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Agent Orange Registry Health Exam for Veterans

The VA's Agent Orange Registry health exam alerts veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to Agent Orange exposure during their military service. The registry data helps VA understand and respond to these health problems more effectively. Contact your local VA Environmental Health Coordinator about getting an Agent Orange Registry health exam. About the Agent Orange Registry Health Exam This comprehensive health exam includes an exposure history, medical history, physical exam, and any tests...

The Order of the Silver Rose

As Chief Frank Davis lay dying in his ICU hospital bed, he was forbidden to have live flowers. His daughter purchased for him a silver plastic rose, to which he said “I’d rather have this silver rose than all of the Purple Hearts in the Pentagon.” He died shortly afterwards of the cancer that was directly linked to his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam more than 20 years earlier. Those whose deaths are linked to their Agent Orange (and the other dioxin-rich defoliants) exposure from their service in Vietnam are ineligible...

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