Battles Are Still Being Fought by Tennessee Vietnam Veterans... But, This Time, From Home.

imageFor many Vietnam veterans in Tennessee, across our State and the nation, the Vietnam conflict isn’t over as the effects of exposure to Agent Orange takes its toll on them, their descendants and survivors.

“Operation Ranch Hand” was the code name for spraying a host of herbicides, primarily Agent Orange, by the U.S. military in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries to protect American and allied troops by defoliating the dense jungle vegetation hiding enemy positions.

Over the past few decades, a substantial body of scientific and medical research has shown that Agent Orange and other herbicides containing dioxin have a high probability of causing or contributing to a variety of health conditions suffered by veterans who served in Vietnam between January 1962 and May 1975.

Approximately 180,000+ Tennesseans served in Vietnam, and no one knows for sure how many of them were exposed to Agent Orange.  Some were deployed in areas during and immediately after spraying operations, while others actually handled Agent Orange and did the spraying.

The Veterans Administration has determined that 13 diseases suffered by Vietnam veterans, including prostate cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, respiratory cancers, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Type II diabetes and some heart disease(s) are among those caused by exposure to Agent Orange.  Some birth defects affecting children and grandchildren may have also been caused by Agent Orange and may be eligible for VA benefits.

Agent Orange Town Hall Meetings are being scheduled and conducted across the state to inform, provide a platform for asking questions and an opportunity for Vietnam veterans, descendants and survivors to speak with Veteran Service Officers about initiating claims for VA benefits.


Getting The Word Out

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Area Veterans Dealing with Agent Orange's Legacy

Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN
July 23, 2013

Hundreds of veterans learn about benefits at Agent Orange town hall

WBIR, Channel 10 Knoxville
July 23, 2013
Vietnam Veterans continue struggle
with Agent Orange

The Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville, TN
October 18, 2013
Town Hall to Address Veterans
Questions About Agent Orange

WSMV, Channel 4, Nashville
October 22, 2013

       
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Vietnam Veterans discuss effects of
Agent Orange

News Channel 5, Nashville, TN
October 29, 2013
Meeting Held on Effects of
Agent Orange on Veterans

Citizen Tribune, Morristown, TN.
November 20, 2013
Barry Rice and John Pollack
talk about upcoming Town Hall
Meeting in Blountville, TN.

News Channel 5, Bristol, TN
January 13, 2014
Hundreds of veterans gather to learn about Agent Orange

News Channel 11, Johnson City, TN
January 14, 2014


Agent Orange Meeting Schedule
July 23, 2013
6PM - 9PM
Community Action Center
2247 Western Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee

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October 29, 2013
6PM - 9PM
Cornerstone Church
726 W. Old Hickory Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee


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November 19, 2013
6PM - 9PM
West High School
One Trojan Trail
Morristown, Tennessee


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January 14, 2014
6PM - 9PM
Northeast State Community College
2425 Hwy 25
Blountville, Tennessee

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February 11, 2014
6PM - 9PM
Ridgeway Baptist Church
2500 Ridgeway Rd.
Memphis, TN 38119

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April 29, 2014
6PM - 9PM
Parkway Baptist Church
1715 Lee Victory Parkway
Smyrna, Tennessee


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May 20, 2014
6PM - 9PM
Keith Street Ministries
4000 Keith St NW
Cleveland, Tennessee


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June 10, 2014
6PM - 9PM
Church B53
50 Woodemere Mall
Crossville, TN


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Tennessee Vietnam Veterans, Inc. and Tennessee State Council, 501(c)19 non-profit organizations, ask for your support with a tax-deductible donation, of any amount, to help us present these important meetings and other services and programs to Tennessee veterans.   

Donations of up to $250 will be recognized with a framed Letter of Appreciation.  For donations of $250 or more, you will receive a handsome Plaque to proudly display in your office or home.

Thank you for your support of Tennessee's veteran community 


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Donations may be mailed to:

Tennessee Vietnam Veterans, Inc.
242 W. Main St. #342
Hendersonville, TN 37075


We are grateful for the support
of
Chevrolet of Morristown for
their generous donation.
John Pollack (left) and Jerry Allen (Chapter 979 President) present Plaque of Appreciation to L-R, President Dr. Janice Gilliam, and Sherry Mott Executive Sec. of Northeast State Community
College for hosting Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting
Gary Newport, Chapter 875 Memphis, presents a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Ashley Ray, Ridgway Baptist Church, for their support of the Memphis Agent Orange Town Hall Meeting 

Tennessee Vietnam Veterans, Inc. is grateful for donations that make these programs possible from:

DAV - Chapter 95 Barry Rice
Guardian Healthcare Bobby Rager
VVA Chapter 240 Lillian Abernathy
Chevrolet of Morristown VVA Chapter 824
Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home Eastman Credit Union
Coffman Oil Company
VFW Post 9851
American Legion - Post 17 Johnson Funeral Home
VVA Chapter 979 The Gun Rack
Toyota-Scion-Lexus Phil Bachman Toyota
VVA Chapter 953 Dunkin Donuts