by Jim Fausone
Veterans Disability Lawyer
We hear from veterans who served in Thailand, Korea, Japan, Philippines, etc., that claim to be exposed to Agent Orange. Boots on the ground in Vietnam results in presumed AO exposure. The evidence about certain Thailand bases is pretty solid. VA also recognizes spraying of AO around the Korean DMZ.
Under the final regulation published Jan. 25, 2011 in the Federal Register, VA will presume herbicide exposure for any veteran who served between April 1, 1968, and Aug. 31, 1971, in a unit determined by VA and the Department of Defense to have operated in an area in or near the Korean DMZ in which herbicides were applied. However, many SE Asia veterans exposed to AO at logistic depots, navy vessels, air transport do not get treated the same.
To read about the new regulations dealing with the Korean DMZ, see the following article:
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