I recently read a letter about the use of chemical warfare in Syria. I disagree with the gentleman, because the chemicals used in Syria were made to use on humans.
The writer stated America used chemical warfare in Vietnam, which is true, but Agent Orange is a herbicide made to defoliate weeds and forests. Although both were harmful to man, the intention was different.
I feel the U.S. Army would not have used Agent Orange if they knew the multitude of illnesses that would occur.
I am a Vietnam vet serving in the Tay Ninh, Cu Chi areas from 1969-1970. I also have a lot of friends and relatives who served.
- Fred Mikler, Munster