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Trooper Shines Much-Needed Spotlight on Iraq Vets and Uranium Poisoning

The core of the film is Murphy's relationship with his father. Murphy is sick with uranium poisoning, his father is sick from Agent Orange, and they're both trying to take care of each other. There's a parallel there between the uranium poisoning of Iraq veterans and the Agent Orange poisoning of Vietnam vets, isn't there? You see history repeating itself.
depleted uranium is a byproduct of uranium, and its half-life is 4.5 billion years

depleted uranium is a byproduct of uranium, and its half-life is 4.5 billion years

The result is Trooper, a beautiful, heart-wrenching film that offers far more than empathy. It dares viewers to explore a disturbing corner of the Iraq War, a realm that no film has yet to touch: the blight of depleted uranium poisoning, which has infected thousands of Iraq veterans but is yet to be acknowledged by the Pentagon and is virtually unknown to the American public.

The film follows Murphy O’Shea (Martini), a specialist who returns home from Operation Iraqi Freedom to a New York City suffused with sunshine and tranquility. Murphy’s friends welcome him home, but the specialist feels strangely locked out of their joy and clouded by an odd illness.

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Widow of a Vietnam veteran exposed to Agent Orange and founder of Agent Orange Legacy.

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