THE STORY BEHIND THE
AGENT ORANGE MEDAL
 
Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during service may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits,   including a health exam, health care, and disability compensation for resulting diseases. However, even though the herbicide wounds and scars its victims by causing ailments and discomfort that last a lifetime, there is no official military decoration for those who've been exposed to it.
 
A group of hardworking Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange survivors in Hinesville, Georgia, wants to change that. Just as military members who are wounded or killed while serving receive a Purple Heart, the Agent Orange Medal committee would like to see all those affected by Agent Orange be awarded a commendation.

The group has submitted their proposal to Congress in hopes the Legislative Branch will understand and recognize the serious sacrifices and hardships Agent Orange victims have had to contend with for decades. In the meantime, they're starting a registry to pay tribute to Agent Orange survivors from around the world. 
 
Individuals can list themselves or a loved one on the registry. A list of members will be posted on this website as they await official recognition in the form of an Agent Orange Medal from the United States Military. Anyone who is interested in making a donation is welcome to do so, and all proceeds generated by membership benefit the creation of the Veterans Memorial Walk in Hinesville. 

For an Agent Orange Medal registry application, please click here.
 
CURRENT REGISTRY MEMBERS 
 
James Roger Alto 
Banjoko Adetola
Steve Ray Barrett 
Fernando Beltran 
Francisco Beltran 
Robert F. Blair
Willie Blackmon 
William Danny Blackburn
Jimmy Weldon Bradley 
Carl Eugene Brewer
Greg Brown 
Gregory J. Brown 
Kenneth A. Bruce 
Johnny Caldwell
Daniel A Carbonaro 
Bruce S. Cavanaugh
James E. Collins 
George P. Coppola
Knute E. Cover
David J. Dargay
William F. Davison 
Benjamin John Dominik 
Val Duncan
William G. Elder
Denny Epperson 
Mike Everts 
Albert J. Fanelli
Richard Flynn 
Ernie Garcia 
Lester D. Garrett 
Lee E. Goldman
William D. Gonzales 
Gerald T. Gray 
Gary H. Hackworth 
Donald H. Hastings 
Richard C. Hearn
William David Heisinger 
Charles Frederick Hewitt 
George E. Hijar 
Lawrence J. Hill 
George W. Holtzman
Phillip R. Horn 
Dennis M. Johnson 
Donald W. Johnson 
Joe Manuel Jones 
Larry O. Kennedy
Larry James Kingsbury
Ray A Kivler
Michael Kravec 
Robert J. Krebs, Jr. 
Alan E. Kunzman
Frank Lagos 
Roy E. Leach 
Dennis R. Lynk 
Sherwood Love 
Lawrence W. Mace 
Richard Mandleur 
Gerald L. Marques 
David Martinez
Thomas S. McBriarty 
Steven Dale Mentas 
Adrian Moore
Patrick M. O'Brien 
Charles Ellis Pinkham 
Gregory W. Phillips, Jr. 
Thomas Rahn
Glenn Allen Raney 
Dexter "Dick" Ratliff
Mike Regrut 
Albert H. Robinson, Jr.
Jario Rodriguez-Echeverri 
Dennis K. Ryan
John C. Salley 
Dennis F. Schwartz 
John R. Scott 
Thomas A. Scott, Jr.
Clifton Henry Shedd 
James Robert Short 
Charles Shurtleff, Jr.
Thomas Stiefel
Gerald T. Svrcek 
Donald Ross Tamburo 
Dale L. Veach 
Paul Raymond Vigil
Bruce Wayne Wangsness  
Billy Ray Ward 
William A. Wheeler 
Andrew Williams, Jr.
Paul B. Witherspoon 
Michael James Worden 
Wayne Wright