- Distinguished Members of Congress, Coalition Leaders,
Fellow Warriors, and Guests-- It is a distinct honor to address you today.
During the Gulf War I was the U.S. Army health physicist assigned to 12th
Preventive Medicine AM theater command staff and the 3rd U.S. Army Medical
Command headquarters. I was recalled to active duty 20 years after serving
in Vietnam, from my research job with the University of Illinois Physics
Department and sent to the Gulf to ensure that all military and civilian
personnel were prepared for the anticipated nuclear, biological, chemical,
and environmental exposures. I also was assigned to two equally vital special
operations teams: Bauer's Raiders and the Depleted Uranium Assessment team.
- The preparations for war take many forms. Infantry soldiers
learn and practice their combat skills, truck drivers practice maneuvering
their rigs to make sure they can deliver supplies, and medical personnel
prepare to treat the expected combat casualties. Ideally, preparations
are driven by intelligence reports. However as the recent bombing of the
U.S.S. Cole shows commanders may ignore intelligence information and not
protect either their personnel or equipment. Prior to the start of Operation
Desert Storm military intelligence reports and threats issued by President
Saddam Hussein suggested that nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare
and environmental hazards (NBC-E) would be employed to win battles.
- As we prepared for the battle in the Deserts of Saudi
Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, medical and combat unit commanders realized that
medical personnel must be able to provide emergency medical care to conserve
the fighting strength in an NBC-E environment. This required an assessment
of medical capabilities. Four deficiencies were identified.
- First, an assessment of existing emergency medical response
capabilities in the staging areas located within Saudi Arabia revealed
the need to respond to medical emergencies resulting from combat to disease
and non-battle injuries (DNBI). Second, an assessment of medical personnel
arriving in Southwest Asia verified that most of them did not have the
knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide medical care for the
expected nuclear, biological, chemical, and environmental (NBC-E) casualties
much less the conventional weapons casualties. Third, the we verified
that that most operations personnel needed a NBC-E defense refresher course
that was specifically designed for verified threats. Fourth, we needed
to design and construct decontamination facilities, prepare standard decontamination
procedures, and train personnel to provide immediate personnel and equipment
decontamination. Consequently, Bauer's Raiders, the 3d U.S. Army Medical
Command theater NBC-E special operations planning and teaching team was
formed. Each team member had prior combat experience and was a qualified
medical and NBC-E instructor. This team also designed and supervised the
construction of the NBC decontamination facilities and provided operations
assistance throughout the echelons above corps, corps, and coalition forces.
- Since 1991 numerous Department of Defense reports have
stated that medical and tactical commanders were unaware of the probable
NBC-E exposures and never told about the medical and environmental consequences
of these exposures. THAT IS A LIE! They were told! They were warned!
Immediate and long-term medical care was recommended. The threats, health
and environmental consequences, and medical care recommendations were provided
in written messages and during courses such as the 3rd U.S. Army Medical
Command & ARCENT Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties,
the NBC-E defense refresher course, the Combat lifesaver course, and the
Decontamination procedures course which we taught to over 1200 military
personnel in the theater between December 1990 and February 1991. I gave
the classified threat briefing specifically identifying the anticipated
NBC-E exposures, taught the NBC-E defense refresher course, the combat
lifesaver course, and decontamination procedures course. Thus I can confirm
that commanders knew what to expect and how to be prepared!!! Another important
fact is that although Department of Defense officials have stated over
and over that the vital chemical and biological logs were misplaced or
lost, U.S. Government Accounting Office representatives and the Pulitzer
prize winning author Seymour Hersch have verified that these logs were
ordered destroyed in Florida during December 1996 while Congressional committees
were conducting hearings on potential exposures.
- As the DU assessment team health physicist and medic
I was responsible for planning and implementing DU (uranium 238) contaminated
equipment and terrain clean up and for providing medical care recommendations
for exposed personnel. As we surveyed the battlefield it became obvious
that we had serious equipment, terrain, and medical problems requiring
- Although, effects of uranium exposure have been identified
the effects from combat exposure during ODS were unknown. We had over
100 friendly fire U.S. casualties and several hundred others with verified
exposures because of their U.S. Department of Defense assigned duties.
We also observed what is known as "Tours Are Us". This event
was numerous individuals visiting and climbing all over contaminated and
destroyed equipment and terrain without wearing any protection. I immediately
contacted unit and the theater medical command staff to recommend medical
care for all exposed individuals. Consequently, the theater occupational
health physician wrote and then distributed immediate medical screening
and care guidelines on June 13, 1991.
- As verified by GAO officials, it was ignored then and
still is today. Upon our return to the United States our team continued
to recommend immediate medical care for DU exposures. I described DU hazards
and exposures and once more recommended immediate medical care during an
Occupational Medicine conference held during February 1992 at Wright Patterson
Air Force Base, Ohio.
- The Government Accounting Office based on reports issued
recommendations for medical care, environmental remediation, and training
during January 1993. On June 8, 1993, the Deputy Secretary of Defense
ordered then Secretary of the Army Togo West to quote "complete medical
testing of personnel exposed to DU contamination during the Persian Gulf
War". During August 1993, then Brigadier General Eric Shinseki signed
the order on behalf of the Army. This order, in most cases, is still disobeyed
without any accountability. A Headquarters, Department of the Army memorandum
dated October 14, 1993 specified DU exposures that required medical screening
and care. Although these directives and Army regulations require medical
screening care for those exposed to uranium contamination, representatives
of the Department of Defense and Veterans affairs continue to deny or delay
medical screening and care.
- Today, affected individuals include military personnel
from all nations that were involved, civilian non-combatants; and even
residents of Vieques, Puerto Rico; Okinawa; Tennessee, Kentucky, Kosovo,
Serbia, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. The wartime and now peacetime decision
that you could just shoot solid rods of uranium 238 (DU) anywhere without
providing medical care for all exposed persons and without cleaning it
up is a crime against God and the citizens of the world.
- Recently, the U.S. Navy willfully used DU munitions during
peacetime exercises on the Puerto Rican Island of Vieques in violation
of laws and regulations. Still there is no accountability for these actions
that spread radioactive waste that causes indiscriminate harm to all that
are exposed for 4.5 billion years unless contamination is cleaned up.
- I ASK: WOULD ANY OF YOU WANT HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS
OF RODS OF SOLID URANIUM WEIGHING UP TO 10 POUNDS EACH LYING IN YOUR BACKYARD?
- Of course not, so why should it be anywhere? Depleted
uranium was only one of the verified exposures which also included chemical
warfare agents, biological warfare agents, pesticides, industrial chemicals,
endemic diseases, sand (El Eskan disease), food borne illnesses, water
borne illness, organic and inorganic byproduct compounds from oil well
fires, airborne particulates, asbestos, cleaning compounds, low level radioactive
materials, and then the deliberate immunizations and drugs designed to
protect individuals from verified threats.
- Many exposures were caused by our deliberate actions.
We knew where Iraqi chemical and biological chemicals were stored so as
General Schwarzkopf wrote in his autobiography "It Doesn't Take a
Hero", we decided to blow them up with artillery rounds and aerial
bombardment. Consequently chemical, biological, and radiological warfare
materials were released. We had specifically discussed this anticipated
consequence and that medical care would be required for any exposures.
- Consequently, with these releases, thousands of chemical
agent alarms were going off all the time all over the battlefield documenting
exposures. A couple of weeks ago, DOD officials announced that they were
modifying the exposure list again. It seems peculiar that 10 years after
the fact and ten years after alarms went off that the exposure list is
modified once more based on DOD analysis. Why can't the assumption be
made if an individual was near an alarm that went off that they were exposed?
- Yet, today, DOD officials still claim the alarms were
all false alarms. If the alarms are ineffective who is responsible and
why are they still in use? Because the logbooks were lost according to
DOD officials, so there is no record of who was exposed based on alarm
activation reports. Thus official denials continue to conflict with reality.
And yet we wonder why confidence in DOD leadership has eroded!
- During the battle as enemy industrial and agricultural
facilities, schools, businesses, and hospitals were destroyed individuals
were exposed to released hazardous materials. Then, as we prepared for
battle, conducted battle, and cleaned up after the battle we exposed our
soldiers to more hazardous materials. For example, after the completion
of the ground war, a senior logistics officer and I were sent into Iraq
by LTG Franks to clean up the 7th Corps' hazardous waste dump. It was
total mess with observable releases and spills resulting in additional
adverse health and environmental effects.
- We also decided based on the verified threats to immunize
our troops against a whole host of diseases and biological warfare toxins
such as anthrax and botulism. If immunizations been maintained rather
than giving individuals 4 or 5 or even more simultaneous immunizations
we could have reduced adverse effects on the immune system. But we did
not; we gave individuals numerous shots at the same time and then did not
keep track of what was given or what adverse reactions occurred. We messed
up immune systems before deployment. Basically, after we declared war we
had to immunize everyone. As I administered hundreds of anthrax and botulinum
shots in Saudi Arabia, I could only wonder why we were ordered not to record
any information. Once more, our actions to protect individuals against
a verified threat ignored common sense.
- Today, we know that the anthrax manufacturing process
was never inspected and approved by the FDA before 1993 and today the FDA
still has not approved the facility. We also know that there are adverse
short term and probably long-term effects. The anthrax vaccine that we
administered was licensed for prevention of cutaneous and not respiratory
anthrax. Then just within the last month, Department of Defense officials
finally admitted after continued denials that an illegal adjuvant, squalene
was used instead of alum in some vaccine batches. Consequently, we probably
reduced the ability of the immune system to fight off the multitude of
exposures that occurred.
- Pesticides proved to be yet one more problem. Although,
pesticides were ordered from official Department of Defense sources, they
did not arrive in sufficient quantities so we were required to buy them
on the open market to control a verified threat. Consequently, who knows
what we actually used and what adverse effects could be related to their
- The confirmed nerve agent threat resulted in the use
of PB, which is actually a reversible bond nerve agent, in an attempt to
reduce the effects of chemical warfare nerve agents such as Sarin, VX,
Soman, Novachuks, and Multiple 7. PB can be compared to spraying gumdrops
with Raid or Black Flag and then eating them. We expected adverse reactions
from consumption of PB because it is a carbamate pesticide compound. Therefore,
we made sure that NBC operations and medical personnel knew of potential
- Again, we knew there would be health effects and yet
commanders decided to ignore our warnings and force individuals to eat
PB tablets. As part of our discussions we also identified and warned about
the anticipated interactions between pesticides, nerve agents, and drugs
such as PB (pyridiostigmine bromide / mestinon). Official Department
of Army medical records confirm that over 50 % of the individuals who took
the PB got sick with nerve agent effects. OH WELL, ANOTHER ANTICIPATED
ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECT TO IGNORE.
- Food and water problems were all over. We could not
ensure that Saudi government supplied food preparation and serving personnel
met even basic U.S. public health requirements. We saw too many food borne
health problems which once more caused adverse health problems. Severe
diarrhea was observed in troops eating at the mess hall located in the
tent camp just off of King Abdul Azziz Airfield in Riyadh during December
of 1990. I was one of the casualties. We traced the problems to contaminated
food. Similar problems occurred all over the theater of operations through
at least May 1991.
- At one time during April we had so many at KKMC that
were sick and because we did not have the medical supplies required to
treat them, we just let them ride it out without medical care. THAT WAS
WRONG!!!! We do not even know if some type of biological agent was introduced
via sabotage into our food supply or if troops crossed contaminated areas.
- WE DO KNOW THAT FOOD WAS PURCHASED AND SERVED THAT HAD
BEEN GROWN IN 'NIGHT SOIL' - WHICH IS UNTREATED SEWAGE.
- We established strict rinsing and cleaning requirements
during food preparation. However, without complete control of food preparation
personnel, we do not know if these guidelines were followed. Water borne
problems occurred during bathing, drinking, food preparation, and decontamination.
Rashes were observed in troops taking baths at Eskan Village and so we
had to order no baths or use of chlorine to sanitize the bath water. This
created a problem for female hygiene efforts. Even with use of chlorine
to sanitize the water before use, rashes abound! The Star Lighter showers
which used water from a box which was open to the air also caused problems,
especially when water mixed with oil well combustion byproducts or other
contaminants was used for bathing and washing clothes. We reported skin
irritation upon taking a shower at King Kahlid Military City (KKMC) and
other areas. Uniforms and clothes must be kept clean, yet my own DU team
had to use the Star Lighters to clean our clothes while we took showers.
So more contamination was spread on the ground. We did not have alternative
choices to wash our contaminated clothes. The Service and Supply (S &
S) Bath unit would not let us near their equipment and rightfully so for
- I wonder how we will keep uniforms and equipment clean
in the future?
- The burning of the oil wells as Iraqi forces retreated
was an excellent tactical operation. Health and environmental problems
started immediately. Members of our unit were dispatched to conduct an
initial assessment of potential risks. It was obvious that incomplete
combustion of inorganic and organic compounds was occurring and that these
were being released into the air and onto terrain causing immediate respiratory
and skin problems. The released mixture was so thick that we used sticks
to scrap the junk out of our nose, ears, and mouth. We reported immediate
splitting headaches, breathing problems and burning skin. Official on-site
medical command reports said that exposures were causing immediate adverse
- Consequently, we, by unanimous agreement, prepared, issued,
and distributed the medical command directive that no one should be exposed
to any oil well fire byproducts without respiratory and skin protection.
We tried, yet, history proves that this directive was disregarded and now
we suspect that the observed illnesses are caused in part by oil well fire
byproduct exposures. Today, the full list of byproducts has been published
and any first year environmental chemistry or other student studying hazardous
materials would agree that you should NEVER expose anyone to even one of
these pollutants much less the entire combination. Once again, hazards
were recognized, warnings were issued, and recommendations ignored.
- As we provided emergency medical care we wrote reports
identifying respiratory problems, rashes, diarrhea, neurological, bone
muscle injury, immediate problems from PB use, and immediate problems from
oil well byproduct exposures. These medical problems were annotated into
individual medical records as they occurred. Although, medical records
did exist before individuals and units were redeployed the records disappeared.
- OH WELL.. IF THERE IS NOT ANY DIAGNOSED EVIDENCE OF ADVERSE
HEALTH EFFECTS..... THERE IS NOT ANY PROBLEM.
- Medical personnel who performed the redeployment physicals
deliberately ignored reported problems and denied that any exposures occurred.
I tried to get my verified exposures listed but they said none occurred
and refused to list the exposures or treat my respiratory and rash problems.
Once we returned to the U.S. the observed health concerns forced the U.S.
Department of Defense to initiate the Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation
Program (CSEPP). I went through the program during which serious medical
problems were found that my VA physicians now know were caused by wartime
- YET, DESPITE MY BEST EFFORTS THE CSEPP PROGRAM PHYSICIANS
REFUSED TO PROVIDE THE MEDICAL TESTS REQUIRED TO VERIFY KNOWN EXPOSURES.
HOWEVER, EVEN THE DIAGNOSED PROBLEMS THAT THEY DID VERIFY WERE NEVER PLACED
IN MY OFFICIAL MILITARY MEDICAL FILE.
- My medical reports. along with hundreds of others, were
separated, locked up in a special room at Noble Army Hospital, Fort McClellan,
Alabama, until I was told they were there and I was finally able with intervention
to obtain these secret files during the fall of 1997. They were sent to
me in the mail. I then had my Army Reserve Command Chief Nurse review the
medical evidence and insert them into my official military medical file.
Yet, it is worse. As we completed the Depleted Uranium Burn Test at the
Department of Energy Nevada Test Site in November 1994, DOE medics performed
a radio-bioassay on me that found 5000 times the permissible level of uranium
in my body.
- THEN THEY NEVER TOLD ME FOR 2.5 YEARS. AGAIN A DELIBERATE
ACTION TO DENY MEDICAL CARE BY PREVENTING CORRELATION OF EXPOSURES TO ADVERSE
- I am painting a picture that shows we knew about the
threats, warned commanders about the threats, recommended medical care
that was and is still ignored, and that our leadership has abandoned the
troops for political purposes. Yet, it gets worse. While preparing to
conduct our command level briefings and courses two senior Army medical
officers came from Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland to make sure we limited
our information to commanders and medical personnel.
- IN OTHER WORDS: "DO NOT TELL THEM-----THEY WILL
NOT KNOW--- AND WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE".
- These two senior officers went to my unit commander and
told him to force me to stop making sure the commanders and troops knew
about the hazards and were ready to respond to the anticipated exposures
and consequence health and environmental problems.
- AFTER THAT FAILED THEY WENT TO THE 3RD U.S. ARMY MEDICAL
COMMAND STAFF TO FORCE US TO STOP AND THAT FAILED!
- There were and still are dedicated professionals who
care! Yet despite our best efforts- the exposures occurred and today individuals
are sick and medical care was and still is denied!! Exposures will continue
because despite our efforts environmental remediation has been delayed
or not completed.
- To paraphrase 1950's television program title; "
I WAS THERE!" We knew, We warned. We were ignored. Today we are
still ignored. TODAY, TOO MANY INDIVIDUALS AROUND THE WORLD ARE SUFFERING
AND DYING BECAUSE OF OUR DELIBERATE ACTIONS. IN SIMPLE WORDS: THE BATTLEFIELD
WAS A TOXIC SOUP TO WHICH ALL CIVILIANS AND MILITARY WERE EXPOSED.
- Reported, observed, and verified medical problems include:
Respiratory problems, rashes, cancer, dental problems, eye problems, muscle
weakness, neurological problems, birth defects, sexual dysfunction, kidney
problems, memory problems, pain, cardiac problems, blood problems, thyroid
problems, liver problems, and immune system failures.
- Although, OFFICIAL denials continue when you see the
same health problems over and over again in individuals from around the
world then we must acknowledge a cause and effect relationship and accept
responsibility to provide medical care.
- Today, many of us; including scientists, physicians,
pastors, and others; who decided to speak up about what occurred, why it
occurred, what should have been done years ago, and what should be done
now have lost jobs, experienced retaliation, and been threatened by Department
of Defense, Department of the Army, and Department of Veterans Affairs
officials. The direct and indirect threats, warnings, and attacks also
have been directed to our family members to bring pressure on us to stop
demanding accountability. This is all about liability! Therefore the truth
must be suppressed! If what happened is acknowledged, then specific individuals
within our government and other governments will be required to accept
responsibility for the consequences of deliberate actions.
- The health and environmental problems are not limited
to Iraq or surrounding areas. Similar adverse health and environmental
effects have been identified within and around U.S. military installations
or Department of Energy facilities in Alabama, Washington, California,
Alaska, Tennessee, Korea, Panama, Germany, Philippines, Maryland, Nevada,
Florida, California, and especially surrounding the U.S. Navy range on
the Vieques, Puerto Rico. I recently had the father of a warrior stationed
in California come up to me while I was eating supper in a restaurant outside
Chicago to ask for help in obtaining medical care for his family who was
sick from exposures.
- Another dangerous location is Calhoun County (Fort McClellan)
Alabama. Extensive PCB contamination mixed with contamination from DOD
activities and the potential release of nerve and mustard agents during
weapons incineration without any effective emergency response threatens
the residents and the environment. DOD and Army representatives have told
the residents of Calhoun County to just close their doors and windows and
hold their breath in the event of releases. OH MY GOD!!!!!
- Recently, Denver Colorado residents were faced with the
discovery of a bomb containing the nerve agent Sarin in a garbage dump.
Somehow, Army officials had lost it!!! Then in a new press report dated
November 1, 200 the Army admitted that their may be more lost Sarin bombs
lying around the Rocky Mountain facility.
- NO WONDER VERY FEW INDIVIDUALS TRUST DOD LEADERS.
- No matter where I go, I encounter individuals or families
members seeking help. I receive telephones call day and night. Individuals
approach members of my family asking for help. Physicians and scientists
attending an international conference this past weekend at Manchester,
England described, discussed, and carefully verified the serious adverse
health problems from chemical, biological, and radiological materials releases.
The cancer rates, birth defects, neurological problems, respiratory problems,
rashes, kidney problems, and many other medical problems seem to be increasing
throughout Iraq, Kuwait, Serbia, Korea, England, France, Australia, Canada,
Japan, the U.S. and the Vieques, Puerto Rico. Basically the OFFICIAL denial
of exposures and consequent adverse health and environmental effects has
been ongoing for years.
- The dilemma is that we made decisions based on verified
threats and the tactical situation which were correct at that time but
then since 1991 DOD and VA officials have ignored the consequences of these
decisions and refuse to accept responsibility for current adverse health
and environmental effects. The evidence exists and is increasing so we
must acknowledge the adverse health and environmental effects of our actions.
So what are our national obligations?
- Two hundred and 24 years ago, the Minutemen of Massachusetts
responded to a call to arms and our Nation was born. Now, ten years after
the Gulf War and the abandonment of our nation's military personnel and
their families; recruiting and retention to fill our military forces with
dedicated men and women is failing because Warriors have been denied earned
medical care and too many are living on food stamps! Our nation is at
- I and others have sent numerous messages to the Honorable
Dr. Bernard Rostker, Deputy Secretary of Defense, who was not there, whose
staff was not there, and whose staff still ignores the warnings and recommendations
those of us who were there for political and economic reasons. It is painfully
obvious that DOD and VA officials have no intention of accepting responsibility
for what has happened! The reason is very simple! If they acknowledge
what happened to our nation's heroes and accept responsibility for medical
care and environmental remediation then these same officials must acknowledge
the consequences of our actions on non-combatants and enemy forces around
- We suggested that Dr. Rostker, Secretary of Defense Cohen,
or the President Clinton state that:
- "During the Gulf War essential decisions to protect
our warriors and win the war were made based on the tactical situation
and verified threats. Today, we know that those decisions and our deliberate
actions have resulted in serious adverse health and environmental consequences.
We can no longer ignore the consequences of our deliberate actions. We
apologize to our warriors, our warrior's families, and the citizens of
the world. We resolve to provide medical care or medical care recommendations
and complete environmental remediation."
- ALTHOUGH, WE HAVE OFFERED THIS SOLUTION MANY TIMES IT
- We owe the combat veterans of our nation the medical
care they earned! We must provide all WARRIORS with education and training
to ensure combat readiness and prevent a repeat of what has occurred.
We must provide military personnel with all of the operational equipment
they need to complete their assigned missions. We must hold those officials
who have willfully harmed our nation's heroes accountable for their deliberate
actions. We must force a stop to the retaliation against those warriors
who try to tell the truth and who epitomize our nation's ideals expressed
so eloquently by General Douglas MacArthur's three immortal words: DUTY
- We have the ultimate obligation as leaders of the world
to provide medical care or medical care recommendations to all that are
sick. Finally we have an obligation to complete environmental remediation
of contamination caused by our deliberate actions throughout the United
States and the rest or the world!
- I want to recite a poem that I wrote in memory of SFC
John Sitton, a Vietnam and Gulf War Veteran, who answered his nations call
during two wars. He was my friend! He is a true American hero because he
set up and ran the 3rd U.S. Army's medical evacuation radio communications
system during the Gulf War. It is ironic that the warrior who saved so
many lives died abandoned on the battlefield of political denials.
- "FORGOTTEN WARRIORS"
- ONE MOMENT AN INDIVIDUAL WAS WALKING THROUGH A MEADOW
- IN THE NEXT MOMENT SONS, DAUGHTERS, HUSBANDS, AND WIVES
- THEY DEFENDED OUR NATION AND PAID WITH THEIR LIFE OR
- THE CITIZEN SOLDIER ----- THE MINUTEMAN.
- OUR NATION IS BUILT ON THEIR WILLINGNESS TO RESPOND TO
OUR NATIONS CALL.
- SOME FOUGHT IN THE JUNGLES OF VIETNAM, YET MANY RESPONDED
TO FIGHT IN A DISTANT DESERT WAR.
- THEY FOUGHT WITH SKILL AND DETERMINATION AND FREED A
- THEN OUR NATION'S WARRIORS RETURNED HOME TO PARADES AND
PARTIES AND JOY SPREAD FROM SHORE TO SHORE.
- BUT WHEN THE GLOW SUBSIDED THE WARRIORS REMAINED ALONE
- WE ASKED THEM TO FIGHT AND THEN FORGOT TO PROVIDE THEM
- WE RESEARCH AND STUDY AND SEARCH FOR A CAUSE DELAYING
RESPONSE THROUGH IGNORANCE AND FEAR.
- YET THE FORGOTTEN WARRIORS SUFFER IN SILENCE WITH HONOR
- FOR ALL THE FORGOTTEN WARRIORS WANT IS MEDICAL CARE.
- Ladies and gentlemen: We have an obligation to do what
is right for God, our warriors and the citizens of the world.
- I will never quit until all individuals are cared for
and environmental remediation is completed. I was ordered to complete
that mission as a soldier and I will succeed even in the face of adversity!
Today, I ask you to help. UNLIKE ANOTHER WARRIOR, I AM ONE SOLDIER WHO
WILL NOT JUST FADE A WAY