Actually the story on the front page of the Friday Chicago Tribune was about those who have developed diseases like prostate cancer who are not eligible for Veterans Administration benefits because they never stepped foot on Vietnam soil.
That includes a lot of Naval personnel like Greg Fuller of Lake in the Hills.
He has prostrate cancer.
Had he been a clerk on a base in Vietnam, he would be receiving checks and medical care from the VA.
But, he served on a ship off the coast.
He and other Blue Water Navy veterans get rejection letters when they apply for benefits.
The Naval veterans argue that Agent Orange ran off into the South China Sea where it contaminated the sea water that was distilled for drinking on their ships.
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The article also has the factoid that the name for Agent Orange came from the orange stripe around the barrels in which it was stored.