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Walk for Agent Orange Victims

During the Vietnam War, more than twenty million gallons of Agent Orange were used in Vietnam by the U.S. military. The highly toxic chemical cocktail was used as a defoliant during the war to clear vegetation to pave the way for bombing.

Bob Schuessler and Doc Bernie Duff recently returned from a walk across Vietnam. They represent the group Orange Carers (Care-ers).

They walked 1068 miles to raise funds for children with birth defects as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. They're doing a similar 15-mile walk this Saturday (7-26-08) in Chicago called the "Orange Walk".

Doc was sprayed with Agent Orange while was stationed as an army medic in Vietnam.  He suffered skin cancer and other ailments as a result. 

He now lives in Vietnam, where he and his girlfriend provide scholarships to impoverished Vietnamese children. 

Doc explains where the idea for the Orange Walk came from…

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