Tag Archives: Vietnam War

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… Read More »

Vietnam Veterans Saluted as War’s 50th Anniversary Is Commemorated

Vietnam veterans, unlike the veterans of some other wars, have not had a specific date on which their service and sacrifice could be honored. There have been no anniversary commemorations largely because of the nature and duration of the conflict. That omission has finally been rectified: the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has declared Tuesday,… Read More »

Female Vietnam War Vets Still Suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Veterans Administration recognizes that as the percentage of female active-duty service members rises, there will be a greater need for services sensitive to the needs of female veterans. The stress of combat missions, sexual trauma, isolation and worries about family have produced an estimated 20 percent rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in female… Read More »

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Blue Water Navy Vietnam Vets May Catch A Break

Vietnam veterans are still fighting for benefits more than 40 years after the Vietnam War. Millions of American soldiers were exposed to harmful herbicides during Vietnam resulting in serious health conditions. These veterans are still unable to get the benefits from the VA that they deserve. For this very reason Senators Gillibrand and Daines introduced… Read More »

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Agent Orange Lingers After War

Recently, the VA asked the Institute of Medicine to investigate whether Agent Orange residues left on C-123 Aircrafts could be hazardous. Between the years of 1972 and 1982 Air Force Reserve personnel trained and worked on the Post-Vietnam C-123 Aircrafts that sprayed Agent Orange herbicides during the Vietnam War. According to the Institute of Medicine,… Read More »

While the Vietnam War Ended, Fights for Disability Benefits Live on

Is the Vietnam War old news? Not in terms of disability benefits. When the last marines from the U.S. embassy withdrew from Saigon in 1975, the United States’ presence in Vietnam was over. Unfortunately for many veterans, remnants of the war still live on in the form of disabilities. You can see an example of… Read More »