The Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act would approve benefits for Vietnam War veterans suffering from bladder cancer, hypothyroidism and Parkinson’s-like symptoms — conditions thought to be caused by exposure to the chemical herbicide Agent Orange.
If you drive to work on Aminicola Highway you may have seen Shawn Tobin. He’s an Army Veteran and retired educator. Six mornings a week, starting at about 6:45, Shawn Tobin lases up his shoes, grabs a couple bottles of water, and steps off for a roughly two and a half hour journey through Chattanooga. For the past six weeks he has spent his mornings walking 8 to 10 miles carrying an American Flag. “I’m starting to see the same families,” Tobin said. “They will scream, honk their horn.