Category: Agent Orange

NEW Media SURVEY Just for Kids of Vietnam Vets

NEW Media SURVEY Just for Kids of Vietnam Vets! February,19, 2016 Dear Kids of Vietnam Veterans and their Families, I want to take a few moments to let you know about an opportunity to share your story and your children’s story (grand children of VN Veterans). Last year a news organization called ProPublica started asking… Read more »

Vietnam Begins Huge Effort to Identify War Dead

First Published: Nature 529, 135–136 (14 January 2016) Digging foundations for temples or schools, harvesting rice in paddy fields: these are some of the ways that the decaying remains of Vietnam War victims still turn up, 40 years after the conflict ended. Now an effort has begun that will use smart DNA technologies to identify the… Read more »

The Life Long Impact of Agent Orange on Vietnam Veteran’s Children

Among the Ozark woodlands in a rural Arkansas a man best described as an ‘Everyday Hero’ quietly lives. As is common with those who inspire others Josh Kelley is far too humble to apply the title of Hero to himself. Still, he is often seen as a hero by loved ones to complete strangers. It… Read more »

Vietnam offers up lessons as Okinawa confronts dioxin

Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance has been following the contamination issues on Okinawa for several years. It is impressive to see the Okinawan Government move swiftly on this issue as they have learned more information. Our hats are off to Mr. Jon Mitchell who continues to be a true advocate to the people of… Read more »

VA Leads List of Repeat HIPAA Violators

by Charles Ornstein and Annie Waldman ProPublica, Dec. 29, 2015, 4 a.m. Few Consequences For Health Privacy Law’s Repeat Offenders. Short Synopsis: Regulators have logged dozens, even hundreds, of complaints against some health providers for violating federal patient privacy law. Warnings are doled out privately, but sanctions are imposed only rarely. Companies say they take… Read more »

Monsanto Increases Job Cuts as Sales Slump

BY P.J. HUFFSTUTTER AND TOM POLANSEK -Reuters Monsanto Co said a souring farm economy and currency woes will push its 2016 earnings to the lower end of expectations, while a cost-cutting drive will lead the world’s largest seed company to slash more jobs. Low commodity prices also should lead to more consolidation in the agricultural sector,… Read more »

My Secondary Trauma and His PTSD

I’m a mental health professional. In a meeting in D.C. two weeks ago, I did something I witness my patients with PTSD involuntarily do sometimes. It happens when something unexpectedly triggers their trauma anxiety in a counseling session. During the meeting, suddenly, a low flying, large sounding helicopter flew over the building. I didn’t see… Read more »

In Search of Their Fathers: Seeking Redemption in Vietnam

By MIKE IVES DEC. 24, 2015 THE NEW YORK TIMES HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — For nearly half a century, Margot Carlson Delogne had grieved over her father’s death. She battled alcoholism, wore a missing-in-action bracelet and deeply resented the Vietnamese who shot down his plane in 1966. FROM OUR ADVERTISERS Now she stood… Read more »

Business Plans Funeral for Veteran Without Known Family

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- We don’t know much about 74-year-old James Beavers. Only that he served our country during the Vietnam war. For three weeks the coroner’s office worked to find any known relatives. Since no one has stepped up D.O. McComb & Sons will provide funeral services and burial. Beavers died on Nov. 23…. Read more »