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 
 

Banjoko Adetola

James Roger Alto

Ronald E. Ballenger

Steve Ray Barrett

David E. Bedard

Fernando Beltran

Francisco Beltran

Roger J. Bennett

Jackson Earl Benson

William Danny Blackburn

Roger Blackman

Willie Blackmon

Robert F. Blair

Jimmy Weldon Bradley

Carl Eugene Brewer

Greg Brown

Gregory J. Brown

Kenneth A. Bruce

James Bushong

Laurence J. Bussin

Johnny Caldwell

Daniel A. Carbonaro

Roland C. Castaner

Bruce S. Cavanaugh

James E. Collins

David Earl Conner

George P. Coppola

Knute E. Cover

Gary C. Cox

John David Cox

Lester Crabtree

Vonnie Edward Crites

Larry A. Daigle

David J. Dargay

William F. Davison

Robert P. DiFazio

Benjamin John Dominik

Dennis P. Drzewiecki

Val Duncan

Jario RodriguezEcheverri

William G. Elder

Denny Epperson

Mike Everts

Albert J. Fanelli

Richard Flynn

Jerry W. Ford Sr.

Ronald L. Gaines

Ernie Garcia

Lester D. Garrett

Thomas J. Garvey

William (Bill) W. Gillespie

Jordan A. Gmach

Lee E. Goldman

William D. Gonzales

Oscar G. Gonzalez

Gerald T. Gray

Terry L. Griffith

Robert Grunenwald

Gary H. Hackworth

James B. Hall

Terry Lee Harper

Donald H. Hastings

Richard C. Hearn

William David Heisinger

Charles Frederick Hewitt

George E. Hijar

Lawrence J. Hill

George W. Holtzman

Phillip R. Horn

Michael Richard Hostick

Abdon Ibarra Jr.

Dennis M. Johnson

Donald W. Johnson

Joe Manuel Jones

Larry O. Kennedy

Robert Mike Kidder

Michael Kinas

Larry James Kingsbury

Ray A. Kivler

Michael Kravec

Robert J. Krebs, Jr

Alan E. Kunzman

Frank Lagos

Roy E. Leach

Robert Joseph Lent

Stephen Richard Lewis

Sherwood Love

Dennis R. Lynk

Lawrence W. Mace

Michael W. Mack

Richard Mandleur

Robert E. Manning Jr.

Arlis Ray Marion

Gerald L. Marques

David Martinez

Thomas S. McBriarty

Charles D. McBride II

Edward Dale McConnell

Thomas R. McMahon

Steven Dale Mentas

Terry M. Mingo

Edward J. Mitchell III

Adrian Moore

Daniel Edward Murphy

Thomas R. Napierala

Patrick M. O'Brien

John Stanley Olson Sr.

James J. O'Neil

Dennis Patrick O'Rouke

Gregory W. Phillips, Jr.

Charles Ellis Pinkham

Donald E. Potter

Thomas Rahn

Glenn Allen Raney

Dexter "Dick" Ratliff

Max Recod

Arden E. Reeves

Mike Regrut

Michael A. Robbins Sr.

Albert H. Robinson Jr.

David L. Ruble

Dennis K. Ryan

James Floyd Rybolt

John C. Salley

Terry Schaefer

Michael T. Schmitt

Dennis F. Schwartz

John R. Scott

Thomas A. Scott, Jr.

Clifton Henry Shedd

James Robert Short

Charles Shurtelff Jr.

James L. Snowberger

Thomas Stiefel

Gerald T. Svrcek

Donald Ross Tamburo

William D. Tate

Mark F. Tattenbaum

Thomas Tharp

Nicholas Torreria III

Clyde Anthony Tyndall Jr.

Dale L. Veach

Gary C. Vennes

Paul Raymond Vigil

Richard D. Walter

Bruce Wayne Wangsness

Billy Ray Ward

George R. Wedge

James Ernest Weeks Jr.

William A. Wheeler

Andrew Williams Jr.

Paul B. Witherspoon

William E. Wood Jr.

Michael Worden

Wayne Wright

Robert L. Wyrick

Richard L. Yeakle