VIETNAM  SOLDIER'S STORIES

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 BATTLE OF KHE  SANH

“I reached for my helmet &there was the tail fin of a mortar stuck in it.”John“Doc"Cicala 

The battle of Khe Sanh was the iconic confrontation of the Vietnam War, an epic test of wills in which 6,000 U.S. Marines held off as many as  20,000 communist North Vietnamese Army troops over seventy-seven days of siege in early 1968.

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2021     Congress Adds 3 New Presumptive Conditions to VA’s List
The addition of bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson’s-like symptoms

 VA Releases Updated DOD List Identifying  Agent Orange Sites Outside of Vietnam 
 
“The updated list includes Agents Orange, Pink, Green, Purple, Blue and White and other chemicals and will be updated as verifiable information becomes available.” 

Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during service may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits, including an Agent Orange Registry health exam, health care and disability compensation for diseases associated with exposure. Their dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits.