As a military veteran, I am compelled to respond to Kim Ferraro's Sept. 27 letter about Agent Orange use in the Vietnam War. Ferraro said, "Agent Orange caused injury to people who were exposed, but it was not injury that was meant to happen or anticipated."
Walter Polinski, of Schererville, (Sept. 20) does not get to create his own reality regarding Agent Orange.
Gene Burkat, of Hobart, holds a 1966 photograph of himself when he was serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He has suffered four heart attacks starting at the age of 37. Doctors have told him his exposure to Agent Orange when he was in Vietnam is at fault for his medical problems. Burkat is …
Gene Burkat was 20 in 1965 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Forty-five years later, he believes his body is experiencing the effects of exposure to Agent Orange, an herbicide sprayed over the jungles of Vietnam on the foliage used as cover by enemy forces during the war.
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