19 February 2013

Agent Orange Hysteria? By Us?

No. I''d say we C-123 vets are fairly realistic. We know, as scientists and physicians tell us, that we can't actually point to any particular boo-boo ailments and insist they are Agent Orange-related. What we can, and do, insist is that we were indeed exposed. That we incurred abody burden significantly higher than first thought because the airplanes' contamination was "fresher" those years right after Vietnam. And we had a long-term, low-doseage exposure which toxicologists explain is worse than a high-dose, short term exposure. 

And, God knows, we have said farewell to too many friends like Gabby Gadbois, Bob Boyd, Lou Paskowitz and the others. 

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