Agent Orange was an poison used in Vietnam during the war and many US Soldiers were exposed and later in life died. Do those who have fallen to Agent Orange, deserve to have their names added to the Vietnam Memorial Wall?
Agent Orange was certainly a direct effect to these men who later died. But right now only the POW, MIA and those fallen during battle are on the wall. So the fact that they served and then later died as a result, I would agree! Their names should be added to the fallen. Thanks for your reply.
The criteria appear to be the death had to occur during the war, although under FAQ there is a question =L Q: How do I get a name added to the memorial for a serviceman who died as a result of his service in the Vietnam War? Answer is a bit ambiguous.
I could definitely see a category of "post-war casualties" to include Agent Orange poisoning. There are other combat holdover conditions that could be included as well. PTSD, alcoholism/addiction, paralysis. To me, the idea of making the wall more inclusive woud be appealing.