In a three part investigation of the continuing legacy of Agent Orange, KQED radio program The California Report takes on the continuing impact of Agent Orange from the perspective the South Vietnamese soldiers who fought alongside the United States during the war.
In part 1 of the series, The Forgotten Ones: A Legacy of Agent Orange, a former South Vietnamese soldier Luc Nguyen and his American commander Louis Wagner share their experience dealing with Agent Orange. Both men have suffered from prostate cancer – a condition which is recognized by the U.S. Veterans Administration as Agent Orange-related.
Part 2 gives the listener three unique perspectives: Bui Tuy Son (a South Vietnamese soldier who has lung cancer but does not smoke), Le Ke Son (who oversees the governments Agent Orange program) and the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak.
Part 3 takes a look at the dioxin hotspots that scar the land in southern Vietnam and continue to cause health problems in those who live nearby.
All three episodes are also available on the Make Agent Orange History Multimedia page.