was the first deployed out of Germany, an MP instantly
becoming Combat Soldier upon arriving in Kuwait, and
also the last to leave, after the combat phase of the war,
unnecessary 'exploratory' head stuff
shared with me that he used to be really quick
is so hard now;
depression unbearable some days;
town remembers an able-bodied coach &
athletic young man
using a crutch to walk.
only 33 years old!
used to smile, but he can't now;
teeth are rotting out:
because he doesn't take care of them, either.
8, 2003 he has to have 2 more teeth pulled - abscessed
he isn't smiling in his photos.
bacteria was found in his blood;
it didn't do anything when a sample was taken of
from mouth? - Ingestion not generally an exposure?)
had convulsions and as soon as he got oxygen in the
was OK again
leathery skin on upper thighs
(where he put the
Tribune posted this article - the
Community he lives in is hosting a fund raiser on
Oct 25, 2003: a portion of which follows,
Chadís health continues to worsen from these
chronic illnesses. He has been unable to work since early May 2003.
He has applied to the Veterans Administration
for disability benefits, but this is a long process,
and he is still undergoing tests to determine his
says if he ever has to go the emergency
don't even mention he is a Gulf War Syndrome vet
the staff is LESS responsive to him.
they've learned from experience,
don't know what to do.
military before and after primary service period affected,
some of this information *
members of our community,
we need to help those who
put their life on the line,
by serving in the US
and providing freedom for people
they donít know,
for causes they might not understand,
because theyíre an American Soldier."
U. S. Marine Corps. Hymn"
aka Marines' Hymn
by Lari/Tan Recording Studio. Used with permission.
is sending 800 troops to Afghanistan, October, 2003