Mr. Moran served ably and unselfishly 40 years ago as a Marine in Vietnam. However, he is currently suffering from the effects of agent orange. Agent Orange is the name given to a specific blend of herbicides used in Vietnam from 1961 to 1971 during the Vietnam conflict.
The U.S. military sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange and other herbicides to remove leaves from trees that provided cover for enemy forces. Mr. Moran was exposed to these herbicides. Because of this exposure, he has developed diabetes, peripheral neuropathy and heart disease.