I don’t suppose the DMZ in Korea or the Fulda Gap counts? LOL
It may count. There are some Korean war vets who are eligible. I don’t know all the details of that. Kind of complicated. I have a good friend who was in the Mississippi Air Guard who was on a TDA to Alaska and was waiting on a flight back to the 48 and was asked to help unload some 55 gal. drums from an aircraft. He says they were labeled Agent Orange. And he is getting these benefits. Never set a foot in Vietnam.
I told my wife that I thought he was scamming the system and that I was not going to do that. Just found out that anyone who served in Vietnam during the years I indicated above is deserved these benefits! Anyone!