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Agent Orange is the code name for one of the herbicides and defoliants used by the U.S. military as part of its herbicidal warfare program, Operation Ranch Hand, during the Vietnam War from 1961 to 1971. It was given its name from the color of the orange-striped 55 US gallon (208 litre) barrels in which it was shipped, and was by far the most widely used of the so-called "Rainbow Herbicides". A 50:50 mixture of 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D, it was manufactured for the U.S. Department of Defense primarily by Monsanto Corporation and Dow Chemical. The 2,4,5-T used to produce Agent Orange was later discovered to be contaminated with 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzodioxin, an extremely toxic dioxin compound. Vietnam estimates 400,000 people were killed or maimed, and 500,000 children born with birth defects.
During the Vietnam War, between 1962 and 1971, the United States military sprayed nearly 20,000,000 US gallons (75,700,000 l) of chemical herbicides and defoliants in Vietnam, eastern Laos and parts of Cambodia, as part of Operation Ranch Hand. The program's goal was to defoliate forested and rural land, depriving guerrillas of cover; another goal was to induce forced draft urbanization, destroying the ability of peasants to support themselves in the countryside, and forcing them to flee to the U.S. dominated cities, thus depriving the guerrillas of their rural support base and food supply.
The US began to target food crops in October 1962, primarily using Agent Blue. In 1965, 42 percent of all herbicide spraying was dedicated to food crops. Rural-to-urban migration rates dramatically increased in South Vietnam, as peasants escaped the destruction and famine in the countryside by fleeing to the U.S.-dominated cities. The urban population in South Vietnam nearly tripled: from 2.8 million people in 1958, to 8 million by 1971. The rapid flow of people led to a fast-paced and uncontrolled urbanization; an estimated 1.5 million people were living in Saigon slums.
United States Air Force records show that at least 6,542 spraying missions took place over the course of Operation Ranch Hand. By 1971, 12 percent of the total area of South Vietnam had been sprayed with defoliating chemicals, at an average concentration of 13 times the recommended USDA application rate for domestic use. In South Vietnam alone, an estimated 10 million hectares of agricultural land were ultimately destroyed. In some areas TCDD concentrations in soil and water were hundreds of times greater than the levels considered "safe" by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Overall, more than 20% of South Vietnam's forests were sprayed at least once over a nine year period.
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SSG Alfred Corioso B Btry (1968) I just found out served a second tour
in 1971 and died at the young age of 43 that year. Thanks.
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1) Charles W. Kelley Charles' Pics Nam Pics Today
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Hq Btry, 2nd Bn 94th FA 108 Arty Gp Charles' Story
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Bill, I was with the 2nd 94th 108th Gp (175 outfit) at Camp Carroll with our service battery being down in Dong Ha. Do you know of any sites set up for the 94th? I can find nothing but the linage page.
Thanks, Charles W. Kelley
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2/94 In Their Own Words
I served as Fire Direction Officer with C Btry, 5/4 Arty (155 M109)at Firebase C-2. I agree with Charles Kelley. There doesn't seem to be very much about Artillery units stationed in Northern I Corps.
Keep up the good work.
Dan M. Ward
I served at C-1 Ca Lu and Dong Ha in 69 I am looking for other members of that served with me I contacted David "Mississippi" Wooten a few years ago so would like to contact a few more I cant remember the first names just last names and nick names. Bones from Brocton, MA Hippie?? Goad from TX. Cant remember the cook but we called him Pops he was KIA by incoming at C-1. I was called Chief or Crazy Indian because I am Indian and I was Crazy back then but have mellowed out some in the last 30 yrs.
I was with B-Battery 8/4 in 69. Was a RTO for the FO in April of 69 attached to an ARVN Unit 2/7 Cav was hit at Lang Vi on 25 of April. I have an after action report on this from the Archives of the Fifth Mech's 1/77 Armor it states that a mortar landed near the FDC Track of C/1-40 killing the battery XO and wounding every man in the FDC. I need any information that anyone can give me. Thank You and Welcome Home.
4.) Bill C. Fesler
5th Marines--3rd. Mar.Div.
June 1969---Sept 1969 @ The Rockpile
I was the FDC (Fire Direction Control---Chart-Operator) for the entire Artillery (ie. 105,155,175mm and the army's 8" while I was there ! (of course we worked in shifts).
We pulled out in Sept.1969 and upon arriving at Camp Hansen in Okinawa we had been informed that the rest of our gang had been over-run...The nite before leaving we saw the shit hit the fan...and we saw Puff. What an awesome sight even though my brothers still ATE-IT! I have seen their names on the WALL and brings tears to my eyes. I feel like we deserted them......
Went over by boat with the 13th in Oct 66 and in June 67 went to the 2/4th Arty 9th Inf Div until Oct 67. Went back in Aug 1971 and went to the 39th Arty and stayed up around the DMZ until Jan72 and then went to the 1st Cav at Ben Hoa and lived the life of riley untell I came home in Jun.
HHC, 108th Artillery Group, Dong Ha
Oct 67 - Nov 68
Looking for old friends
7) Lester Modelowitz
2nd Bn 94th Arty (Dong Ha - Camp JJ Carroll
may 1967- Feb 1968
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Found your website while looking for other info. I served with the 2/94 service Btry in Dong Ha, a 175mm unit. Welcome home
"We Served" by Lester Modelowitz, Copright 2000 Service Battery, May 1967- Feb 1968
8) Michael Stoffers
B Btry/2nd 94th
June 68-Dec 70
Have been looking for the 2nd and 94th on the web and the men I served with. Was sent to your site by Charles Kelley. Welcome Home!
Worked in FDC at Alpha-4, I would like to hear from some old friends.
12) John E. Kelly
B Btry 2nd Bn 94th FA
I was in unit when it left the states.
13) Ed Moore
HHB, 2/94 FA
SEP 71 - Apr 72
Was a Radio TeleType Operator (lucky enough to work my MOS) .. was there at the end when XXIV Corps stood down and 2/94 went under 101st; then 196th Light Inf Bde and fired the last US heavy rounds from C Btty, Hill 34 Da Nang
have had the pleasure of exchanging emails with Charles Kelley, who directed me here.
14) CHARLES ADAMS Old News Articles - Firebases
C Btry, 2nd Bn 94th Arty, 8/4 (A-4 CON THIEN) Charles Pics
April 1971 - February 1972 Personal Account
firstname.lastname@example.org Article Atlanta Journal July 8, 1971
MY EXPERIENCES IN VIETNAM ARE FADING SINCE IT'S BEEN ALMOST 30 YRS. I WAS ASSIGNED TO "CHARLIE" BATTARY 8TH BN 4TH ARTY ON THE DMZ AT FIREBASE ALPHA 4 (CON THIEN). WAS IN GUN SECTION 2 DURING SUMMER OF 1971. I HAVE WRITTEN A JOURNAL ABOUT SOME OF MY EXPERIANCES THAT WE ENDURED ON A-4 THAT I THINK YOU WILL FIND INTERESTING. I HOPE TO HAVE IT, PICs AND OUR UNIT PATCHES POSTED ON THIS SITE SOON. WE WERE THE LAST AMERICAN UNIT TO OCCUPY CON THIEN. WE TURNED THE LIGHTS OUT AT A-4 AND THEN CONVOYED TO CHARLIE 1 FROM WHERE WE WERE USED DURING OPERATION LAM SON 719. THE 8/4 STOOD DOWN ON OCT 13, 1971 AND WE JUST CHANGED PATCHES TO THE 2ND BN 94TH ARTY. I WAS TRANSFERED TO THE SERVICE BATTARY AND WE HAULED AMMO TO ALL THE GUN BATTARIES LOCATED ON THE DMZ FOR REST OF MY TOUR.
I HOPE ALL YOU "REDLEGS" ARE DOING WELL. WE ARE CURRENTLY COMPILING AN E-MAIL LIST OF FORMER MEMBERS OF THE 8/4 AND 2/94. SEE CHARLES WHITE'S ENTRY. THE LIST IS OVER 200 VETS. I HAVE SPOKEN TO A NUMBER OF OUR BROTHERS, WHO LIKE US SURVIVED THAT DREDFUL PLACE - VIETNAM. I AM SORRY LT TOM BOGGS THAT FOR YEARS I THROUGHT IT WAS YOU THAT DIDN'T MAKE IT OFF ALPHA 4. I WAS CONFUSING YOU WITH LT BINKLEY.PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGY.
WE NEED TO CONTINUE OUR QUEST TO DOCUMENT OUR TIMES ON THE "Z"! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
15) Kenneth Owen
HHB/B Btry, 1-39 FA
March 1970 to March 1971
Joined Battalion in March, two days before battalion commander lost at Firebase Barbara. Moved to Firebase Nancy in early April; overrun by NVA Sapper battalion the following week -- HHB, SVC and B batteries earned Valorous Unit Award for that action. Asst S-3/S-2 (S-3 for short time) March to September. Commanded B Battery September to March 1971. Took Battery (as separate battery attached to 108th Group HQ) on Lam Son 719. Gave up command/DEROSed from near the old LaoBao prison on the border at Laos.
16) Lynden T. Couvillion Couvi's Pics It's The Soldier Why Soldiers Reenlist
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17) Fred B. James
HHB/A Btry, 8th Bn, 4th Arty
March '69 to March '70
I've been looking for this site for a long time. I served at HHB in Dong Ha (Battalion FDC) from March '69 to about August '69. Transferred to A Battery FDC (175 MM-SP) at Rockpile for about a month. A Battery then moved to Camp Carroll for the balance of my tour. Departed March 1970. While at Battalion, I sometimes checked data with your unit at A-4 (Con Thien?). There were 2 main FDC guys for C Battery at Battalion - one of them was Fred Wright. I always admired the accuracy you could get with the 8" guns. Pretty amazing. I made a short visit to your base to deliver some stuff. Way too spooky a place for me.
Let me know if any of this rings any bells.
Sincerely, Sp-4 Fred B. James (13E20) San Antonio, Texas
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18) Tommy Dorris
B-Brty 5/4th Arty. FO section
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Great site to bring old friends together, I was with A Co. 1/61st as the FO recon Sgt. went over from Carson in 68. Was my 2nd tour in Vietnam. Stop in at 5th Bn. 4th Arty and say hello.
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19) Charles G. White
8th Bn 4th Arty
I and others are trying to compile a list of those who served in the 8th Bn 4th Arty at anytime in Vietnam. I spent the calendar year 1968 with the 8th 4th Arty. My first 4 months in 1968 were at Dong Ha. My first title was Batallion Assistant Commo. Officer, and whatever other junk assignment deserving of a new Lt. in country. In late April I was assigned to B Battery of the 8th 4th, at Hill 10, Hill 65, and An Hoa, which was West of Danang; then in my last week I went back to Dong Ha where I was processed to return to the states.
We are looking for all who served with the 8/4th Arty. For information check
20) John McComb
C Battery 8/4 Artillery (Fire Direction Center)
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