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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.
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