, and [SHARE] with everyone!
    = current VA Presumption.pdf and some presumed medical conditions <<<< Agent Orange Presumptive Disabilities <<< Very good guide

    I am hoping that someone in DC realizes that if this is done they would not have to admit to any specific US or other location being contaminated and also not release any classified data, while still enabling vets their decades overdue and just benefits. They should only then need to prove they are a vet, spouse or offspring and have a recognized medical condition(s) during the decades contamination occurred. Remember that most vets were at several locations between Basic, AIT to discharge time. Overseas duty also meant going through a couple locations and being on some form of military travel that may have been contaminated somewhere.

    I was in D 2/71st 38th ADA HAWK 1971 on defoliated Tac2 Site 34 (about 10 mi from DMZ)(I saw sprayed) and was denied, DVA used my Camp Red Cloud APO as being too far at 20 mi. for “NEAR the DMZ”. In two other appeals the DOD and VA conceded Camp Red Cloud “NEAR the DMZ”? contact your elected officials too WITH HEADS UP!
    House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations at 202-225-3569 or Mr. Eric Hannel, Subcommittee Staff Director, at
    To Report Suspected Wrongdoing in VA Programs and Operations: Telephone: 1-800-488-8244
    (Hotline Information:
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  • Frank A. Knight
    12:03 pm on January 8th, 2014 287

    Dennis McHenney,

    Just singed the petition and received your email.

    I served in Korea from 06/69 – 11/70.

    I was assigned first to the DSP 6/44 (Hawk)at Camp Howard and later assigned to the 30th Ord Co (Hawk)at Niblo Barracks.

    I was required to visit most of the Hawk Sites during my tour to service, maintain and inspect the equipment.

    I have been diagnosed with CLL + other conditions by the VA.

    I am preparing my records and application for AO exposure compensation.

    I realize that this is going to be a “tough sale” but I am prepared to fight.

    This is my first view of this site and find it one of the best for information.

    Keep up the good work and let’s all hope for some positive action for our government.

    If there are any others who served at these units while I was there I would like to hear from you.

    You can contact me at

    Frank A. Knight

  • Larry Siewicki
    11:28 am on January 28th, 2014 288

    I served Oct 8,1971 to Nov 1972 3rd Battalion 81st Field Artillery 4th Missile Command but I don’t know where in Korea, what camp. If anyone could help me with what the camp name, I am not sure I was close to the DMZ. I have bladder cancer and neuropathy in both hands and lower legs and feet.I’m sure if this is from agent orange.
    Thank you my e-mail is

  • Mike Doellman
    12:08 pm on January 28th, 2014 289

    You would have been at Camp Colbern. See the map at

    to get a sense of where it was located. Do a web search for “Camp Colbern, Korea” and you’ll find more info.

  • Dallas Snell Sr.
    1:04 pm on January 30th, 2014 290

    Feb 1st 1971 the 3/81st Artillery formerly an I Corp Unit based out of Colbern became part of the 4th Missile command. 4th Missile Command Hqs was Camp Page Korea. I have a photo of your Sgt Missile unit there. The 4th Missile Command was Nuclear Support for the 1st ROK Army on the central and eastern portion of the DMZ. I was in the 1/42nd (Honest John) your sister Unit.

  • Dallas Snell Sr.
    1:15 pm on January 30th, 2014 291 vetapp09/files1/ 0907527.txt

    Here is some great help for anyone that needs it . This VA citation is from a man assigned to the Mae Bong Hawk missile ADA site near Camp Page Korea. 17 miles from the DMZ. He was approved for peripheral neuropathy
    claimed as due to herbicide exposure.
    Read the Decision .

  • william ross
    2:14 pm on January 30th, 2014 292

    MY NAME IS WILLIAM ROSS.I would like all of the members I corp. 51st sig bn between April 1968 and Aug. 1971 who has or had prostate cancer. Also if you have any type of heart disease.I have the bn. stringth for those years. Iam trying to figurs the percentage of cancer and heart disease.This might help us get the 51st sig bn on the list of units on ro near the DMZ.We can also prove a cancer cluster with in the 51st.Please help. thank you all

  • william ross
    2:23 pm on January 30th, 2014 293

    Sorry I did not do a very good job on the above note.Please e- mail me at You do not have to say much,just yes on either disease. thk

  • fred pence
    10:10 pm on February 3rd, 2014 294

    Went to korea september 1969, was at ascom city where we were detailed to move barrels of chemical. Then moved to kunsan. No vegetation. Developed a skin condition on face and arms, which the army could not identify. Now have cll. Filed a claim back in 2009 and was denied. Claim is now at cvac because the freaking bva said since i was there in 1969 and 1970, that those years do not fall within the timeframes that agent orange was used. They failed to recognize the timeframes were extended to 1971. They did not consider the evidence i submitted including photos of the hawk site we guarded with lack of vegetation. They will lie, use false documentation as well as send you to va quacks to document their denials. Some of our wonderful politicans, if they were doing the job we elect them for, needs to ask the question of why so many soldiers of that era are having the same health problems, that are presumptive to agent orange. I’m sure they could care less as long as the are getting wealthy from there lobbyist friends.

  • Larry Anderson
    4:37 pm on February 4th, 2014 295

    Fred, others, as posted here before and many times, AO was still in at least storage up to mid to late 1977 when orders were give to remove all remaining supplies, barrels out of storage in at least 2nd division. The government at some level, or all levels, were and are involved in lies and cover up, only forced to admit anything because a new presidency in Korea ordered it open and press got hold and ran with it. That was beginning in 1999. Since there were several Media personnel from Korea who came to the US and interviewed several of us personally who had some knowledge. wanting to discover even the sites of disposal, to protect their own people and while at it, assist the American soldieres as well to unveil the truth. If the government deliberately lied and covered up, destroyed, classified all such information, how would you expect the common soldier to do anything of it, how could you be demanded to prove what they lied and covered up. You have to be your own watergate investigator without media, without keys, without the cloak and dagger and certainly without and blocked by the US Government whom we fought for. These cronies in the government are the enemies we fought all our lives, the cowards, traitors, those who spit on us, mocked and denied us our life and rights from the 60′s to now. So how can any expect to get an honest day or treatment? AO was used, anyone with any basic understanding knows that as a chemical capeable of destroying all vegitation and seeps into soil, to the food chian as well as vegetation chain, to be eaten by, slept on, breathed in, into the water cycle, etc. will continue to contaminate and destroy. Any agent capeable of causing levels of damage to the nervous system or DNA at any level has that same ablity to mutate, to destroy, to damage all levels. If it is recognized to cause Spina Bifida occulta, it can cause any level, including nueroligical impairments, developmental and pass to next generations thru damaged genes. It is not just our lives, it is our children and grandchildren which only is beginning to be shown, learning difficulties, failure to thrive, etc. GOOD that the constitution of some bodies and genetics is more resilient and resistant, as in every person. Some people are found even immunne apparently to the AIDS virus, more rsistant to colds or illnesses of sorts but maybe more vulnerable in others areas, a strong body defense on one issue may cause another weakness. Shown thru DNA studies, etc. from descendents as far back as the black plagues of Europe in the 14 and 1600′s. AO is an agent which passes to hosts, from soil to plant, to animal and back with rotting flesh and vegetation, to soil again. It is a chemical, not a biodegradable agent and as such is not in the life cycle. It is imbedded in the tissue or does the damage to cellular structures or DNA. These bogus claims to limit the exposure of AO to such a limited time are only continuations of lies, coverup and denials waiting for all to perish and protected and pursued to defend against the soldiers of the day by those same cowards who spit on us them. Expect no more from this goverment, easier to give billions to enemies and illegals then to our own people, especially those who fought and sacrificed for this nation. I am most the time blocked from making comments, some excuse of some virus? Who knows, see if this goes thru this time. Combat Medic, I Corps 1768/69 and 1977/78 2nd Division, Korea.

  • Joe Marino
    12:59 pm on February 5th, 2014 296

    Hello fellow Vets, I was stationed with the 7th Division 2/31st Infantry from Nov 1966 to February 1968, and can say for sure the ROK Army was spraying Agent Oranage on the south Side of the Imjin River. Several of my buddies were killed in Aug 1967 as we were building a fence along the DMZ, directly after that the ROK Army start Spraying Agent Orange along and around our camp and motor pool, which was right beside the Imjin River. Also many of us went to the ACTA Training in 1967 which was also in the DMZ. Just passing along what I know. CW4 (Former Infantry SGT)Joe Marino

  • Bill Combs
    2:47 pm on March 4th, 2014 297

    Wow Larry Anderson

    No One could have said it better, Bill

    My I post this Message On my Web Page Bill

    20th General Support Group (Ascom Depot) Camp Market
    also please join and share your info with us”


  • Bill Combs
    2:48 pm on March 4th, 2014 298

    Sorry I meant May I share it.


  • Eric Rohner
    5:50 am on March 31st, 2014 299

    If you were on the Z, on GP Collier or GP Ouellette you were referred to as a DIP. Our jobs on the GP, were to be a early warning when the North decided to use their tunnels and bring the 6th largest army down our butts.

    As a medic, I was proud to be with the bravest men on earth. You were given a death sentence, it was up to N. Korea to carry it out.

    Read the Operation plans available on line and read this link for Uncle Sam’s own web site.

    It is time all the brave men on the Z get their recognition. We were sent into to combat, with our hands and mouths tied shut. Many of us will start to feel effects of AO, and as the revelations of our service will come out many will realize we were the sacrificial lambs on the front lines of the cold war, which by the way we won without fanfare.

    My fellow DIPs stand and be proud of what you have done. Do not let another minimize your service and sacrifices. Let our story be known, get the recognition for the service they lied about for decades. Let the truth be told!

  • Rick Benson
    6:31 am on May 7th, 2014 300

    Spent two consecutive tours 2Jul69-10Jul71. 2d Administration Company 2d Infantry Division. Quartered for a year at Camp Ross with duty at Division Headquarters Camp Howze. Moved to Howze after new hooches were built in 1970 and then on to Camp Casey in the spring of 1971 when the 7th Infantry Division de-flagged and we took up their positions on the eastern corridor. Awarded 30% compensation for Ischemic Heart Disease
    due to Agent Orange Exposure, August 2013. ETS 10Jul71 Sgt E-5.

  • Denny Soto
    12:09 pm on June 27th, 2014 301

    was in korea 9/1970 to 02/1971 E co 2nd engineers camp Ethan Allen we ran the Spoonbill bridge I have pic of bridge removal in the ice late nov or early dec way late for this also have pic of USO Bob Hope who came that winter. I know AO was used around camp and around the bridge site just filed, also have bad back with diabetes I have operations over the years lost a baby at five months but was unknown to this AO any help please, I have been in contact with Phil Sterward looking for more

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  • Jeff Grage
    10:54 am on July 8th, 2014 303

    I was at Stanton Army Airfield in January of 1967. I did witness Korean Soldiers spraying chemicals around the airfield to kill vegetation. During that period of time I was dizzy when I fell out for formation. I left Korea in March of 1968. I have major problems with Diabetes, skin rashes and lumps. I do have an appeal with the VA, still waiting. I may be dead before I get an answer.

  • Dan Thorstad
    2:19 pm on July 16th, 2014 304

    I’m currently working with a vet that was stationed at Camp Long. He was with the 304th Signal Battalion. He did a 30-day stint on a DMZ hilltop (he doesn’t know where exactly) and got sprayed by over-flying aircraft 3 times. He can’t show proof, however, of being at the DMZ so the VA denied his claim. He was there in Aug 1968. Back then Camp Long was apparantly run by the CIA so the operation was “black”. He needs proof that he was there to substantiate his claim. Please let me know if you have any information of 304th soldiers on the DMZ summer of 1968. Thanks

  • Denny
    11:34 am on July 26th, 2014 305

    Japanese report: No evidence of Agent Orange in barrels on Okinawa

  • Elman Becker
    8:11 pm on July 28th, 2014 306

    I am a S Korea veteran, serving from July thru 1970. I was stationed at Camp St Barbara. I had heart bypass surgery a number of years ago and have recently gone to the VA to register. The representative looked at my medical records and found that the heart condition is one that is associated with agent orange. I need documentation or individual statements to prove that I patrolled the DMZ from Camp St Barbara. I have a 6th gun battalion, 12th artillery personal book from 1969-1970 and recognize a number of people who have sent messages on this site. I have found newspaper articles stating that agent orange was sprayed in that area at that time. Any contact would be greatly appreciated.

  • Christopher McCormick
    8:37 am on August 4th, 2014 307

    Was stationed at Camp Howze 68-69. I was with an ASA unit, detached but living at Camp Howze, our hooch was at the entrance to the motor pool at the north end of the compound. If anyone has overhead photos, or detailed OFFICIAL maps depicting building locations, or documents showing billet assignment by unit at Camp Howze 68-70, it would be most appreciated. We are in urgent need of any photo’s of Camp Howze and its motor pool in 1968-1969. And if anyone can attest and is willing to provide a statement that AO was used and stored at Camp Howze during that time frame please contact me at We have about three more months before our window closes to provide the VA Leadership with testimony and documents/photos that will help prove AO was stored at Camp Howze during the 68-70 time frames. IF we can provide sufficient proof, it will help a lot of our vets who were stationed there during that time who have been systematically denied exposure to AO by VA.


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