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BC: "A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general." *Adapted from Henry G. Bohn*

FC: BEING EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE

1: TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.Preface 2.Genre 2-News Letter 3.Genre 3-Email 4.Genre 4-Letter of Complaint 5.Genre 5- Journal Entry 6.Genre 6- Short Story 7.Genre 7- Letter of Acceptance 8.Genre 8- Poem 9.Genre 9- Description 10.Genre 10- Endnotes 11.Genre 11- Annotated Bibliography

3: INTRODUCTION Dear Reader: I would like to introduce you to Nicholas and Micah. The two are very close brothers who have been through a lot together in their life. They have had a lot of struggles and terrifying events that occurred. The two brothers are a lot alike and they love adventures and being around each other. It turns out that there mother, father, and sister died so there the only two left in their family. The one that really relates to me is there sister. There sister had cancer and I have been through cancer. You see my papa died of cancer because of the Vietnam War. He developed a disease called Agent Orange which was caused from the chemicals that were used during the war. Cancer is the worst disease that I have ever seen a person go through. I saw all these tubes going through his side and the worst of all was the chemotherapy. Even though I don't know what it's like to have cancer, I still know what it's like for someone going through cancer and what it all consist of. The worst part of all is when you lose someone of cancer. Thats what happened to me. My papa died of cancer a few months after he was diagnosed. Each day is a struggle for someone with cancer and the disease is hard to fight. But it's not impossible to fight. You can always get the cancer to go away but it's very hard and you never give up you just keep fighting. You also have to catch the cancer in time before it spreads even more in your body. If a loved one has cancer then it will be a rough thing to go though. Probably the worst part of watching someone with cancer is when there in pain or suffering. But you should encourage them to never give up and keep going. I hope you have seen how the disease cancer is one of the worst diseases I think anyone can get. The book “Three Weeks with My Brother” has been a great. But the story really hits you when you have been through cancer with someone or have experienced it. This book has taught me to never give up and live life to the fullest. Sincerely, Zachary Turman

4: "A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general." *Adapted from Henry G. Bohn*

5: MILITARY DAILY Today we have found that herbicides used during the Vietnam War may increase the risk of developing type two diabetes. For people who do not know what Agent Orange is then Agent Orange is a herbicide that they used in Vietnam during 1965 through 1970. These herbicides were the leading cause of so many different diseases that the government didn't believe in. Since 1981 the VA has been offering priority medical care to veterans suffering from diseases due to the war.

6: "A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general." *Adapted from Henry G. Bohn*

7: To: The IOM Committee From: U.S. Government Subject: Herbicides during the Vietnam War. We have discovered that herbicides used during the Vietnam War may be linked to a from of leukemia. Researchers found high levels of dioxin in residents of a southern Vietnamese city. During the 1999-2000, 19 out of 20 Bien Hoa city residents showed the high levels may be due to the fact that in 1971 a spill of Agent Orange Storage tanks. I hope that this email expresses the fact that there is a high rate of Agent Orange victims. | Informational Mail

8: "A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general." *Adapted from Henry G. Bohn*

9: Dear U.S Government, My name is Robert Turman and I would like to file a letter of complaint. I have been exposed to herbicides that has caused me to have lung cancer. I would like to inform you that I am going to be going through a lot of things. I would like to see if there is any possibility of getting some kind of compensation. I read an article about congress passing the Agent Orange Act to provide some type of compensation. By me enlisting in the military I have been exposed to a lot of things. I hope to here back about getting some kind of compensation for me serving in the war and being exposed to diseases at the time. Robert Turman | Letter Of Protest

10: "A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general." *Adapted from Henry G. Bohn*

11: Today is July 31, 2005, and its been three days since you have passed away. I really miss you and wish that you were here with us. I know you're in a better place now and you're not suffering. I know you are completely healthy now and there is no more cancer. Even though I think about you every day I still try to keep in mind that you are in heaven and you're looking down on all of us. Even though I was young when you died I still feel like we were very close. I have never gotten the chance to thank you for all you have done for me. You have fought for are country and you got exposed to Agent Orange, which is the leading cause of your lung cancer. Even though you have gotten cancer because of being into the war, you always stressed how happy you were serving are country even though you have developed cancer from all the toxins. I know that if you had to go back and change something in your life, I know that you wouldn't have chosen to not join the military. Being in the military changed your life but you still feel proud about joining the army. I know you have been through a long journey in your lifetime and experienced a lot by fighting for are country and then fighting for your own life when you were battling cancer. That is why I am very proud to call you my grandpa. | Letter Of Ease

12: "A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general." *Adapted from Henry G. Bohn*

13: The Vietnam war was a really bad war. The war was the leading causes for a lot of diseases and deaths. The disease agent orange was most common. Agent Orange was all caused by herbicides that they used to kill unwanted areas of grass or plants. These herbicides caused skin diseases and cancer. According to BBC News, Vietnamese that live in the areas that were sprayed are still inhaling these herbicides. As you can see herbicides were the leading causes of diseases and deaths. | The hard times of the Vietnam War

14: "A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general." *Adapted from Henry G. Bohn*

15: Dear Robert Turman, We are very sorry that you have been diagnosed with lung cancer from exposure to herbicides due to the Vietnam War. We have received your recent letter of complaint and would like to offer you compensation for this time of need. We hope that you will have a successful recovery and again we are so very sorry for your recent diagnosis. | Letter of acceptance

16: "A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general." *Adapted from Henry G. Bohn*

17: I am Nicholas My brother and I are going on an adventure I am glad I have the opportunity to go We are brothers We are going to travel to a lot of places together We are brothers We have been through a lot together in are life time We are brothers I love my brother We are brothers | Life Poem

18: "A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general." *Adapted from Henry G. Bohn*

19: A Death Certificate is a way of telling when a person has died and what the cause was and all of his information like who his wife was and his mother. In this case, my grandfathers name was Robert Turman. He died on July 28, 2005 at 7:50 pm of lung cancer. He was married to Rachel Flynn Turman and Roberts mother was Helen Stringer. He was from Seminole, Oklahoma. All of these things are in a Death Certificate. All of these things have to be on a Death Certificate without all of this information then you wouldn't have a Death Certificate. | WWhat is a Death Certificate?

20: "A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general." *Adapted from Henry G. Bohn* | 1.Exposure to Agent Orange, as well as other herbicides containing dioxin, may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. I used this fact in my newsletter and I got the fact from “Agent Orange Exposure linked to type 2 diabetes.” 2.Agent Orange was used as an herbicide in Vietnam between January 1965 and April 1970 according to VA. I used this fact in my newsletter and I got the fact from “Agent Orange Exposure linked to type 2 diabetes.” 3.Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War may be linked to a form of leukemia in veterans. I used this fact in my Email. I got the source from the article called “Agent Orange linked to leukemia, contamination.” 4.In blood samples taken from 1999-2000, 19 out of 20 Bien Hoa City residents showed levels of TCDD. I used this fact in my Email. I got the source from the article called “Agent Orange linked to leukemia, contamination.” 5.In 1981, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill granting free health care to veterans who showed symptoms of exposure to Agent Orange. This fact helped me write my letter of acceptance. This fact came from the article called “The legacy of Vietnam-era Agent Orange use on Veterans.” 6.In 1991, Congress passed legislation stating that veterans suffering from diseases related to Agent Orange should be eligible for the same VA benefits and services as other veterans with disabilities connected to their combat service. This fact helped me write my letter of acceptance. This fact came from the article called “The legacy of Vietnam-era Agent Orange use on Veterans.” 7.During the Vietnam War, U.S. civilians, along with military personnel, were in the country when Agent Orange, an herbicide containing dioxin, was used as a defoliant. | Notes of Facts

21: This fact helped me write my letter of acceptance. This fact came from the article called “The legacy of Vietnam-era Agent Orange use on Veterans.” 8. He was a retired postal clerk, an army veteran of the Vietnam War where he received three Purple Hearts and a Bronze star. I used this fact in my journal entry genre. I got this fact from the Obituary. 9.Died July 28,2005 I used this fact in my journal entry genre. I got this fact from the Obituary. 10.According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, “Approximately 20 million gallons of herbicides were used in Vietnam between 1962 and 1971 to remove unwanted plant life and leaves. I used this fact in my short story. The article that this fact came from was called “Agent Orange.” 11.In 1991 Congress passed the Agent Orange Act to provide military veterans who developed medical conditions related to dioxin exposure in Vietnam with easier access to compensation. I used this fact in my short story. The article that this fact came from was called “Agent Orange.” 12.The death of his sister due to cancer. I used this fact in my Poem. I got the information from the book “Three Weeks with My Brother.” 13.There long journey together I used this fact in my Poem. I got the information from the book “Three Weeks with My Brother.” 14.Died of Metastatic Lung Cancer I got this information from the Death Certificate. It helped me write a description of a Death Certificate. 15.Died July 28, 2005 at 7:50 pm. I got this information from the Death Certificate. It helped me write a description of a Death Certificate. 16.From Seminole, Oklahoma I got this information from the Death Certificate. It helped me write a description of a Death Certificate. 17.Married to Rachel Flynn turman I got this information from the Death Certificate. It helped me write a description of a Death Certificate. 18.Mother was Helen Stringer I got this information from the Death Certificate. It helped me write a description of a Death Certificate. 19.Who his doctor was. I got this information from the Death Certificate. It helped me write a description of a Death Certificate. 20.Estimated that between 72,000 and 171,000 civilians may have worked for the U.S government in Vietnam between 1964 and 1974. I used this fact to help me write my acceptance letter. The article that I found this fact was called “Agent Orange.”

22: "Agent Orange Exposure Linked to Type 2 Diabetes." EBSCO Publishing ServiceSelection Page. Nations Heath, Dec.-Jan. 2000. Web. 03 Nov. 2011. . This source helped me write my genre by telling me that herbicides containing dioxin may increase type 2 diabetes. So I wrote newsletter to show how it may increase type two diabetes. "EBSCOhost." Agent Orange Linked to Leukemia, Contamination. July 2001. Web. 31 Oct. 2011. . This source helped me write my genre by informing me that herbicides may be linked to a form of leukemia in Veterans. This helped me write an email to the Iom committee stating how herbicides were linked to leukemia and other diseases. "The Legacy of Vietnam-era Agent Orange Use on Veterans." 15 Aug. 2011. Web. 7 Nov. 2011. . This source helped me write my genre by explaining that Ronal Reagan signed a bill granting free health care to veterans who showed symptoms of exposure to Agent Orange. So I wrote a letter of recommendation written by my grandfather to ask for compensation. "Obituary." Press Argus [Van Buren]. Print. This is one of my sources that is just about my papa that had died from the disease Agent Orange that developed Lung Cancer. It helped me by telling what his awards were and proving that he was a veteran. | Useful Sources

23: Rehman,, Tehreem. "Agent Orange." Teen Ink 21.5 (2010): 21." Teen Ink 21.5 (2010): 21. Web. This source helped me write my genre by explaining what Agent Orange was caused by and what these herbicides caused. For example, Herbicides caused skin diseases. Robertson, Robert E. "Aging Orange." EBSCO Publishing Service Selection Page. GAO Reports, 22 Apr. 2005. Web. 31 Oct. 2011. . This source helped me write my genre by explaing the Agent Orange Act and how veterans can get easier access to compensation. It also showed how it can help you and expressed that it could really help when you need that money. Sparks, Nicholas. Three Weeks with MY Brother. New York: Time Warner Book Group, 2006. Print. The book Three Weeks with My Brother helped me write a genre by explaing Nicholas Sparks’s life and what he has went though with people that had cancer in his family. It also related to me because someone in my family died due to cancer. | "A soldier is he whose blood makes the glory of the general." *Adapted from Henry G. Bohn*

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