This Flu is not That flu? ...That flu IS this flu!

Please visit this area and participate in various diffrent topics of discussion.
Post Reply
MotherMargaret
Recruit
Posts: 32
Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:21 pm
Your Gulf War Unit: Please add your Unit
Location: Valdez, ALASKA
Contact:

This Flu is not That flu? ...That flu IS this flu!

Post by MotherMargaret » Fri May 05, 2006 4:37 am

not 'the garden variety' said an expert on TV commentary today ...

Well, we've missed a lot of FLU-like Symptoms & blamed it on a virus,
just because a virus is found, doesn't mean it is causing what ails us.

This Flu is not That flu Really? That flu IS this flu!

These are my own 'think outside the box' views ....
but we need to be looking at the information on many things ...
with what the pattern of 2-butoxyethanol poisoning is

Even for these 3 soldiers who died after 'flu-like symptoms'

Last thing we need for our soldiers is another vaccine!
User avatar
Hawk
Soldier
Posts: 58
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:09 am
Your Gulf War Unit: Please add your Unit
Location: Penna

Post by Hawk » Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:13 pm

VFW honors Exxon Mobil for commitment to vets

By Jessica Robertson
Baytown Sun

Published June 21, 2006

For veterans of World War II and beyond, the Exxon Mobil Baytown Complex has a message— you won’t be forgotten.

The Baytown Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 912, and the Vietnam Veterans of American, Chapter 922, presented the complex and its management team with certificates of recognition in a ceremony Tuesday.

“We’ve got a number of employees who are veterans or who have been called out to the current conflict,” plant manager Chris Erickson said. “When people get called up, we continue to provide employment, but a lot of companies these days don’t continue to provide salary and benefits to their employees if they are called to serve. Veterans are leaders in our community and are laying down their lives for our nation and our company.”

Incoming commander of VFW Post 912 Hank Sprouse said the decision to recognize Exxon Mobil for their support of veterans came after Vietnam Veterans of America vice president Warren Fitts began researching employers who have supported veterans and war efforts.

One company whose name continued to pop up in Fitts’ research was Exxon Mobil. He said the company has provided assistance to its employees and resources to troops since World War II.

Humble Oil and Refining Co., as the complex was known until the mid-1960s, produced high-octane aviation gasoline, toluene for explosives, Butyl rubber and butadiene for synthetic rubber during World War II. A report from The Online Handbook of Texas said the Baytown Ordinance Works, which was owned by the United States government and operated by Baytown refinery personnel, produced nearly half of the toluene for explosives for World War II.

The company continued to operate government-owned butadiene and Butyl rubber plants in Baytown after the war. Erickson said the company was recognized in 1944 for providing the billionth barrel of fuel for the war effort and continues to supply fuel and other resources for troops.

Humble also employed a large number of women in the 1940s as more men entered the military. An article by Gary J. Rabalais published in The Baytown Sun in 2005 said the Baytown refinery was progressive in providing jobs for women while their husbands were at war. As many as 125 women worked in the company’s Butyl lab in 1942.

Rabalais said when the war ended in 1945, Humble allowed servicemen who were employed for at least a year before their service to reenter their refinery jobs. These men often displaced female workers, but many women continued to work after the war and spent long, productive careers at the refinery.

“We were flabbergasted when we learned the history of it all,” Sprouse said. “The refinery has done a tremendous amount for its veterans. Not many companies do that. This ceremony was an opportunity to recognize what they’ve done to support local veterans.”

A Vietnam-era veteran, Fitts said he had already heard a few stories of friends who served in the military and returned home to their previous jobs at Exxon Mobil.

He said the company continued to provide medical benefits and salaries for two employees who served overseas in Operation Desert Storm and were called back to Iraq last year.

“Even in the Vietnam era when people were drafted, they did the same thing,” Fitts said.

“Exxon Mobil and their employees have continuously supported troops and their families during war efforts. They’ve gone beyond the call of duty in their efforts to help their veterans. I know that every time I’ve asked for help myself or for other veterans, they’ve done it without question and given us support.”

The ceremony recognized the company and several managers, including Erickson, Jonathan Yarbrough, Maxwell Ocansea and Adisak Jangkamolkulchai, for their efforts to make veterans’ transitions back into work easier.

Retired Exxon Mobil employee and VFW member Pogee Speer said when he was hired as part of a utility crew in 1967, two of his crewmembers were drafted to Vietnam.

“One didn’t come back, and the one who did came back with seniority,” he said. “They gave him a little more training, and he got an excellent job when he returned. That has been constant throughout each war. If one of our National Guardsmen got called out, they supplemented their pay, and they didn’t have to worry about their job when they got back. Exxon Mobil has always been a great supporter of veterans.”
I am only one but I am one. I can not do everything but I can Do something And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do What I can do I should do And what I should do by the grace of God I will do. Edward E. Hale
Post Reply