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Thursday, 07 July 2005 01:36
Personal Tragedies from Agent Orange Spraying

I was 12 years old in June of 1966 when the Agent Orange was sprayed. My brother was born in August of 1966. He died at the age of 7 years of Reyes Syndrome a disease which has been linked to agent orange. My mother had stomach cancer which caused her to have a gastrectomy performed thereby removing her stomach in 1990.

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From: Art Connolly
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:56 PM

I am writing to ask for your assistance in trying to inform Canadians of the events regarding Agent Orange use at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick.
 
There is another side to this story in that the families of the service men stationed at CFB Gagetown were also exposed to the Agent Orange as well.
 
I was 12 years old in June of 1966 when the Agent Orange was sprayed. My brother was born in August of 1966. He died at the age of 7 years of Reyes Syndrome a disease which has been linked to agent orange. My mother had stomach cancer which caused her to have a gastrectomy performed thereby removing her stomach in 1990.
 
My father died May 24, 2005 with various medical maladies. Ironic in that he died approximately a week after the media release of the story about agent orange being sprayed at CFB Gagetown. My fathers last few years were lacking in quality of life. I believe his illnesses were related to his contact with chemicals he came into contact with from his 26 year military service.
 
I have received an information package from Ottawa under the Freedom of Information Act. Much of it has been left blank or merely empty pages marked "Withheld". It makes one wonder what is being hidden. In the package it talks about how the empty barrels of pesticides were merely buried. one 'dumpsite" mentioned was Shirley Road dumpsite. As a child myself and friends would go to Shirley Road to catch tadpoles and eat crab apples.
 
If you would like further information about the stories of veeterans and how it has affected their lives I suggest you visit www.agentorangealert.com . The website is a grassroots level to inform people of this atrocity. In the "Year of the Vet" it is nothingless than an embarrassment to this country.
 
I am sure that there are former military personnel or families who wre stationed at CFB Gagetown that are now listeners to your station.
 
Art Connolly
London Ontario
519-649-4284 
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 July 2005 01:36
 

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