US veteran launches campaign to help Agent Orange victim

A former US Marine who fought in Vietnam is on a fundraising mission to help a young victim of Agent Orange.

Reginald Carnes, 66, has launched a webpage called ‘Hands for Thuong’ in aid of Thuong, a girl who was born without hands. Carnes, aka Chu Rik, aims to raise $10,000 – it’s currently at $560 – which he will use to buy prosthetic hands for Thuong.

After arriving back in Vietnam in 2007 on a quest for “spiritual healing”, Carnes met Thuong and her family through charity work.

Carnes was also poisoned by Agent Orange, he says, causing his son to die at childbirth.

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