From Ben Krause at Disabled Vets.Org., I picked up a good resource on Agent Orange usage in Thailand that may help some of you who got hosed on the perimeter of the bases- especially NKP and Udorn. https://www.disabledveterans.org/2013/12/09/mmqb-va-dod-cover-thailand-agent-orange-data-release/?inf_contact_key=c1ecdb09a34d2f95aaf1f8b8436dbd5c6d093e3b00f34e639e39291535560308 While most of us may have been aware of the gomer CHECO report, few noticed the haircut the report got when VA published it.
I think the more important stuff is here. This is the VA’s curiously redacted version of the AO CHECO in Thailand report.
This is VA’s “everybody remain calm. It was just some innocuous Roundup®. Not to worry. Deep breath and mmmmmmm– Kumbaya, My Lord.”
More Kumbaya from VA
And lastly, the unredacted version with all the 21 missing pages in a convenient downloadable .pdf format:
And lastly, a big one- The CHECO air War in Vietnam 1968 through 1969
I suppose the first one I listed with all the over-the-fence info contains the larger amount by far. In addition, the Air Police were not the only one who got hosed. Every one of you were required to do Augmentation duty for a month along the perimeter. In addition, telephone installer/repairmen and cable splicer/maintenance guys from the local Comm squadrons as well as the 1st MOB of GEEIA were out there all the time. See my post on this here https://asknod.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/thailand-ao-exposure/
Now someone needs to go down to the University of Texas’ Air America Historical wing and find all the records on the P-6C spray-rigged Porter that reloaded at 20 Alternate about three times a day during dry season. I know where he was spraying but there doesn’t seem to be much of a record concerning any except the Ranch Hand over on the Eastern Border with the DRV down to RVN along the HCM trail.
And here’s Admiral Elmo Zumwalt’s take on it in 1990:
Australian research report abstract:
Project 404/Waterpump notes
Vang Pao data from 20 Alternate (Long Tieng)
All Air Accidents in Thailand during the war
AFTN RF-4C crash at Udorn 4/17/70 -missed me by thaaaaaaat much.
Map of Udorn
Laos operations w/ AAM