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Agent Orange, Indemnisation des Victimes (... au Canada)
Radio Canada

L'agent orange en procs New York
France 24

L'agent orange poursuit ses ravages au Vietnam
Rseau Cano

Ministry offers support to dioxin sufferers (New Zealand)

Agent Orange : Des soldats seront indemniss
Radio Canada

The Last Battle of Vietnam

Philips taken to court over Agent Orange claims worth 1 bln eur
CNN Money

Monsanto dumped toxic waste in UK
The Guardian - UK

Dioxine : aide amricaine dcontaminer laroport de D Nang
Courrier du Vietnam

US cash for Agent Orange study

Late US veteran gives $50,000 aid to Agent Orange victims

Recherches sur cancer et produits chimiques finances par l'industrie chimique ?
Actualits News Environnement

Un chercheur rmunr par l'industrie chimique

Vietnam: pas d'indemnisation des victimes de l'Agent orange

Agent orange, Ottawa publie ses rapports d'enqute
Radio Canada

VIETNAM "L'agent orange est une arme de destruction massive"

The things they still carry
Daily Southtown

For victims of Agent Orange, final battle still being waged
Fairfax Digital (Australia)

US appeals court to consider Agent Orange appeal in June
Vietnam new agency

Vietnam les oublis de la dioxine
Le Monde .fr

Trente ans aprs la guerre, un million de Vietnamiens souffrent encore des effets du terrible Agent Orange.

Rediscovering Vietnam: Agent Orange's effects
St Louis Today (St Louis Web site

A long-ago war's grimmest legacy lives on

GAO Report on Agent Orange: Limited Information Is Available on the Number of Civilians Exposed in Vietnam and Their Workers' Compensation Claims
All American Patriot

Agent Orange Dioxin Raises Cancer Risk in Vietnam Veterans
Food Consumer

Spokane native to be honored posthumously

Vietnamese appeal U.S. court's ruling on Agent Orange case

Vietnamese Agent Orange victims file appeal request
Thanh Nien News

US abandons health study on Agent Orange
Nature 434, 687

Peter Yarrow apologizes to Vietnam
Associated Press

From: The
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Spokane native to be honored posthumously

Kevin Graman

[12-04-2005]  There are 58,245 names of the fallen on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Many more have died prematurely as a result of injuries, illnesses and emotional suffering that was a result of the war.

One such casualty, a Spokane native and former scout pilot for the 1st Air Cavalry, will be honored Monday at the Wall in Washington, D.C. George Bartol died in October of brain cancer linked to his exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange during two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was 59.

Bartols name will be one of 137 veterans names to be read at the memorial and added to the In Memory Honor Roll by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to build the Wall and to preserve its legacy.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial stands for all who fought and died in this war, but government regulations restrict whose name may be inscribed, said Jan C. Scruggs, the funds founder and president. Nevertheless, they are heroes whose shoulders carried the burden of the war long after their return from battle.

Bartol, a graduate of Gonzaga Prep and Eastern Washington University, enlisted in the Army in 1965, according to his daughter, Heather Bartol, of Orlando, Fla. A short time later, he was sent to Vietnam as an aircraft mechanic.

Following the end of his first enlistment in the Army, my father was forced to make a decision that would change his life forever, his daughter said.

Flying was Bartols lifelong dream, and the Army offered him the chance to go to flight school. He accepted, although he knew it meant another tour in Vietnam. He returned to the war in 1968 as a scout pilot with the legendary A Troop, 1st Battalion of the 9th Cavalry Regiment.

Flying a helicopter gunship just above the treetops to locate the enemy was one of the most dangerous jobs anyone could have had in Vietnam, Heather Bartol said.

One of George Bartols most vivid memories was of a 1969 incident in which he was guiding a company of U.S. soldiers back to base camp as they were being pursued and fired on by the enemy, Bartols wife, Sue, said in a telephone interview this week from her home in Perdido Key, Fla.

The helicopter gunship provided protection for the desperate soldiers, but as the men neared the base perimeter, Bartol told his wife, a U.S. soldier was cut down by friendly fire.

Its what bothered him the most, Sue Bartol said of her husband, knowing that guy was so afraid, and working so hard to get him so close, and then to see him shot.

She said her husband sometimes wondered if the United States did the right thing by going to Vietnam.

His biggest concern is that we didnt go into it to win, she said. Somehow, we lost our focus, her husband believed, and unfortunately it was all these young men that paid the price.

Bartol flew 180 combat missions to complete his second tour of duty in Vietnam and was discharged from the Army in 1970. His military honors included the Bronze Star, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

He survived enemy fire only to succumb, 34 years later, to a poison of his own nations making.

Agent Orange was the name given to a mix of two herbicides, 2,4,D and 2,4,5,T. When added to kerosene or diesel fuel, the mix could be dispersed to rob the enemy of ground cover. According to military and the Department of Veterans Affairs documents, more than 19 million gallons of it was dumped on South Vietnam before its use was discontinued in 1971.

Numerous studies have determined that Agent Orange, so named because of the orange band around the 55-gallon barrels in which it was stored, was contaminated with TCDD, a highly carcinogenic dioxin.

Federal law prohibits veterans from suing the government for injuries sustained while in the military. Federal courts have thwarted attempts to sue the manufacturers.

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers service-connected compensation for certain diseases believed to be associated with Agent Orange exposure, including Hodgkins disease, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, sarcoma, various other cancers and diabetes.

In Vietnam, the substance was sprayed around U.S. military installations and from aircraft. Bartol often flew his open helicopter below such aircraft, Sue Bartol said.

After his career in the Army, Bartol flew for Petroleum Helicopters in Florida for 33 years. Many of the companys pilots were Vietnam vets, Sue Bartol said, and an alarming number of them have various types of cancers.

In April 2003, when he was 58, George Bartol was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and was given a 100 percent service-connected disability by the VA, which recognized his illness had resulted from his exposures in Vietnam to Agent Orange and aircraft fuel.

According to his wife and daughter, Bartol was never bitter about the diagnosis.

Ive never seen anybody make peace that quickly with anything, Sue Bartol said. Ive never seen anybody handle death with such dignity.

He died Oct. 16, 2004, while living in Winter Park, Fla. He was the third son his parents, Jack and Wanna Bartol of Spokane, have lost. Two of their sons were murdered in 1982 by a gunman as they left a Seattle cinema.

Bartol is survived by his wife and three daughters, all of Florida, his parents and four sisters.

They and more than 1,000 family members and friends of the deceased Vietnam War veterans to be honored Monday will gather for the seventh annual In Memory Day ceremony at the Wall, which coincides with Patriots Day on the third Monday in April. With the inclusion of these 137 soldiers, 1,500 names will be listed on the In Memory Honor Roll.

Many of them have died as a result of Agent Orange exposure, said JoAnn Mangione, a spokeswoman for the Vietnam Memorial Veterans Fund. Others are suicide victims whose emotional wounds were so heavy they could not take it anymore.

Many more have passed away that we dont know about, Mangione said. There could be thousands.

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