What service-related health issues still affect the Vietnam Veterans today?
PTSD and exposure to Agent Orange.
In December of 2000, more than 300,000 Viet Veterans had completed the "Agent Orange Registry health examination" offered to Vietnam veterans at VA medical facilities. In 2001, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), sent out approximately 650,000 "Agent Orange Review's", to IN-COUNTRY Vietnam Veterans, based on database input.
True of false American rehabilitation programs sought to restore soldiers to good health who had fought in Vietnam?
David A. Barker has written: 'Serving veterans, my privilege' -- subject(s): Agent Orange, Disabled veterans, Handbooks, manuals, Handbooks, manuals, etc, Health aspects, Health aspects of Agent Orange, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Services for, Veterans 'The combat veteran from World War II to the present' -- subject(s): Post-traumatic stress disorder, Patients, Veterans, Diseases, Legal status, laws 'In search of the truth for Vietnam combat veterans' -- subject(s): Veterans, Medical care, Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
This will probably annoy many "Boots On Ground" advocates, however I believe Thailand Veterans are "Vietnam Veterans". During the Vietnam war our bases in Thailand were attacked five times by Vietnam Sappers. Also tactical herbicides was used on the perimeters of every base in Thailand. Our Thailand Veterans, loaded weapons on the planes to fulfill the missions in Vietnam and protect the "Boots On Ground" troops. Air Force Personnel volunteered to man secret radar sites…
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