The former Air Force Sgt. whose story about spraying the toxic defoliant Agent Orange on Guam sparked a federal investigation has died.
Master Sgt. Leroy Foster of Lakeland succumbed to diseases and health issues he claimed were caused by Agent Orange exposure.
Mr. Foster claimed he sprayed hundreds of thousands of gallons of the deadly weed killer around the island.
The military denies using Agent Orange on Guam.
Mr. Foster’s story led to Florida Congressman Dennis Ross filing a bill to provide Agent Orange benefits to tens of thousands of veterans who served on the island.
His struggle to disprove the military’s assertion continues. You can watch Steve Andrews’ full report tonight at 6.
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