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Rosa turner

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I just happened on this site as I have been trying to find info on Ft Clayton for an upcoming trip to Panama City.  My deceased husband was stationed there from 11/1961-11/1963.  He used to tell me ‘he walked guard duty on the canal.’  He also was a gunner on a mortar.  By 2/73 he had died of brain cancer.  Doc said initial tumor could have been caused by loud explosions near his head.  Now I’m reading about the chemical weapons used, stored, and fired there at Clayton and wondering if he could have been exposed.   Can you offer any directions or sites I should explore? Additionally is there anything left from this era at Ft. Clayton that would warrant a side trip/visit. Thank you

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This case, in Panama, may help guide you:


or try: 


    Are you going for DIC, or are you seeking accrued benefits?  You can do both.  Was your husband service connected?  what percent?  

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Donna Tornoe is Admin for Face Book Agent Orange in Panama group. She has written a book titled “The Travels of Orange” an interesting read with facts-based research showing herbicides  shipped, stored and used in Panama 1971. Donna lived at Fort Sherman where her husband served.

 All the bases Fort Clayton, Fort Kobee/Howard AFB, Albrook AFB, Rodman Marine Barracks,  reverted into private businesses, and residential communities.

On December 31, 1999, the United States, in accordance with the Torrijos-Carter Treaties, officially hands over control of the Panama Canal putting the strategic waterway into Panamanian hands for the first time. Checkout links below:


Travels of Orange YouTube channel

The  website agentorangeinpanama.com. You can also private message Donna.


 I hope this will help you with VA related matters, I believe others will chime in soon.

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