Have you seen the new Agent Orange Pin ?
The designer of the Agent Orange Pin, Chuck Leist, served in Vietnam in 1967-1968. In 2014, he was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, renal cell carcinoma and mantle cell carcinoma in his bone marrow. All of these cancers are directly linked to his exposure to agent orange during his Vietnam service.
After having a large part of his left kidney removed, Chuck searched for an Agent Orange Cancer Survivor ribbon. He found two, but neither one adequately addressed the relationship between Agent Orange and service in Vietnam. Chuck designed his own ribbon and applied for a copyright on his ribbon design. His goals are to use this pin to promote education about Agent Orange as well as to allow 501(c) organizations to make a profit from sales to support their mission statements.
During the Vietnam War, between 1962 and 1971, the United States military sprayed nearly 20,000,000 U.S. gallons (75,700,000 L) of chemical herbicides and defoliants in Vietnam, eastern Laos, and parts of Cambodia as part of the aerial defoliation program known as Operation Ranch Hand, reaching its peak from 1967 to 1969