I was stationed in Okinawa from Dec ‘68 - June ‘70 and again from Mar ‘71 - Sept ‘72, 586th Maintenance Co., USARPAC, and Co D, USA Maintenance Ops Dir 2d Log Command, USARPAC, during that time I worked at the Machinato Depot, cleaning and repairing all of the equipment that was sent back to us from Vietnam. I (we) were responsible for steam cleaning, disassembling, repairing and reassembly of trucks, jeeps, and other pieces of equipment damaged in the war. No one ever wore protective gear of any type. I now have coronary heart disease and type II diabetes, and I am sure that cleaning and working on that equipment had to have exposed me to more than enough Agent Orange and God knows what else. Some of that equipment still had blood on it when we got it. I am just now in the process of applying for AO related disability from the VA, I would have done so sooner but the VA and my American Legion representative told me that it wouldn't do any good and not to bother. Hopefully now that things are starting to surface, I and others like me will get some relief. Oh yes, and we had stacks of those barrels there on the depot.