Agent Orange Benefits Granted for Vietnam Vets Stationed in Thailand
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban recently received an award for Agent Orange benefits for a veteran stationed in Thailand. This veteran was stationed at the Nakhon Phanom Air Force Base. Based on the presumptive conditions laid out by the VA, Vietnam veterans who served along the perimeters of military bases in Thailand anytime between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, should be eligible for benefits.
Our client was exposed to the Agent Orange during his service in Thailand from 1968 to 1972 working as an Aircraft Electronic Repairman at the Nakhon Phanom Air Force Base. During this time Agent Orange was used around the perimeters of the base to clear flight lines, and eliminate vegetation for base security purposes. Our client was diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus II, which is listed under the presumptive conditions recognized by the VA as well as Coronary Artery Disease.
To see a complete list of presumptive conditions related to Agent Orange exposure check out this link.
Below you will find a list of those that were likely exposed to Agent Orange in Thailand:
- U.S Air Force Veterans who served on Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) bases at U-Tapao, Ubon, Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, Takhi, Korat, and Don Mauang near the air base between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.
- U.S Army Veterans who provided perimeter security on RTAF bases in Thailand between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.
- U.S Army Veterans stationed on small Army installations in Thailand between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.
- Must be a member of a military police unit (MP)
- Assigned as an MP military occupational specialty whose duty placed him/her at or near the base perimeter.
- Pilot/Copilot, transport and tactical aircraft 1043-1055
- Flight Nurse 9761-9766
- Flight engineer/aircraft loadmaster 1130-1149
- Aircrew Life Support Specialist 1220-1229
- Aircraft Maintenance Specialist/Flight Technicians 43134359
- These members had regular or repeated contact as flight, medical, or ground maintenance personnel assoc. with post-Vietnam Operation Ranch Hand C-123 aircraft.
If you or a loved one were stationed in Thailand between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, call our Veterans Disability Benefits attorneys today at 866-866-8387 or contact us online.