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15-09-2007
Agent Orange, Indemnisation des Victimes (... au Canada)
Radio Canada

19-06-2007
L'agent orange en procs New York
France 24

15-06-2007
L'agent orange poursuit ses ravages au Vietnam
Rseau Cano

27-03-2007
Ministry offers support to dioxin sufferers
Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand)

21-03-2007
Agent Orange : Des soldats seront indemniss
Radio Canada

12-03-2007
The Last Battle of Vietnam
Time

05-03-2007
Philips taken to court over Agent Orange claims worth 1 bln eur
CNN Money

12-02-2007
Monsanto dumped toxic waste in UK
The Guardian - UK

12-02-2007
Dioxine : aide amricaine dcontaminer laroport de D Nang
Courrier du Vietnam

09-02-2007
US cash for Agent Orange study
BBC

30-01-2007
Late US veteran gives $50,000 aid to Agent Orange victims


14-12-2006
Recherches sur cancer et produits chimiques finances par l'industrie chimique ?
Actualits News Environnement

09-12-2006
Un chercheur rmunr par l'industrie chimique
NouvelObs.com

05-06-2006
Vietnam: pas d'indemnisation des victimes de l'Agent orange
Romandie.com

01-06-2006
Agent orange, Ottawa publie ses rapports d'enqute
Radio Canada

24-05-2006
VIETNAM "L'agent orange est une arme de destruction massive"
www.courrierinternational.com

01-05-2005
The things they still carry
Daily Southtown

30-04-2005
For victims of Agent Orange, final battle still being waged
Fairfax Digital (Australia)

29-04-2005
US appeals court to consider Agent Orange appeal in June
Vietnam new agency

27-04-2005
Vietnam les oublis de la dioxine
Le Monde .fr

25-04-2005
Trente ans aprs la guerre, un million de Vietnamiens souffrent encore des effets du terrible Agent Orange.
Ouest-France

24-04-2005
Rediscovering Vietnam: Agent Orange's effects
St Louis Today (St Louis Web site

24-04-2005
A long-ago war's grimmest legacy lives on
NorthJersey.com

22-04-2005
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

17-04-2005
Agent Orange Dioxin Raises Cancer Risk in Vietnam Veterans
Food Consumer

12-04-2005
Spokane native to be honored posthumously
The SpokesMan-Review.com

09-04-2005
Vietnamese appeal U.S. court's ruling on Agent Orange case
Newsday.com

08-04-2005
Vietnamese Agent Orange victims file appeal request
Thanh Nien News

07-04-2005
US abandons health study on Agent Orange
Nature 434, 687

01-04-2005
Peter Yarrow apologizes to Vietnam
Associated Press


From: Daily Southtown
La page peut tre dj retire.

The things they still carry


Kristen McQueary

[01-05-2005]  Doctors thought he was having a stroke. Or suffering from a brain tumor.

Maybe it was a pinched nerve in his back.

But the unexplained pain Martin Plecki experienced the stabbing feeling in his legs, the difficulty breathing and the problems with his eyes finally led doctors to another potential source: Agent Orange.

The Vietnam veteran who served in 1970 and 1971 remembers the chemical because it helped protect base camp. By spraying the foliage and elephant grass surrounding the camp, watchmen could see for miles. There were no unexpected attacks from the enemy until a couple years ago when Plecki, of Mokena, began visiting doctors for the unexplained symptoms.

"In 2003, I started falling apart right and left," he said. "Then to find out, 'You're still fighting the war, Plecki!' "

Doctors at Hines Veterans Hospital began treating him for Agent Orange exposure, although there isn't much they can do. The muscle pain still comes and goes and occasionally strikes the muscle around his diaphragm, making it almost impossible to breathe. He also suffers from diabetes, a side effect of Agent Orange exposure.

Plecki recently received The Order of the Silver Rose, a medal given to Agent Orange victims meant to supplant the Purple Heart. The federal government has not recognized Agent Orange-related illnesses as Purple Heart-worthy, so a grassroots, nationwide group created the Silver Rose.

The group holds an In Memory Day annually at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Those who die of their Agent Orange symptoms do not qualify for inclusion on the wall.

Maureen Hogan-Opatik, of East Hazel Crest, who presented Plecki with his Silver Rose award at the Mokena VFW, attended the Washington ceremony to honor her brother, John Hogan, of Bradley, who died of Agent Orange-related cancer.

Plecki said was honored to receive the award, but he's more concerned about future soldiers than recognition for his own service.

"I want our government to ... do something for this younger generation," he said. "Don't worry about us old farts. I don't want to go back to the VA hospital and see a young man or young woman battling to get help."

Plecki grew up on the South Side and went to Gage Park High School. He signed up for the service, hoping to get an assignment that kept him safe from the ground battles of Vietnam. But he was sent into the thick of it.

When he returned home, he married his high school sweetheart, shoveled snow and built porches to get by. They later had two children.

"The VFWs turned their back on me because Vietnam vets, we were nothing but cry babies to the World War II people," he said.

He eventually started his own mechanical steel company and, after being treated at Hines, has gotten more involved in veterans issues.

"I'm not crying for me, but I am crying for the men and women in Desert Storm and in Iraq because who knows what they were exposed to? Our government hasn't learned a damn thing from when I served," he said. "Some of the pain can be just psychological. But it's the war that put it there."




Croix Rouge Vietnamienne

Croix Rouge Vietnamienne
82 Nguyen Du, Hanoi
Vietnam
Tel: 00 844 8224030 et
00 844 9420860
Fax: 00 844 9424285
Email: agoravif@fpt.vn


Office of Genetic Counseling & Disabled Children

OGCDC
Hue Medical College
06 Ngo Quyen Street
Hue City - Vietnam
Tel: +84 54 833694
Fax: +84 54 826269
Email: ogcdc@dng.vnn.vn


Fund for Reconciliation and Development

Pour suivre le Procès en cours à New York:

Visitez la page
Agent Orange Lawsuit

de cette organisation.


Articles parus dans les journaux depuis le 28/02/2005.