I want to give a special thanks to many of our veterans who have helped me in so many ways.  A special thanks to the veteran who stepped up and assisted me with getting my website back up!  Thank you!!!! I know who you are and from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of CZ Veterans, thank you!  With being able to post, it will help to get the research out to hopefully help forward the search for what herbicides were used in Panama and other places that could have contaminated us.

A Special Thanks to Montana Chapter 1087.  One of our CZ Veterans who happens to be attached to Chapter 1087 contacted me to come and speak to their lodge about my findings.  I spoke with them in October 2018, during Agent Orange month.  By doing so, I was able to get in contact with Senator Tester’s aide.  Senator Tester is the Ranking Member on the Veterans Affairs Committee on the Senate side. This was an important key to connect with their office to forward the investigation I submitted, which they also got a copy of the IG request.  All of these things will be discussed in upcoming meetings.

Since then Senator Tester’s office has written to the DoD and the VA asking some pointed questions and calling out Panama and Thailand specifically and asking for an Agent Orange Working Group Study on the “commercial” type herbicides that were sent to Panama and Thailand.  I have also been invited back to Montana to speak June 1st, 2019.

There is still much research to do to connect the dots. For those of you who have time on your hands and want to help with the research, most of which you can do from your computer, step up and join in the fun. If you have read my book, The Travels of Orange, you will see there were many different herbicides/pesticides/insecticides used all around us.  We lived in a toxic soup. Many of these other chemicals were also toxic and can cause diseases. I’d like several committees to study each of these and compile as much as you can about them. The VA is supposed to help veterans but it appears to me that we have to help ourselves. So join me, and let’s get to it!

About Donna Tornoe 4 Articles
Researcher and Author of The Travels of Orange and other toxins. Helping Veterans who were exposed to dioxin and other persistent pesticides who served in the Panama Canal Zone from 1959-1977 and beyond.