UPDATE

Updates for our Members, Family & Friends - July 14, 2020

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Can anyone help? With the use of Agent Orange on Okinawa

I need the help of the assembled multitudes again. We are seeing a number of claims being filed asserting that vets were exposed to Agent Orange (and related chemicals) while performing duties in Okinawa during the 1960s. Does anyone have any personal knowledge about this e.g. use of such chemicals for vegetation control around the bases, or storage of the chemicals on any of the installations?

If anyone does have information, please contact me directly. In the specific case a fellow Marine is representing a Vet with some life threatening issues that the Vet believes stem from weed control duties during the early 1960s.

Thank You, Jim Richardson
richjk2@verizon.net

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