National Commander Clarence Hill says he is pleased VA has acknowledged herbicide Agent Orange as a culprit in three more illnesses plaguing Vietnam vets: Parkinson’s disease, hairy cell leukemia and ischemic heart disease.
Starting Oct. 2, student veterans can apply online for emergency GI Bill payments to help cover their expenses. VA regional offices will issue checks up to $3,000 to those enrolled in schools this semester.
Of the 697,000 U.S. troops who served in the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War, about one in four suffer from illnesses related to the conflict, according to the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (RAC).
Several awards are presented each year during the Legion’s National Convention to honor employers who hire veterans, disabled veterans and older workers. Those who help veterans find employment are also recognized.