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Agent Orange:
Part of the United States’ strategy in Vietnam was to conduct an herbicide program to remove foliage providing cover for the enemy. Agent Orange was the most widely used of the herbicide combinations sprayed. Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam were tested or stored elsewhere. 

The U.S. military herbicide program in South Vietnam took place between 1962 and 1971. Herbicides were sprayed in all 4 military zones of Vietnam. More than 19 million gallons of various herbicide combinations were used. 

Exposure to Agent Orange in and Outside Vietnam 
Exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam 
Blue Water Veterans
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard Ships in Vietnam
Korean Demilitarized Zone
Thailand Military Bases
Herbicide Tests and Storage Outside Vietnam

Veterans' Diseases Related to Agent Orange Exposure 
Veterans may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for diseases that VA has recognized as related to exposure. 
Acute and Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy
AL Amyloidosis
Chloracne (or Similar Acneform Disease)
Chronic B-cell Leukemias
Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2)
Hodgkin’s Disease
Ischemic Heart Disease
Multiple Myeloma
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Parkinson’s Disease
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Prostate Cancer
Respiratory Cancers
Soft Tissue Sarcoma (other than Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, or Mesothelioma)

If you served in Vietnam or another area where Agent Orange was sprayed, you may be eligible for anAgent Orange Registry health exam.

Thank you to all the Veterans and all you have done for our Country

Jason Marquardt
Fillmore County Veterans Service Officer

Fillmore County Veterans Newsletter
Once a quarter we send out a newsletter with any updated information we have received. This newsletter will be sent to all the Fillmore County Veterans Service Posts. Contact us at vso@co.fillmore.mn.us if you would like to receive this newsletter.

For additional answers to your questions call us at 507-765-4937

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