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 Post subject: Sarin Gas Exposure
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:07 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
New Article in Army Times about exposure during Desert Storm.

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/05/m ... r_070525w/

I've heard talk of these letters that DOD sent out to persons with a 'high risk' of exposure ... did anyone in 2nd ACR get one of these letters?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:57 pm 
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I was with D Troop 1/7 cav, 1st Cav Div and I got a letter. If I remember correctly 2nd ACR was near us.

I wonder what the VA will say about this new info? More denial I am sure. :roll:

I would trade a limb in a heartbeat if I could have my brain health back. It effects every part of my life. living hell most of the time. :evil:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:50 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division
I never got any letters. guess I wasn't close enough. I do remember huge plumes of smoke and loud booms when some weapons caches were being detroyed but I guess they were not chemicals.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:01 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: B Co. 7/159 Avn. Regt.
I got something in the mail a few years ago saying that with new computer models I may have been exposed to fallout from the munitions dump that we destroyed. If you would like I can post it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:59 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division
Sure, this place is as much about documentation as it is information and memories.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:28 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: B Co. 7/159 Avn. Regt.
I will try to do it this weekend.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:54 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 3rd Bn 17th Field Artillery
I'm more interested in who recieved the letters, more than the content of the letter.

These site lists 2nd ACR, but doesn't list the supporting units:
http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/an_nasiriyah_sw/index.html
http://www.gulflink.osd.mil/khamisiyah_ ... b.htm#TABB

I know for a fact the we were DS to 2nd ACR during both of these incidents, but I don't know if anyone in our unit got these letters.

I also know that I have several yet to be identified/diagnosed conditions that are 'possibly' resulting from this exposure ...

Thanks for the responses, no need to post the letter.

Happy Father's Day.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:04 am 
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I was in 66th MP, we were attached to 2nd ACR and I was wondering if I would get a letter. When I look on the list of units exposed, my BDE HQ is listed and BN but not our company.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 8:40 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division
Welcome Shivesre.

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(12/87 - 3/88) Basic Training Fort Jackson, SC

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:03 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: B Co. 7/159 Avn. Regt.
I will post a copy of my letter sometime this week.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:53 am 
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Your Gulf War Unit: D Trp 1-1 CAV 1st AD

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:30 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 1087th Trans Co.
I got a letter also.. I have also got a second letter in 2005 with some new info..it is a Khamisiyah-fact sheet.. they say exposure to sarin and cyclosarin where low level

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:01 pm 
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I got a letter also.. I have also got a second letter in 2005 with some new info..it is a Khamisiyah-fact sheet.. they say exposure to sarin and cyclosarin where low level


What unit were you in during Desert Storm?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:35 pm 
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Your Gulf War Unit: 1087th Trans Co.
with the 1087th Trans..under 4th trans Batt. 16th support group, 7th corp. 2nd Coscom. but my company was split up just before the ground war started... me and 3 other trucks (5 ton tractors) where attached to a unit out of Germany. the other 2 patoons (5 ton cargos) were scatered between hauling POW's and grave registration units. (you know what they hauled)...I saw the bodies my self.....

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:39 pm 
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I have a long, comprehensive list of units exposed that I downloaded from the official site. I'll be happy to e-mail to anyone who wants it. Just zip me an e-mail and let me know you want it.

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