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    Art Janke

    Art Jahnke began his career at the Real Paper, a Boston area alternative weekly. He has worked as a writer and editor at Boston Magazine, web editorial director at CXO Media, and executive editor in Marketing & Communications at Boston University, where his work was honored with many awards. Profile

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There are 13 comments on At BU and Beyond, Many Gulf War Veterans Still Suffer from Toxic Wounds

      1. I have a Freind who came back from Afghanistan and had paperwork filled out before he left to help him with compensation. It is very disheartening to all of us Gulf War Veterans that we are forgotten!
        When you tell people you are a Gulf WarVet, they look puzzled! SAD!!

  1. I am so glad things are finally happening with this!

    I was a USMC Electronics technician with 1st bn, 11th Marines Regiment, 1st Marine Div., 1st MEU. We helped liberate Kuwait by taking the Kuwaiti Airport and assisting in taking Kuwait City. We were directly in and next to the oil fires the entire time after we crossed Saddam’s “Line of Death”, and we were just south of the border of Kuwait in the months before and after the war started and ended.

    I have had all of the problems associated with GWI and participated with at least two Gulf Was Registries (where I indicated I had those symptoms. First time I believe in 1994, then again when they updated it). I didn’t file for compensation for those symptoms until they became debilitating (ie. I couldn’t sustain steady work because of the symptoms) in around 2012, where I was denied by the VA.

    I recently (July 2019) filed for those and other symptoms, so hopefully, with this new research, I won’t be denied again.

    1. I have also put in for 4 symptoms from (“The Other Forgotten War” ) the Gulf War and am hoping the same thing.
      It is very unfortunate that we have to fight so Damn hard for compensation when there are generations of people on Welfare who never contributed a thing to this Country! 1st IDF/ 2nd Armored Division.

  2. My husband, Col Clement J Hanson, Desert Storm, 3rd Armored Div, served January to June 1991 in Iraq. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 61 in 2011. Died of a stroke on June 24, 2019. It is great that this research is getting underway, but to late for Clem. He died right after our 45th anniversary.

  3. My husband served in Desert Storm. I have photos of him by the burn pits where his tents were located. He got a letter stating he was in The Loud Noise Incident, The SCUD Impact Incident and The Purple T-shirt Incident. I have letters stating they made him take those anthrax pills and his flight log book showing exactly where he was each day. He had headaches for 3 weeks and died from Glioblastoma in 71 days. His name was CW4 Lowell Syers. I have his medical records and anything else you might need.

  4. My son father served in the Dessert Storm and once he came back he deals with depression and PTSD among a few other things. However, this seems to have trickle down to all his children since he’s been home. I often wonder if the chemicals he’s been exposed to is possibly passed genetically .

  5. I was in 90-91 & 2003-04 wars. Smoke ,burn pits and chemicals used for pest made me sick whether driving,flying without medication for motion sickness. The oilwell smoke also gave me issues as did the fuel smell coming in rear door of helos.

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