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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:03 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 197 Inf. Bde. Mech. (Sep.) H.H.C.
I rec. a letter as well. I saw a story in the Las Vegas Sun 1-21-2013 . It was about new evidence of exposure in the Gulf war. The info was given to Sen. H. Reed and turned over to the Pentigon . At cia.gov (Chemical Warefare Agent Issues During the Persian Gulf War , April 22 Intell. update) It coves chem. releases at sever sites. Khamisiyah Bunker # 73 unexploded nerve agent filled rocket were found by U.N. inspectors in 1996 . There first model used faulty data .


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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:39 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 197 Inf. Bde. Mech. (Sep.) H.H.C.
The list will change from tome to time. Some units were removed. The 197 H.H.C. is on the list at www.Thewashingpost.com See story Troop list grows. Oct. 23 , 1996.


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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:58 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 197 Inf. Bde. Mech. (Sep.) H.H.C.
At cia.gov there are sever maps that show how close the ammo dump (Khamasisyah) was to obj. Gold. It looks like less than 20 miles. It also has wind projections. Also see Senate Report # 107 - 97 and the book Doesn't take a Hero page # 390 on Chem. weapons .


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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:56 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 197 Inf. Bde. Mech. (Sep.) H.H.C.
Palvadore wrote:
I was a CW3 CH47 pilot in DS and as you can imagine, in that short war I was all over that turdhole of a country. I started having symptoms before I even left the country and was on antibiotics. The Army docs said it was all in my head and I eventually lost a 14 year career because of continuing complications. About two years ago I got a letter admitting I was in the exposure area but unfortunately, I got angry and though the letter away. Now, when I recently contacted both the VA and DA, they both say no such letter was ever sent to anyone. I know this is a lie because I got one and it listed 2 separate dates in March in which soldiers were exposed. If anyone else got a letter I would be very, very grateful to get a copy. There has got to be someone out there that got the letter other than me. I lost a 14 year career because of the symptoms I had after that war and now the VA says I have no right to medical assistance based on anything that happened in the Gulf. Can anyone help?

At www.military.com see story . Revised Khamisiyah Report Relaesed (Dec. 5, 2000) Letters go out. This week, Rostkers's office will mail out 130,000 letters to people affected by the new findings. Story by Bradley Pension military.com Staff Writer .


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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:39 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 2-319th AFAR 82nd ABN
I am not sure of anything as memory loss been issue. I served in 2-319th AFAR 82nd ABN DIV. I see 1-319th listed but others not such as 2nd 319th. My unit left soon after but I stayed behind to clean and ship equipment. I can't recall how long we stayed in Iraq before moving out. I do know my unit had left. How do I fit into this? My unit leaves but I and others remain behind. Madness


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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:36 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
Welcome BW. Madness was a common thread among us all.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:10 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 2-319th AFAR 82nd ABN
Thank you Redfish, tomorrow I see VA primary and Mental health usual check ups. Sent in proof of combat last week so that should change some things. 2 C&P exams, one says a mess, PTSD MAJOR depressive disorder GAF 45 in 2010. That was denied because no proof of combat. I like others thought SWA ribbon or KLA or being in country Aug 9th to Apr 4th with 82nd FA would done it,,,,nope.Denied no proof or any record. The 2nd C&P was just done by Indian I could not understand. She said I was binge drinker, drug user, no proof of stressor. Less likely than not. I about shot myself in head for second time reading this BS. After 3 calls to suicide hotline and police visit to home I managed to talk to someone and they suggested to find out about no combat issue. Question now is after finding the right papers, are they using current C&P by crack pot or first one that I'm appealing? This is really getting old and tiring. Was awarded SSDI on appeal with 3 years back pey and medicaid dated 12 years back to separation, but poor old dumb VA can't get it together.


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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:44 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 197 Inf. Bde. Mech. (Sep.) H.H.C.
I would go to AA meetings. Then file a appeal. You can get the people from the AA to document your claims. On your 214 it should show S.W. Asis .


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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:25 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 2220tcazng
I got my letter back in 1998, they sent those out so they would get lost by us and VA and Dod can appease congress


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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:51 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division
Welcome to the forums rugbypsycho.

Can you list the unit(s) you were with in Desert Storm a little better? We dont know what "2220tcazng" is.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:55 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: B Co. 7-159th Avaiton Reg
I received a letter about exposure but no longer have it. Where can I get a copy of this letter. I have had problems for years that recently have really started to amp up. I never put two and two together until some of the guys I now work with clued me in. I have just registered with the VA and am in the process of trying to sort this all out, any help I can get is appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:21 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th INF 197th 72 Engineers/18th Airborne Corps
Welcome kinda slow around here I check in once a month.Heres what you need to do ,if not enrolled in Gulf Registry you need to do so at your local va hospital someone should be able to guide you in right direction.you need to start getting as much help for your ailments as possible and some are hard to explain .We desert storm vets are sick with many different ailments ,some has answers others don't but if your sick go to the hospital and seek help The VA is there for you to use.If you feel it is service connected then you can apply for benefits if you do get an advocate ,Good Luck

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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:48 pm 
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The Gulf War Registry is quick and easy. Just do it. It is scary at first, but getting registered is a good step in the right direction, even if you don't like the VA and having to deal with them.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:07 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: HHC 43rd CSG / 1st Cav
True Delta . Been fighting for disabilty since 2010 . Doing the registrey thing was by far one of the least difficult things I've every done with the VA.

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