2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 08:59:41 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, FUELS, VOCs: One Air Force veteran's story

posted by Robert O'Dowd
Veterans Today
October 26, 2010

Chemical exposure can make you very sick and even kill you. Steven is an Air Force veteran, 1978-1982, whose hands shake and is sick with pancreatic disease. In the Air Force, Steven worked with fuels and trichloroethylene (TCE), a known carcinogen


Steven's story is worth retelling. You won't find anything like it on any recruiting flyers:

"I was a Fuels Specialist AFSC (USAF) Grand Forks North Dakota and Ramstein Air Base, Germany. My 2nd AFSC was Repro-Graphics Specialist at Ramstein.

"I am angry because with pancreatic disease I could die at any time. I have had so much time in the hospital, I am very worried I can get sick at any time and never come home. My family will never have my benefits.

"Please just use my first name Steven. My rank was E-4 Sergeant (U.S. Air Force). I served on active duty from 1978 to 1982."


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