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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the blunt, bulldog-like commander of U.S.-led coalition forces in the first Persian Gulf War, died Thursday in Florida. He was 78.
The Representatives in DC offices need to be told to give priority to Gulf War Illnesses Research on the DOD Appropriations Bill now before them on the floor of the House for Congressional Direct Medical Research for Gulf War Illness Research Program and find these veterans help in the form of true diagnostic work and treatment.
VT has encouraged gulf war veterans to set up face book pages for their gulf war 90-91 Desert Storm by service branch/and specific units......gulfwar/desertstorm/specific unit.
Twenty years ago this country’s best men and women were engaged in combat with the forces of Saddam Hussein after his August 2nd, 1990 invasion of Kuwait. In February 1991, my men and I knew we had what it would take to liberate the people of Kuwait. We had years of training and good leaders in our chain of command, as did many of the other units in the U.S. Army. We were confident in our combat capabilities, yet we had great concern about the prospect of having to face the chemical weaponry that we knew Iraq possessed. For weeks before the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm began, the prevailing winds had been blowing out of Iraq. We prayed that on G-day the winds would turn in our favor and blow back in the direction of Saddam’s forces. This we hoped would minimize the chances that the Iraqi Army would use their massive chemical stockpiles against us.
Pre application for gulf war illness research for FY2011.
- "The VA does not listen to expert scientists. The VA does not even listen to Congress," said Paul Sullivan of Veterans for Common Sense...
The VA Task Force on Gulf War Veterans/Illness can be viewed at www.va.gov. The input you each have is critically important and all veterans should...
Veterans fighting to gain the benefits and care earned, deserved, and decades long over due!