Reliving Agent Orange: What the children of Vietnam vets have to say

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A U.S. Huey helicopter sprays Agent Orange over Vietnam. (U.S. Army)
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A U.S. Huey helicopter sprays Agent Orange over Vietnam. (U.S. Army)

Reliving Agent Orange: What the children of Vietnam vets have to say

by: Terry Parris Jr. and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica and Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: June 18, 2016

For the past year, ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot have examined how Agent Orange has impacted the health of Vietnam vets. We’ve written about Blue Water Navy veterans  who are currently ineligible for benefits, as well as  vets with bladder cancer and their struggle for compensation.

We’ve also  asked vets and their family members to tell us how their lives have been affected by exposure to the toxic herbicide, receiving more than  5,000 responses.

 Beginning today, we are delving into a more-thorny component of the story: Whether Agent Orange has adversely affected the health of vets’ children. Earlier this month, we asked those children to share their stories. We were flooded with responses. We’ve highlighted a few below.

‘I think that’s one of the things that’s super challenging about an Agent Orange connection’

Read more at: http://www.stripes.com/1.415182