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Pentagon looking for soldiers exposed to chemicals in Iraq

The Department of Defense is contacting service members and veterans who may have been exposed to chemicals — warfare agents such as mustard agents or sarin — during Operation Iraqi Freedom.   This effort is in response to the recent reports in The New York Times, most...
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Vets Can Finally Sue Contractors for Cancer Caused by War

The suits say KBR’s actions resulted in illnesses and death. That seems like an obvious assumption: In the United States, we are not allowed to burn trash in large open pits because it’s a health hazard. Troops can tell you. It settled like smog over their housing areas, leaving...
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Retired Air Force Col. Archer Battista believes new report backs effort to extend Agent Orange benefits

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“It looks to us as if we have finally prevailed in this battle. The VA is making noises about how do we reach out and contact these men and women so that, I think, is going to be the next hurdle,” retired Air Force Col. Archer Battista, 68, said this week. “It’s a very big hurdle...
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A vet’s long and winding road

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Sajta’s slender 125-pound frame allowed him to fit into tight spaces where most others couldn’t. While assigned to Clark Air Base in the Philippines in April 1967, it was Sajta’s duty to crawl into Air Force bombers to repair fuel bladders that carried Agent...
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Veteran faces battles with VA Clinic

Norman Laws of Branson served in Vietnam. Following his years overseas, he was stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois in 1973, where he said he was exposed to multiple chemicals, including Agent Orange. The base has since closed, and the state of Illinois has...
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Veteran who pleaded for quicker care dies of cancer

Robert Morgan, the veteran who pleaded for quicker care and said he thought he had cancer during a town hall meeting at the Nashville VA hospital, has died from the disease. “I’ll die, and the reason I’ll die is because I don’t receive timely care,”...
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PTSD and Brain Injury: Double Trouble for Veterans

Discussing the genesis of the study, Combs said: “We decided to investigate the cognitive impairment associated with mild TBI when it is combined with PTSD because, in the literature, far less is known about when both of those problems are combined.” “Most of...
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