|Vietnam Veterans of America|
Wayne Cartier, the former VVA Region 1 Director, died October 3 of Agent Orange-related causes at his home in Orrington, Maine. He was 69.
He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1968, and served a 1969-70 tour of duty in the Vietnam War with the 460th Field Maintenance Squadron at Tan Son Nhut Air Base. He retired as Tech Sergeant in 1988.
“Wayne was a very active and effective veterans advocate and leader,” said VVA President John Rowan, “as vice president of the VVA Maine State Council and on the National Board of Directors as the director of Region 1 in New England. He also took a strong interest in Agent Orange and served with distinction on our National Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee and on the VVA PTSD and Substance Abuse Committee.”
Wayne Cartier is survived by his wife Frances, a former AVVA Region 1 Director and National Vice President.
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