Invisible Army..Ghost Walkers

Requesting classified records for those who were on classified missions.

Korean War Project Agent Orange Registry



On December 16, 2003 the Veterans Benefits Act of 2003 was signed into law. This law states that Spina Bifida benefits have been extended to the natural child of a service member if the service member served in Korea during the period September 1, 1967 - August 31, 1971 . The veteran must have served in the active military, naval or air service and have been exposed to an herbicide agent during such service in or near the Korean demilitarized zone.

Now this is my question. If Spina Bifida is recognized by the VA as caused by AO, then doesn’t this tell you that any vet that was in Korea in the time period mention above should also have been exposed and get their claims approved.

Agent Orange Press Release

Agent Orange Clinic

Introduction of Evidence

Letter of Support

Letter From DVA

Letter from Steve Witter

Leavenworth Papers

Rachel's Environment and Health

1/31st, 2/31st ID Korea

Toxic Defoliant

1st Cav

DMZ 2nd ID

VABVA Case Law

Agent Orange, Korea VA Directive

AGENT ORANGE Outside of Vietnam, Korea:

Australian Korean War Vets

Chemical Toxins

Histories for The Second Korean War Veterans

National Agricultural Library

Study finds high pollution levels at most U.S. bases in S. Korea

Tactical Herbicides

US Dept. of Health and Human Services

Joe's Story

Rain Eagles Story

Agent Orange, Korea VA Directive

AGENT ORANGE Outside of Vietnam, Korea:



The VA does have significant information regarding Agent Orange use in Korea along the demilitarized zone (DMZ). DoD has confirmed that Agent Orange was used from April 1968 through July 1969 along the DMZ. The military defoliated the fields of fire between the front-line defensive positions and the south-barrier fence.

The size of the treated area was a strip of land 151 miles long and up to 350 yards wide from the fence to north of the "civilian control line." There are no records that reflect spraying within the DMZ itself.

Agent Orange and other herbicides were applied through hand spraying and by hand distribution of pelletized herbicides. Although restrictions limited the potential for spray drift, run-off, and crop damage, records indicate that effects of spraying were sometimes observed as far as 200 meters down wind.

Units in the area during the period of use of herbicide include:

the four combat brigades of the 2nd Infantry Division (1-38 Infantry, 2-38 Infantry, 1-23 Infantry, 2-23 Infantry, 3-23 Infantry, 3-32 Infantry, 109th Infantry, 209th Infantry, 1-72 Armor, 2-72 Armor, 4-7th Cavalry); and 3rd Brigade of the 7th. Infantry Division (1-17th Infantry, 2-17th Infantry, 1-73 Armor, 2-10th Cavalry). Field Artillery, Signal, and Engineer troops were supplied as support personnel as required. The estimated total number of exposed personnel is 12,056.

For purposes of claims for service connection, if a veteran is determined to have been exposed to Agent Orange in Korea or in other recognized areas (e.g., Panama), then the presumption of service connection for the listed diseases applies.