Originally Posted by armlesscadet
Ok I have to do this project for english and I decided to do a report on Agent Orange so if anybody wants to share any information over it to help me out on my english report I will be greatly appreciated.
When in doubt, go to the Veteran's Administration. http://www1.va.gov/agentorange/page.cfm?pg=2 Agent Orange was a herbicide, or defoliant, which was used in Vietnam to kill unwanted plant life and to remove leaves from trees which otherwise provided cover for the enemy. Agent Orange was a mixture of chemicals containing equal amounts of the two active ingredients, 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T. The name, "Agent Orange," came from the orange stripe on the 55-gallon drums in which it was stored. There's a lot of good, understandable info on all the agents used in different wars on the website.