Vietnam vets and children invited to Agent Orange town hall - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Vietnam vets and children invited to Agent Orange town hall

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Are children of Vietnam veterans experiencing health problems because of their parents exposure to Agent Orange?  

The Georgia State Council of The Vietnam Veterans of America will host a town hall meeting Saturday in Douglas to discuss pending legislation for Vietnam vets and their kids.

The Council wants to force the Veterans Administration to treat children of Vietnam vets and research their health problems to see if they're related to Agent Orange exposure.

Georgia State Council President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Spence Davis said "It will start research into the children. So that we can get something done for them.  Like we, more or less started in the beginning to get our benefits.  And if we don't get it done, it's not going to get done."

The Council believes patient's heart, kidney, skin, and diabetes issues could be related to their parent's exposure to Agent Orange.
The town hall meeting is Saturday, September 19,  from 9 to 12 at the Douglas City Auditorium.
Copyright 2015 WALB.  All rights reserved.            ?

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Former GA gov. sworn in as Sec. of Ag

    Former GA gov. sworn in as Sec. of Ag

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:11:17 GMT
    Secretary Perdue is sworn in (Source: USDA)Secretary Perdue is sworn in (Source: USDA)

    Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was sworn in today as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court building. 

    More >>

    Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was sworn in today as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas at the Supreme Court building. 

    More >>
  • Man shot in the foot... really wasn't

    Man shot in the foot... really wasn't

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 10:08 AM EDT2017-04-25 14:08:42 GMT
    Man shot in foot on East Residence (Source: WALB)Man shot in foot on East Residence (Source: WALB)

    A man was taken to the hospital late Monday for what was first thought to be a bullet wound, but it turned out that his wound was caused by a shell casing, which broke his skin.

    More >>

    A man was taken to the hospital late Monday for what was first thought to be a bullet wound, but it turned out that his wound was caused by a shell casing, which broke his skin.

    More >>
  • UPDATE: Miller Co. jail escapee surrenders

    UPDATE: Miller Co. jail escapee surrenders

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-04-25 13:07:28 GMT
    Sherrod Menette (Source: Miller County Sheriff's Office)Sherrod Menette (Source: Miller County Sheriff's Office)

    Sherrod Menette turned himself in to officials at the Early County Sheriff's Office Tuesday morning.

    More >>

    Sherrod Menette turned himself in to officials at the Early County Sheriff's Office Tuesday morning.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly