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image by Gary Moore, 4 January 1999
image by Rick Wyatt, 10 April 2015
The Agent Orange flag can be seen at dns.advnet.net/gdmoore/aoflag.htm. IIRC, the flag is a reminder for the soldiers who were infected by the "Orange Rain" that was used by the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War.
Dov Gutterman, 4 January 1999
The Agent Orange is officially supported by VVA (Vietnam Veterans of America) through Resolution AO-13-03 (Agent Orange / Dioxin Awareness Month):
Further, that VVA publicize the Agent Orange Flag, preserve its history, and make it available to all levels of the organization and interested parties. [...]"
There seems to be different variants of the original flag:
- a photo taken in the War Remnants Museum, Saigon (Vietnam), shows, most probably, the flag's reverse, with only one orange stripe - or, equivalently, two vertical black and orange stripes of the same width:
www.travelpod.com/travel-photo/dane/se_asia/1177559280/orange_flag.jpg/tpod.html - Photo contributed on 26 april 2007 to TravelPod by "Dane"
- a photo taken during a rally organized in June 2009 in Rolla (USA) shows the flag with equal black and orange vertical stripes, and the writing "DIOXIN" instead of "DIOXIN KILLS" below the tree: johnstagner.com/?page_id=544
- "CRW Flags" sells an Agent Orange outdoor flag (shown above), modeled on the South Vietnam flag - black with three horizontal orange stripes in the middle, and the dead tree surrounded by the writing "AGENT ORANGE" (top) and "DIOXIN" (bottom), the "OX" of "DIOXYN" being a skull and crossbones.
Ivan Sache, 10 March 2010