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The VVA Veteran — May 2012

The VVA Veteran — May 2012

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May/June 2012 Vietnam Veterans of America (www.vva.org)
 Vol.32 No.3
 
2012 Memorial Weekend Beach Festival
SALUTING AMERICA’S MILITARY SERVICE MEN & WOMEN, VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS
 
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 Weekend Kick-Off Veterans Motorcycle Caravan
 
Fireworks Display
 
The Ford Family Beach Games
 
The “Taste of Wildwoods” Food & Music Festival
 
Celebration of Heroes Military Procession & Remembrance Ceremony
 
USO Variety Show & Concert
 
May
 
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CONTENTSCONTENTS
 A publication of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
®
 An organization chartered by the U.S. Congress
Publisher
John Rowan
Editor
Michael Keating
Senior Writer & Books Editor
Marc Leepson
Art Director
Xande Anderer
Advertising Coordinator
Candis Chaney
Associate Editor
Mary Bruzzese
Staff Photographer
Michael Keating
Contributing Writers
Xande AndererRichard Currey Claudia GaryBob HopkinsJohn PradosDale SprusanskyWilliam TriplettDavid Willson
President
John Rowan
Vice President
Fred Elliott
Secretary
Bill Meeks, Jr.
Treasurer
Wayne Reynolds
Board of Directors
Bob BarryPatricia BessiganoRichard C. DeLongMarsha L. FourKen HolybeeJoseph A. Jennings IIIAllen J. ManuelJohn L. MargowskiSara J. McVickerJohn J. MinerTom OwenFelix Peterson, Jr.Jacqui L. RectorDick SouthernDan StenvoldPastor ToroSandie WilsonHerb WorthingtonGerald H. YamamotoCharlie Montgomery, CSCPNancy Switzer, AVVA
The VVA Veteran
®
(ISSN 1069-0220)
is published bimonthly with issues inJanuary/February, March/April, May/June,July/August, September/October,November/December by:
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.
®
8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100Silver Spring, MD 20910e-mail:
theveteran@vva.org1-800-VVA-1316
301-585-4000 FAX: 301-585-0519Website:
www.vva.orgPostmaster send address changes to:
The VVA Veteran
, c/o Address Changes
8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100Silver Spring, MD 20910
Periodicals Postage paid at:
Silver Spring, Marylandand at additional mailing officeUSPS 0729-490
Advertising Sales
Fox Associates, Inc.312-644-3888 FAX 312-644-8718
Adinfo.VVA@foxrep.comNon-members:
Subscriptions and Renewals payable in advance $20.00 per year. Single copies at $4.00 each.Bulk rates on request.Canadian and Foreign Postage $8.00 peryear additional to subscription price.
Make checks payable to:
The VVA Veteran
®
SubscriptionsP.O. Box 64306Baltimore, MD 21264-4306
®
®
3
3434
 A LONG TIME COMING
 Vietnam Veterans Day In Branson.
3535
 VETERANS HELPING VETERANS
The George C. Duggins Region 3 Conference.
Departments:
5PRESIDENT’S REPORT5LETTERS8TAPS10VETERANS INCARCERATED COMMITTEE REPORT12ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES COMMITTEE REPORT16WOMEN VETERANS COMMITTEE REPORT18AVVA REPORT20VVA’S 2012 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA 22VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT22TREASURER’S REPORT24REGION 3 & 6 REPORTS37BOOKS IN REVIE
The Living Wills
by Rick Kaempfer and Brendan Sullivan
.
39MEMBERSHIP NOTES
Beaver County, Pa., Chapter 862.John Koprowski of Zephyrhills, Fla., Chapter 195.Mobile, Ala., Chapter 701 and Robertsdale, Ala., Chapter 864.
41LOCATOR & REUNIONS44CALENDAR
 AGENT ORANGE:
The Toxic Battlefield Comes Home
26 THE PLEASURES OF SHOWERING IN LONG BINH
 Agent Orange In The Water.
27 AGENT ORANGE: THE PAST IS PROLOGUE
The Early History Of U.S. Biological Warfare.
28 WHAT CAN SCIENCE OFFER THE CHILDREN OF AGENT ORANGE?
New Research On Birth Defects.
29 BENEFITS Q&A 
 Agent Orange In Okinawa.
30 THE LEGACY OF AGENT ORANGE
Three Generations Of Shattered Health.
31 THE TOXIC RISK AT HOME
Herbicides In America.
32 CIVILIANS IN VIETNAM
 Agent Orange Without Protection.
32 SEARCHING FOR LEGISLATIVE REMEDIES
 VVA’s Agent Orange Advocacy.
Features:
ON THE COVER:
SP4 Frederick E. Uhl of Allentown, Pa., sprays rat poison—one of manytoxic substances routinely used in Vietnam—atthe 20th Preventative Medicine Unit at Bien Hoain August 1967.
U.S. Army photo by SP4 Charles A. Tweit, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
 Augers Ill
26
   N   A   T   I   O   N   A   L   A   R   C   H   I   V   E   S   A   N   D   R   E   C   O   R   D   S   A   D   M   I   N   I   S   T   R   A   T   I   O   N
 All In The Family
30
   J   I   M   A   N   D   S   U   K   I   E   W   A   C   H   T   E   N   D   O   N   K
Red, White, And Blue
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   ©   M   I   C   H   A   E   L   O   '   K   A   N   E   P   H   O   T   O   G   R   A   P   H   Y
Dancing With The Yards
35
   M   I   C   H   A   E   L   K   E   A   T   I   N   G
The next issue ofwill be mailed
The VVA
JULY 16
MAY/JUNE 2012
or click the link at www.vva.org
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