Agent Orange
This site is designed to assist you in obtaining Agent Orange benefits.
 
Agent Orange can very well effect all of the AVEL soldiers.  Having served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971 each of you might suffer from one of the many Agent Orange related symptoms and effects.  Many of the AVEL soldiers flew on missions in Vietnam and Cambodia where the LZ was sprayed by Agent Orange.  AVEL soldiers worked on dust covered choppers and the dust covered avionics boxes were on the work benches.
 
VA’s policy is that if you were in Vietnam one day, you can claim that any and all of the illnesses on the list was caused by Agent Orange  and therefore you are entitled to VA medical services and monetary compensation.
 
If you have any of the symptoms listed in the sites shown below, go to VA for medical attention and file for compensation.  I had my civilian MD check for prostate cancer.  I had cancer and I started treatment.  I also filed for VA compensation and payment started retroactive to the filing date…..
 
Here are a few sites that have information on Agent Orange.  There are many more…..
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please feel free to log your Agent Orange related concerns on this site and encourage everyone to seek VA medical attention. If you have a problem in getting benefits maybe some of us can help you.
 
Thanks for your service.
LTC (MAJ) Roger Shiley
AVEL Central 70-71
 
Do you have any questions about Agent Orange and its symptons for our members who have Agent Ofrange related illnesses?  Ask them here.
 
Do you have an Agent Orange related illness?  Share your experience, symptons, etc. with your fellow Avelers.
 
You can also discuss any issues you have with the VA here.  Bring up any issues you are having. I am sure someone else on here has already dealt with it.

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Paul McCarthy on September 13, 2017 at 6:41 PM said:

This is just a reminder for all to keep checking on the AOPL.
Possibly on Nov 01,2017 more illnesses will be added to the list including Hypertension. Many may have high blood pressure but, the word put out is that HBP is possible due to aging not from AO. So all keep on the lookout it will be as important as Ischemic Heart Disease.
Kay Brown on July 15, 2017 at 1:18 PM said:

I am a widow of a Vet who was in the Vietnam era, he was stationed in Korea for 18 months, 1967/1968. We have tried for 25 years to get help from the VA, only to be lost in the shuffle Everytime. He passed in 2013 and the VA did not pay on his burial and funeral home said they would loan us a flag for the services. I am determined to fight this now, after the was him and so many were and are still treated by the VA. The waiting list scandal is nothing new, this has been going on for the past up-to-date years, 25 I know of. Fight for WTT you deserve, you or your Loved one did!!!!
John Shannon on April 14, 2017 at 4:14 PM said:

Vietnam KonTum 67-68 - Developed Diabetes Type II 2005 Clam for Agent Orange approved 20%. 2015 developed neuropathy another 20%. I recently had a Lung Lobe removed which had "non-small cell cancer". I keep reading Lung Cancer is another symptom of Agent Orange, Is "Non Small Cell Cancer" claimable?
Roger Shiley on August 14, 2016 at 4:15 PM said:

John..... You will get about 30% . BUT if you look at all the other agent orange effects you might have more. Be sure and get a prostate check because prostate cancer comes from nowhere. If you have a high reading then file as quickly as possible....at the same time you seek radiation and other treatments.....It will take several effects to total 100% disability but some of our men have 125% One of the keys is to seek VA medical help and when you file send a copy to your congressmen and senators,,, Don't be afraid to "make waves".....
John A Van Buskirk on August 1, 2016 at 8:23 AM said:

I have a claim in progress. I have Parkinson's disease and type 2 diabetes. I served in Vietnam 1965-1966 Marines. What percentage disability can I expect. JVB
Roger Shiley on February 24, 2016 at 10:50 AM said:

Manny.....Several attempts to link Agent Orange and Pancreatic cancer have seemed to run into "brick walls". Put "Agent Orange Pancreatic cancer" into your search engine and see if there is some positive results. Did you get the prostate cancer documented and assigned a percentage? It easier to get VA to increase an existing percentage than start from Zero. Not much help.....Good Luck !!! RDS
Roger Shiley on February 24, 2016 at 10:24 AM said:

Elvin.....PTSD does not have a direct link to Agent Orange BUT it is a problem that needs attention. You should have a local (county) VA agent that can help you apply for assistance. Some of the county reps are only in your county one day a week....Also try your nearest VA hospital...If you continue to run into "road blocks" write you congressman and ask for assistance.....RDS
( Please keep in mind that I am expressing my opinion and I have NO official authority.....) RDS
Roger Shiley on February 24, 2016 at 9:32 AM said:

MY FOUR MONTH”S OF NOT POSTING IS OVER!
For those of you that don’t know about agent orange let me tell you what I know about it….. Some smart assed chemical company sold the Army on a way to knock all the leaves off of the trees so that “we” could see if there were “bad guys” hiding in the jungle. Someone decided this was a great idea and bought $40,000,000 worth of AGENT ORANGE. We could spray it on the trees and they would loose their leaves in 24 hours and the “BAD GUYS “ could not hide.

It was a great idea except that……”they” forgot to tell us that it was bad for the good guys AND the bad guys to breathe 0r come in “contact” with the agent orange chemical dust. For some of us it took 35 years to effect out health. Some had prostate cancer, others had lost feeling in the feet and hands. There are over 7 different illnesses that agent orange causes and if you want to know all of them take a look at the two web sites listed below.
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Agent Orange can very well effect all of the AVEL soldiers. Having served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1974 each of you might suffer from one of the many Agent Orange related symptoms and effects. Many of the AVEL soldiers that flew on missions in Vietnam and Cambodia, where the LZ was sprayed by Agent Orange. AVEL soldiers worked on dust covered choppers and the dust covered avionics boxes were on the work benches.
VA’s policy is that if you were in Vietnam ONE day, you can claim that any and all of the illnesses on the list was caused by Agent Orange and therefore you are entitled to VA medical services and monetary compensation.
If you have any of the symptoms listed in the sites shown below, go to VA for medical attention and file for compensation. I had my civilian MD check for prostate cancer. I had cancer and I started treatment. I also filed for VA compensation and payment started retroactive to the filing date…..
Here are two sites that have information on Agent Orange. If you go to the site listed next you should get enough information to start your claim with VA.
http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/OtherCarcinogens/IntheWorkplace/agent-orange-and-cancer


This is another good site that will walk you through AGENT ORANGE :

http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-postservice-agent_orange.asp

I know…..THIS IS OVERKILL , but at least it MIGHT help some of our soldiers that need a push……

Feel free to copy the information and send it to anyone that served in Vietnam !!!!!!!!!!!

One last thought….If you do have a medical problem that is caused by agent orange you will be assigned a percentage of disability. If it is 30% you will get something. If it is 50% another amount. If it gets to 100% you will get over $3000 per month. When you pass on your wife gets 50% of that amount….!!!
Elvin L. Wilkerson on February 23, 2016 at 9:30 PM said:

I need some serious help with getting the VA to recognize that I have PTSD associated with my time in country. So far neither the DAV nor the American Legion have been of any assistance whatsoever. Neither of them will even respond to my phone calls nor e-mails.
leewilkerson77@gmail.com
Manuel Alen, Jr.( Manny) on February 23, 2016 at 2:44 PM said:

Tomorrow I have a date with the oncology department. I have to donate most of my pancreas and the spleen to the trash can due to a mass in the pancreas that has to come out.
Scary. I wonder if this is AO related since I had prostate cancer (twice)
LTC Roger Shiley on February 19, 2016 at 1:42 PM said:

I will post on Feb 24th !!!!altpxG
Jack McCabe on January 21, 2016 at 7:01 PM said:

Don't stop Roger we have new guys checking in and need the kick in the butt!
Jim cozier on December 6, 2015 at 8:16 AM said:

Received my disability for Type 2 diabetes that resulted fron AO exposure. Thanks to all for the help submitting my paperwork
Jerry Mahanay on October 28, 2015 at 6:50 PM said:

Roger, I would like it if you posted every day. Your knowledge and encouragement is very important for all of us and you are doing a lot of good for all of the Avel Veterans. Great seeing you in Charleston and look forward to seeing you at the next Reunion.
Roger Shiley on October 24, 2015 at 2:10 PM said:

To follow up on the reunion........Everyone needs to go to the agent orange site and run a check of the indicators of agent orange. You all served there and you were all were exposed to the cemicals. Be aware of the problems and do it for your family. If you obtain a VA percentage, your wife will get compensation after you are gone.......We were there because our country told us that we had to serve there. The fact that the Agent Orange was cleared for use has no bearing on the issue.... We were the ones that now have the illness.......Be sure that you remember that some of the problems surface 35-40 years after the fact......And we are 45 years......I promise that I will not post another "note" for at least 4 months !!! GOD bless all of you. "MAJOR" Shiley
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