Part of the United States’ strategy in Vietnam was to conduct an herbicide program to remove foliage providing cover for the enemy. Agent Orange was the most widely used of the herbicide combinations sprayed. Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam were tested or stored elsewhere.
The U.S. military herbicide program in South Vietnam took place between 1962 and 1971. Herbicides were sprayed in all 4 military zones of Vietnam. More than 19 million gallons of various herbicide combinations were used.
Exposure to Agent Orange in and Outside Vietnam
Exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam
Blue Water Veterans
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships in Vietnam
Korean Demilitarized Zone
Thailand Military Bases
Herbicide Tests and Storage Outside Vietnam
Veterans' Diseases Related to Agent Orange Exposure
Veterans may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for diseases that VA has recognized as related to exposure.
Acute and Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy
Chloracne (or Similar Acneform Disease)
Chronic B-cell Leukemias
Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2)
Ischemic Heart Disease
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Soft Tissue Sarcoma (other than Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or Mesothelioma)
If you served in Vietnam or another area where Agent Orange was sprayed, you may be eligible for anAgent Orange Registry health exam.
Thank you to all the Veterans and all you have done for our Country
Fillmore County Veterans Service Officer
Fillmore County Veterans Newsletter
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