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Agent Orange in Thailand

I am trying to locate anyone that worked as a Jet Engine Mechanic at Udorn RTAFB . I need photos of the test cell and trim pad. I was there from 1971-1972. I have discovered that Agent Orange was used around the perimeter during this time frame. I need to establish the proximaty of the perimeter to these facilities.

Herbicides in Thailand.

I was stationed at Udorn 1970-1971. I was an Inertial Nav Repairman in the 432nd AMS. Worked on F-4s.
I have heart disease, prostate cancer. I wear a urostomy appliance. I want to tell you all something
and this is no BS. All initial Thailand claims except Security Policemen are DENIED. then---------
YOU MUST HIRE AN ATTORNEY IF YOU WANT TO WIN THE APPEAL. Don't believe anything else and good luck.

Nam Phong TDY

I was TDY at Nam Phong working on the flight line and next to large jet fuel bladders. Everywhere I looked I saw orange/brown foliage. I also drove the bus that took Bob Hope, Red Fox, the gold diggers group and the rest of the show to the show area. I tried to file a claim with the VA hospital but was told that if I didn't have my TDY orders I couldn't file. Really? Who keeps those. I have contacted the only person I could find that was there with me and he didn't keep them either. Is there anyone that can tell me how to get a copy of them. I requested my records from that date but there is no mention of my TDY. My name I Michael Pickard and was at Nam Phong from Nov 72 - Feb 73. During that time I also was loaned out to Takli air base for 2 weeks to help load up equipment on C5 cargo planes. If you were at Nam Phong at that time either ASAF or part of the Marines stationed with us next to the jet fuel bladders and flight line please contact me.

Ubon AFB AGE Work shops

I was at UBON from Dec 1972 to Dec 1973. I worked in the AGE minor maintenance department and also delivered bomb lifts to the Specter side of base. I have developed Multiple Myloma. If anyone has pictures of Ubon that might help me with proximity to perimeter I would be Grateful.

Agent Orange (Prostate Cancer)

I was stationed at Udorn RTAFB in 1968-1969 as a jet engine mechanic. I had an 8 man crew that worked flight line, trim pad at the remote edge of the base. In 2004 I was discovered to have a grapefruit sized tumor in my left kidney and it was removed. In 2012 I was discovered to have prostate cancer and was advised to put in an agent orange claim by the VA Dr. I also was sent to Laos to repair a downed aircraft and have no information about agent orange on that base. I received notice that my claim was denied as I have no way of showing exposure. Any help or advice would be very helpful. I am 50% disabled at the present time due to a spinal fusion in 1970 after my return from Thailand and hearing loss.

Udorn

RASmy husband was at Udorn from 04/1968 to 011/1968. And he was assigned again in 1971-72. He worked in air craft maintain on the flight line near the perimeter of the base. He has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Please feel free to contact us.

Udorn

RASMy husband was stationed at Udorn in 1968, 1969 and again 1973-1974. He was also at Tapao. He was in the Air Force and worked as an Air Craft Mechanic. He has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. He has also suffered some level of hearing loss related to his job. I don't know how much help can be offered but please feel free to email.

U-Tapao perimeter of base definition ?

My husband who was stationed @ U-Tapao from 12/70 - 6/71. He passed away from 2 of the cancers on list CLL & Non Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Am trying to figure out what exactly is perimeter of base?
How do you know where someone lived while on base?
What were the general paths walked on through base ?

I do have a bunch of his papers. He was a communications officer (Captain) working out of #27 on U-Tapao map.
He has flight records for the B-52 & C125 w/ names & SS#'s

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

UTapao

RASMy post to you seems to have disappeared. My husband was at Utapao in 1973. he was also stationed at Udorn from 1968-1969 and during the attack on the base. He was then again stationed at Udorn in 1971-1972. He worked in air craft maintenance on the flight line near the perimeter of the base. He had been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Please feel free to contact us.

Exposure

I too was at UT many times First TDY was a ferry in from Davis-Monthan,Tucson,AZ(Steve)Swapping out The DC130 "A" model with an "E", 1971, in 72 I was there for 89 days in 73 for 6Mos. in 74 for 6Mos. in 75 for 89 days just before the fall of Saigon. I feel everyone living, working and playing was exposed to some type of agent and you didn't have to be in the SPS to have been around it. At the age of 56 I had a Heart attack, Triple Bypass One Stent in 2007, 2009 Two Stents, 2011 Angoplasty yes I filed a claim and as stands I've been stone walled for lack of evidence, but I'm working harder to get what I need Thanks to groups like this!! I just relized the hooch area close to the perimeter and Flightline On the 135 side, we also traveled the perimeter road up to the hill top chow hall, I was working on the flight line but was released just before the Zapper attack! Yes we all need to stand together and but the V.A. on notice

Agent Orange in Thailand.

Fellow Thailand Vets.
You must show how close you job or living area was near the parimeter of the base. If you can find any photos of your base from 40 plus years ago. Please study them, have the negs converted to digital and submit a copy with your VA claim. Also the Marine base in Thailand can be found on Youtube if you look at the 1972 or 1973 Bob Hope Christmas show. The Hope Show shows Nam Phong for about 10 seconds at the most. You can tell from the video that Agent Orange was used to clear the land at Nam Phong, it was just one large mud pit.
Good luck to all of you.
Bruce Kent
Utapao '72-'73

Udorn Perimeter

Test Cell/ Trim pads were near the perimeters. Their are pictures of these on the web ,look under the many Udorn web sites on the net. see VA CP bulletin 2010 page 3 for what VA requires for a claim in Thailand . Use herbicides as a claim ,, as Agent Orange was NOT used in Thailand per VA. They will turn you down ,if you can not prove you worked near the perimeters or you claim AO. Do your homework before you apply for benefits. Check the USAF CHECO Thailand Report, and other reports on the Web. Good luck

Agent Orange

I was station in Thailand for five month in late 64 and early 65 December 64 to mid January 65 I was at Korat and then sent to Don Muang for four months, I have also had prostate cancer and the doctors tell me I have a heart mumer > I have tried to get my records of the time spend in Thailand and for some strange reason they can not be located..... Would any one have any suggestion as how I might locate these records ?

records

I kind of had the same problem. If you were moving around on tdy orders. They are not part of your permenant military records.......the trick is to have a VA Rep or get hold of the us national accounting and finance center. They are in Indianapolis in. They have pay stubs and history going back to the civil war......e Mail or contact them to get the forms.....go to a VA. Services. They will do it for you. Jim laflin

Thailand

I was station in Korat Thailand in 63-65 I was in the 207th Signal Co.
We would set up Microwave site though out Thailand.
On going to Thailand we had to stop off in Vienam for 3 hours and I had boots on the ground but I can't find my traveling records as to how I got there.
I have a claim in for Agent Orange exposure, Diabetes Type 2, and heart Problems.
I was denied at first and then appeal and waiting notification.
We had to do guard duty around the RTAB airforce base.

Exposure to Agent Orange in Thailand

I have been noticing alot of us veterans with Ischemic Heart Disease after being exposed to agent orange and the VA deniese our claims. Maybe were going about it all wrong. Maybe we need to all join together and get someone like keller and keller and fill a class action law suit against the government for benefits. At the very least we would let them know we are not going to take it any more. We served proudly now they can serve us proudly and hold up their end of the bargain. I was at Korat 72-73.

No agent orange in thailand mar 2012

Per May 2010 VA memo. VA only well approve claims for Hericides NOT , agent orange. You have had to work on or near the base perimeter to be approved. Your MOS career field number is really important proving you worked near the perimeter. Any pictures of you near the perimeter will help along with buddy letters. Look up Kurt Priessmam msgt on interent for more info on winning a claim.

Nam Phong

I was at Nam Phong 72-73 with Special Forces training Cambodians. Our camp was directly adjacent to the Marine Airbase. I do remember some spraying. I was recently diagnosed with Ischemic Heart Disease after a heart attack. I have submitted a claim to the VA, but currently they are only looking at MP – Security types. We had none of those. We were not a regular Army Installation.

Looking for information on agent orange in Thailand.

Agent Orange.

You can find video of Nam Phong on Youtube. Search for Bob Hope Christmas show 1972 and 1973. There you will see about a 10 second clip of the base, and other shots. Get a copy of the segment of that show to use for your VA claim.

agent orange in thialand

I was stationed at NamPhong about 60 miles from Udorn a Marine installation in 72-73, the perimator was sprayed with a orange/rust colored spray from a c-130 about 100 yds from our hut, as we watched. I need to know if this was agent orange as I have several of the health problems. I'M pretty sure it was orange, even if they don't admit to it.

I was at Nam Phong also

I was at Nam Phong 72-73 with Special Forces training Cambodians. Our camp was directly adjacent to the Marine Airbase. I do remember some spraying. I was recently diagnosed with Ischemic Heart Disease after a heart attack. I have submitted a claim to the VA, but currently they are only looking at MP – Security types. We had none of those. We were not a regular Army Installation.

Looking for information on agent orange in Thailand.

Agent orange.

Look on Youtube and search for Bob Hope Christmas special 1972-73. You will see your base on that segment of that special. Copy that segment and use it on your VA claim. The place you can tell was cleared using Agent Orange. I do not know where the base was located at, but if the base was in the South of Thailand, the rainfall and jungle was real heavy there.

Agent Orange - Thailand

I represent a Vietnam era veteran who was stationed in Thailand. He has many of the symptoms of agent orange exposure, but since he was in Thailand his benefits were denied. I'm looking for anyone with knowledge of Agent Orange use around NKP.
Thank you,
Paul Epstein

agent orange

Msgt Mckinnon Ret, I also have problems with the VA proving exposure to AO at NKP Thailand 1969, Please forward any info you might, If I find anything at all helpful I will forward it to you

What Symptoms Is He Having?

What symptoms is he having? I have some also including Ischemic Heart Disease. I've submitted a claim and am gathering data. I may be able to help, but I'm just starting.

agent orange

Have you had any luck proving agent orange/herbicides in Thailand? My husband was at several bases from 1968-1969

Also at Korat 68-69

We were the first F-4E squadron to SEA from Eglin AFB. I have had many health problems and think it could be Agent Orange Related.

Agent Orange

Need anything helpful about AO exposure at NKP 69 70

Exposure to Agent Orange

To my knowledge, the VA is still denying claims for veterans who served on bases in Thailand. I have been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, IHD (with bypass surgery), and prostate issues. My claim along with what I consider to be evidence in support of my claim in in the appeal status. I worked as an Env Sys Tech(Udorn RTAFB-70 thru 71)... it kept me on the trim pad and/or on the perimenter. I also performed foot patrol on the perimeter as a Security Police Augmentee. I have been waiting for an answer from VA for almost four(4) years. Time is winding down on VN Era vets. If anything new develops for us, please post it or send it directly. Right now... we have our hands tied by the VA's refusal to recognize all of us who served so diligently.

Udorn RTAFB, View record [

Udorn RTAFB, View record [ ID: 2705 ]
LM#
LAST-FIRST Simmons, Carl M.
Bases and Squadrons UD, 432nd SPS
Year(s) 1970-1971
K9 Name #
DT KIA-LOD
DT RIP
ID 2705
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Carl, I found your name on the augmentee list and pasted above. I hope this helps.
Jcolwell2 [at] cox [dot] net

Agent Orange

If you can find anyone who served with you, please contact them. You can find info on Udorn on many websites. You need to really search, and it takes time to look at all the websites. Get some help, and if you were a Security Police agumentee, there should be a record of that in your files. You can order a copy of your file from the St. Louis VA archives. Find any photos you may have, and take a close look at all of them. Digitize your negs, and enlarge the photos and take a close look at all of them for Agent Orange use.

I obtained a copy of my file

I obtained a copy of my file from St Louis and there was no records of my security augmentee duty. Other sites report that you had to be TDY to augmentee for more than 89 days before they would create a record of your augmentee duty. Morning reports were not kept for 1970. The VSPA.com site has a rooster of augmentees and i am on that list and this is probably the strongest evidence i have for my direct exposure at the perimeter. I dont know how my name got on that list and the VSPA administrator/historian searched his paper files but could not find my name ...still a mystery as to how i got on that list.
Jim

augmentee

I have the same problem with no records of my 30 day augmentee duty in 1971.

My husband

Good luck.

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