USS King (DLG-10/DDG-41) Discussion Forum

Veterans Issues and Answers, Agent Orange, etc. => Veterans Affairs => Topic started by: fredw on April 21, 2010, 15:49:50 PM

Title: Agent Orange
Post by: fredw on April 21, 2010, 15:49:50 PM
Anyone that was on board where the ship was exposed.
Title: Re: Agent Orange
Post by: Lee Gatewood on April 25, 2010, 22:40:33 PM
Anyone that was on board where the ship was exposed.
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Title: Re: Agent Orange
Post by: photojerry on July 19, 2010, 15:52:05 PM
I doubt that anyone on the ship contracted Agent Orange. I was exposed in country in 1968-69 as a combat photographer riding boats on the rivers.

Jerry Cook
Plank owner 1960
Title: Re: Agent Orange
Post by: brucerobbins on February 01, 2011, 11:37:27 AM
Does anyone remember when the Captain and Exo spotted a barrel with bright orange stripes floating in Tonkin Gulf in the summer of 1965 and decided to practice some small arm target practice? After the barrel was punctured several time an odorous fluid came out of the barrel and they decided it was Napalm an decided to leave the area at flank speed. I believe the contents were actually agent orange (which was unknown to us at the time) and the odor that filled the lower decks of the ship exposed many of us to the chemical, Several aircraft carriers (e.g. The Coral Sea) ferried these mostly leaky barrels from the states. I am trying to find witnesses that remember this incident as I have high BP and have had kidney cancer (the first in my family) and highly suspect this was a direct cause, but the VA will probably deny it anyway because we did not have "boots on the ground" in Nam. Please contact me if you remember this incident at brucerobbins1@aol.com
Title: Re: Agent Orange
Post by: fredw on February 23, 2011, 09:25:01 AM
Jerry by virtue of the fact that they were on board any time that the King entered DaNang harbor all crew recieved direct exposure to agent orange.
Fred
I doubt that anyone on the ship contracted Agent Orange. I was exposed in country in 1968-69 as a combat photographer riding boats on the rivers.

Jerry Cook
Plank owner 1960