Saturday, June 20, 2009

Silver Rose Award For Agent Orange Victims

Something I just discovered today that will add a small honor to our veterans who suffer
from Agent Orange illnesses. You are probably eligible for the Silver Rose Award.

Not that this award will give you any help or entitle you to more compensation. It is just something that does acknowledge your contribution to our country.

You can read about it here.

Something else to think about, under statutory law and military regulations and specifications, victims of Agent Orange, as well as other
injuries and wounds suffered during combat or in combat zones are eligible for the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

So, how many veterans have been awarded the Military Order of the Purple Heart? Surprise, surprise ---NONE! Not a single one. This is a Grave Injustice ! Something should be done.

Another link for information about the Silver Rose Award

Veterans are still suffering and their families are suffering from the effects of Agent Orange. How
many die every day? Who knows for sure, there are probably thousands that have never
applied for benefits, they just did not know how or what to do.

Our country was aware of the possible effects of Agent Orange, and should do everything
possible to locate and treat any and all persons who were exposed to Dioxins. Agent Orange
was not the only chemical used, there were other agents as well.

We owe it to these brave and dedicated men and women and their children. Once again, the
veteran suffers in silence and our government ignores them.

If you were, or know someone who was, exposed to Dioxins contact the Veterans Affairs office and ask for help.

Jerald Terwilliger
Vice Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"