VA researchers found a link between service-related occupational exposure to herbicides and high blood pressure (hypertension) risk among U.S. Army Chemical Corps (ACC) Veterans, a group of Veterans assigned to do chemical operations during the Vietnam War. Researchers also found an association between military service in Vietnam and hypertension risk among these Veterans.
Researchers at VA’s Post Deployment Health Services Epidemiology Program, Office of Patient Care Services, conducted the Army Chemical Corps Vietnam-Era Veterans Health
Veterans from all eras and members of American Legion Post 37 are encouraged to attend its monthly meetings.
They meet the first Monday of each month at 7 a.m. at the Hermiston VFW Hall ,45 W. Cherry Ave.
Chartered by Congress in 1919, the American Legion provides service to veterans, current military personnel and the communities in which they reside. The nonprofit organization is committed to advocating patriotism, mentoring youth and supporting worthwhile community programs, including American
For a sparsely populated area, Grant County is home to a high rate of veterans.
Of the roughly 7,200 residents, more than 10 percent have served their country — 809, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
One of those veterans, Ret. Army Staff Sgt. Bob Van Voorhis, said rural Grant County residents have always answered the call to serve.
“This county and Eastern Oregon in general has contributed an awful lot to the freedoms and everything else