Winning Peace with Honor

A truce is negotiated in the Battle of Agent Orange

Private First Class Michael Ryan had just arrived in Viet Nam with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in 1966 when he and his squad were sent into an area that had been sprayed with the herbicide known as Agent Orange. Soon thereafter he lost almost 50 lbs. and developed mysterious lumps on his groin and rashes all over his body. Army doctors dosed him with penicillin and sent him back to duty. Five years later, while serving as a policeman on Long Island, N.Y., Ryan...

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