How many of us are left....

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Re: How many of us are left....

Post by redfish » Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:52 am

Do like I do haze, I bookmark it or save it in my favorites. I would never remember anything
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Re: How many of us are left....

Post by FA1SGret » Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:15 am

I don't think anybody or any agency knows the real numbers. Gulf War Illness is still not recognized or accepted by the VA, or much of the medical community because they can't pin it down to scientific cause and effect. No one has any clue as to how many shots were given, how many PB pills were taken, how much DEET was used, or who was where when Kamynisha (sp?) was blown, or what the hell was in the oil well smoke. The records just aren't there.

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Re: How many of us are left....

Post by Dagger X-Ray » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:06 am

* shots were given - I know I had quite a few before ever leaving the states and there were 2 other times in the sand that I received shots. One time they were given by the best looking homeliest looking GI females I had seen in weeks :)


* how many PB pills were taken - I know in port waiting on our vehicles, we took them regularly over at least a week, there were several other times we took them in the sand.


* what the hell was in the oil well smoke - MY LUNGS and my body, I remember having an oily coating on everything we touched or wore and our bodies. I'd be good after taking my whore bath but as soon as I dried off and walked out of my track or tent, or hole in the ground, I'd get that opily coating all over me again. I can't imagine how much oil we ingested or breathed in just the 2 weeks we spentin the area of hwy 8 just a short ways down from a lot of burning wells.
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Re: How many of us are left....

Post by FA1SGret » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:22 pm

I agree ... same here. And the bug juice.
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