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12th Special Operations (USAF) defoliation mission in South Vietnam

C-123 Providers from the 12th Special Operations Squadron at Bien Hoa Air Base spray defoliant over the jungle in South Vietnam. This Squardon began spraying in 1962. (Ref: Mission Vietnam, Seventh Air Force, USAF)

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Agent Orange/Dioxin References

Agent Orange and Diabetes March 29, 2000 interview
Agent Orange Talking Paper #1 by Gary D. Moore
Agent Orange/Prostate Cancer Good page on AO and Prostate Cancer
Agent Used Outside of Vietnam (locations of herbicide use other than Vietnam)
Australian Vietnam Veterans Health/Morbidity Study
Australian Veterans Web Site Worth looking at
Care and Feeding of Your Lawn without Chemicals by Gary D. Moore... a practical approach to lawn care
Michigan Agent Orange Commission
National Academy of Science 1996 Cancer List
National Academy of Science 1998 Report
Notes on Herbicides Used During the Vietnam War by Gary D. Moore
Ranch Hand Spray Amounts (One Column) from USAF Herb Tapes List
Ranch Hand Spray Amounts (Two Column) from USAF Herb Tapes List
Reading List (Links)
Silvex Information (PDF)
US Military Bases with Chemical Exposures
US Navy Ships Qualifying for AO Exposure (PDF)
Veteran Information & Events Calendar
Web Sites (Links) of Interest


As a member of the Michigan Agent Orange Commission since 1988 (officially, January 1990), and the MAOC chairman for over five years... I have collected a huge amount information on herbicides (AO/dioxin)... heard too many grim and sad stories about the ill effects about herbicide (AO/dioxin) exposure... attended too many funerals, and have contended with various idiots (and liars) who say that herbicides (Agent Orange and the other agents) are not harmful. My conclusion... it must have been the toilet paper!

My involvement in the AO/dioxin issue is not argumentative, rather, educational. The more information available in a language that everyone can understand (not just for scientists), the better off we are. Therefore, any intelligent person can make up their own mind regarding the hazardous effects of these toxic chemicals.

Please understand that dioxin (TCDD) is still present (as a contaminant) in many products sold in stores today... although not in the concentration of the herbicides used during the Vietnam War. However, continued exposure to these chemicals (and similar ones) increase your "toxic" body burden.

From a personal view, I firmly believe that we will all stand before God one day. He will judge righteously. The liars and cheats will no longer be able to misrepresent, or deny the truth... that dioxin is, perhaps, the most deadly chemical that man concocted. I sincerely regret that we may have to wait that long for true justice.

Note: Governor John Engler signed an Executive Order (No. 1997-4) to abolish the Michigan Agent Orange Commission in March 1997. This is not necessarily a bad thing. However, the manner in which this was done does not set well with veterans. The AO and the POW/MIA issues linger for most Vietnam era veterans.

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AO/Vietnam Ribbon designed by Gary D. Moore

Reading List

These "links" are presented to educate. If you wish to help with this education process, please feel free to distribute this information. If you have doubts as to the detrimental effects of various herbicides used during the Vietnam War, you are encouraged to contact the survivors of cancers... widows of husbands who witnessed a lingering and often painful death... along with the children deprived of many things that we, as veterans, believed in... freedom, liberty, justice, the pursuit of happiness... our American dream.

Agent Orange Talking Paper #1 by Gary D. Moore... an outline of facts everyone should know about AO/dioxin
Notes on Herbicide Usage (from a 1969 MACV report) by Gary D. Moore
Agent Used Outside of Vietnam (locations of herbicide use other than Vietnam)
Care and Feeding of Your Lawn without Chemicals by Gary D. Moore... a practical approach to lawn care
Gary's Daily Vitamin List These have given me new energy, and contributed to a healthier life
Ivy v. Shamrock - Weinstein Decision
List of Documents Needed to File a VA Claim
National Academy of Science, 1996 Summary, Table 1-1 Disease list accepted by the VA for compensation
Notes on Herbicides Used During the Vietnam War by Gary D. Moore
Ranch Hand (USAF) Herbicide Totals (One (1) Column) USAF Operation herbicide spraying
Ranch Hand (USAF) Herbicide Totals (Two (2) Column) USAF Operation herbicide spraying
Ranch Hand Testimony - March 2002
Re-evaluation of Dioxin - 1993 by Linda Birnbaum
US Military Bases with Chemical Exposures
Ranch Hand Testimony (2000)
2003 Agent Orange Law Suit Information
Your Health and Dioxin (Agent Orange/Herbicide) Exposure by Gary D. Moore... tips from experience

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Web Sites of Interest:

Agent Orange/Prostate Cancer Good page on AO and Prostate Cancer
The American Legion
Arlington National Cemetery Web Site
Association Birth Defects Children this is an organization that is NOT veteran, yet supports us... please support ABDC!
Austrialian Vietnam Veteran (Gary McMahon) It's his reflection on Agent Orange, PTSD, etc.
Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Lots of information if you want to dig
Eligibilty for Burial in a VA National Cemetery
Heavy Bombers Interesting site... check it out
Moving Wall, The The Traveling Half-Scale Replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
National Academy of Science - Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 1996 List of AO cancers.
New Jersey Agent Orange Commission Updates on the NJAOC
The Retired Officers Association A great organization for retired military officers
Son of a Vietnam Veteran A tribute to his father (and all Vietnam Vets) by a son, Lou Plummer
Sixties Journal Issues On-Line
State of Michigan (Gov't) Home Page
US Army Home Page
Veteran News & Information Service
Vietnam Veterans of America (National)
Women (In-Country)] In-Country Women Website - Learn about the Women Who Served in Vietnam

Links List - Other interesting sites to visit

Gary D. Moore
5161 Howard Road
Smiths Creek MI 48074-2023 USA
e-mail: ao@gmasw.com
Update: February 14, 2017

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Ranch Hand Testimony (2000)
National Academy of Science 1996 Cancer List National Academy of Science 1998 Report
2003 Agent Orange Law Suit Information
MI POW Comm

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