4 thoughts on “Westover Vets Fight For Agent Orange Benefits

  1. I was stationed with the USAF, 1962nd Comm Group, O/L-C, Awase Okinawa in 1970 BEFORE being re-assigned to the 18th Comm Group at Westover AFB (1971 – 1972). My claim for Agent Orange exposure has been denied by the VA despite me having a color Polaroid picture (can’t be modified)of myself next to an orange, 55 gallon barrel of AO on Okinawa. While stationed at Westover AFB, I was required to spray herbicides around the antennas, road lines, fence lines and around the comm buildings located at the end of the main runway and in Granby Mass where the transmitter site was located.
    If you wish more information, please visit my FB page, “Agent Orange Okinawa”

    • CONTACT ME AT SEABEEMAC@AOL.COM I WAS A SECURITY SPECIALIST ASSIGNED TO THE ALERT FACILTY AT WESTOVER 42ND BOMB WING THEY SPRAYED OUR COMPOUND ALL THE TIME TO KEEP WEEDS DOWN I HAVE DIABETES TYPE 2INSULIN DEPENDANT AND HAVE BEEN FIGHTING WITH THE VA FOR YEARS NOW GIVE ME A CALL IF CAN 856 759 8911 BILL MCDONALD

    • My Dad (John L Dilbeck) was at Westover 1971-1973 – He passed away last year from Lung Cancer he was only 65. We were so devastated he died only 5 months after being diagnosed. We have been fighting with VA trying to get my mom survival benefits. They say I need a letter connecting him to the C-123’s or chemicals sprayed. I noticed you were there 1971-1972 do you Remember the C-123’s being there at that time? Would you feel comfortable writing a letter about the base I could send them? Anything would help! Tmartin55@bellsouth.net

  2. I flew in many C 123 aircraft at Westover doing Aeromedical Training Missions. As a
    Flight Nurse I remember my first flight in a C 123. At that time I was told “this plane
    had been used in Vietnam to spray agent orange”. I am just becoming involved with this
    situation.

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