Has anyone served in Thailand during Viet Nam war and filed a claim with the VA because of Agent Orange exposure?
Laura MacKenzie Moderator
hi not something I can help with unfortunately. There are others veterans on here who hopefully will reach out. Laura, Moderator,BladderCancer.net
Between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, you must have served for any length of time in at least one of these locations:
In the Republic of Vietnam, or
Aboard a U.S. military vessel that operated in the inland waterways of Vietnam, or
On a vessel operating not more than 12 nautical miles seaward from the demarcation line of the waters of Vietnam and Cambodia, or
On regular perimeter duty on the fenced-in perimeters of a U.S. Army installation in Thailand or a Royal Thai Air Force base. These bases include U-Tapao, Ubon, Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, Takhli, Korat, or Don Muang. "……………………….. The state of Tennessee has veteran advocates that will do all the paperwork. They filed for me and I was given disability within 6 months. Check with your state or VFW before doing anything directly with the VA as far as filing. Good luck.
@Buckeye - I do not have direct knowledge of this but have read on other sites where claims are being accepted from Agent Orange. Appealing is always an option. My best to you. Linda ( moderator, "Bladdercancer.net team member)
The VA declined my claim because my MOS wasn't along the perimeter. I worked on the Flightline. They only referenced my time in Takhli. My hooch was in the agent orange drift zone while I was in Korat. They did not address this. I need to appeal their decision.