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Some veterans still struggling with Agent Orange exposure

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Posted at 9:32 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 11:47:17-05

GREAT FALLS — U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) is criticizing the Trump administration for what he calls "stonewalling" military veterans suffering from the effects of Agent Orange.

Agent Orange is a chemical used during the Vietnam war. It was sprayed on jungles to remove the leaves of trees and other dense tropical foliage.

Since the Agent Orange Act of 1991, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has established a list of 14 diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure.

MTN News talked with Billy Garberg of Vets For Vets Great Falls, a veteran who has been affected by Agent Orange.

“It’s a repercussion of war, what war does, you know they drag us back here and put us back in society, and just...some things are too much to endure."

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