We end our month with a great interview with Heather A. Bowser of the Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance.
Steve Andrews is the same investigative reporter from yesterday's clip. While it is heartbreaking that the VA continues to make it so difficult for victims to claim benefits, it is heartwarming to see that there are still people trying to help.
NOTE: Parts 1 & 2 are AO related. Part 3 is focused on Camp Lejeune and Part 4 is about a VA mistake related to a WWII veteran.
A case where the VA denied possible links because Bill Smith was stationed in Thailand.
This site includes a search feature of the archives which holds more than 29000 articles on Agent Orange.
A war photographer who spent much time in Vietnam, Philip Jones Griffiths had a trilogy of books, including Collateral Damage: Agent Orange in Vietnam, which he discusses below.
See also the official documentary website.
See Whitehead & Associates for additional resources and help.
So, I keep getting the questions: "Where are you going?" and "Have you got a new gig?" I wanted to share a little here, as it seems that even though my email that went out to faculty indicated I am going to focus on my writing, I still get the odd instant message asking me what my plans are.
Learn more at www.agentorangequiltoftears.com
Giving you a Monday break from video with a link to the War Legacies Project's Agent Orange Record site. There's lots of history and information here.
From the 1978 Emmy Award winning film narrated by Bill Kurtis.
Chris Nostrand's award-winning personal account of losing his father to Agent Orange.
More about Dick Hughes' organization Loose Cannons (mentioned in the PBS News Hour piece).
A former Marine and Conscientious Objector are working to help the victims of AO in Vietnam.
Today's resource: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs page on Agent Orange.