What happened to the
Korean Vets ... Health issues?
ALS is now on the
Presumptive disability approval of the VA for all vets, 2008 *
Skeptical about ALS ... that EGBE
could cause it?
From the VA website:
"Eligibility – Service in Vietnam or Korea
VA presumes that Veterans were exposed to Agent Orange or
other herbicides if they served:
- In Vietnam anytime between January 9, 1962 and May
7, 1975, including brief visits ashore
or service aboard a ship that operated on the
inland waterways of Vietnam
- In or near the Korean demilitarized zone anytime
between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971"
The list of units used by the VA is incomplete; see
for a better, but still incomplete, list.
DMZ Vets and Agent Orange
January 2004 VFW Magazine
Compiled by Ted Sypko
Pentagon has confirmed that Agent Orange was used from April
1968 through July 1969 to defoliate the fields of fire between
the front line defensive positions and the south barrier
fence. The size of the treated area was a strip of land 151
miles long and up to 350 yards wide, from the fence to north
of the civilian control line. There is no indication that
herbicides were sprayed inside the DMZ itself.
and What is Eligible
- Service in country between April 1968 and July 1969.
- Assignment to a specified unit in Korea between April
1968 and July 1969.
- Medical evidence of presumptive condition under
38 C.F.R. 3.309
Units Eligible (April 1968 to July 1969)
of four combat brigades of the 2nd Infantry Division:
- 72nd Armor - 1st & 2nd Battalions
- 7th Cavalry - 4th Battalion
- 9th Infantry - 1st & 2nd Battalions
- 23rd Infantry - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions
- 38th Infantry - 1st & 2nd Battalions
3rd Brigade, 7th Infantry Division:
- 73rd Armor - 1st Battalion
- 10th Cavalry - 2nd Battalion
- 17th Infantry - 1st & 2nd Battalions
- 32nd Infantry - 3rd Battalion
(must occur within one year of exposure
to Agent Orange). Yes,
this is an AO caused ailment
tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma,
chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or
mesthelioma). Why Excluded?
cutanea tarda (must occure within one
year of exposure) This
may be an AO exposure related condition ?
cancers, including cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea, and
and subacute transient peripheral neuropathy
(must occur within one year of
exposure and resolve
within two years of date
bifida (except spina bifida occulta)
is a condition recognized in children of some Korea DMZ
Did they have
a 'serious flu' first? misc
Military from WWII to the
Present ... should have more Presumptive Approvals
War * * * (58,148 soldiers died)
War * (54,246 soldiers died)
What happened to the Vietnam Vet?