Agent Orange is the name given to a blend of herbicides the U.S. military sprayed from 1962 to 1971 in Vietnam to remove foliage that provided enemy cover. The name “Agent Orange” came from the orange identifying stripe used on the 55-gallon drums in which it was stored. The military sprayed other herbicide combinations in the so called Rainbow Herbicides program, identified by the color of their storage drums, including Agent White and Agent Blue. Agent Orange was the blend used most widely. Herbicides also were used, tested, and stored in areas outside of Vietnam.
The Florida State Council of Vietnam Veterans of America, along with local VVA Chapters, are pleased to announce that 5 Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting will be presented at 5 different locations in Florida during the week of September 19 – 23, 2016 The Town Hall will educate, provide a platform for asking questions and an opportunity for veterans, their children, grandchildren or surviving spouse to speak with Veterans Service Officers about filing claims for VA benefits. All veterans from all conflicts are urged to attend.
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
FLORIDA STATE COUNCIL
AGENT ORANGE TOWN HALL MEETINGS 2016
State Coordinator – Rod Phillips, 2vp@vvafsc,org, 386-690-9553
Valuable Agent Orange Websites:
http://www.vva.org/Committees/AgentOrange/index.html (includes Faces of Agent Orange)