San Francisco-Ho Chi Minh City Sister City Committee (SFHCMSSC)
Agent Orange Update
Wednesday, August 27, 5:30 pm, Free
RSVP: 415 447-6075, firstname.lastname@example.org
City Hall, Mayor’s Conference Room #201
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco
Agent Orange — a defoliant used during the Vietnam War was manufactured by Dow Chemical Company and Monsanto Corporation for use by the US Military. It was shipped to Vietnam in orange striped containers and thus the chemical was branded “Agent Orange.” The chemical was highly dangerous and was found in some locations to be hundreds of times greater than levels considered safe by the US EPA. It has been reported that as many as 3 million Vietnamese have been affected by Agent Orange. According to some sources, it still impacts the people of Vietnam. It also has affected Veterans of the US Military and the Vietnamese Military.
Paul Cox, a Marine Veteran, Vietnam War and Vice Commander of American Legion War Memorial Commission
Dr. Robert Owen, Chief of Infectious Diseases of the San Francisco VA Hospital and a professor at UCSF, discuss current issues revolving around Agent Orange.
SFHCMSSC 19 years of creating programs to improve the quality of life of the people of Vietnam. SFHCMSSC invites you to join us on for this presentation. Meet others who share your concerns and learn about the exciting programs that we are planning for our members and friends.
- Be the first to buy a raffle ticket for a roundtrip to Asia.
- Learn about the November visit to Vietnam and our work with the Smithsonian Institution.
- Learn more about the committee’s language, trade, art, biotechnology, healthcare, transportation, urban planning and other programs.
- Mingle with committee members, civic and governmental officials who have an interest in Vietnam.