Nov 17, 2009 - 6:30 pm
I am an American, non military(not Veteran),who was in Vietnam during Christmas 1970. I have a VA presumptive disease (cancer) connected to exposure to Agent Orange. I meet all of the requirements for disability and filing a claim - except I am not a veteran. I was under the sponsorship of the US Army while in country. I was traveling with a handshaking unit for the Christmas holidays to honor and entertain the troops.
I am looking for others with similar experience...........I want to see if there are any other survivors. Searching for help from civilians (non-military) to see if they have had any success in filing claims, etc. Or what their experiences have been.
If you have any leads, ideas or anyone that you think might help me....the help and direction would be GREATLY appreciated.
I contracted this cancer through my unknowingly being exposed to Agent Orange ---- my life changed from an act of kindness and giving to our soldiers.