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Agent Orange Used Domestically

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hedgey

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We live near a large Army post. My elderly neighbors swear that the road crews used to spray AO along the roadsides to keep the vegetation back during the summers - cheaper and longer-lasting than mowing! Mrs. Neighbor said they knew it was AO because they had a relative on the road crew who said the town (maybe county) got it surplus from the Army. She used to holler for the kids to get in the house when the spraying trucks were seen coming down the road. (rural area, dairy farmers).

Anyone ever heard this discussed anywhere? It wouldn't affect my family since we didn't live here back then, but I wonder if she could be mistaken about what they were using.

FWIW, they were just saying on the news last night that this area has the highest incidence of MS in the state, even though we have huge metro areas downstate.

Just wondering.

If it's true and could be proven, imagine the trouble the army could face from the public...

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The Army Corp of Engineers sprayed part of the Alaskan pipeline years ago and residents of Tok Alaska believed barrels of AO were buried in the soil around their town.They claimed a high incidence of cancer in their area. As far as I know the Army Corps of Engineers found nothing buried in Tok.

That is interesting info. I pasture a dairy herd on my farm.I live in rural NY.

Many years ago the DEC made it mandatory for farmers using Round up to become certified to use it in large quantities.

Of course there aren't any Military bases near me they or the road crews could have ever gotten AO from.

I have a decision from a vet that isn't public like BVA decisions are as the decision came from the AMC.

He was service connected for AO exposure in Alaska.However it is the most unusual AO decision I have ever seen and I found nothing in the narrative that would prove he was exposed to AO.All I can assume is that his MOS was with the Army Corps of Engineers when they did the spraying but the decision didn't reveal that info.

MS is not an AO presumptive so maybe there is something else there that is the cause of high incidence of MS.

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When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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They found the containers at TOK from what I have seen.

John

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Interesting and in conflict with what info I have downloaded on TOK.

Do you have a link?

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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Berta, you have mail from Basser.

John

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A Disabled Veteran is a person who served this country and bears the scars of that service regardless of when or where they served.

Treat them with the upmost respect. I do. Rejection is not a sign of failure. Failure is not an option, Medical opinions and evidence wins claims. Trust in others is a virtue but you take the T out of Trust and you are left with Rust so be wise about who you are dealing with.

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Thanks John- you have mail from Berta

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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Hello All,,,, John Tok is down by Tetlin Jct. on the Alcan highway and is down by the southeastern part of the 657,000 acre reservation known as Fort Greely. The Gerstle River test site where Jerrel Cook was at is the test area where Sarin and VX was widely used and AO also there to keep the ranges and right aways open. It is just one of many areas that I got to "play " around in sometimes in my bulldozer and motorgraders. Delta, Oklahoma , Washington, Texas, Black Rapids, Trident, Molybedium, Bolio, Twin Lakes, Blueberry, Donnely Dome, etc are just a few of the test ranges and training areas used for extra play and extra hardware. From Company Clerk to Billeting Clerk to Post Engineers and Heavy Equipment Operator dutys , I must say I loved every moment of it. The SM-1A Reactor looming outside our beds 100 yards away . What more can a young man want. Maybe I will tell more later. God Bless, Never Give Up. C.C.

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