VFW post raising money for family affected by Agent Orange



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Greenwood resident Dawn Piercy looks through her father, Don Piercy's military awards and letters. Don served in Vietnam, and due to his exposure to Agent Orange, suffered debilitating organ failure and genetic mutation. Those mutations have been passed on to Dawn and her son, Armondo. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Don Piercy served in Vietnam, and due to his exposure to Agent Orange, suffered debilitating organ failure and genetic mutation. Those mutations have been passed on to Dawn and her son, Armondo. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


The tearful confession came as a complete surprise.

Dawn Piercy opened her door to find her father, Don Piercy, waiting for her. He told her he needed to speak to her — that he was dying from two types of heart disease. Doctors suspected his exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam was the reason.

“He dropped to his knees, and he had a tear in his eyes, and he kept repeating ‘I’m so sorry,’” Piercy said. “I couldn’t figure out why.”

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