Local Man Shares His Effects of “Agent Orange”

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John David Murphy

John David Murphy, born and raised in Calvin, LA, knows personally the effects of Agent Orange. John graduated from Calvin High School in 1963, and later attended Louisiana Tech for three years; only to enlist in the United States Navy. John served from March 1967-1971. While in the Navy he worked two ships, the “Guston Hall” and the “Tom Green County”. He served three combat campaigns in Vietnam where he worked as an electrician for the US Navy. After getting out of the service, he went back to school and finished with his B.A. in English, using that he taught for two years.

Mr. Murphy decided to go work in the oil field after that. John is now 73 years of age, and was made aware that some health problem he was having were due to “Agent Orange”. If you brush up on your history, “Agent Orange” was a powerful herbicide used by the US military during the Vietnam War.



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