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Westover Vets Fight for Agent Orange Benefits

An Air Force reserve squadron out of Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts, is finding some curious coincidences among the men who served with them. C-123 Provider planes used to spray Agent Orange during the Vietnam war were reassigned to domestic mission in the US. Dozens of these reservists have now been found to be sick – cancer, diabetes, heart disease, peripheral neuropathy, and other illnesses. Members of the 74th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron are now trying to get the VA to recognize that the crews who manned these ‘spray planes’ stateside were exposed to lingering Agent Orange contamination and should be included for benefits like those who went to Vietnam. READ MORE

Source: Connecticut Health Investigative Team