Dave’s mailbag session gets a surprise visitor. What develops from there is a discussion about Agent Orange, compensation rates and federal funding of VA benefits.
Rick and Gloria discuss problems and future fixes regarding the Veterans Choice Act. They also talk about The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015. This legislation when enacted will create an national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service. […]
Part 1 – Our panelists include VA service rep Dave Culmer, NVF Founder Shad Meshad, war journalist Judith Coburn, Vietnam war writer/cartoonist Tad Foster and former VA Agent Orange Review editor Donald Rosenblum. Discussion begins with the history of Agent Orange and chemical Dioxin.
Part 2 – The panel discussion continues on Agent Orange. More is learned about the effects of Dioxin and how the repercussions were underestimated by the DOD and the VA.
Part 3 – The Agent Orange panel talks about spray mission maps, gallonage charts, the Air Force herbs tapes, Vietnam Map Book, court cases, and the Institute of Medicine.
Part 4 – Our Vet Cam returns to Washington, D.C. for continued discussion with Mr. Rosenblum on Academy of Science findings that brought about presumed exposure and presumptive conditions. Panelists also discuss Agent Orange Registry exams, VA compensation and recognized illnesses.