Agent Orange problems linger for veterans
Vietnam veterans who served on the water are demanding the same health coverage as foot soldiers.
Gerald Wasik, of Holbrook, is one of many Navy veterans who believe Agent Orange is to blame for current health problems. Current laws only allow coverage for diseases related to the herbicide for soldiers who had "boots on the ground."
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation that would expand coverage to the 800,000 veterans exposed to Agent Orange on the sea or in the air. And Wasik says the water of the Saigon River he sailed on was full of the poison.
"We used that water for everything," he says.