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Hello, I have proof of all bases using the persistent pesticides and the DoD saying they know they used chlordane and other “agents” at all military installations.
I hope you can soon add Panama bases to your list. I have proven Agent Purple was shipped prior to Vietnam and Agent Orange during, after Vietnam almost every month to Panama. I have written a book called “The Travels of Orange”. I have formed an association with a Veterans Benefits Wash DC attorney to help these forgotten veterans and families, including my husband who lives each day without a pancreas and myself, a civilian civil servant while I was in Panama, 1974-1977.
We lived in Army housing, being sprayed daily to control pests with Lindane on our screens to control sandfleas, technical chlordane around our quarters/barracks to control termites, DDT sprayed each day to control mosquitos, 2,4-D put in our drinking source Gatun Lake since 1948 to kill the hydrilla, and hundreds of thousands of chemicals used in the Canal Zone since its inception. CBW was first tested there in 1943.
One man, Alvin Young, who has been covering up and saying there was a difference between the concoction they used in Vietnam and the stuff they used on all bases for vegetation control. He’s not telling the truth and I can prove it and ready to testify.
I am working on the Tornoe-Price Toxic Exposure Act and has been submitted to a congressional representative for consideration. Veteran Price and I were responsible for pushing the Jack Alderson Act through as an attachment to the Defense Budget Bill. I believe this bill can help all of us get the DoD to release documents.
I have all my references to my book on my website and the shipping records showing the same stuff used in Vietnam during the war was also shipped around the world.
I have been doing research for over three years and am writing another book with an Air Force Captain about the coverup. He was stationed in Thailand. I am also helping Thailand veterans.
Veterans can register at the following two websites: pczva.com and thailandvets.com. We are on our way. We have over 100 veterans registered at each website and many civilians who are suffering too.
It was necessary to use pesticides/herbicides around the world and especially in the jungle environment we lived on the Atlantic side of the isthmus. The whole world used them. It’s the coverup that is the issue and the government turning their backs on these forgotten veterans and families who were willing to serve their country that needs to be corrected.
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