During the Vietnam War, the U.S. dropped millions of gallons of Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant, on Vietnam in an attempt to remove the jungle used for cover by communist forces.
Decades later, civilians still suffer the consequences. Dioxin still lurks in Vietnam’s soil, causing deformities which are passed on from generation to generation.
Worldfocus correspondent Mark Litke and producer Ara Ayer travel to Vietnam and witness the devastating effects the toxin has left behind.
For more information on efforts to aid the victims of Agent Orange, visit the Vietnam Friendship Village.
03/17/2010 :: 10:45:47 AM
Nellie F. Knapp Says:
My husband went to viet Nam three times. He died from myelofibrosis, which I believe could have been caused by agent orange. He was treated at a cancer treatment clinic. He developed the symptons in the early 1990s. But was not diagnosed until 2003. He served 20 years in the USMC and retired in the 1970. Should I Retain an Attorney to find out if I am elegible for VA benefits?