Pageant winner focuses on Agent orange

For those of you with no clue (Secret agent? Double agent?), Agent Orange was the code name for an herbicide sprayed by our government during the Vietnam War, the idea being to wipe out the vegetation where the enemy could hide. (Yes, people do brutal things in war.) The result? The government of Vietnam estimates 400,000 people were killed or maimed, plus another half-million children born with birth defects.Then there were the effects on American troops in the area, which is where Grant’s family comes in.Her grandfather James, 65, served in the Air Force and was in the area where Agent Orange was used. Her mom, Tanya, 38, was born with a hip illness, and genetic testing revealed she’d been exposed to Agent Orange.More on this Great Kid