Can we keep this thread civil?
I am looking for Statistics!
I can find little statistics which answers this question. I post it here because we don't have a thread dedicated
to Vietnam Vets. I am using this thread as proxy. I can understand if you disagree but I don't see it in Social
Chat and I am maybe overruled by the Admins. I am will be 64 on 1/14/2010. I have been fortunate
to not have come down down with any of the presumptive conditions. Our life experience
"MAYBE" influecnced by the :
1-Being in Service.
5-etc bad water,how cigarettes, boooze .....
I am not saying they influence our life expectancy but they might. I am not
looking to start that fight. The comparison would be between "Jody"
who never went to service and those who did go to Vietnam.
The "Bluewater" folks always site that our life expectanty is about
10 years less that non serviceman. I not saying Bluewater, Brown or Green
water affects longevity but I can find no other statistics.
My risk factors:
13 months in Vietnam
12 months in Thailand
No presumtive diseases
Career VHA employee
Born in NYC have lived in North Carolina since 1979
Relatively good health
Weight and Blood pressure Okay
On a Satin
Married 3 daughters (19,23,and 29) High Stress
64 years of age
Member here since 2002.