Links of Interest
Agent Orange & The Malaria Drug Larium
Information supplied by Pete Peterson & Doc Neralich
How much Agent Orange was sprayed in your area? Check the link below.
Foremost Vietnam Milk Co., Ltd
Forwarded courtesy of Bob "Gibbo" Gibson - Duty First ( D&E
Platoon Rifleman -
) - 1967-oct1968. Vietnam AUSTRALIA
If you drank milk in '
between 1965 and 1972 you ingested Agent Nam
and a variety of other herbicide residues. Orange
As you may know, the Foremost Milk Company (now out of business in
) based in US held the DOD contract for the Los Angeles US
military's milk supply in So'east Asia. Before and after shipping
packaged 'finished milk' in its distinctive orange/white
containers, Foremost shipped a milk concentrate to '
which was Nam
to be mixed with water. Unfortunately the water used was taken
which, DOD belatedly learned, was infested Saigon River
with herbicide drainage. Foremost
went defunct several years USA
ago but Foremost Vietnam is still in operation.
Milk became an essential export by the USG to
after 1967 Vietnam
after doctors in the States discovered they were treating large
vets suffering from gastroenteritis and other Vietnam
colon inflammatory illnesses due to lack of the enzyme used by the
intestines to digest milk. If a person continues to drink milk
their body will continue to produce the enzyme (kind of like a wet
nurse who continues to manufacture breast milk for decades after
giving birth as long as her milk continues to be suckled.)
However, if a person stops drinking milk their body stops
producing the enzyme. Because milk was not as available in '
's early deployment thousands of Americans assigned America
gradually stopped producing the enzyme... but when they Vietnam
returned back to The World the first thing they consumed in large
quantities was milk... which made them sick because they could no
longer adequately digest it.
As a result, Foremost was contracted to ensure there was always a
large supply of milk for GI's to consume. Unfortunately, the high
demand resulted in its
production being mixed with tainted Vietnam
water. Hence, many American's who served in
but had no Vietnam
direct contact with herbicide distribution or deployment
contracted the chemicals through the milk they drank.