VA Acknowledges Link Between Veteran's Illness, Marine Base Chemicals

The Keene Sentinel, N.H. | Aug 31, 2015 | by Martha Shanahan
More than three decades after coming into contact with 100 barrels of a mysterious substance on a Marine Corps base in Japan, a Keene city councilor and state representative finally has some closure.
In 1981, Kris E. Roberts was a facilities maintenance officer at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan.
Roberts also hopes that if the material in the barrels was Agent Orange, as he suspects, that the U.S. government tell Japan and the citizens of Okinawa that the site may be contaminated.
"The big thing is spreading the word," he said.