On Special Assignment preview: The lasting effect of Agent Orange

Posted at 2:53 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 16:53:44-04

BILLINGS – The chemical the U.S. government once claimed was harmless to soldiers has now claimed the lives of many service members who served in Vietnam.

Millions of gallons of Agent Orange were sprayed during the Vietnam war to kill vegetation to make it easier to spot the enemy. 

The VA now recognizes the effects of Agent Orange, and the multiple diseases and disorders associated with it, but not everyone who fought in the area during the that time is covered.

At 5:30, Q2’s Samantha Harrelson goes On Special Assignment to look at the lasting effect of Agent Orange on Montana veterans.