March 29, 2006 |
Civilians and Vietnam War veterans from several countries held a two-day conference in Hanoi to plead for recognition of ailments they say are associated with Agent Orange, the defoliant U.S. forces sprayed during the war. Conference delegates came from Vietnam, the United States, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Agent Orange contains dioxin, which some have blamed for health problems that include cancer and diabetes. The U.S.
August 7, 1991 |
Six American congressmen, all Vietnam War veterans, left for Indochina as part of U.S. efforts to account for American soldiers missing since the Vietnam War. The trip comes amid other U.S. attempts to check the authenticity of a controversial photograph purportedly showing Vietnam War servicemen alive in Indochina. The congressmen are: Reps. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.), Pete Peterson (D-Fla.), Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), John J. Rhodes III (R-Ariz.), Wayne T. Gilchrist (R-Md.) and David E.
November 16, 1989 |
A lump-sum payment of as much as $8,900 will be sent before Christmas to 9,300 Vietnam War veterans disabled by Agent Orange, according to an order signed in New York by a federal judge. The payments, totaling about $30 million, won't significantly change the total award an eligible veteran will receive but provide a large share of the compensation in a single payment, court officials said.
September 16, 2001 |
He was last in the line moving up the ramp into a waiting C-130 at Tan Son Nhut air base--a tall, husky man with an open Midwestern face who was about to step into history. It was March 29, 1973, in Saigon. And Master Sgt. Max Beilke was officially designated as the last American combat soldier to leave Vietnam. He had survived two wars, Korea and Vietnam. Now he was going home to his family in Minnesota.
April 27, 1995 |
The symptoms of what is now labeled post-traumatic stress disorder have been known since World War I, said Susan Houston, a clinical psychologist at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Long Beach. Then, it was called combat neurosis and shellshock. But the Vietnam War was unusual in some ways, she said, and Vietnam veterans "proportionately have more PTSD than veterans of other wars."