Kerry Ryan


 

 

Age: 35

 

Summary: daughter of a Vietnam War veteran who was born with 22 major birth defects her family attributed to the exposure of Agent Orange (a chemical used to defoliate the jungles of South Vietnam and Cambodia during the war), who became a symbol of fight against Agent Orange when she stood as an example of the herbicide's alleged harm to veterans' children, in which the Ryan family became part of the national consciousness when they were named party in a 1979 class-action lawsuit against Dow Chemical, the maker of Agent Orange.

 

 

Cause of Death: Kidney failure

 

Born: January 24, 1971

 

Died: August 21, 2006

 

Location: Boca Raton, Florida