|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:19:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: George Air Force Base (CA) veterans|
"I'm Mad as Hell": Air Force Members Blame Health Horrors on Toxic Exposure By Daniel Ross Truthout April 17, 2016 Two memories stand out to Terrine Crooks from her arrival at George Air Force Base in the summer of 1980. One is the sense of apprehension she felt at seeing for the first time the broad, flat, barren expanse of the base on the skirt-tails of the Mojave Desert. "I was like, 'oh my God.' I was a New Hampshire girl who'd left a beautiful green land." The second, she said, was how she was told by in-processing personnel not to get pregnant while stationed there. "I was young, I didn't question it," she said. "I already had a daughter." Crooks quickly settled into life at George. She met her future husband there. And toward the end of 1981, she did indeed become pregnant. In April of the following year, however, her son Brian arrived 13 weeks prematurely. Within his first few months of life, Brian suffered multiple brain hemorrhages, and eventually developed an array of ongoing health conditions and disabilities, including cerebral palsy. Then, when Crooks turned 30, her own health began to deteriorate. … For the entire article, see http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35669-i-m-mad-as-hell-air-force-members-blame-health-horrors-on-toxic-exposure -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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