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Home Q & A Agent Orange What is Agent Orange?
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  • Agent Orange was an herbicide used in Vietnam to defoliate plants and trees that provided cover for the enemy. The name “Agent Orange” came from the orange stripe on the 55-gallon drums in which it was stored.

    Answered by David - 31 12 1969
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A veteran’s family must request a United States flag.

A flag is provided at no cost to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran. Generally, the flag is given to the next of kin. Only one flag may be provided per veteran. Upon the request of the family, an “Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes” (VA Form 21-2008) must be submitted along with a copy of the veteran’s discharge papers. Flags may be obtained from VA regional offices and most U.S. Post Offices.