"QUILT OF TEARS"
Agent Orange Victims & Widows
The Agent Orange Victims and Widows Support Network, Inc. promotes the crafting of quilts to draw widespread national attention to the plight of the Vietnam Veterans affected by Agent Orange sprayed on them in Vietnam. These quilts will be a memorial, tribute and honor to these veterans, both living and dead. The quilts are called "THE QUILT OF TEARS" for many tears have been shed for these victims.
There have been more than 250,000 deaths due to Agent Orange exposure.
...Our Mission ...
To recognize the courage, heroism, and contributions
of American service personnel found to have been exposed
to Agent Orange in a combat zone ... whose lethal exposure
to Agent Orange resulted in internal, invisible wounds,
which are revealed only by the passage of time.
Over 2,300 Silver Rose Awards have been awarded to date.
OPERATION RANCH HAND
HERBICIDES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA 1961 TO 1971
By WILLIAM A BUCKINGHAM JR PH.D
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Animated Map of Spray Operations in VIetnam, 1963-1970
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CREDITS: This Research was supported by the US National Academy of Sciences. Software for the data generated by Stellman & Greer. Consulting Software for the Map Making by wave Metrics Inc. Also Jeanne Mager Stellman, Steven D Stellman, Richard Christain, Tracey Weber and TCarrie Tomasallo.