If you are a veteran who served on any U.S. military base in Thailand, you need to know these facts:
The VA has granted a claim for DIRECT EXPOSURE to Agent Orange for an airman on a Thai Air Base who could prove he walked the perimeter as a guard..
If you fit this criteria, and if your claim is being held by a Regional Office for any reason which involves the Haas Ruling, you claim is ILLEGALLY being held and you must demand its release for immediate adjudication as a DIRECT EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE claim.
The claim was based on documentation showing that Agent Orange was used on the perimeters and fence lines of all Thailand bases. Documentation for this claim relied on the following military documents:
Base Defense in Thailand - CHECO Report Extract1.pdf
USMACTHAI JUSMAGTHAI Mission Policy on Base Defense.pdf
For the entire CHICO report, go to this link. it is extremely large and comes in 8 segments.
For a limited report of the pertinent parts which also has the USMACTHAI docuement.
The other documentation required for this case was information from the service record that this airman had duty as a perimeter guard, which requires walking on the perimeter that was sprayed with Agent Orange. In addition, photos were used as supporting documentation.
Although the VA does not require or demonstrate consistent ruling from Regional Office to Regional Office, this information should be copied and attached to your claim.
Thailand Veterans for Equal Treatment for Exposure to Herbicides in Thailand
Dale's Website for Thailand Vets
This Instruction Document was provided on the Vietnam Security Police Association site