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Bio/chem exposure in the US in the 1970s

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posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 11:43 AM
HI-I am a vet who served in airborne units in the 1970s. There were several occasions at Ft Bragg when I saw C-130s spraying overhead-fairly low. I spoke with the Ranch Hand Squadron and at that time they only used c-123s. The contact there said the 130s could come from anywhere and disappear the same way-so the likelihood of finding out their missions was remote. Afterwards there were epidemics of skin problems-so much so that when I went to one clinic there was a specialist there from UNC consulting with the dermatologists.

Does anyone have any info on the spraying, or where to look? Thanks,


posted on Nov, 8 2008 @ 01:58 PM
I'm curious if you found any info?
I am looking for simular info in the same time frame, in the Pacific Northwest area...Specifically Oregon

posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 09:19 PM
reply to post by schoonerguy

I was there from 1973 to 1975 in the 82nd Airborne Division. Don't remember any spraying or skin rashes though. Sorry.

posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 09:47 PM
paraquat was used in calif to spray marijuana back in the 1970s

And i believe they used calif air national guard C-130s and the air base a Ft Bragg in Mendocino county would have been in the right place for spraying California's golden triangle of Humboldt, Mendocino and trinity counties.

paraquat is a known skin irritant

posted on Nov, 9 2008 @ 10:18 PM
Thank you very much!
You wouldn't happen to know any other information such as the project name?
Several years ago I was told is was project Ranch hand...that turned out to be incorrect

reply to post by ANNED

posted on Nov, 10 2008 @ 09:10 PM
I believe there is some confusion between the city of Fort Bragg, California and the US Army post in North Carolina, Fort Bragg.

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