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Tag Archives: Vietnam Veterans

VA Officials Pledge New Studies Into Effects of Agent Orange

by Charles Ornstein and Terry Parris Jr., ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot:  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its efforts to determine how Vietnam veterans and their children have been affected by exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange.  The VA will conduct its first nationwide survey of Vietnam veterans in more than -->

Vietnam Veterans Are Declared Eligible To Receive Long-Denied Benefits

by Peggy McCarthy:  Five Vietnam War veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) were granted upgrades by the Pentagon after filing a federal lawsuit in March 2014 against the Armed Forces. The veterans had received Other Than Honorable (OTH) discharges, which they contend were based on behaviors later attributed to PTSD. PTSD was not designated as -->