If war is hell, then what do you call battling with the VA after your sacrifice?
Maybe it’s a post-hell purgatory. Maybe it’s something else.
It’s a question I’ve been trying to figure out for some time. Since no answer is in sight, the only think I can think to do is to write about veterans’ stories.
Let’s hope the world and some high ranking officials have their minds changed before they march us into another pointless war after reading these testimonials.
You send it in. I tweak it with some minor edits. Then it shows up here on the weekend if I think it will help other veterans.
This weekend, I wanted to post a testimonial about Agent Orange. One veteran writes in below about spraying Agent Orange in Guam.
Veteran VA Horror Story
My VA horror story started in Dec 1987 and had not ended yet 26 years later. I handled, mixed by hand and power sprayed agent orange herbicides on Guam for the U.S Air Force from 1968 to 1978.
I didn’t know all of the ramifications of the spraying and handling but found out suddenly on July 29 2009 when the IOM (Institute of Medicine) Agent Orange committee released the 2008 update.
I realized at that one moment what was happening to me with chloracne, sterility, immune problems, ischemic heart disease, peripheral neuropathy, psoriasis, anklylosing spondiolysis, sciaticia, spinal stenosis, degenerative joint and disc disease, osteoarthritis, osteoporsis, and more.
A week later a veteran contacted me on the internet. Low and behold it was a veteran who served alongside of me in another squadron on Andersen AFB. His duties crossed over on mine as I was a fuels specialist 631×0 with the Supply Squadron Fuels Division and he was a fuels maintenance specialist with the Civil Engineering Squadron on Andersen AFB. He had to lay in the AO herbicides I sprayed on the fuel pipelines that ran from Andersen AFB to the Naval Base Fuel supply depot.
Our diseases kind of overlapped but didn’t. I started to question how to they connect. I wrote down all of his diseases and mine and started looking for something to connect them all.
BINGO! In October 2009, I found a classified report on the internet of Admiral Zumwalt and low and behold it was about AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE. Admiral Zumwalt warned our leaders in D.C., with the VA, with the IOM AO COMMITTEE, CONGRESS, THE WHITEHOUSE, DoD. They ignored him and classified his testimony. They knew the ramifications of it all.
They hid those 325 plus diseases from everyone. All the veterans organizations, all the news media, all the outlets where it could be leaked. They stopped in like a plug. Just like Congressman Sonny Montgomery did as chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee who was best friends and frat brother Hunter Henry, CEO of Dow Chemical.
They even employed Alvin Young to keep the lid on things forever.
They let hundreds of thousands of veterans of the Vietnam War go unknowing what was happening to them and their children. They let them die none for the wiser. They let them suffer and die.
Some tried to fight the system, but they knew they had all the evidence locked up and no one was going to get anything from it. They even protected the liars with the chemical companies. ALL A SET UP.
This maybe why Homeland Security has two billion bullets waiting for us. They may think we might fight back. They killed us and we didn’t know it.
I was sterilized, chloracne, anklylosing spondoilysis , autoimmune problems during the handling and mixing and spraying of it. The other guy I just wrote about is very ill, too.
I just returned from St Louis Missouri to testify at his BVA hearing March 5, 2013. I have found many veterans who are ill who knew about the AO on Guam.
One high-ranking official with the VA actually saw me spraying it on Andersen AFB. He is dying. Yet they will not listen. They will not help the dying veterans.
Look at my LINKED IN PAGE TO SEE MORE AND ALSO https://www.guamagentorange.info/home there is so much to tell and so little time left.