Gerald Pierce, Vietnam Veteran, Sierra Vista, AZ

Topic: Mr. Pierce wrote to express his frustration with the federal government's handling of the Agent Orange issue.

Garold Schwartzenberger, Silverado, CA

Topic: Results of personal research on genetic mutations and Agent Orange.

Claire Simon, Wife of Vietnam Veteran, Newport News, VA

Topic: Personal account of Vietnam veteran Robert Simon's health problems and eventual death from cardiac failure, which she believes are related to exposure to Agent Orange.

Carol Solberg, Wife of Vietnam Veteran, Grand Forks, MN

Topic: Personal account of her husband's chondrosarcoma and their son's primary immune deficiency, both of which she believes are related to her husband's exposure to Agent Orange. She also provided information on soft-tissue sarcomas.

Hope Tinoco, Wife of Vietnam Veteran, Olathe, KS

Topic: Personal account of Vietnam veteran John Tinoco's health problems, including autoimmune disease and peripheral neuropathy, as well as the health problems of their son, both of which she believes to be related to exposure to Agent Orange.

Kelli Willard West, Vietnam Veterans of America, Washington, DC

Topic: Provided the committee with documents for its review and praised the credibility the committee's work has provided to the DVA's benefits programs.

Shelia Winsett, Friend of Vietnam Veteran, Jasper, AL

Topic: Personal account of Vietnam veteran Gary Jacks' health problems and eventual death from cardiac failure, which she believes to be related to exposure to Agent Orange.

E. R. Zumwalt, Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Arlington, VA

Topic: Provided the committee with several published reports for its review, and called the committee's attention to the Environmental Protection Agency's draft reassessment of dioxin. Admiral Zumwalt also expressed his belief in the importance of beginning research in Vietnam on the effects of Agent Orange.



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