Bill Black - Agent Orange

Running time
47 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


We carried a lot of water, a heck of a lot of water. I think we sometimes got water drops from the choppers, other times from the creeks. And we had a pill I think, a tablet we put in the water. Yeah, I can remember at one stage them telling us not to eat any of the seafood if we went through the villages, like I suppose prawns.

And of course you learn later on it's the Agent Orange. And I can remember them saying the prawns, I guess again, came to the surface to breathe, so that would be where the... But we weren't aware of Agent Orange. We were aware of getting sprayed. Again, it wasn't until you got back and some years later when that started to come in the media all the time, or the vets talking about it.

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