Vicky Nguyen with an altar with photos of her late husband and daughter in her San Jose home Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Nguyen, 82, lived in Da Nang, near the former U.S. airbase. She says she believes exposure to chemicals during the war sickened her husband, who was a police officer during the war, and eldest daughter, who both died of rare cancers that are on the VA's list of illnesses linked to herbicide exposure. The immediate cause of death for her daughter was renal and liver failure and infection. She had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which contributed to her death. Some former South Vietnamese military members who served in the Vietnam War alongside U.S. service people, like their American counterparts, suffered exposure to the defoliant Agent Orange. Unlike the U.S. military, however, the South Vietnamese military aren't eligible for medical assistance to help them deal with the effects of their exposure. (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)