29 October 2014

REPEAT: C-123 Veterans Are NOT Eligible for Agent Orange Registry Exam

Thanks for the continuing emails, but I must repeast: C-123 veterans are excluded...NOT
ELIGIBLE...for the VA's Agent Orange Registry Exam.

I have double-checked this with Dr. Terry Walters, Deputy Chief Consultant of VHA's Post Deployment Public Health Section. She confirms that the registry exam is ONLY for the following:

•Vietnam Veterans
•DMZ veterans between certain years
•Thai air base veterans of specific years, bases and specific duty assignments
•Certain small Thai army facilities
•Veterans with service at one of the bases chosen by Dr. Al Young to be listed in his 2006 DOD list
•Veterans who believe they handled liquid Agent Orange, sprayed it or tested it and were thus exposed

VA's web page spells it out and no changes have been made since Dr. Walter's policy was explained last year.

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