2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 10:04:39 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: Camp Lejeune (NC) workshop in Charlotte, NC
Worries about water continue
Former Lejeune Marines share health concerns about contamination at workshop.

By April Bethea
Charlotte Observer (NC)
August 1, 2010

Former Marine Sgt. David Jackson said his doctor was stumped.

He couldn't find a reason behind a series of health ailments that had plagued Jackson, including a weight gain of more than 100 pounds. The doctor, Jackson said, had also treated other Marines for various conditions.

Now, Jackson said, he worries the health problems can be traced to water contamination at Camp Lejeune, the military base in Eastern North Carolina where he'd spent more than three years in the mid-1980s.

As Congress and health agencies probe the water at the base, members of the Marines and their families say they're trying to learn more about the contamination and its lingering effects.

Jackson, of Belmont, was among 50 people who gathered Saturday at a Charlotte hotel to listen to advocates Mike Partain, a male breast cancer survivor from Florida, and Jerry Ensminger, a retired master sergeant in White Lake whose daughter died in 1985 of childhood leukemia.


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