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Claims Surface That Agent Orange Was Buried On Camp Page, Korea

Here we go again with yet another Agent Orange claim:

The Ministry National Defense said yesterday it will soon investigate another allegation that the U.S. military buried the highly toxic defoliant Agent Orange at one of its former bases in South Korea, amid growing concerns over possible environmental contamination.

Since mid-May, Korea and the U.S. have undertaken a joint probe into a U.S. military base in Chilgok, southeast of Seoul, where some retired American soldiers claimed that they helped bury drums of leftover Agent Orange there in 1978.

The claims of Agent Orange being buried at Camp Carroll have sparked a series of allegations by former U.S. soldiers and local residents that the U.S. military dumped other chemicals at its former or current military bases in South Korea.

Last week, some retired American soldiers raised a second allegation that Agent Orange was buried at a former U.S. base, Camp Page, in Chuncheon. Camp Page was turned over to South Korea in 2005.

“We will open a further investigation on suspicion that the defoliant was buried at Camp Page in Chuncheon,” Vice Defense Minister Lee Yong-gul told reporters.

“After reviewing other allegations that Agent Orange was buried at other former U.S. military bases, we will consider expanding our investigation if necessary.”

Ministry officials said the investigation at Camp Page would start as early as next week.   [Joong Ang Ilbo]

This claim actually has a little more creditability than Camp Carroll claim which has since been debunked.  This is because Camp Page is closer to the DMZ where Agent Orange was sprayed.  However, Camp Page is a helicopter base and from what I have read about Agent Orange it was sprayed by fixed wing aircraft.  Possibly back in the 1960′s Camp Page was used to support small fixed wing aircraft for these spraying operations.  It has a large enough airstrip to support such an operation.  Possibly ROK Drop readers who were stationed at Camp Page back during this time frame can provide further information about this latest claim like the ROK Drop community was able to do for the Camp Carroll case.

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  • Those weren't bran muffins, Brainiac...
    8:21 am on June 11th, 2011 1

    Jimmy Carter wis a Veteran. So are John Kerry, Charlie Rangel, and John Murtha. They are on record as having stated false things about the US Military.

    I say let’s investigate it and deal with it if true; but I’m also in favor of prosecuting those who make false allegations under 18 USC Section 2388 (http://law.onecle.com/uscode/18/2388.html).

  • Leon LaPorte
    2:27 pm on June 11th, 2011 2

    That’s a hell of a moniker you have there.

  • Lemmy
    6:09 pm on June 11th, 2011 3

    #1 point me in the right direction and at least provide a hint about Carter’s “stated false things about the US Military” I don’t really care about the others.

    In other words, what are you writing about?

  • Glans
    7:11 pm on June 11th, 2011 4

    I’m starting to suspect, they really were bran muffins.

  • Burma Bob
    1:02 am on June 12th, 2011 5

    Camp Page’s airstrip could (and did) support C-123′s, but very rarely, mostly to haul ROK SF to drop zones. When I left in 1982, the place was being handed over to the ROK’s piecemeal, unit-by-unit, and there were maybe 3-400 US troops there.

    But having been over every inch of the place (it’s pretty small) I can’t figure out where you’d bury anything, unless it was between the medians of the airstrip.

    I had seen some other strange piece a few weeks ago where some nutjob was claiming a nuke incident there. We did have Weapons Support Det-Korea at Page, and it regularly did exercises like the one described, but an accident would have been too big to hide. I think that unit’s job was to transport weapons to the ROK’s Honest John batteries in wartime, back when we still did have some heat on peninsula.

    The only other place we had in Kangweon was at Weonju, and it was tiny, so little chance of juice hidden there.

  • archieb
    5:06 am on June 12th, 2011 6

    Someone, somewhere, is throwing sh-t against the wall to see what sticks. Know what I mean, fellow Texans?

  • Lemmy
    8:39 am on June 12th, 2011 7

    Call me crazy, but aerial delivery of AO near the DMZ would have been a suicide mission at best. The North Koreans can still shoot anything they feel is a threat and that has included everything from an SR-71 to a Cessna 172. I just don’t believe focusing on air strips or bases means much. I would be more inclined to believe those drums of “crap” sitting in the back of the motor-pool were dumped out onto the ground, into the ditch, or in a sewer. I still see places in motor-pools where nothing grows. Sure we have all seen the pics of Aerial Spraying, but how about the M113 or manpack?

  • Burma Bob
    3:11 pm on June 12th, 2011 8

    Right. I thought of that. It would indeed be madness to fly a whale of an airplane like a C-123 anywhere near the buffer zone.

  • dotori
    9:50 pm on June 13th, 2011 9

    I have seen so many harmful chemicals use at bases. Questions can be answered with scientific data. Can we open up the information? At this moment no one reveals a site investigation plan for Agent Orange investigation. I am wonder why?

  • BuryTheSystem
    9:30 pm on June 21st, 2011 10

    Highly toxic….. whatever.

    When my dad was in ‘nam, he used to eat Agent Orange for breakfast!! Nothing like some good ol’ fashioned Agent Orange Juice.

  • Leon LaPorte
    3:04 am on June 22nd, 2011 11

    Don’t forget ice cold Orange Crush on a hot day.

  • BuryTheSystem
    4:03 am on June 22nd, 2011 12

    Did you hear about the Kubrick remake that’s coming out……. a Clockwork Agent Orange?

  • Dallas Snell
    4:03 am on July 8th, 2011 13

    At one time there was no black top on Camp Page and it was a major distribution point from US to the ROK Army. It was a field of stacked Drums. There were two different Nuclear Units at Camp Page.. 161st Engineers ADM and the 4th Missile Honest John . They were there for 20 years. You can speculate from your armchair but unless you were there in the 60′s and 70′s you dont know Camp Page.

  • Dallas Snell
    5:59 am on July 8th, 2011 14

    Burma Bob. “Supposedly” It was an ADM that had the problem not an Honest John.
    Myself and a couple other nut jobs were there. The sane people are sworn to secrecy for 50 years.
    6 months after that Event in Korea our ADM unit was Inactivated. Speculate all you want. I do all the time.
    And I would be honored if someone would bring some charges against me.
    Please. The VA has not denied the event and only said I wasnt in Danger. Kind of like TEPCO talks about Fukushima.

  • Dallas Snell
    6:25 am on July 8th, 2011 15

    I have color pictures from Camp Page of weeds being dug in our motor pool and 55 gallon drums being dipped into with coffee cans and stuff being spread around during the process. No one is saying what was in those un Stock Numbered OD drums that were marked only with CAUSTIC on the top. Its a great color picture. The drums had no ID as to what they contained. Being that was 1973 I assume the worse.

  • terry brester
    12:49 pm on July 19th, 2011 16

    I was in Camp Page in 1969 to 1970, i was the courier driver for the Commanding officer and i traveled to several different camps, and i now have Diabetes real bad and i have been fighting the VA now for 7 years for the agent orange disability, if any one can help me with info i sure would appreciate it.
    Thanks
    terrybrester@yahoo.com

  • Chris Hiler
    1:03 pm on July 19th, 2011 17

    Lemmy

    About your post #7, are you aware that there have been many instances in which petroleum based toxins have been found in water supplies around U.S. Camps in Korea? Though the A.O. issue is drawing debate and controversy the carcinogens from petroleum based products is a certainty.

  • P. Fits
    1:53 pm on November 16th, 2011 18

    I was stationed at CampPage 1998-1999. Would like to know, since I lived there for a year.
    USAG Camp Page, 19th TSC (ITO)

  • Richard Whitsett
    3:27 pm on November 28th, 2011 19

    I was commander of Camp Page from June 1986 to June 1987. There was not enough space on Page to bury anything, unless it was accomplished in the early 60s. My tour included the major part of upgrading of the facility and the amount of digging for new buildings and facilities would have uncovered such a burial. The major problem for Page was the ammunition dump which included munitions for the Korean Helicoper Unit. At 8th Army’s direction the dump was moved to another location.

  • michael french
    7:23 am on January 6th, 2012 20

    camp page 1965-1966 4th missile command was there when base was flooded, signal company at lower end of base was under water our hooch had 4ft. What a mess only dry place was motor pool.Camp Page is so small I do not belive any drums are buried there, may be oil from the motor pool nothing else.

  • Roger Thayn
    7:43 am on January 7th, 2012 21

    to finish what i was saying before i hit the key, new at this computer stuff, anyway V,A.sent me home Dec, 2009 and put me on hospis . There is no cure only hope stem cell. so if anyone knows anything about agent orange being dumped there i would like to know . maybe it won’t do me any good but perhaps my wife and kids could at least receive some compensation. i’m still alive have beaten the odds as of yet but i do know that my time draws closer with every breath that i take , thank God for liquid oxygen and a angle of a wife. God bless you all may you be blessed with great health and do and spend the time you have with the one’s you love cuz ya never know when things will change that won’t allow you to . peace out

  • Roger Thayn
    7:54 am on January 7th, 2012 22

    i was stationed at camp page from 1969 to 1972. I was told that i had pulmimary fibrosis. I went to the V.A. for treatment. this was 2009. in 2010 the v.a. sent me home to get my life in order. also put me on hospis anyway now the other part of message should let you understand better thank you roger

  • Richard Whitsett
    10:39 am on January 10th, 2012 23

    Roger T. I am sorry to hear about your situation. I don’t think Camp Page was part of your problem. I would stay on VA until I got some relief. You are in my prayers.

  • Jason Carie
    5:11 pm on June 6th, 2012 24

    My father was there in 65. 1st missile battalion 42nd artillery division. He passed away last month and we really don’t know why. There were tests run for every disease known to the medical community and alway the results were negative. Even with needing bypass surgery in the past, he ended up with cirossis of the liver (never drank), his kidneys failed, became type 1 diabetic, dialysis constantly, sleep apnea, neuropathy, sporadic leg tremors and a few other symptoms that all onset within the last 19

  • Jason Carie
    5:24 pm on June 6th, 2012 25

    My father was there in 65. 1st missile battalion 42nd artillery division. He passed away last month and we really don’t know why. There were tests run for every disease known to the medical community and alway the results were negative. Even with needing bypass surgery in the past, he ended up with cirossis of the liver (never drank), his kidneys failed, became type 1 diabetic, dialysis constantly, sleep apnea, neuropathy, sporadic leg tremors and a few other symptoms that all onset within the last 10 years of his life. He never spoke of what really went on then even to my mother. The hospital staff asked him, but they only got the answer “its classified” never was a mention of a word stated by him to anyone. I as well as my mother and brother are looking for insight as to if anyone can shed some light on the A.O. exposure possibilities. And I did a search for 1st 42nd camp page 1965 and found a battalion picture of him there from an article on the 8th army website. And I have the picture itself at home to this day. If anyone could assist my family wouldI would be most grateful. My email is jj9320tsi@gmail.com

  • jason carie
    5:43 pm on June 6th, 2012 26

    sorry bout the double post, my phone went goofy :mrgreen:

  • Dallas
    9:26 am on June 7th, 2012 27

    I witnessed Camp Page perimeter being sprayed by ROK soldiers in a Blue Truck with a big tank and spray unit. That was in the summer of 72. And there was a large stockpile of 55 gallon drums in large fenced area by the Airstrip , Camp Page was a Major DMZ Supply point and Home of the “Mosquitoes” an Ariel spray unit, the 4th Missile Commands 1/42nd (Honest John) Field Artillery, 161st Engineer,ADM. and the 226th Signal Co. In 1973 the Motor Pool was defoliated by Motor pool personnel digging with shovels and pouring the Defoliant by hand using empty coffee cans. We have photo’s of that 1973 event. The water at Camp Page was poison until 1979 when the US Army installed new water purification systems country wide. You dont want to know why…

  • setnaffa
    12:47 pm on June 7th, 2012 28

    @27, OTOH, no “Agent Orange” was found in the soil. So your story is just another fairy tale until you post the photos and name the names… :mrgreen:

  • setnaffa
    12:50 pm on June 7th, 2012 29

    Remember all of the guys who claimed to have been at No Gun Ri and were not? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Hamilton
    6:06 pm on June 7th, 2012 30

    The unfortunate truth is that everyone is going to die of something. No one gets out of this life alive.

    With advanced diagnostics and nearly everyone having access to doctors a lot of diseases are caught earlier or just don’t fit neatly into a previously set box.

    I asked my grandmother who worked in a hospital for 50 years if we have more cancer today. She wasn’t sure, in her day a lot of people just dropped dead after getting ill for a few weeks. No autopsy, no fuss, just a dignified funeral.

  • setnaffa
    6:20 pm on June 7th, 2012 31

    Well said, Hamilton…

  • Richard Whitsett
    6:29 pm on June 9th, 2012 32

    I was the Commander of Camp Page from June 1986 to June 1987. During this period Camp Page was undergoing extensive upgrading in buildings and in all other areas, electrical systems,water lines, POL storage, airfield upgrade, ect. With this upgrade extensive digging in all areas of Casmp Page took place. All construction was accomplished by Korean Companys overseen by US Army Engineers. At no time was any chemicals or any other unsafe items uncovered. I am not saying Agent Orange was not buried there at some time , it just seems unrealistic that it would not have been found with the amount of digging and reconstruction going on during this period.

  • Dallas Snell
    5:32 am on June 13th, 2012 33

    For all you Idiots who think nothing happened at Camp Page you will be surprised to know a friend who was stationed there with me has been given the Ionizing Radiation exam and the AO Exam. If you were not there in the late 60′s and early 70′s and are just speculating. At Ease. Especially you officers who know absolutely nothing.

  • Dallas Snell
    5:40 am on June 13th, 2012 34

    In 1972 Camp Page and the 1/42nd Honest John FA. were notified that the base and Unit would be turned over to the 1st ROK Army upon its return from Nam. The Base was defoliated in 72 and 73 in a base clean up project. When the ROK discovered the amount of contamination on the base in the soil and water Camp Page was rejected. It was never and never has been turned over to the ROK Army. The Korean Government still dosnt know what to do with it.

  • Richard Whitsett
    9:28 am on June 13th, 2012 35

    Camp Page was turned over to the Koreans in 2005.

  • William Powers
    7:01 pm on September 21st, 2012 36

    COL Whitsett….I remember you from Camp Page…I was at WSD-K from June 1985 to May 1987. (Hope you are doing well.) I went back to Chuncheon in September 2010…I didn’t get to spend much time there (my wifes family is from Suwon), but it looked as though it was fenced in so that you couldn’t see inside. The gate was gone and the road looked as though it went all the way through Camp Page to the train station. I’m hoping we get to go back in a couple of years and spend a little more time in Chuncheon and get some more pictures.

  • Jerry Carrier
    3:41 pm on January 22nd, 2013 37

    I was sationed at B Battery 7th BN HAWK 5th ARTY out of Camp Page in 1968 and 1969. We shared a base with the ASA (now NSA) spooks at Hwa Ak Ni northwest of Camp Page. Our Tac site and the ASA base were sprayed from the back of a 3/4 ton truck by the spooks and I believe the AO, like all supplies came to us from Camp Page. Like others I have severe AO health problems. I am a gardener and at one time requested permission to grow a small garden on our base and was laughed at by the CO Captain Kerry Hines who informed me of the defoliant spray. He said it was the same stuff they use in the Nam.

  • Will Lackey
    9:39 pm on February 5th, 2013 38

    I was at Camp Page 1969-72, there were 55 gallon drums everywhere. The South Koreans on base used empty drums to practice their kick boxing skills. There were helicopters and various sized planes in and out regularly.
    Does anyone know how far we were from the DMZ? I have health problems matching those listed for AO. I appreciate your help and wish you well Brothers.

  • Wayne Kern
    12:37 pm on February 19th, 2013 39

    Looking for Ronald Spriggs and Fred Speaks 161st Engineers at Camp Page ’68-’69. Please contact me.

  • mike heidner
    12:54 am on April 4th, 2013 40

    I was in camp page 1969 and 70 and there was fixed wing aircraft there the whole time I was there

  • Will Lackey
    11:22 am on April 4th, 2013 41

    BURMA BOB AND ALL YOU OTHER NAYSAYERS,
    WHO THE HELL ALL YOU TO CALL ANYONE A NUT JOB!
    THE TRUTH NEEDS TO BE TOLD AND RECOGNIZED BY THE VETERANS ASSOCIATION, U.S. MILITARY AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. DEADLY, LETHAL AGENT ORANGE WAS IN THE WATER WE DRANK, THE FOOD WE ATE, THE GROUND WE WALKED ON, IN THE AIR WE BREATHED AND THE FOLLIAGE SURROUNDING ALL OF US AT CAMP PAGE AND ALL ACROSS KOREA. QUIT JEOPARDIZING THE BRAVE MEN STATIONED IN CAMP PAGE AND OTHER AMERICAN MILITARY BASES IN KOREA FOR THE DAMAGE TO OUR HEALTH, FAMILIES AND LIVES.
    I was in Camp Page Korea 1970-1971 there were 50 gallon drums of AGENT ORANGE STORED all over the place, we were never told what the contents were even when we asked. Those of us that served at that time in that area have more knowledge of the situation than anyone else. We know the facts and we will do all we can to make sure the American people understand our situation and the lives that have been ruined as a result of our sacrifices.

  • Richard Whitsett
    3:44 pm on April 4th, 2013 42

    I don’t know if there was Agent Orange or not on Page. I’m just saying that in 1986 I was post commander for a year. During that year Camp Page underwent a major upgrade to include airfield upgrade, new aircraft facilities, new housing, major power grid upgrade to include new poles, new water system and sewer system. Seventeen Million Dollars of upgrade. It just seems to me that with the amount of digging during that year something would have been found. It is possible that the Korean contractors found something and covered it up, but they were watched closely by US engineer supervisors. If there is Agent Orange on Page, I hope they find it. I to have diabeties but it was from Nam not Page, I had diabeties before going to Page.

  • Smokes
    4:43 pm on April 4th, 2013 43

    #41: You say you were never told what was in the barrels but then you also say matter-of-fact that there was AO all over the place.

    Lose the soap box and the caps.

    You and several others are coming off like a bunch of old guys who can’t cope with getting old and are looking for someone or anything to blame and more importantly someone to pay your bills.

    If you have real information to share then share it, don’t assault us with your rhetoric.

  • Will Lackey
    5:36 pm on April 4th, 2013 44

    MORON what are you smoking,
    You must have a TURD stuck sideways,
    We did our due dilligence in investigating the the reports and the facts are the facts.
    We saw the Orange Bands and the warnings on the barrels, we saw Korean soldiers spraying the area and information was leaked by the Koreans that it was Agent Orange.
    We have since read letters and seen photographs and recieved first hand account by other Vets serving during 1969-1971, as well as Verification of Agent Orange in Korea by the Veterens Association and other Veteran groups.

  • mike heidner
    10:49 pm on May 12th, 2013 45

    I was in camp page in 69 70 and there were definitely fixed wing aircraft flying out of there frequently, we used to sit on the airstrip at nite and bring a small trailer of beer and ice and boom boxes and party at nite when we couldn’t get passes, I saw many small planes land and take off from there

  • jc hansel
    12:00 pm on June 24th, 2013 46

    I was at Camp Page and Camp Kaiser during 1979 and 1971 and although no one else in my family has had any of the medical problems that I have, ie., Diabetes II., Heart problems including valve replacement,aortic stenosis, aortic anuerism, periphreal neuroparhy, stroke, if thats not enough! I have been trying for over 18 months to get dissability from the VA and still have heard little! It is still in gathering of evidence stage!! Any help would be appreciuated….

  • C MCDERMOTT
    9:19 am on July 6th, 2013 47

    Camp Page 1977-1978, HQ, HQ 4th Support 4TH USA Missile CMD.(Supply Sargent)
    Requisitioned and Saw oil drums, cleaning solvent drums, insecticide drums never any vegetation defoliant. There was an Army Aviation unit there and there were some Air Force personnel stationed at Page also. Never in all my time at Page, in the field or traveling up and down that peninsula on supply runs did I see aircraft spraying any thing. I was all over damn near every inch of real estate in the Land of the Morning Calm.
    Page witnessed weekly spraying for mosquito,s..same spraying that was common in USA in 1950-1960′s, it was Petroleum based and irritating.

    Camp Casey 2nd Tank 1981-1982(Tank Commander,Platoon Sargent.

  • MK ULTRA
    8:48 am on September 7th, 2013 48

    Korea 1976 1/31 FA
    Korea 1978 WSD/K
    Korea 1979 HHC 8th Army

    In 1978 WSD/K was to have an IG inspection. There had been no IG inspection for the last five years. I was chosen to attend NBC school in Yongsan.

    I had to train soldiers, prepare the M17 A-1, DS-2 etc for inspection.

    There were two quenson huts for NBC.

    One for the M-17 gas mask and the other for chemical warfare protection suits. The quenson hut for the protective suits had various chemicals in containers. DS-2 was the only type required.

    This quenson hut was loaded and I had to clear it out. I told the Lt., there were chemicals in the hut which were old and I wanted to dispose of them. He said, “Yes”.

    He sent a private to help me. The chemicals were defoliant. The date was from the 60′s and early 70′s. I didn’t know why it was there. Often when we went to the field we would eat canned rations from the 60′s. I would always look to see the date. Again, I reviewed the date of the chemicals and questioned why they were there.

    When the private came we poured the chemicals next to the quenson hut. There was a drum buried in the ground or something like it with rocks in it. After a while the private started complaining he was feeling sick at his stomach. I thought he was trying to get out of work. I didn’t say anything.

    When the Lt. came he said the same thing to the Lt. The Lt told him to get back to work.

    I will take a polygraph about this. I will write a research paper. I will make 100 copies and send it to Korean newspapers, universities etc.

    Camp Page is one of the most contaminated bases of all bases. It was in the ground water so we drink it. It was always the policy to dispose of chemicals and the like by pouring it out.

    I have an applied science back ground. I spent nearly 10 years in the university. I read the right wing wing nuts on this board say there was no Agent Orange etc in Korea. I will f___ your lives right from your a__ holes.

    Freaks foaming at the mouth with no knowledge. The chemicals at Camp Page hurt my daughter who was born five years after the fact. Dioxin stays in the system for years.

    I have all the symptoms of Agent Orange. I just happened to be talking to a DAV representative about my history with the VA. He said I had all the symptoms. I said I am not an Agent Orange vet.

    I went to sleep and the next day I remembered. I started doing research. Now I believe 100% the problems I have and my daughter was caused by drinking the water at Camp Page.

    I have felt bad for over 15 years. I thought it was depression, It wasn’t the VA couldn’t even give the diagnosis diabetes, etc. It took a civilian doctor. Now I feel much better because I am able to control it with medication. Yeah, I started having high blood pressure five years after Camp Page. Unusual for an athlete- a star foot ball player.

    I hope the jerks who say it isn’t possible because of their position in the Army etc. die in hell for ever.

    There is no way the VA will accept this but I will stir it up in Korea for the right wing jerks on this board.

  • MK ULTRA
    9:06 am on September 7th, 2013 49

    By the way, the NBC for the IG inspection was the only section which passed the IG. I was given a letter by the Lt.

    For the jerk who said he was the supply Sgt for 4th Missile Command. By 1977 all of 1/42 and 4th Missile Command had been gutted. By 1978 there was absolutely no sign of both.

    So if a unit is in the process of deactivation it must not have had a great supply requirement. Not according to this POS.

    Just another ignorant freak talking out his as_.

    And for the glorious commander of Camp Page. Nothing would have been buried it would have been POURED OUT. Then the empty container would find it’s way to the Korean economy.

    It is amazing how the lowest rent white trash will defend the evil this nation does when evidence of the most serious contamination is revealed. Scientific facts are ignored. This is typical of those who support this sh_. They try hard to make it political to not do the RIGHT THING.

    We lived and drank the water in a chemical waste dump!

    It is amazing how the government will lie and lie about everything.

  • MK ULTRA
    9:31 am on September 7th, 2013 50

    How about the commander trying to defend this sh__ instead of trying to help the men. It makes me angry he can’t see himself for what he is. He is just another brainwashed right wing liar who will do anything including murder to stay within the parameters of his programming.

    Nothing wrong here just move along!

    He should be ashamed of himself but he says he will “Pray” for us. He will stoop to the lowest level to do us in while pretending to be a man of God. No man of God can defend this.

    His logic is such that nothing was buried thus there is no chemical contamination of the ground water, logic dictates chemicals are POURED OUT and the container found it’s way to the Korean economy. He will twist logic to have his control freak way over everyone. If that doesn’t work then he wil lie.

    Typical brainwashed low life. A real commander would try to help his men.

  • ChickenHead
    12:23 pm on September 7th, 2013 51

    I have no dog in this fight whatsoever… but…

    “Nothing would have been buried it would have been POURED OUT. Then the empty container would find it’s way to the Korean economy.”

    Those are the words of a man who well knows how the world worked… and still works.

    When an empty barrel was worth (at least) a short-time on the local economy, I am suspicious of anyone who claims barrels were simply buried.

    For the most part, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line… and the shortest distance between having unwanted toxins and disposing of unwanted toxins is dumping “out back” in about 15 minutes of gurgle-gurgle and making cash from the barrels rather than a day of digging holes with a bunch of people or machines.

    The best way for folks to prove there was agent orange lurking in Korea is to think back to what those barrels would have been used for on the local economy and consider what would have happened to them after that use was finished.

    That is a long time ago… but statistically speaking, there is at least one identifiable barrel somewhere.

  • Liz
    2:56 pm on September 7th, 2013 52

    # 51: “The best way for folks to prove there was agent orange lurking in Korea is to think back to what those barrels would have been used for on the local economy and consider what would have happened to them after that use was finished.”

    My dad said he used to use the empty agent orange containers for bathing (really).
    That’s all I’ve got.

  • C MCDERMOTT
    4:05 pm on September 7th, 2013 53

    Correction on my dates but was there late in 76.
    Reason was up and down the peninsula was I was in property book and was closing down that FA unit you were in. It was all restationed back to ft sill
    The 4th aviation was still in country when I went back to the second id, so kma
    everyone was crocked over there in the seventies and chemicals may have been dumped prior t me being there, I have no doubt. Chemicals were dumped in motor pools up to the mid 80′s both conus and oconus.

  • john maxie sharpe
    6:19 pm on October 11th, 2013 54

    i left camp page june,70,, capt finch observed me doing doughnuts in a jeep ,,for punishment had to poltce moter pool area,, found empty coffee cans behind building,, got some of licuid thai was in some,, hands develeloped bad raSH,, STARTEd haveing headachs,, was told must be an alergy,, 226 sig would be flooded when it rained ,,walking to the head ,shower,, etc,, water would be ankle r more deep.. had a film on the surface of water a heavy film,, i now have so many ailemenfs,, my dr at va said i had so many complicated medical problems , i must have been exspoed to some thing,,have every sympton ,and medical problem related to ao exp,,so will the bleeding hearts stop trying to say i am a nut case,,the post was the most contaminated post in korea,,yes i feel it was poured in to the ground,, i have now filed for compensation,, on my primary care Drs sugestion,, camp page was and still is one of the armys best kept secrets,, do you know what was kept in the building refered to as the steel building,,i do,

  • JOHN HILL
    1:35 pm on December 3rd, 2013 55

    I was with BRTY C 7BN (HAWK) 5th ARTY OUT OF Camp Page from 1967 to 1968 I really do not care if AO was buried or poured out. All I care about if any one has PICTURES of the barrels of the STUFF.I was told by the va that their was no such chemicals kept at Camp Page. If anyone has PICTURES OR OTHER proof OF AO at CAMP PAGE it could HELP A lot of VETS THAT HAVE MEDICAL PROBLEMS IF THEY WOULD SHARE THEM WITH OTHER VETS.

  • robert p carver
    6:33 pm on December 4th, 2013 56

    I served in the 6th missle 44th artillary and was at camp page in 63-64 hdqtrs. we supported bateries A B C D. There was light aircraft and copters there then. our motor pool was close to the airstrip.I started out at fort bliss in 62 and help pack up the 6/44. the whole outfit went to oakland took mstship to korea and moved in to camp humpery.(eight man tents). from there they moved some of us to camp page. left camp page in 64. If somebody else has more info on members let me know. also about agent orange. some members names are: JACK FORREST KENTUCY, JAZZALO N.Y, BROOKS. NY THANKS BOB CARVER

  • RONNIE HATLEY
    9:09 pm on February 17th, 2014 57

    I WAS IN KOREA 12/70-2/72 WITH A/6/44 A/O WAS SPRAYED ON THE HAWK TAC SITE IN THE SPRING OF 71 IT WAS SPRAYED WITH BACK PACK’S I KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE. I WAS ONE OF A FOUR MAN CREW THAT HAD TO DO THE SPRAYING.I WAS A 21 YEAR OLD HILLBILLY THAT DID NOT KNOW WHAT A/O WAS. WE WERE JUST SPRAYING WEEDS AND SMALL BUSH IN BETWEEN DOUBLE SECURTY FENCES. WE GOT SOAKING WET FROM THE WASTE DOWN. DID NOT THINK ANYTHING OF IT AT THE TIME. AS I GOT OLDER I FOUND OUT THAT I LIVED WITH IN 500′ OF THE DOD/TVA A/O TEST AREA IN EAST TENNESSEE IN THE EARLY 60′S BEFORE A/O WAS USED AT ANY BASES ANYWHERE. AS I GET OLDER I DO HAVE HEALTH ISSUES WHO KNOWS IF IT’S FROM A/O OR OLD AGE,HARD LIFE WORK RELATED WE ALL GOING DIE. I STILL USE VA HEALTH CARE. HAD GOOD WILD TIME IN KOREA WHAT MORE COULD ASK FOR.

 

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